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Assassin's Creed Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 26, 2013.

  • by booman, Jun 26, 2013 at 6:02 PM
  • booman

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    Assassin's Creed is a very unique game that combines the action and sandbox elements to create an immersive story-line in the time period of the Crusades. Not only can you climb any structure and are free to strategize how to make your kill, Assassin's Creed also gives you the freedom to save people in distress and roam massive ancient cities of Israel.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Assassin's Creed in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Assassin's Creed. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    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 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    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 your virtual drive: assassinscreed
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next

    Select wine 1.6.2
    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 drive"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Install Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Assassin's Creed

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_assassins_creed_2.1.0.23.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Select a Language
    Click OK
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    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create deskcop icons"
    Click Install
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    Check "I accept the license agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "AssassinsCreed_Dx8.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Assassin's Creed
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Assassin's Creed"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip has
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    Close Configure

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

    Optmization

    After creating your account
    Click Options
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    Click Graphics Options
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    Select a resolution to match your Linux desktop for fullscreen

    Adjust:
    • Vertical Sync
    • Mutlisampling
    • Grpahics Quality
    • Level of Detail

    Click Apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Assassin's Creed ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. No frame lagging and great sound. Everything works just as it does in Windows. I recommend once you set the resolution, to keep it there. Wine always seems to have problems setting different resolutions vs Linux desktop resolution and virtual desktop resolutions.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide as always

    Excelent game (in my favorites) and runs very good too in lastest wine

    :)
  2. Daerandin
    I really should install these games and play them again some time. They are really awesome games.
  3. booman
    Exactly! I have played through 1, 2, Brotherhood and Revelations. I just purchased 3 in a nice sale and will test in PlayOnLinux as well.
    I was very happy to see that Assassin's Creed from GOG ran perfectly as well.
    I played Revelations all the way through in PlayOnLinux. Never had any real serious issues.
  4. Abdullah
    Hello booman,
    First of all,Thank you for such a wonderful article/tutorial and i really like.
    but there is an issue,where is the setup_assassins_creed_2.1.0.23.exe??
    Should i download from the internet?
    Or the playonlinux installed it?
    and thank you...
  5. booman
    Welcome to the forum Abdullah. I'm happy to see you are interested in playing Assassin's Creed in Linux.

    The setup_assasins_creed_2.1.0.23.exe is from GOG.com
    Right now its $19.99, but wait for a GOG sale and you can get it for under $10.00

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