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City Of Steam Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Nov 27, 2015.

  • by booman, Nov 27, 2015 at 2:17 PM
  • booman

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    Update: Sadly, City Of Steam is no longer online.
    City of Steam is a Free to Play MMORPG where everything revolves around a steam world and steam its-self. Fight huge roaches, rats, skeletons and many other minions as you loot and level up your character.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing City of Steam in Linux with Pipelight

    Tips & Specs:

    Mint 17.2 64-bit
    Pipelight

    Install Pipelight

    Go To: pipelight.net/cms/installation.html
    Click on the distribution you are using
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    Launch Terminal
    Ctrl+Alt+T

    Ubuntu installation
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    Add the Repository
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
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    Press Enter
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    Update Ubuntu
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
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    Press Enter
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    Install Pipelight Multi
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
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    Type "Y"
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    Press Enter
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    Update Plugins
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --update
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    Press Enter
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    Enable Unity3d
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d
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    Type "Y"
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    Press Enter
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    Create Mozilla Plugins
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
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    Press Enter

    Launching Firefox

    Open Firefox
    A pop up should appear "Creating wine prefix"
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    Unity pop-up should appear "Downloading wine-unity3d-installer (1MiB)"
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    Unity plugin
    Check for the Unity plugin in Add-ons
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    Unity Player 5 should be on the list
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    If not, close Firefox, open Terminal again and run these three commands again:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --update
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
    Installing User Agent Overrider

    Go To: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-overrider/
    Click "Add to Firefox"
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    Click Install
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    Platform Override

    Type in the address bar:
    Code:
    about:config
    Click "I'll be careful, I promise!"
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    Right-click anywhere in the rows
    Roll over "New"
    Select "String"
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    Name the string:
    Code:
    general.platform.override
    Click OK
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    String Value: Win32
    Click OK
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    Click the User Agent Override icon
    Select "Windows / Firefox 29"
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    Launching City Of Steam

    Go to www.cityofsteam.com

    Click "Play Now"
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    Enter credentials
    Click "Sign In"
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    Click "Play Now" again
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    Note: Sometimes the website gets stuck on the login screen but shows "login successful" in green.
    Just go back to www.cityofsteam.com


    Select a server in your region
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    Unity blocker
    Click "Allow"
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    Click "Allow and Remember"
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    Intro
    When it finishes loading press any key

    Select Game Quality
    Click Play
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    Click Fullscreen Icon
    Select resolution of your Linux desktop
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    Optimization

    Click the tiny gear at the top right
    Click the Screen icon

    Adjust:
    • vSyncCount
    • Environment Distance
    • Character Distance
    • Shadow Distance
    • Terrain Detail
    • Player Render Limit
    • Global Settings
    • Shadow Quality
    • Reflections
    • Bloom Effect
    • Anti-aliasing
    Click Accept
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    Conclusion:
    City of Steam performed really well except in Arkadia on my GeForce 550 Ti. There were some random crashes and I think its because of shadows and anti-aliasing or shaders. Turning the graphics settings down to medium seemed to help a bit.
    The only other side-effect was seeing the bottom panel in Mint while playing full-screen. It didn't bother me very much and didn't affect game-play.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. vashin
    I'm having issues installing pipelight on Arch. Any suggestions?

    $ sudo pacman-key -r E49CC0415DC2D5CA
    gpg: connecting dirmngr at '/root/.gnupg/S.dirmngr' failed: IPC connect call failed
    gpg: keyserver receive failed: No dirmngr
    ==> ERROR: Remote key not fetched correctly from keyserver.
  2. vashin
  3. booman
    I will see if Daerandin will help you. He uses Arch as well.
    He's super busy but will be able to help you after this weekend
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  4. vashin
    I like this os but sometimes it makes my brain smoke :)
  5. booman
    I bet! I'm keeping things simple with Linux and sticking to Mint
    You can always google the Arch forums and pacman installer
  6. Daerandin
    The pacman-key command will only work to download the official Archlinux developer keys, which should already be working after a regular install. Pipelight is in the AUR. I'm assuming you're familiar with the differences between official Arch packages and the AUR.

    In any case, in order to import GPG keys for use with unofficial packages from the AUR, you need to import the keys with this command:

    Code:
    gpg --recv-keys <key>
    You will also need to create the configuration file specifying the keyserver. You can find all the information you need in the Arch Wiki. Keep in mind that everything from AUR is unofficial, and it is up to you to judge if the package and packager is trustworthy. Since anyone can upload a package to the AUR, there is no guarantee that a package will not compromise your system. Of course, packages that are well used and made by known packagers can generally be considered safe.

    In any case, for your current case, you import the key you require with:

    Code:
    gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys E49CC0415DC2D5CA
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  7. vashin




    Thank you, I will try this again.

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