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They Are Coming Guide

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  • by booman, Jan 18, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    The Are Coming is an indie in development 3rd Person Action game based on War Of The Worlds. Aliens attack without warning and huge walkers roam the roadside. Protect the people from this invasion and use your guns and quick reflexes to slay our unwanted visitors.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of The Are Coming. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0.2
    DXVK: 1.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine

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    Extracting

    Installed

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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0.2
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Downloading Wine 64-bit

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    Installed

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    Wine 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download They Are Coming
    Go to: https://teamrevived.itch.io/they-are-coming
    Save to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

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    Click "Install a non-listed program"

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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

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    Name the virtual drive: theyarecoming
    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 4.0.2
    Click Next

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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following and click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"
    Click Apply

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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK

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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    They Are Coming does not have an installer
    Click Cancel

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    Open They Are Coming with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to the new virtual drive Program Files
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/theyarecoming/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.5
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5
    Download dxbk-1.5.tar.gz
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract to your Desktop
    Open x64 directory
    Copy all the DLLs

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    Go back to the open folder in Program Files
    Paste in Win64 Directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/theyarecoming/drive_c/Program Files/TheyAreComing/Binaries/Win64/
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "theyarecoming" in the left column

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

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    Select "TheyAreComing.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: They Are Coming
    Click Next

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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0.2

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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select another version of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of video memory your video card/chip uses

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    Close Configure

    Run They Are Coming

    Select "They Are Coming"
    Click Run

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    Conclusion:

    This is really a tech demo of They Are Coming and of course there are some bugs and graphical artifacts. But since its free to play, its pretty fun marching down the main road of a small town and picking off alien scum. The in-game menu has a bunch of graphical settings to adjust performance.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020

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