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Brothers In Arms Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 3, 2014.

  • by booman, Oct 3, 2014 at 1:18 PM
  • booman

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    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.

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    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.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 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 "Installa a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: brothersinarms
    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 1.6.2
    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
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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 Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005

    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install

    Click Next
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    Installing Brothers In Arms

    Note: If you have a Steam version install Steam Client instead of the retail version.

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your DVD ROM
    Select Setup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Select Language
    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click "I Agree"

    Click Next

    Uncheck "directX 9.0c"
    Uncheck "Desktop shortcut"
    Click Next

    Click Yes to proceed

    Click Finish
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    Click "Never Register"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "bia.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Brothers In Arms
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Brothers In Arms"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Mouse warp override: force
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    Close Configure

    Launching Brothers In Arms

    Select Brothers In Arms
    Click Run

    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    • Select a Resolution that matches your Linux desktop
    • Set Vsync
    • Adjust Anisotropic filtering
    Click Apply
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    Click Back

    Click Performance
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    Adjust Shadows, Reflections, Decals, Detail and Lighting
    Click Apply
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    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

    Conclusion:
    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.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good video as always but if you use windowed mode mouse problems are corrected

    :)
  2. booman
    Yeah, I remember you wrote that in my Youtube.com post. Since I'm an "extreme" gamer, I always want that movie-like experience. Fullscreen is the only way to go.
    With PlayOnLinux, that extra mouse override feature does the job.
    Strange because I have to use it in Bioshock 2 as well.

    Thanks for the tip
  3. mrdeathjr28
    No thanks to you, you show this tip first some time ago

    Various games need this tip for work without problem (Batman series, FarCry 3, and many others), in last instance that is really matter

    :)

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