Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 is based on a true story where 101st Airborne Paratroopers battle in France against the Nazi invasion. Not only is this a First Person Shooter, but its also a tactical team management game. Instruct your squad to Attack, Hold or Flank the enemy.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30. Other versions may require additional steps.
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int 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Installa a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: brothersinarms
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
Installing Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following:
Note: All libraries will automatically download and install
Installing Brothers In Arms
Note: If you have a Steam version install Steam Client instead of the retail version.
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to your DVD ROM
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck "directX 9.0c"
Uncheck "Desktop shortcut"
Click Yes to proceed
Click "Never Register"
Name your shortcut: Brothers In Arms
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Brothers In Arms"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Mouse warp override: force
Launching Brothers In Arms
Select Brothers In Arms
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
- Select a Resolution that matches your Linux desktop
- Set Vsync
- Adjust Anisotropic filtering
Adjust Shadows, Reflections, Decals, Detail and Lighting
Exit Brothers In Arms
Relaunch Brothers In Arms
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Brothers In Arms ran beautifully and had greate frame rates with a resolution of 1680x1050 and everything on high. I had a vew mouse problems with rotating the character, but setting Mouse override to "force" fixed it.