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Space Hack Guide

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  • by booman, Oct 23, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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    Space Hack defends the last bioshpere by unknown alien species. Take down up to 80 different alien creatures with 40 different weapons. Use mind control, holograms, teleportation, invisibility and enhance your hero with 45 bio-chips.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Space Hack. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.


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

    Mint 17.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.7.51-staging

    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: 1.7.51-staging
    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 1.7.51-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: spacehack
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select two options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.51-staging
    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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    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
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    Click "Login to existing account"
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    If the fonts are missing
    Close Steam
    Continue with PlayOnLinux shortcut
    Add the -no-dwrite argument in PlayOnLinux Configure
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    Installing Space Hack

    Find Space Hack in your Library
    Click Install
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    Note: If you don't have it on your list, the Store has been known to not work in PlayOnLinux. Use your native Steam to add Space Hack to your library.

    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Wait for Space Hack to download
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    Close Steam

    PlayOnLinux Configure & Shortcut

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Select Main.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Space Hack
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Space Hack

    Select Space Hack
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Gamma
    • Brightness
    • Dyn. Lights
    • Shadows
    • Effects
    Click Video Mode
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    Select a resolution that matches your Linux Desktop for full screen
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    Note: Click the down arrow to select more resolutions

    Conclusion:
    Space Hack runs perfectly fine on my GeForce 550 Ti and my GeForce 7600 GT.
    And its a totally free game. So you don't even have to launch Steam to play it which is why the shortcut points directly to the Space Hack executable.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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