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Assassin's Creed III Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 1, 2017.

  • by booman, Sep 1, 2017 at 1:56 PM
  • booman

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    Assassin's Creed III is the 5th installment of the franchise and take place in colonial America during the the Revolution. Explore Boston, New York and the Frontier as you assassinate Templars who are trying to control the colonies.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.14 staging 64-bit

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.15
    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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    Also click the "Wine versions (amd64) Tab and download 3.15 as well

    Wine 3.15 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Legacy Uplay

    Go to: ubi.li/78pn4
    Save to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: assassinscreed3
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.15
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Libraries Tab
    Add the following overrides:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_7
    Select "edit" on each override and check Native (Windows)
    Click Apply
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    Note: Typing in each override is faster than finding them on the drop-down menu

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Components, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3d10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    • POL_Install_vcrun2013
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "UplayInstaller.exe" previously saved on your Desktop
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK

    Click "I Accept"

    Click "Install"
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    Click Next

    Click "Finish"

    Sign into Uplay
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    Important - Check "Remember Me"

    Go to Games
    Click Assassin's Creed III
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    Click Download
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    Steam Setup will begin

    Click Next

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

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Close Steam
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Uplay.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Assassin's Creed III Uplay
    Click Next
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    Select "Steam.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Assassin's Creed III Steam
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Lutris Wine Install

    Go to: https://lutris.net/files/runners/
    download: wine-staging-3.14-x86_64.tar.gz
    Save it to your Desktop
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    Open staging-3.14-x86_64
    Click Extract
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    Extract to the PlayOnLinux Wine directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Assassin's Creed III Steam
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: Change to "staging-3.14-x86_64"
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    DXVK Setup

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
    Download Version 0.70
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    Save to your Desktop
    Extract to your Desktop
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    Copy the files in the 64-bit folder to the Assassin's Creed 3 Folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/assassinscreed3/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Assassin's Creed 3/
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    DXVK Full Guide
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/dxvk-guide.2540/
    Follow this guide for all the detailed steps to run DXVK in PlayOnLinux

    Finally Play Assassin's Creed III

    Important - Launch Assassin's Creed III Uplay first!
    If you launch Steam first, it will install the newest version of Uplay which does not work with Windows XP. Then you have to start all over again...

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Assassin's Creed III Uplay"
    Click Run
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    Wait for Uplay to completely launch

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Assassin's Creed III Steam"
    Click Run
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    Sign in to Existing Account
    Enter credentials
    Click Login
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    Find Assassin's Creed III in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Wait for it to download
    Click Finish

    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Environment Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Anti-aliasing Quality
    • Shadow Quality
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    Conclusion:
    With DXVK Assassin's Creed III ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux! After testing Watch Dogs (which probably uses the same engine) I had to give this game another try and I was not disapointed. I was able to crank the graphics settings up to high and the previous lag was unnoticabled. AC3 runs perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060 and now I'm going to play all the way through. Boston now streams perfectly and I'm able to go anywhere without performance issues. DXVK is a Game Breaker!
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. batmanm0b1e
    I wasn't a big fan of Assassin's Creed it just didn't catch me in. Which game is the best of the series
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  2. booman
    I'm glad you asked...
    My favorite has always been the first Assassin's Creed
    I love the story of Altiair and Jerusalem.
    Besides Tomb Raider, I've never played a game where you can literally climb every surface in the city and reach the highest temple... and the streets are crowded with living people. Its quite an amazing rush jumping across ancient rooftops and hiding in the crowd.
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  3. batmanm0b1e
    I'm going to get the first one of this Then give it another go. Is the first one DX11 for DXVK? If not i i will still git it and this one maybe. Do i i have to purchase the game from steam or Uplay. I see both on there
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  4. booman
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  5. cloasters
    This is one beautiful looking game. Thank you booman!!
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  6. booman
    You are welcome!
    Yes, its amazing! Wonderful forests and huge cities to explore.
    I'm going to play through the entire game in Wine thanks to DXVK

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