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Star Wars Republic Commando Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 27, 2016.

  • by booman, May 27, 2016 at 1:06 PM
  • booman

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    Star Wars Republic Commando is a single-player squad based action game where you play as one of the Republic clones. Lead your 4 soldier squad through alien territories covering each others backs and maneuvering in attack formations to achieve the best strategy of survival.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Wars Republic Commando in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Star Wars Republic Commando. 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: 1.8.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.2
    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 1.8.2 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"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: republiccommando
    Click Next
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    Check All three options:
    • Use anothe version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8.2
    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 "Emualte 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_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Star Wars Republic Commando

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_sw_republic_commando_2.0.0.6.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Errors
    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "SWRepublicCommando.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Republic Commando
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Republic Commando"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.2
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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
    GLSL Support: disabled
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Running Star Wars Republic Commando

    Select "Republic Commando"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics

    Adjust:
    • Graphics Quality
    • Brightness
    • Vdieo Resolution
    • Texture Quality
    • Character Detail
    • Bumpmapping Quality
    • Blur Quality
    • Bloom Effects
    • Shadows
    • VSync
    • AntiAliasing
    Click Done to apply
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    Graphical Artifacts

    Even with GLSL disabled some of the characters will flicker black.
    disabling the Tactical Mode helps remove it.

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    Conclusion:
    Star Wars Republic Commando ran perfectly on my Geforce 550 Ti and my GeForce 9800. I only had a crash once because of missing video codecs. You can either pres ESC quickly to skip the video's or install WMP9 & WMP10 packages.

    I also noticed a few missing textures where structures were just plain black. Disabling GLSL fixed this problem.

    There is a texture/bumpmapping bug in Windows that can be fixed by installing this mod:
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/star-wars-republic-commando-graphics-fix/downloads

    Just install it by extracting the zip file, then cut-n-paste the folders in the data files in the games folder. Make sure to merge and replace all the files.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: May 28, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 27, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good starwars fps based universe and actually runs smoothly

    :)
  2. booman
    Agreed... did you have any problems with black textures?
    I was able to fix most of them by disabling GLSL and turning off the Tactical mode in-game. Even after that a few assets would turn black here and there.
  3. mrdeathjr28
    In my case works good however i dont disable GLSL for any game

    This is video with my last test with republic commando



    System Specs Used In Test

    Wine 1.9.5

    Nvidia Drivers 361.28 (run package from nvidia homepage)

    Linux Mint 17.2 Raffaela XFCE Edition 64Bit - Kernel 4.2.0-25 generic (ubuntu mainline) - CPUFreq: Performance

    CPU: INTEL Pentium G3258 (Haswell 22nm) 4.1Ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

    MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)

    GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)

    MAINBOARD: MSI H81M E33

    However maybe try your texture suggested mod this days

    Almost forget in my case since wine 1.9.9 can compile with all wine dependencies: gstreamer 1.0 plugins base dev i386 now can compile too

    And because of this in republic commando is needed disable in winecfg: winegstreamer

    :)
  4. booman
    I see a lot of missing/black surfaces in your video. Disabling GLSL fixes that.

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