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Brothers: Two Sons Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 19, 2016.

  • by booman, Aug 19, 2016 at 2:14 PM
  • booman

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    Brothers: Two Sons is a short story of rescue and survival. Discover beautiful lands and creatures as you control two brothers on an epic journey to a magical tree. Each puzzle needs to be completed with the help of both brothers, otherwise they will fail and their father will die.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.3

    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: 1.8.3
    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 1.8.3 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: brothers
    No spaces
    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 1.8.3
    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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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    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

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Brothers
    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 problem and the 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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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Brothers
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play
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    Select "Play Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons"
    Click Play
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    Note: Brothers Launcher does not work, but the game will automatically play fullscreen and set graphics settings.

    Conclusion:
    Brothers plays perfectly in PlayOnLinux. I only noticed one or two missing textures in the entire game. Frame rates were always good on my GTX 950 and the graphics are beautiful. I was able to play with the keyboard, but my old controllers were not recognized.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Lorena
    Hello Bowman!
    Found your guide today and I have this game but the GOG version.
    I'm going to try it but I don't think it will work now with dotnet40.
    That component was not autoinstalling lately.
    And I don't know if it is the same with vcrun.
    Help will be apreciated.
    Hugs Lorena
  2. booman
    Last time I tried the dotnet40 package, it worked fine with the Windows 7 setting.
    Make sure to use Wine 2.0.2 or newest Staging version.
  3. Lorena
    Hello Bowman!
    Installed just like your guide and you sugested:

    Wine 2.0.2 - 32 bits installation
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    The game installed and runs but i cant see the images. No video (its not a black screen) only a transparent screen.
    I tried to re start the game and I get this message:

    rundll32.exe - NET Framework Inicialization Error
    Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application

    No idea what I can do to be honest. Maybe get that rundll32.exe and execute it inside the virtual drive???? If so please explain me how to do that step by step
    thanks in advance
    Lorena
  4. booman
    This happens to me every single time I use the Virtual Desktop. In Fact, I stopped using it all together. The only reason I leave it in the guide is because no-one else has complained about an invisible game.

    Try disabling the Virtual Desktop in Wine Configuration.

    Those Dot Net errors can be ignored. You normally won't see them. In fact, you might not need dotnet40 at all.
  5. Lorena
    Thanks for the advice Booman is working fine now.
    Looks like a very nice game
    Lorena
  6. booman
    Yes, it is beautiful and very creative... just too short.

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