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Assassin's Creed Revelations Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 12, 2014.

  • by booman, Sep 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM
  • booman

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    Assassin's Creed Revelations 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 revelations in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

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

    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: asrevelations
    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

    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 Revelations
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Assassin's Creed Revelations
    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
    Note: This fixes the missing fonts problem in Steam
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configre
    Launching Steam

    Select Assassin's Creed revelations
    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"
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    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 Revelations

    Select Assassin's Creed Revelations
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Click "I agree"
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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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    Note: You may see a product activation prompt. Enter the key for Assassin's Creed Revelations and click OK

    Login to Uplay
    Check "Remember me"
    Next time you launch revelations from Steam you won't have to see Uplay
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    Click Play
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    Note: You may see a sync error, just click skip. Sometimes it appears behind the Steam/Uplay window, so you might have to minimize Steam and Uplay

    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, revelations 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.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. booman
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  2. mrdeathjr28
    Very good guide as always, AC revelations ask minor resources than AC brotherhood in single player mode and multiplayer mode have better performance than brotherhood

    :)
  3. booman
    Yeah, I ran Revelations in the same virtual drive as Brotherhood and it worked perfectly so far. The mouse sensitivity is a bit high and I even tried turning it down in the options, but still too sensitive.
  4. booman
    My only problem with Revelations is the mouse sensitivity. I cranked it all the way down in game options, buts its still way too sensitive. Maybe its Openbox?
  5. mrdeathjr28
    In my case works but our systems are different: 32bit distro, KDE Desktop, i use windowed mode

    :)
  6. booman
    Yeah I know, you always use windowed mode.
    Sometimes I wonder if I should go back to 32-bit distribution?
    The reason I am using 64-bit is because the majority of gamers are using it as well.
    So I want my guides to be as close as possible to what everyone else uses.
  7. mrdeathjr28
    In my case use 32bit distro because in 64bit appears rare bugs and performance issues and most games used have 32bits

    However in my case i have 32bits distro and 64bit distro for other things (for example for future native games and other things)

    :)
  8. booman
    When I started using Linux, I stuck with 32-bit. This was over a year and never had any real problems. When I finally went to 64-bit I rarely have problems with games in it as well.
    The only benefit I think I'm getting is the ability to use more memory when taking videos of my games.
  9. booman
    I finally finished Revelations! I played the entire game and a lot of side quests, purchasing banks, blacksmiths, etc. Very awesome game and ran very smoothly in PlayOnLinux!
  10. mrdeathjr28
    good date and can say assassins creed revelations are completly playable in single player mode

    in my case multiplayer works (sometimes punkbuster have troubles)

    :)
  11. booman
    I never tried multi-player in Wine
    My next test will be Assassin's Creed III
  12. mrdeathjr28
    Assassins Creed III dont run this game is DX10 minimum (for use DX10 use DX11warp functions)

  13. booman
    Nooooooooo!
    That is bad news
    I hope some day Wine devs will get d3dx10 working in Wine
    Then I can play Just Cause 2
  14. mrdeathjr28
    But main problem in AC III stay in DX11 warp functions (these is part of DX11) and these maybe stay in far far time

    However maybe appears first just cause 2 because this title dont use DX11 warp

    Other titles with DX11 warp are sleeping dogs for example

    :)
  15. booman
    What? DirectX 11? That really sucks...
    IF DirectX 10 isn't even close, then it could be years before we see DirectX 11 compatibility
  16. mrdeathjr28
    DX10 stay more closer henri verbeet have much work of them (however anyone knows when free for all) but DX11 (especially warp) need more time because actual work is preparation for DX11

    Resuming maybe DX11 warp begins appear when wine 1.9 development begins

    Changing theme a few see lastest incorporation in wine git :eek:

    :)

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