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Sniper: Ghost Warrior Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 29, 2016.

  • by booman, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  • booman

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    Take on the role of a Ghost Warrior, an elite sniper in a highly trained special ops unit, whose unique skills in the art of stalking, target detection, surveillance and shooting accuracy will determine mission success.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sniper: Ghost Warrior in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior. 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

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 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: snipergwarrior
    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
    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: Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    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
    This fixes the missing font problem
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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 Ghost Warrior
    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 Steam Library
    Find Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    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 for Sniper to download
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Material Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Shadows
    • Shadow Map Size
    • Texture Filtering
    • Post Process Quality
    • Foliage
    • FX Quality
    • Max Refresh Rate
    • Bullet Cam

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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce 550 Ti. I did have some issues forcing fullscreen. You may have to disable the virtual desktop. Otherwise, frame rates were great and gameplay was very smooth.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good title, a few heavy on wine

    Good screens too

    :)
  2. booman
    "heavy" as in running slow in Wine?
  3. mrdeathjr28
    However in your case could try activate fps overlay in steam for see fps in your case

    On in game category on steam settings and on this activate steam overlay and after in same place activate fps counter and high contrast color

    :)

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