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Helldorado Guide

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    Helldorado is a squad-based tactical strategy game with attention to detail. You can manage one character at a time or the whole group as they sneak about the enemies playground and take them out.

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    There won't be any run-n-gun here... take your time, save often, plan your strategy to every minor detail. If you make an error, live are a stake.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 16 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.7.10

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    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 1.7.10 is installed and you can close this window

    Setup PlayOnLinux

    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: helldorado
    (no spaces)
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.10
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive

    Configuring Wine

    Applications 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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    Installing Components (Windows packages/libraries)

    Check all of the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_devenum
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_xvid

    Click Next
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    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install.

    Installing Helldorado

    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your DVD
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Uncheck all except "Game Files"
    We already installed these libraries
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Installing
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Helldorado.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Helldorado
    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
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.10
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    Note: Click the + to download another version of Wine. Click the arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size - Set to match the amount of memory on your video card
    Leave everything else to default
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    Wine Tab
    click "Configure Wine"
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    Click Libraries Tab
    New override for library: msvcp71

    Just type "m" and click the drop down
    Select msvcp71
    Click Add
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    Now the msvcp71 override should be on your list of libraries
    Click OK
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    Launching Helldorado

    Select Helldorado
    Click Run
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    Video Options

    Click Options
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    Click Video Settings
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    Select the screen resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    This will make your game fullscreen

    Adjust Texture, Quality, Shadows, Paritcles, Water and Lighting to suit your hardware.
    Laptops usually need lower settings while computers with a dedicated video card can usually handle higher settings.

    Rule of thumb:
    Higher settings
    = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
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    Each time I launched Helldorado it would warn me about hardware detection.
    Just click "Yes"
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    Conclusion:
    Helldorado ran beautifully and only required that one msvcp71 library change. I didn't play the entire game, but the tutorial and second missing played without any problems. Reports on WineHQ's were the same as well.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

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