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Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 22, 2016.

  • by booman, Jul 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    Star Wars The Force Unleashed is about Darth Vaders apprentice who goes rogue and escapes Vaders grasp. Harness the power of the dark side with lightsaber combos, force grip, force repulse, lightning, and more...

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed 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: 1.9.13-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.9.13-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 1.9.13-staging 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"
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    Name the virtual drive: forceunleashed
    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 1.9.13-staging
    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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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click "Advanced Mode"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck "Automatically configure Windowsd Firewall for leaderboard tracking"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "SWTFU2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Force Unleashed
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Force Unleashed"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.9.13-staging
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Force Unleashed

    Select "Force Unleashed"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Screen
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Antialiasing
    • Brightness
    Click Apply Changes
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    Click Graphics Details
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    Adjust:
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Reflections
    • Motion Blur
    • HDR Rendering
    • Depth-of-Focus
    • Global Ambient Lighting
    • High Detail Texture
    • Anisotropic Filter
    • View Distance
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    Rule of thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rate
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rate

    Conclusion:
    Star Wars The Force Unleashed ran surprisingly well on my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to crank all the settings to high and the game graphics are stunning. I initially used Wine 1.8.3 and the game ran fine, but there were some missing assets. But Wine 1.9.13-staging fixed the problem. I would also experience random crashes when trying to save the game or make changes in the menu during game-play. This was far and few in-between.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good title and actually runs very smoothly

    Good screens as always

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. IdanBM
    Where do i download the game's directory with the setup.exe file? thank you.
  3. booman
    I have the DVD version, so I had to copy all of the files from the Disk to a folder on a my desktop. You can purchase it on Steam otherwise I don't know where else to download the game.
  4. cloasters
    You ARE the Man in Linux gaming, booman. Thank you very, very much!
  5. booman
    No problem!

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