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League of Legends Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2013.

  • by booman, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:20 AM
  • booman

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    Call on your Summoner to battle along-side minions in the free-to-play MOBA. Level up, buy upgrades from the store and play cooperative with some friends. League of Legends has a lot of competitive action and fighting as you slaughter minions, turrets and Summoners.

    League of Legends has received a lot of attention in the Linux world. WineHQ's and PlayOnLinux are constantly bombarded with questions on how to run it.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Official Website version of League Of Legends. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    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

    Create Account
    Go To: https://login.leagueoflegends.com/
    Click "Create an Account"

    Click preferred language
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    Fill out registration form
    Click "Play For Free"
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    Download League Of Legends Installer

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUW (Europe West)
    http://l3cdn.riotgames.com/Installer/SingleFileInstall/LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUW.exe

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUNE (Europe Nordic East)
    http://l3cdn.riotgames.com/Installer/SingleFileInstall/LeagueOfLegendsBaseEUNE.exe

    LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA (North America)
    http://l3cdn.riotgames.com/Installer/SingleFileInstall/LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA.exe

    Navigate to Desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup
    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 the virtual drive: leagueoflegends
    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

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: Enter resolution of Linux Desktop
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

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

    Installing League of Legends

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "LeagueOfLegendsBaseNA.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next
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    Select "Complete"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Launch League of Legends"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "lol.launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: League Of Legends
    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 "League of Legends"
    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: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching League of Legends

    Select League of Legends
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Click Accept
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    Click Accept
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    Updating & Patching
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    Peer to Peer disable
    Click the gear at the top right
    Uncheck "Allow Peer to Peer Transfer"
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    Click Launch
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    Login
    Check "Remember username"
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    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Press Esc
    Click Options

    Click Video

    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Windowed Mode
    • Graphics Presets
    • Character Quality
    • Effects Quality
    • Environment Quality
    • Shadows
    • Character Inking
    • Frame Rate Cap
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Wait for Vertical Sync
    Click Okay
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    Conclusion:
    League of Legends runs even better with Wine 1.8 I've read you may experience better performance with Wine 1.8-staging as well. I had no problems with my GeForce 550 Ti 192-bit 1GB RAM.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. booman
    I haven't tested League of Legends in a while so there could be another update that broke something.
    Do you have 32-bit libraries installed?
    What about your video card/chip... did you install the proprietary drivers?

    Next time you launch League of Legends, please click "debug" instead of "run"
    Then copy the output of deubug and post it here: PlayOnLinux
  2. NoteEnzym
    Sry for the late reply. After reading your message, I realized I didnt installed my grapic driver xD but well Ubuntu 16.10 had some driver issues I didnt know, (before you mentioned it I didnt installed it) after that my system messed up. lol.
    I downgraded to 12.4 and it works fine now. :) Thanks alot.
  3. booman
    Whoa, Ubuntu 12.04? You must have an older computer... That version is getting pretty old. I have it on my Chromebook because it supports my Intel HD 2000 video chip. But that is the only reason why I still use Ubuntu 12.04
  4. NoteEnzym
    Actually my pc is not that old. I havent tried 14.04 but Ill do it next weekend. But it works well like this actually. Again, thanks for that nice guide and the little help ;)
  5. booman
    Nice, for some reason I thought you downgraded to 12.04
    I have a feeling Ubuntu 14.04 will work perfectly for you.

    No problem. I should probably update this guide as well, but I don't really play League of Legends.

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