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Sniper Elite V2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 2, 2018.

  • by booman, Mar 2, 2018 at 1:02 PM
  • booman

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    Sniper Elite V2 is a stealth action WWII shooter. You start off by killing a Nazi general and have to escape in a war demolished city. Your arsenal includes your cherished scoped rifle, sub machine guns, silenced pistol, tripwire, grenades, land mines, dynamite and even a stealth kill with your hands. When you successfully snipe enemies you will experience a random "kill cam" where the game will show you the internal damage the bullet does to their body in slow motion.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sniper Elite V2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Sniper Elite V2. 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: 2.21-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.21-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 2.21-staging 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: sniperelitev2
    No spaces
    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 2.21-staging
    Click Next

    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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    Staging Tab
    Check "enable CSMT for better graphic performance"
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    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: Sniper Elite V2
    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
    Arguments: -no-dwrite
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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 Sniper Elite V2
    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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    Find Sniper Elite V2 in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for game to download
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    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Display
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    Adjust:
    • Brightness
    • Resolution
    • Graphics Detail preset
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    Click Advanced Options
    Adjust:
    • Texture Detail
    • Shadow Detail
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Draw Distance
    • Anisotropic Filtering
    • Supersampling
    • Advanced shadows
    • Motion Blur
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • use Compute Shaders
    • Reduce Mouse Lag
    • V-Sync
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    Conclusion:
    I was able to adjust graphics settings in game and could run it on mostly high settings with my GeForce GTX 1060. There are some bugs like the binoculars do not work and "kill cam" textures were all rainbow colors. Every once in a while a texure will "bug out" and have the wrong texture map. Otherwise, it runs really good!

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game but nazi zombi is more fun

    :)
  2. booman
    Oh Sniper Elite V2 Nazi Zombie?

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