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Dead Meets Lead Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 15, 2016.

  • by booman, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:43 PM
  • booman

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    Dead Meets Lead is a free-to-play twin-stick zombie slaying action game in the 18th Century on the island of El Mirando. Fend off hordes of zombie minions with melee and projectile weapons and survive long enough to reach the next area of the island.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Official Website version of Dead Meets Lead. 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: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Dead Meets Lead

    Go to: http://deadmeetslead.org/download/
    Click Direct Download
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Save
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    Click "SlimDX January 2012 End User runtime x86"
    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: deadmeetslead
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080 (or your Linux Desktop resolution)
    Click OK
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    Ptrace_scope

    In order to install Dot Net Framework 20, 30, 35 & 40
    Open Terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T
    Type:
    Code:
    echo "0"|sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
    Enter password
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet35
    • POL_Install_dotnet35sp1
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install. Dotnet 20, 30, 35, 35sp1 & 40 will take some time to download and install, please be patient.

    Click Browse

    Select "DeadMeetsLead-1.1.0.0.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click OK
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next again
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    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Launch Dead Meets Lead"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "DeadMeetsLead.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Dead Meets Lead
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Dead Meets Lead"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.8
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select "SlimDX Runtime .NET 40 x86 (January 2012).msi"
    Click Open
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    Check "I accept..."
    Click Install
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    Error: Unable to find a version of the runtime to this application
    Click OK
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    Click Finish
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    Close Configure

    Launching Dead Meets Lead

    Select "Dead Meets Lead"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Overall Video
    • Animation
    • Anti-aliasing
    • Lighting Quality
    • Resolution
    • Shadow Quality
    • Terrain Quality
    • Texture Filtering
    • Vertical Sync
    • Window Mode
    Click Apply
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    Note: For fullscreen the virtual desktop has to be set to match your Linux Desktop resolution, then in-game set the resolution exactly the same.

    Conclusion:
    The main menu has some flickering issues and seems to come and go depending on when its fullscreen or not. The menu still works, but has a flickering on the buttons and a square around the cursor.
    Otherwise, the game play is smooth and beautiful on my Geforce 550 Ti.

    The menu refuses to work without dotnet 35sp1 and dotnet40. Those won't install without dotnet 20, 30 and 35.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screeshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide and good screens

    .Net is problematic sometimes

    :)
  2. booman
    do you mean the net the zombies catch you in?
    yeah, I hate it! and even the hammer stun makes it harder to kill zombies.
    This game is way too hard. I'm hoping to get at least one upgraded weapon to make it easier.
  3. vashin
    This game is working on Antergos.
  4. booman
    Pretty hard huh?
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