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Ghost Master Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 11, 2016.

  • by booman, Mar 11, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    Ghost Master is a real-time strategy game where you manage your crew of Ghosts and scare the begeezee's out of sorority girls, red-neck families, fraternaty boys and many other victims. Customize your ghosts's powers to create spine-tingling effects and terrorize them to death.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Ghost Master. 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: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.7.51-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 1.8 is installed and you can close this window

    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: ghostmaster
    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 1.8
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Application 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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    Note: Ghost Master only supports 4:3 resolutions. You will have to set the virtual desktop to 1600x1200 later on if you want to play at the highest 4:3 resolution. Otherwise, leaving it at 1024x768 will always play in windowed mode.

    PlayOnLinux Packages (Dll's, Libraries, Components)

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

    Installing Ghost Master
    Click Browse
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    Select: setup_ghost_master_2.0.0.2.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    When the installation is done
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

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

    Select Ghost Master
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8
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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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    Running Ghost Master

    Select Ghost Master
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Display Tab

    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Graphics Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Gamma
    • Cursor
    Click Accept
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    Note: Set your Linux desktop to 1600x1200 and then set the game at 1600x1200 for fullscreen

    Conclusion:
    Ghost Master played perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. No performance issues or input issues at all. When setting the fullscreen resolution, I had some issues getting the game to set at 1600x1200, but it eventually worked.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good guide of this classic game, good screens too

    :)

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