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The First Templar Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 6, 2016.

  • by booman, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  • booman

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    The First Templar is a cooperative action RPG where you will investigate a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Templar Knights while searching for the Holy Grail. Level up skills, select multiple characters in real-time combat, discover sets of armor and weapons and ultimately plow through Templars and Saracens. Explore Castles, Forest, Arabian cities, Monastery's and more...

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing The First Templar in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of The First Templar. 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

    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: 1.8
    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 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: The First Templar
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8
    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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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_directx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    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

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: The First Templar
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select The First Templar
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Go to your Steam Library
    Select "The First Templar"
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Wait for the game to download
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Refresh
    • Vsync
    • Detail
    • Texture
    • Anisotrophy
    • View Distance
    • Shadows
    • Grass
    • Water
    • PostProcessing
    • Scene Resolution
    Click Confirm
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    Rule of Thumb
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    The First Templar ran great on my Geforce GTX 950 and my GeForce 550 Ti. I was able to crank the Video settings to high and run it at 1920x1080. If you poke around the game files, you will notice dotnet3 and vcredist files, but Steam never installs them, so you don't need them. The detail problem in my video was a memory bug while recording. I never experienced that while playing normal.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 6, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good see non common game and good screens too

    :)
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  2. booman
    Thank you as always!
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  3. booman
    I finally finished First Templar this weekend. It is a pretty long linear game. A lot of repetative combat but some good variety in scenery.

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