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BloodRayne 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Nov 20, 2015.

  • by booman, Nov 20, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    Half human, Half vampire BloodRayne hunts down the children of Kagan. She must stop a new dawn of vampires who develop "The Shroud" to protect them from the sun.
    Perform fatalities, acrobatics and suck their blood to replenish BloodRaynes health. Use melee weapons, hand/foot combat and guns to elminiate all of Kagans siblings.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing BloodRayne 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of BloodRayne 2. 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: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.7.51-staging

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.54-staging
    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 1.7.54-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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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 your virtual drive: bloodrayne2
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all two options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.51-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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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    Installing Steam

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam
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    Steam will not have any fonts due to dwrite functionality
    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    Note: If you use newer Wine versions, the fonts will probably work just fine, close Steam anyways

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: BloodRayne 2
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Cutscene Fix

    Download LAV Splitter (Video Encoder)
    Go To: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=156191
    Click "Installer (both x86/x64)

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    Save LAVFilters-0.67.exe to your Desktop

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    Back to PlayOnLinux Configure
    Select BloodRayne 2

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"

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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select LAVfilters-0.67.exe
    Click Open

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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Leave all three options checked
    Click Next

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    Check "Don't create a Start Menu folder"
    Click Next

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    Uncheck "Create Start Menu Shortcuts"
    Click Next

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    Leave all codecs checked
    Click Next

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    Click Install

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    Leave all options unchecked
    Click Finish

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    Close Configure

    Installing BloodRayne 2

    Before Launching Steam and installing/playing BloodRayne 2, make sure to set your Linux desktop resolution to 1600x1200 for fullscreen gaming

    Select BloodRayne 2
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Select "Login to an existing account"
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    Login with your Steam account
    Click Login
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    Find BloodRayne 2
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Wait for BloodRayne 2 to download
    Click Finish
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    BloodRayne 2 First Launch

    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Select resolution: 1600x1200

    Note: The highest resolution is 1600x1200

    Adjust:
    • Bump mapping
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Texture Detail
    • Reflections
    Click OK
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    Click New Game

    Conclusion:
    BloodRayne 2 ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. No frame stuttering or anything. I was able to enable all graphical settings and play on 1600x1200 just fine. The game is old enough that it should run on most laptops and netbooks as well, but I have not confirmed this.
    Even the cutscenes ran fine after installing LAV Splitter.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good guide and good screenshots

    LAV filter tip can be usefull for many users in various games with similar bloodrayne type cinematics

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Thanks to mrdeathjr28 for the LAV Filter tip! Worked perfectly and totally free!
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