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Dead Frontier MMORPG Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 10, 2015.

  • by booman, Apr 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM
  • booman

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    Dead Frontier is a Free-to-play action MMO RPG where survival is key. Survive solo, with friends or complete strangers in a city swarming with zombies around every corner. Enter homes, warehouses and explore endless city streets with a huge arsenal of weapons.

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

    Tips & Specs:

    Mint 17 64-bit
    Pipelight

    Install Pipelight
    Note: Pipelight is no longer in development, so this guide will not work with 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
    Press Enter
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    Update Ubuntu
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Press Enter
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    Install Pipelight Multi
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
    Type:
    "Y"

    Press Enter
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    Update Plugins
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --update
    Press Enter
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    Enable Unity3d
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --enable unity3d
    Type:
    "Y"

    Press Enter
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    Create Mozilla Plugins
    Type:
    Code:
    sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins
    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
    Launch Firefox again and check Add-ons

    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 Dead Frontier

    Go to Deadfrontier.com

    Allow Adobe Flash
    Click "Continue Allowing"
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    Allow IcedTea-Web
    Click "Allow and Remember"

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    Check "Allways trust content from this publisher"
    Click Run
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    Click "Play Now"
    Register and login

    Update
    Dead Frontier now has a Stand Alone version
    For now click "Launch in Browser"
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    Note: If this "Install Now!" icon appears, then re-run those three update/enable commands again.
    close Firefox and open again

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    Loading Unity screens
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    When Unity 3D Web Player works in Pipelight you should start here at the Outpost
    Click Start
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    Conclusion:
    Pipelight requires a few trial-n-error steps to ensure Unity Web Player installs properly. I tried to put all the steps in order, but you don't necessarily have to install it in this exact order.
    Once Unity runs, Dead Frontier ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti.
    Loading times were quick, frame rates were perfect.
    Don't forget, there is no fast travel back to the Outpost, but if you explore far away from it and log off, the game remembers where you were at next time you log in.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. booman
    Please let me know if the order of this guide is not working. I tried several different ways to get Unity Player installed and it always required some repetitive steps, but eventually worked
  2. Rymorem
    I've tried every command multiple times as well as searching up different work arounds. Still haven't been able to play the game. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
  3. Rymorem
    Even switched over to Mint 17.2 and still nothing. Unity just won't show or work in Firefox.
  4. booman
    Thanks for posting, I initially had a lot of problems as well because there was no clear identifier that everything installed correctly.
    Do you see Unity Player in the Firefox plugins list?
    Are you still getting the "Install Now" screen for Unity?
  5. Rymorem
    Yeah, it still shows the Install Now screen no matter what I do or how many times I run the commands, and no Unity Player won't show in my plugins. Everything else works fine to my knowledge until I get to that part.
  6. booman
    That is really frustrating :mad:
    I had similar problems and it took some trial-n-error and guesswork to finally get it running properly. Then I tried to document the steps in the best order possible. Apparently there is still some mystery or something changed...
    What version of Firefox are you running?
    I may have to try the guide again with new Firefox versions.
    You did the about:config part as well right?
  7. Rymorem
    Yup. Fresh install of Mint 17.2 and everything is fully updated. Did the about:config and followed every other command, including trying what little bit I know. Absolutely nothing. Closest I got was Ubuntu/Wine with the standalone client, but it would bring the website up to connect to servers and then would get an error trying to switch back.
  8. booman
    Dang! That really sucks.
    I originally tried Dead Frontier in PlayOnLinux but the Windows Firefox was so slow the page wouldn't even load. This is why I looked into Pipelight
    What version of Firefox are you using?
    I will have to spend some time trying to install Pipelight again and see if there are any problems with updated versions of Firefox or Dead Frontier or Unity
    I have Mint 17.2 at work, so I'll try it there.
  9. booman
    I was able to get Dead Frontier to work at "work" on Mint 17.2
    Unity plugin was available after the second time I ran the Terminal commands for Pipelight, just like in my Guide:
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    There was only two differences from my guide:
    1. No Java Ice Tea pop up
    2. Standalone or Web Browser Screen
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    Apparently now they have a StandAlone version of Dead Frontier:
    http://files.deadfrontier.com/deadfrontier/DF3D/Installers/DeadFrontierWin10.exe?v=2
    You may want to try download it and set it up in PlayOnLinux.
    I'll try it as well... maybe its easier to run?
    Since they are using Unity 3D and have a Stand Alone version, maybe they will make a Linux native version because Unity 3D is compatible with Linux
  10. booman
    I tried the Stand Alone version...
    It installs just fine, but when it tries to contact the server it crashes and loads up a browser to their website.
    I logged into the website with Chromium and then tried launching again with PlayOnLinux, but same thing.
    Not sure what the problems is?
  11. Rymorem
    Yeah, I was getting the same problem with the Stand Alone version. As for the browser version, I was running Windows Firefox 29. Tried Chrome 34 as well and nothing. Everything is fully updated and I can't figure out what's stopping it all. I really want to play the game lol.
  12. booman
    When I first did all of the Pipelight commands and did the Firefox override stuff, there was nothing for Unity in the Add-ons/Plugins area
    So I closed Firefox and run the Pipelight commands again
    When I went back to Firefox there it was!

    So make sure Unity 3D Player is in the plugins area in Firefox.
    Are you at least able to sign up and get to the main character screen?

    Don't forget to "allow" Unity by clicking the lego brick in the top right
  13. Rymorem
    No matter how many times I do the commands, close Firefox, restart the pc, Unity won't pop up in Firefox. I made a character before and was on the main screen, but when I actually got into the "game" I guess is when it needed to switch over to Unity.
  14. Rymorem
    Tried for the 20th time and finally got it to work. idk what I did different, but I made sure not a single extra program was running more than just what I needed to run Mint. Got it to finally install Unity correctly, just Firefox is so damn slow loading up.
  15. booman
    very strange...
    I wish Pipelight showed more of whats going on behind-the-scenes
    What version of Firefox are you using?

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