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Dead Space Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 28, 2013.

  • by booman, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:19 PM
  • booman

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    Dead Space is one of the scariest and most gruesome PC Game I've encountered! It contains all of the Sci-Fi elements and nostalgia from popular movies of the same genre.

    Dead Space also brings some new Role Playing elements like upgrading your weapons, suit and physical abilities. But its really all about dismembering those half-human half-alien monstrosities!

    Follow this guide for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to install and configure Dead Space in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This tutorial specifically applies to the retail DVD version. Steam versions and downloaded versions may require additional steps.

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    Setting Up PlayOnLinux

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

    Mint 13 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux ver: 4.0.14
    Default Wine ver: 1.5.16

    Launch PlayOnLinux

    Click Install
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    Search for Dead Space
    Select Dead Space
    Click Install
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    Installation Wizard
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux will automatically download Wine 1.3.27 but it still ran in my current version: 1.5.16
    Allow it to download anyways

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    Wine Gecko Installer
    Click Install
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    Installation Method
    If you are using the Retail DVD select "Use DVD-ROMs"
    If you are using Steam or a downloaded version, use the other selections
    Click Next
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    Insert DVD
    Click Next
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    Mounted CD-ROM?
    Select DEADSPACE
    Click Next
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    Installing Dead Space


    Language
    Click Next

    Installation Options
    Click Install

    Registration Code
    Enter the code from the Retail insert
    Click Next

    Visual C++ 2005 SP1
    Click Yes

    License Agreement
    Check the "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    DirectX 9.0c Installation
    Check the "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next

    Destination Folder
    Keep all the defaults or select the hard drive you want to install the game into
    Click Next

    Installation Ready
    Click Install
    Wait while Dead Space installs. It should take about 15 minutes...

    Uncheck "Install EA Download Manager?"
    Click Finish
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    Finalize PlayOnLinux Setup

    Allow PlayOnLinux to finalize the configuration
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    Anti-piracy protection
    So far I have NOT encountered problems with DRM or anti-piracy in Linux
    Click Next
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    Packages Libraries DLLs & Components

    Installing Windows Packages in PlayOnLinux
    Select Configure
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    Click on the Install Packages Tab
    Select directx9
    Click Install
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    Note: You probably won't need this package since the DVD already installed DirectX 9.0c but if you have any audio/video or mouse problems, its a good idea to install it.

    When its finished, go to the Wine Tab
    Click Windows reboot
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    Close the Configuration window

    Launching and Tweaking

    Select Dead Space
    Click Run

    Dead Space ran GREAT on my Linux machine! I was able to change the video options to high and set a Widescreen resolution. Frame Rates were high and it ran super smooth.

    PlayOnLinux took care of all the settings and there wasn't very much configuration on my part.

    If you have mouselock problems:
    Click Configure
    Click the Miscellaneous Tab
    Change the mouse warp override options: enable, disable, force
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    If you have video/graphical problems

    Adjust the Display options:
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size:size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Always go back to the Wine Tab and click Windows reboot
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    Launch Dead Space again
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 28, 2013.

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