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Deus Ex GOTY Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 17, 2016.

  • by booman, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM
  • booman

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    Deus Ex is a first person stealth RPG that takes place in 2052. Play as an anti-terrorist agent and take down terrorism first hand from the inside. Delevop your characters skills, augmentations, weapons and loot.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Deus Ex GOTY. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    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

    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: deusexgoty
    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 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080
    Click OK
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    Note: Match the desktop size to your Linux desktop resolution

    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL', components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_deus_ex_2.0.0.22.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "DeusEx.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Deus Ex GOTY
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Dues Ex GOTY"
    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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    Close Configure

    Deus Ex GOTY First Launch

    Select "Deus Ex GOTY"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Deus Ex GOTY might crash upon first launch
    After a crash Deus Ex should automatically give you this screen
    Click "Run Deus Ex"
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    Click "Show all devices"
    Select "OpenGL Support"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Run
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    Optimization

    Press Esc
    Click Settings
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    Click Display
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    Adjust:
    • Brightness
    • Full-screen
    • Render Device
    • Screen Resolution
    • Texture Color Depth
    • World Texure Detail
    • Object Texture Detail
    • Detailed Textures
    • Decals
    Click OK
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    Note: Brightness settings will "stick" in Mint so you may want to lower it a bit. Otherwise, you can go to Menu, Administration, Nvidia Server Settings and the brightness will reset.

    New Vision Texture Mod

    Go To http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-vision/downloads/new-vision-15
    Save "New_Vision_v1-5.exe" on your Desktop

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Dues Ex GOTY"
    Click Configure
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "New_vision_v1-5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click Next

    Check "Kentie's launcher"
    Click Next
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    Click Next again
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    Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable?
    Click Yes
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    Click Finish
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    Note: The installer might crash at this point

    Close Configure

    Select "Deus Ex GOTY"
    Click Run
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    Click Configure
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    Adjust video settings
    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    Deus Ex GOTY only crash upon first launch and upon display changes. After I installed New Vision texture mod I never experienced another crash. It was probably due to setting the render device to direct3d instead of openGL. The texture mod is beautiful but no all textures are replaced. Character textures are not replaced. Everything ran great since this is an older game. It should run perfectly on laptops and probably netbooks.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    good guide of this very good classic

    :)
  2. booman
    Sorry the screens are a bit faded. Deus Ex adjust the brightness of Linux, so I had to turn it down a bit and then the screens became way too dark

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