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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Guide

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  • by booman, Jan 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM
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    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is one of those Xbox ports to PC by Microsoft, but never seemed to get the attention it deserved. Fight as Alex against an alien bug colony in search of the Green Eye. Fight on foot and in mechs as you battle on an icy cold planet against bug minions and bosses.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Lost Planet. 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-CMST-a632585

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10-CMST-a632585 & 1.7.10
    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-CMST-a632585 & 1.7.10 are 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. Since Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions isn't made for Linux, we will download the Windows Steam instead.
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save

    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 you virtual drive: lostplanet
    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-CMST-a632585
    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.

    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_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_wmp9
    • POL_Install_wmcodecs


    Click Next
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    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: Lost Planet
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    More PlayOnLinux Configuration

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    Select Steam virtual drive
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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: -no-dwrite only works if you launch Steam from PlayOnLinux. Steam is automatically set to launch when Windows starts, which means if you do a "Windows Reboot" from the Wine tab -no-dwrite won't execute. Just close Steam and try again.

    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Steam
    Click Run
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    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.
    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Select Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions
    Click Install
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    After Lost Planet is finished installing
    Click Play
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    Select "Play Lost Planet: Extreme Condition" or "Launch DirectX9 version"
    Click Play
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    Performance and Optimization

    Lost Planet mostly runs slower than most games - 20 Frames Per Second
    NO matter what the settings are I could not get Wine to produce more frames per second.

    Click PC Settings
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    Select "Video/Audio Settings"
    I recommend using the default settings unless you have an amazing state-of-the-art video card.
    Display Resolution and Fullscreen seem to make the most improvements

    Set the resolution you want to use, I set mine to 12080x720 or 1680x1050
    Set Fullscreen to off

    You can mess around with the texture and shadow/lighting settings and probably get some nice results, but it definitely won't improve your frames per second rate.

    Note: You may have to go back to Wine Configuration and change the virtual desktop resolution to match Lost Planet resolution.

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    Conclusion:
    I was able to play Lost Planet for the most part. Sometimes the frames per second would go as low at 11-12 FPS, but I was still able to play. I had forgotten how cool this game was and how fun the bosses are. Jumping in mechs is always a plus and the visuals are prett nice considering its age.

    Screenshot:
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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
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