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Serious Sam II Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 2, 2016.

  • by booman, Sep 2, 2016 at 1:59 PM
  • booman

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    Serious Sam II is the second release to another horde-slaying FPS and boasts a bunch of new features. Beautiful HD textures, shadows, interactive objects, new enemies and more. There is a surreal story-line, but your goal is to blast all kinds of odd monsters and bosses into oblivion.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Serious Sam 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Serious Sam 2. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.3

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.3
    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 1.8.3 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
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    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: serioussam
    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 1.8.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    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

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Serious Sam 2
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.3
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Serious Sam 2
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Go to your Library
    Find Serious Sam 2
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Wait while it downloads in Steam
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video Options
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    Adjust:
    • Quality
    • Resolution
    • Texture size
    • Antialiasing
    • Gamma Correction
    • Full Screen
    Click Apply
    Click Advanced
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    In Advanced, adjust:
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Particle Amount
    • Crumbs
    • Geometry LOD
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Gamma
    • Texture Quality
    • Texture Size
    • Lightmap Quality
    • Lightmap Size
    • Bloom
    • Anisotropy
    • Filtering
    • LOD Bias
    • Lens Flare Quality
    • Parallax Mapping
    • Reflection Quality
    • Refractions
    • Wait v Syncs
    • Only Shaders
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    Conclusion:
    Serious Sam II installed and ran perfectly. I had no problems adjusting the graphical settings and was getting really good frame rates with my GeForce GTX 950. My GeForce 9800 was even able to play with some of the graphical settings toned down. Its actually quite a beautiful game considering its age.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good game and good guide too

    This title stay native but installation is complicated, using wine with steam is more less complicated

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Thank you for confirming MrDeathJr28
    The installation and setup was pretty painless in PlayOnLinux and more familiar to Windows gamers.

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