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Rules of Survival Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 6, 2018.

  • by booman, Jul 6, 2018 at 1:40 PM
  • booman

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    In Rules of Survival your character parachutes on to a massive island unarmed along with 300 other trigger hungry players. The goal is to find a weapon and kill anyone that moves. Its not as easy as it sounds. Loot weapons and gear from building and watch your back.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Rules of Survival in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Free to Play Online version of Rules of Survival. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.11

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.11
    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 3.11 is installed and you can close this window

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: rulesofsurvival
    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 3.11
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse...

    Select "ros_publish_129_publish_1.167700.173136.exe"
    Click Open
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    Note: The version of installer will change as it's updated

    Click Next again...

    Click Accept
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    Click Next
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    Default path of C: \ros needs to be changed

    Click Browse
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    Select drive_c\Program Files
    Click OK
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    Click Next again
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    Uncheck "Create a desktop shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Launch rules of survival"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select: ros.exe
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Rules Of Survival
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Rules Of Survival"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.11
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    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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    Close Configure

    Select "Rules of Survival"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    In order to login install Rules of Survival on your smartphone
    Click "PC Login" in the phone app
    Scan the barcode with your phone
    Your account will automatically login on PC
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    The login process is unique, but it means you don't have to create an account using your email

    Conclusion:
    Rules of Survival ran a bit slow with all settings on high. So cranking them down helped my frame rates and it still looked fairly decent. Sometimes its hard to know exactly how to login becaues the barcode screen will be unfocused behind the launch screen. So an Alt+Tab can help to focus it. Other than that, have fun with all the banner ads. If you can last longer than 3 minutes it can actually be fun.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. batmanm0b1e
    amazing thanks booman :) i can't wait to play this
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  2. booman
    No problem. I'm not very good at these online games, but if you can survive long enough to kill a few player, its pretty fun.

    Let me know if you have any problems.

    The only issue I noticed is sometimes when launching the game I don't see the PC barcode to scan with my phone. So I had to alt+tab for it to appear.
  3. booman
    Hey Batman, were you able to play Rules of Survival?
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  4. batmanm0b1e
    no not yet. its on my things to do. I will let you know when i do. hopefully, i can get to it by this week or weekend.

    You never guess what i installed windows 8 on drive. Now i have windows 7 and windows 10 on other drives all windows. I'm going to mess around with dual booting to see if it keeps up. I have heard things of people saying its not good
  5. booman
    Windows 8 isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Its faster than windows 7, but not as stable in some area's. Really, Windows 7, 8 & 10 all have Vista in the background with some optimization and GUI changes. Thats all.
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  6. batmanm0b1e
    I installed the game booman. This game is confusing wow. I don't think they put you with players on your lvl i joined and players had stuff already clothing and what not. How far did you make it in the game. I never killed anybody i got to lvl 3 on my guy and stayed to alive at lvl 9
  7. booman
    Its really not a game about story or missions, its about survival.
    So everyone who parachutes out of the plan "should" be the same level and you have to find weapons/armor/backpack as fast as possible.
    Then roam around until you die.
    Kinda short-lived, but can be fun

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