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Elite Force Guide

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  • by booman, Oct 4, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Elite Force is a sci-fi wave-based First Person Shooter. Upgrade your weapons, abilities and protect your based from waves of enemies and a boss. Developed by Fractured Games, but as far as I can tell it is no longer under development.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the MajorGeeks version of Elite Force. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0.2
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Elite Force on MajorGeeks
    Go to: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/elite_force.html

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: eliteforce
    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 4.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Elite Force does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open the zip file with Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files directory in the wineprefix
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/eliteforce/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click the new folder button
    Name the folder: eliteforce
    Click Create
    Click Extract
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Select the virtual drive "eliteforce"
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "Elite Force 64.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Elite Force
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Back to Configure

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0.2
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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

    Run Elite Force

    Select "Elite Force"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Unity 3D Options
    Adjust:
    • Screen resolution
    • Graphics Quality
    • Windowed
    • Input
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    Conclusion:
    Elite Force ran perfectly on my GeForce GTX 1060. I was able to play through a bunch of waves and bosses without performance issues or crashing. I'm pretty sure Fractured Games has abandoned this project, but its still a fully functional demo and its free.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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