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Just Cause Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 29, 2015.

  • by booman, May 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM
  • booman

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    Just Cause is a free-roam open-world action game where you get to choose any mission in any order. Drive any vehicle, fly any plane or helicopter, escape the corrupt police, help the rebellion against the oppressive government, use a large arsenal of weapons or hi-jack vehicles with your grappling hook. Explore a huge range of environments from mountains and jungles to beaches and islands.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Just Cause. 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: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Note: Versions of Wine older than 2.0.2 and Wine 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2

    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 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    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: justcause
    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 1.7.42
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure 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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    Install Libraries

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

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    More updating, extracting and installing
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    When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Just Cause
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Automatically set the resolution on launch

    Select Just Cause
    Click Configure
    Click Miscellaneous Tab
    Use this command in the lower text box
    Code:
    xrandr -s 1600x1200
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Just Cause
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Steam Overlay

    Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games with Wine 1.6.2
    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Community In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Installing Just Cause

    Select Just Cause
    Click Install
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    Click Next

    Click "I Agree"

    Uncheck both Shortcut options
    Click Next

    Click Finish

    Click Play

    Select "Just Cause Setup"
    Click Play
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    Adjust:
    • Post Effects
    • Screen Resolution
    • Texture Resolution
    • Terrain Detail Quality
    • Water Quality
    • Scene Complexity
    Click OK
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail higher frame rates

    Playing Just Cause

    Just Cause will also run really slow with multi-core CPU's
    The only solution is to launch PlayOnLinux in a single-core environment

    Exit Steam
    Exit PlayOnLinux

    Launch Terminal with Ctrl+Alt+Del
    Type:
    Code:
    taskset -c 0 playonlinux
    Now when you Launch Just Cause it runs flawlessly
    Just remember not to play any other games in single-core mode

    Conclusion:
    Just Cause will only run at the highest resolution of 1600x1200
    The game will not appear full-screen unless you set your Linux desktop resolution to match.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 29, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent guide as always, this game is very beautiful to see, rich enviroments and good tips (steam launcher and multicore issue for example)

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks
    You are right, even though it is an older game, the visuals are amazing!
    Its extremely fun as well...
    I tested Just Cause in newer versions of Wine, but I like to stick to stable 1.6.2 as a standard.

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