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Dungeon Siege 3 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 14, 2015.

  • by booman, Aug 14, 2015 at 2:11 PM
  • booman

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    Dungeon Siege III is an Action RPG where you play as the last Legionnaire who will save the people of Ehb. Focusing on story, loot and decision-making dialog, you will hack-n-slash through linear levels with amazing skills and magical abilities.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Dungeon Siege III. 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: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.7.49-staging

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.49-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 1.7.49-staging 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
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    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: dungeonsiege3
    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 1.7.49-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    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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    Click the "X" to close Steam login, we will download the game in a later step...
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Dungeon Siege 3
    Click Next
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    Click "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.49-staging
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Dungeon Siege 3
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Dungeon Siege 3 in your Library
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Finish
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    After its done donwloading
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Vertical Sync
    • Anisotrophic Filtering
    • Motion Blur
    • Multisample Antialiasing
    • Shadow Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Shader Quality
    • Visual Effects Quality
    Set Shader Quality to: Low
    Anything other than "low" will result in black textures for everything

    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Dungeon Siege played rather well and only had a few graphical artifacts. There are some flickering textures or shaders as your character moves around the environment. Keep shaders set to Low, because Medium and High result in black textures. Otherwise, everything else works great: mouse/keyboard, load/save, frame rates, inventory and graphical user interface.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game and good guide as always

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks! I might actually play through this one. Almost purchased two because of co-op, but there were too many bad reviews on the co-op functionality
  3. booman
    I'm still playing Dungeon Siege III after taking a few months off. I'm at the boss fight with Katharine.... its very difficult and I know there is more game-play afterwards.
  4. booman
    I actually finished Dungeon Siege III in PlayOnLinux. I don't remember how long the game was, but pretty fun nevertheless

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