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Tomb Raider V: Chronicles Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 12, 2015.

  • by booman, Jun 12, 2015 at 1:44 PM
  • booman

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    Tomb Raider Chronicles is the 5th installment of the series. Play once again as Lara Croft solving puzzles, fending off animals and the "bad guys" and of course, jumping and climbing stunts. Take Lara through five adventures starting in Egypt, Croft Manor, then to Ireland and Werner von Croy's high tech complex.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tomb Raider Chronicles in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Tomb Raider Chronicles. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.6.2

    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: 1.6.2

    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 1.6.2 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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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    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: tombchron
    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 1.6.2
    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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    Install Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • 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

    More updating, extracting and installing

    When Steam is done installing the login screen will pop up. You probably won't see any text because there is a font bug.
    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: Tomb Raider Chronicles
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    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 Tomb Raider Chronicles
    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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    Steam Overlay

    Steam overlay has been known to cause problems launching games.
    Click Steam menu
    Click Settings
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    Select "In-game"
    Uncheck "Enable Steam Commuinty In-Game"
    Click OK
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    Installing Tomb Raider Chronicles

    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Uncheck Shortcut options
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play
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    Configure Tomb Raider Chronicles

    Adjust
    • Output Resolution
    • Render Options
    • Texture Bit Depth
    • Sound Device
    Click OK
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    Start a new game
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    Conclusion:
    Tomb Raider Chronicles runs great on my GeForce 550 Ti and should run great on any laptop/netbook.
    I was able to play with keyboard/mouse and Logitech dual-shock controller without any problems. The controls are difficult, but everyone who has played any Tomb Raider already knows this.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent game, is a very good classic game and good guide as always

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks!
    I've been playingChronicles for a few hours and am wondering where the large area's and maps are? Like in the original Tomb Raider, there were lots of large epic areas... but I'm stuck in Egyptian rural areas and are very small.
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