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Rune Classic Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 11, 2014.

  • by booman, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM
  • booman

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    Run Classic is a 3rd person hack-n-slash Viking action game. Slay minions through dark endless dungeons, keeps and volcanic caves! Pickup a huge variety of swords, maces, axes and more.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG.com version of Rune Classic. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    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

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and 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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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: rune
    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 1.6.2
    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
    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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    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will download and install automatically

    Rune Classic Installation

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_rune_classic_2.0.0.9.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Check "Yes I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
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    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Installing
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    Error
    You may get an error "Unable to execute file: sdbinst.exe"
    Click OK
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Rune.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Rune
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    Configure PlayOnLinux

    Select Rune
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Select Rune
    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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    Select a resolution to match your Linux desktop
    Adjust Texture detail
    Adjust shadows, decals, animation and lighting
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    Rule of Thumb:
    Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lower settings = Less detal, higher frame rates

    Rune Classic is an older game so it should be able to run on most laptops or netbooks.

    Click Game
    Select Advanced options
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    Have full control over all of the game options
    Warning: Some settings can break Rune or make it unplayable
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    Conclusion:
    Rune ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti in fullscreen with all the settings on high. I was able to play for hours without any bugs or crashes. Its a fairly simple game and mostly requires quick reactions and a lot of saving.

    Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    good game (classic very good) and testing as always

    :)
  2. booman
    I'm still playing it all the way through. There was an area in the volcanic dungeon where the lava was rising. Unfortunately I saved the game right when the lava started rising. Have to load again and again and again until I figured out where to go.
  3. Daerandin
    I can relate so much to saving at a stupid time, haha. I've tried my best to forget all the times I only kept one save, and then made the mistake of saving seconds before dying. Good that you managed to get out of your bad save, I know it can be an infuriating situation.
  4. booman
    yeah, I remember those days too. Luckily newer games won't let you save when you are dead anymore. Nice feature, but when playing those older games, gotta quicksave all the time and have to make new save games just in case I get stuck.

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