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Full Spectrum Warrior Guide

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  • by booman, Nov 30, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    Full Spectrum Warrior is a platoon tactics simulator during the Middle East War. Command two teams of heroes as they hunt down the insurgent terrorists and save the innocent. Each move is critical as your team covers each others backs around every corner. Do not fail!

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Full Spectrum Warrior. 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: 4.3.3
    Wine: 3.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0.3
    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 3.0.3 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: fullspectrumwarrior
    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 3.0.3
    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 catpure 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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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_full_spectrum_warrior_2.1.0.7.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I agree to the EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Full Spectrum Warrior
    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 "Full Spectrum Warrior"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0.3
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    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download 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 Full Spectrum Warrior

    Select "Full Spectrum Warrior"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Video Options

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Texture Detail
    • Environment Detail
    • Character Detail
    • Shadows
    • Blooming
    • Dynamic Lights
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    HD Resolution

    After launching the game once, you can adjust the resolution in a config file
    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/fullspectrumwarrior/drive_c/GOG Games/Full Spectrum Warrior/
    Double-click Resolution.cfg
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    Replace existing resolution with: 1920 1080 0
    Save it
    Run Full Spectrum Warrior again

    Conclusion:
    Full Spectrum Warrior fun perfectly in PlayOnLinux with Wine 3.0.3 and my GeForce GTX 1060. Its an older title from 2005, so it should run on any laptop or netbook. Of course the resolution will have to match the Linux Desktop on your device for fullscreen.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018

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