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Confrontation Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2014.

  • by booman, Jul 18, 2014 at 1:41 PM
  • booman

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    Confrontation is a tactical squad based action RPG. You begin with a squad of 4 characters that can be controlled in an RTS mouse method.
    Manage your characters, explore fantasy lands and perilous dungeons.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Confrontation. 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: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    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

    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. Since Confrontation isn't made for Linux, we will download the Windows Steam instead.
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    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 you virtual drive: confrontation
    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 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select 32-bit virtual drive
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
    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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    Display Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Install Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_directx9
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    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
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    More updating, extracting and installing
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    When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
    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: Confrontation
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    More PlayOnLinux Configuration

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    Select Steam virtual drive
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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: -no-dwrite only works if you launch Steam from PlayOnLinux. Steam is automatically set to launch when Windows starts, which means if you do a "Windows Reboot" from the Wine tab -no-dwrite won't execute. Just close Steam and try again.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Steam
    Click Run
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    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Steam Overlay

    Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Back to Steam
    Click Library
    Click Confrontation
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut to Confrontation"
    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut to Confrontation"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Confrontation will automatically download

    When the game is done downloading
    Click Play
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    Launching Confrontation

    Auto-Detection
    Click OK
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    Optimization & Resolution

    Click Menu
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    Click Option
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    Video Tab
    Adjust Resolution to match Linux Desktop
    Adjust Quality

    Note: Grass in outdoor areas will appear red with any quality but Very Low

    Click Close
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    Conclusion:
    Other than the red grass in outdoor areas, the game ran well. Frame rates were great on my GeForce 550 Ti. Interiors looked amazing! If you don't mind the red grass, then leave the quality at Very High. Otherwise, lower it to Very Low until you get to the interior levels.



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    good guide, good tip for grass detail (as equal windowed mode,very usefull)

    However is possible entry steam first time without -no-dwrite its a bit more complicated but its possible and allow put as default dont activate



    :)
  2. booman
    I know, just install the Steam through PlayOnLinux Packages, but I am trying to keep the guides consistent with eachother. I also don't know if PlayOnLinux devs update that package or not. I try to always get the installer from the source.
    mrdeathjr28 likes this.
  3. booman
    Ok, I watched the video, nice trick. I didn't realize there was a setting in Steam to disable it as well.
    Thanks

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