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.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Survival Crisis Z in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Download Survival Crisis Z
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: scrisisz
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)
Check the following packages:
Installing Survival Crisis Z
Click Next again
Default Destination is incorrect
Enter: C:\Program Files\Survivial Crisis Z\
Name the shortcut: Survival Crisis Z
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Download missing DLL's
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
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "Survival Crisis Z"
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
We need to activate two of those missing DLL's
Click "Command Prompt"
Press EnterCode:regsvr32.exe dx7vb.dll
Press EnterCode:regsvr32.exe dx8vb.dll
Close the Command Prompt
Video Memory size: enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Survival Crisis Z
Select "Survival Crisis Z"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Follow the instructions for creating a user, class and difficulty, etc
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!