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Metro 2033 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 26, 2019.

  • by booman, Jan 26, 2019 at 1:14 PM
  • booman

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    Survival is key to post apocalyptic Russia where bullets are currency and mutated creature aren't your only enemy. Travel and explore the underground Metro with with stealth or all out fire power, but be careful with each shot...

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Metro 2033 Redux in Linux with PlayOnLinux and DXVK

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Metro 2033 Redux. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 3.21

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.21
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select "3.21"
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.21 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: metro2033
    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 3.21
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Libraries Tab
    Enter the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_7
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select: Native (Windows)
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_metro_2033_redux_2.0.0.2.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Created desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "metro.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Metro 2033
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Installing DXVK

    Setting up DXVK in Mint with Nvidia

    Goto: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v0.93
    Download dxvk-0.93.tar.gz to your Desktop
    Extract to your Desktop
    Open x64 Directory
    Copy all the DLLs
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    Paste all the DLLs in the metro.exe Directory
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/metro2033/drive_c/GOG Games/Metro 2033 Redux
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    Note: Feel free to try newer DXVK versions

    PlayOnLinux Configure & DirectX Runtime

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Metro 2033"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.21
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Download DirectX 2010 Runtime
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109
    Save to your Desktop

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "directx_jun2010_redist.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Yes
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    Type C:\
    Click OK
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    Back to Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive" again
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    Go to your virtual drive drive_c
    Select "DXSETUP.exe"
    Click Open
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    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    When finished installing
    Click Finish
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    Close Configure

    Launch Metro 2033

    Select Metro 2033
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Quality
    • SSAA
    • Texture Filtering
    • Motion Blur
    • Tessellation
    • Vsync
    Press Escape to save settings
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    Conclusion:
    Metro 2033 runs great with DXVK installed and all the settings on high. There are a few flickering textures or objects here and there, but its not consistent. The DirectX Runtime fixes the crackly audio as long as you add the xaudio2_7 library. Finally we can play the Metro series from GOG even though Steam has the native versions.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Kaitain
    I have to admit, I just installed the Linux version...
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  2. booman
    With Steam?
    How did it run for you?

    I only have Metro 2033 in Steam, but I don't have Last Light. I have both on GOG, but they don't have the Linux version yet.
  3. Kaitain
    I got the Metro 2033 Redux/Last Light bundle for Linux on Steam about a year ago now, when they were doing a flash sale. Only cost the equivalent of $10 or so.

    Bearing in mind I'm running it on an AMD Raven Ridge-based laptop, I've had some teething troubles, due to the relative immaturity of that driver, but since about kernel 4.19 paired with the October 2018 firmware it's been great.

    That said, again due to choice of chip, I've backed off the gfx settings a couple of notches as otherwise it does judder a bit during action scenes.

    Gameplay-wise, during the actual game, it's just fine - I'd imagine it's roughly the same as Windows. During the loading scenes (the talky bits over the metro map) I get long pauses and hangups while it loads the various textures etc.. Again, that might be the result of using a distinctly mid-range APU.

    When I next get a day off, I'll see if I can take some screenshots and turn on the frame rate indicator for some informal benchmarks...
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  4. booman
    Thanks for the details Kaitain!
    One thing all of our guides fall-short is different Graphics Cards.
    All of my tests are based on Nvidia GeForce video cards. So its hard to tell what the performance is for AMD cards and Intel chips.

    Its nice that the updated kernel fixed your issues and now the native port runs great. I've read comments and posts about native ports of games running really poorly. With DXVK now some of those games run much better in Wine. Of course this only means DX10 & DX11 games. Direct X 9 games like Guide Wars 2 just won't run well on any hardware.

    By the way, one thing I noticed with Metro and Wine is the loading screens are super fast. I'm talking less than 15 seconds. maybe its my 6-Core AMD processor?

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