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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 5, 2014.

  • by booman, Sep 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    Assassin's Creed Brotherhood continues the journey of Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he conquerors Rome. Explore the vast cities in Rome, recruit assassins, fight the Borgia, learn new skills, upgrade armor and upgrade weapons.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Brotherhood in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam/Uplay version of Brotherhood.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    int 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.4
    Wine: 1.7.24

    Wine Installation

    Note: Versions of Wine older than 2.0.2 and Wine 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.24

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.24 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Uplay

    Go To: http://uplay.ubi.com/
    Click Download Uplay
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    Click "Download Uplay PC"
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    Save UplayInstaller.exe to your desktop
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: asbrotherhood
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 1.7.24
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop Size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Components (Packages, Libraries, DLLs)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_steam
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010

    Click Next
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    Note: All Components will automatically download and install

    Steam Installation

    Click Next

    Check "I accept the license..."
    Click Next

    Select Language
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Make sure "Run Steam" is checked
    Click Finish

    Updating...

    Close Steam due to the dwrite bug
    We will fix this in a later step
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    Installing Uplay

    Click Browse
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    Go to your desktop
    Select UplayInstaller.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click OK
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    Click Install
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    Click Close
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Steam.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.7.24

    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Arguments: -no-dwrite

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    Note: This fixes the missing fonts problem in Steam

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Launching Steam

    Select Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Click Login to an existing account
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    Login
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    Click "I Agree"

    Disable Steam Overlay

    Click Steam (top left)
    Click Settings
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    Click In-Game
    Uncheck "Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game"
    Click OK
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    Installing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

    Select Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck shortcut options
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Wait for it to download...

    Click Play
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    Uplay will update
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    Login to Uplay
    Check "Remember me"
    Next time you launch Brotherhood from Steam you won't have to see Uplay
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    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    Adjust Environment, Texture, Shadow, Reflection, Character and post-effects.
    Press Enter to apply
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    Rule of thumb
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Once I got through all of the Steam and Uplay setup, Brotherhood launched perfectly and ran really well. There may be a little frame stutter during the intial loading while in a cutscene. The mouse didn't seem quite as sensitive as in Windows. A bit of jerkiness here and there, but still totally playable. Cutscenes, freerunning, quests, upgrades worked fine.

    Gameplay Video:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. booman
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  2. Daerandin
    I actually own a retail version of this game. I'll be reading your guide more thoroughly this weekend and see if it works for the retail version. This game is really awesome and it would be so great to play it again.

    Excellent guide.
  3. booman
    I have a feeling the retail version will still force you to use Steam and Uplay.
    Just like the retail Skyrim I have. It forced me to use Steam as well.
  4. Daerandin
    I played the retail on windows when it first came out. It does not force Steam, but Uplay must be used.
  5. booman
    Ah nice! Then all you need is Uplay and it likes Wine 1.7.24
  6. mrdeathjr28
    Good test as always, however in wine 1.7.26 assassins creed brotherhood multiplayer mode entry without problem

    At simple seek punkbuster appears improvement in this wine version



    :)
  7. booman
    WHAT!!! I just saw 1.7.25 was available yesterday and now 1.7.26?
  8. mrdeathjr28
    Yesterday out wine 1.7.26 around 2pm and since 15 days 1.7.25

    if you want know out wine can try see wine git

    http://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/

    In this moment finish 1st test on brotherhood in single player (since 1.7.18 i dont test, and on wine 1.7.22 performance up)

    Resuming stay runs very good and multiplayer using punkbuster stay on better form in this wine version



    :)

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