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Survival Crisis Z Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 30, 2015.

  • by booman, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:33 PM
  • booman

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    Survival Crisis Z is an obscure indie title that features an open-world action elements. Survive random zombie horde attacks and help two opposing factions by completing missions and purchasing/selling weapons and merchandise.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Survival Crisis Z in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    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 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Survival Crisis Z
    http://ska-studios.com/category/scz/
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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 the virtual drive: scrisisz
    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 1.6.2
    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 "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Installing Survival Crisis Z

    Click Browse

    Select scz.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Default Destination is incorrect
    Enter: C:\Program Files\Survivial Crisis Z\
    Click Install
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "SCZ.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Survival Crisis Z
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Download missing DLL's

    dx7vb.dll
    http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/dx7vb.dll/5.03.2600.2180/download.html
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    dx8vb.dll
    http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/dx8vb.dll/5.03.2600.2180/download.html
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    d3drm.dll
    http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/d3drm.dll/5.1.2600.0/download.html
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    MSVBVM60.DLL
    http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files.php/dllfiles/M/msvbvm60.dll/download.html

    Move all 4 DLL's to Virtual Drive
    Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/scrisisz/drive_c/Windows/System32
    Drag-n-drop all the missing libraries to the System32 directory
    Click "Replace"
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Survival Crisis Z"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Wine Tab
    We need to activate two of those missing DLL's
    Click "Command Prompt"
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    Type:
    Code:
    regsvr32.exe dx7vb.dll
    Press Enter
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    Type:
    Code:
    regsvr32.exe dx8vb.dll
    Press Enter
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    Close the Command Prompt

    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Survival Crisis Z

    Select "Survival Crisis Z"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Main Menu
    Follow the instructions for creating a user, class and difficulty, etc

    Conclusion:
    Once you activate those DLL's with the command line, Survival Crisis Z runs perfectly in PlayOnLinux, but unfortunately it only runs in the resolution of 640x480. There are no resolution settings. I experienced a few random crashes, but the game seems to auto-save every time you talk to an NCP, so I didn't loose a lot of progress.
    Still, its quite a fun action game with a lot of exploration and zombie slaying! Don't let your NCP's turn into zombies!

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. booman
    Has anyone tried Survival Crisis Z in Linux yet?
    Its a spectacular classic! Not only is it fun, but its intense and encourages a lot of exploration.
  2. vashin
    Confirmed Working on Arch Linux LXDE wine-gaming-nine 1.7.55-2 :D
  3. vashin
    Absolute Blitzkrieg :rolling:
  4. vashin
    Here is how I did it on Arch, I use wine-gaming-nine but it probably works on other versions of wine. I run a 64bit os so I removed the default wine prefix. (optional.)
    In terminal:

    $rm -fr ~/.wine

    Next I needed to change the environment to 32bit.

    $WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg

    After that I had to export the WINEPREFIX to the 32bit environmrnt. (Using the path where .wine is located.) In my case all I had to change was (USER.)

    $export WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine"

    Then:

    $WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine" (Remember to change the path to your location.)

    Next I ran winecfg in terminal. It will install the necessary files, then I closed the winecfg
    box. I ran winetricks and installed:
    • corefonts
    • d3dx9
    • tahoma
    I changed the directory to my Downloads folder through terminal and ran:

    $wine scz.exe

    Installing the EXE to C:\Program Files\Survivial Crisis Z\ (as mentioned in the Guide.)

    I copied the dll files from this guide to the system32 folder.
    Then I ran in terminal:

    $wine cmd

    That will bring you to your default z: location.

    Ran as mentioned: regsvr32.exe dx7vb.dll

    Opened the folder Survival Crisis Z Right clicked SCZ.exe Selected Wine Windows Program Loader.
    The game Launched :)

    I have not added a shortcut to the desktop yet.
    I was able to run winecfg and add SCZ.exe
  5. vashin
    To make a desktop Launcher icon I right clicked on desktop
    Create New Empty File Open it and enter:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Survival Crisis Z
    Type=Application
    Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" /usr/bin/wine C:\\\\Program\\ Files\\\\Survival\\ Crisis\\ Z\\\\SCZ.exe (Change user)
    Icon=/the/location/of/your.png (change Location)
    Categories=Wine;
    StartupNotify=true
    Path=/home/user/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Survival Crisis Z (Change user)

    Save and exit.




    I just downloaded an icon picture..
  6. booman
    Awesome! Thanks for the tips!
    What a cool classic game huh?
  7. vashin
    Yes, just try not to get over run by the overwhelming zombies :D
  8. vashin
    Those that use Arch, If you notice any errors in my post let me know. Removing the default prefix is not necessary. The thing about using wine directly that I have noticed is I always have to set the WINARCH=32 and export my WINEPREFIX= otherwise it will default to 64bit when you restart your system. I think there is a way to change that I just have not done it yet.

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