Medal of Honor franchise has had a long history of World War II titles in the last 10 years. Starting with Allied Assault and finishing off with Airborne.
Visuals and special effects are beautiful and each of the maps are non-linear. You can choose your own route as the battle moves forward.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Medal of Honor: Airborne in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Medal of Honor: Airborne. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 14 32-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.8
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:
Note: username is where you put your login name
Its a good idea to backup this directory to another computer because you won't have to keep downloading wine versions when you need them.
Wine 1.7.8 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: mohairborne
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.8
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.
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop Size: 1024x768
Installing Windows Packages (Components/Libraries)
Check the following packages:
Do not install Physx because the game can not over-ride the POL Physx.
Note: All packages will automatically download and install. If there are any errors or crashing, just download them later in PlayOnLinux Configure. Some libraries are required to install a game, so you may have to start over due to a crash.
Installing Medal of Honor: Airborne
Select "CD-ROM: Airborne"
Check "I accept the license agreement"
Check "I accept the terms..."
Check "I accept the terms..."
Click Next again
Name your virtual drive: MOH: Airborne
Select "I don't want to create another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.7.8
Note: Click the + to download newer versions of Wine. Click the arrow to select newer versions of Wine
Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
Video memory size: Amount of memory on your video card (see Systems Tab below)
Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
Its always a good idea to do a Windows reboot
Launching Medal of Honor: Airborne
Select MOH: Airborne
Medal of Honor: Airborne Setup
Resolution: Set the resolution to match your Linux desktop. The virtual desktop will automatically allow fullscreen windows.
Vertical Monitor Sync: Leave unchecked unless you are using a modern dedicated video card
Texture Detail: Start with low and work up to high (Depends on the speed of your hardware)
Model Detail: Start with low and work up to high (Depends on the speed of your hardware)
Decals: Start with low and work up to high (Depends on the speed of your hardware)
Post-Processing Effects: Start with off and work up to full (Depends on the speed of your hardware)
Rule of Thumb:
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Note: You may get a performance warning.
Displays your processor video capabilities.
Play Medal of Honor: Airborne
Airborne ran very smoothly on my GeForce 550 Ti without any problems. Since all of the Medal of Honor games are made with Unreal engines, opengl has been developed extensively. So all of them should run really well. Of course the older games will run better on older computers or laptops.
The visuals are stunning and the action is very typical of MOH games and the Call of Duty games.