Freedom Force is a squad-based tactical action game. Take control of Minute Man and his team of heroes using thei unique abilities to elminiate the threatening 3rd Reich. Explore earthly levels and other dimensions to foil the plans of the Blitzkrieg and his henchmen.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.5 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: freedomforce
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.5
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768 or 1920x1080
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Components, Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again...
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shorcut: Freedom Force 3rd Reich
Seleect "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Freedom Force 3rd Reich"
Wine version: 1.8.5
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Freedom Force 3rd Reich
Select Freedom Force 3rd Reich
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
- Detail Level
- Character Detail
- Object Shadows
- Character Shadows
- Fragment Detail
- Low res Textures
- Ambient Objects
- Gloss Maps
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Freedom Force vs 3rd Reich ran really well in Mint 17.3 on my Geforce 550 Ti. I didn't have any performance issues, control issues or graphical problems. It was easy to install and easy to play.