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Mirror's Edge Guide

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  • by booman, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    Jump across the elaborate rooftops performing death-defying stunts as Grace in Mirrors Edge. Reaction and timing plays a huge role as you jump, slide, climb and scale buildings running from swat teams. Reveal the complex plot as you help your sister in a murder mystery.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Mirror's Edge in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Mirror's Edge. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.


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


    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.7.8

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.8
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux will automatically download it and save it in this directory:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86
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    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.

    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.8 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.
    Since Mirrors Edge 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
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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 you virtual drive: mirrorsedge
    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 1.7.8
    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 XP
    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_Physx
    • POL_Install_registeredfonts
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    Click Next
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    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamInstall.msi
    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
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    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

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Steam
    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

    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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    Wine Tab
    Click "Windows reboot"
    Close Steam because it will automatically launch when Windows reboots and won't execute -no-dwrite.
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    Close Configure

    Installing Mirrors Edge

    Select Steam
    Click Run
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    When you select the Steam icon you will probably get this pop-up error
    Just click OK and continue
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    Login with your Steam account

    Select Mirror's Edge
    Click Install
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    Click Next

    Click "I agree"

    Uncheck: Create start menu...
    Uncheck: Create desktop shortcut...
    Click Next

    Click Finish

    Mirror's Edge will begin downloading

    Launching Mirror's Edge

    Select Mirror's Edge
    Click Play
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    Click Play
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    Optimizing

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Mirror's Edge automatically set my graphics setting according to my GeForce 550 Ti performance capabilities.
    If you game runs slow, try lowering the Resolution, Texture Detail and Graphics Quality.
    Vertical sync can remove screen tearing, but lowers your frames per second
    Physx can also slow down frame per second (specially when lots of glass breaks) so make sure to turn it off.
    Depending on your video card and memory, you will need to adjust these settings and then try playing the game.

    Click Save Settings
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    Conclusion:
    WineHQ test results will tell you that Mirror's Edge runs slow and has to be set on the low settings, but I was able to run it at 1680x1050 resolution and all the settings on high.
    The game performed perfectly and frame rates were very smooth. Don't forget to turn off Physx otherwise you will get some extremely low frame rates when glass is broken.
    I recommend at least a GeForce 550 Ti or newer to get good performance.

    Not to mention Mirror's Edge is pretty intense and fun! Reminds me of Assasin's Creed as you run, jump and climb around the skyscrapers.

    Screenshots:

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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. tsester
    yes, it seems to be 21FPS with spikes up to 22 on the first training runway, thnx Q)
  2. mega123
    Guys try Lutris to run this game on Linux. I install it from stream by two clicks ))
  3. booman
    That is how PlayOnLinux is "supposed" to work with scripts, but its way too much work for them to keep updating patched Wine, scripts and support.

    What are you supposed to do if it stops working in Lutris?
  4. mega123
    Thank you for guide. I am sure it helps many people. I just wanted to say that there is easy way. I accidentally found it. I think that script in Lutris will not broken. This programm is similar to POL. (sorry for bad english =)
  5. booman
    That is good to hear because games sometimes get updates and clients get updates. This can break PlayOnLinux scripts, so I decided to stick with manual installation. This way everyone knows how to troubleshoot the game/client if the script doesn't work.

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