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Firestarter Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 9, 2018.

  • by booman, Mar 9, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  • booman

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    Firestarter is a wave based First Person Shooter where you clear areas to move forward. Every time you move to a new arena a new weapon is available and a new enemy appears. Utilize the typical FPS arsenal: SMG's, Heavy machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers and more.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.2
    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 3.2 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: firestarter
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some librarie
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.2
    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
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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_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_firestarter_2.0.0.3.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "fsShell.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Firestarter
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Firestarter"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.2
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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

    Launch Firestarter
    Select "Firestarter"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click video
    Adust:
    • Resolution
    • Color Bits
    • Depth Bits
    • Fullscreen
    • Tex Quality
    Click Apply
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    Click Performance
    Adjust:
    • Global Fog
    • Volume Fog
    • Sprite Reducing
    • Level Effects
    • Complex Shaders
    • Post-Render Effects
    • Sky Box
    • Extra Glows
    • Projections
    • Missle Glows
    • Gun Shells
    • Gibs
    • LOD Range
    • Bonus Flares
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    Widescreen Resolution

    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/firestarter/drive_c/GOG Games/Firestarter/BASE
    Open env_vars.cfg
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    Update both lines to match your Linux Desktop
    reg ker_width INT "1920"
    reg ker_height INT "1080"

    Click Save
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    Conclusion:
    Firestarter ran perfectly since its made with an older engine. It should run on pretty much any laptop or netbook. I never had an issue with my GeForce GTX 1060.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide of non common game

    :)

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