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Tower Of Guns Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 26, 2014.

  • by booman, Sep 26, 2014 at 1:41 PM
  • booman

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    Tower Of Guns was made in the spirit of old First Person Shooters where run-n-gun is the game. Take on battallions of cannons through procedurally made levels as you work your way to the boss. Upgrade your gun and purchase abilities to aid you on the way.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tower Of Guns in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Tower Of Guns. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    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

    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: towerofguns
    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 (Components, DLL's, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxcompiler_43
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_xact

    Click Next
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    Installing Tower Of Guns

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_tower_of_guns_2.1.0.9.exe"
    Note: Make sure to use the most recent version from GOG, the old version had a bug that would crash the game.
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    When Tower Of Guns is done installing
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "UDK.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut "Tower Of Guns"
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Tower Of Guns"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launch Tower Of Guns

    Select "Tower Of Guns"
    Click Run
    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
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    Unreal license agreement
    Click "I Accept"
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Adjust Screen resolution to match your Linux desktop
    Enable Fullscreen
    Adjust Shadows, Occlusion, Depth of field, bloom, motion blur, anisotropic and MSAA
    Click "Commit Changes" to apply
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    I had been testing Tower Of Guns for weeks because it would run perfectly after installation, then it would crash the next time I launched it. Turns out this was a problem in Windows a well. The developers released a patched version on GOG and now it runs perfectly!
    If you have any problems with the mouse in the menu, just move your mouse all the way around the screen and it should work fine. Otherwise, try turning off "virtual desktop" in Wine Configuration.

    Update: GOG now has the Linux version of Tower Of Guns

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Kladiator
    Hi Booman, it has been a while since I installed a game using POL so it is likely I am missing something but I don't understand why on your "downloading Gecko screenshot" I read wine 1.7.8-d3d-doublebuffer (x86) installer.

    Is this a screenshot from another game?
  2. booman
    Good point, not sure why it says 1.7.8, but you can ignore that screenshot.
    Just make sure to download Wine 1.6.2
    You can probably run Tower Of Guns in Wine 1.7.26 or 1.7.27 as well.
  3. Kladiator
    Thanks Booman.

    Do you recommend this game? I had never heard of it before, and at first, when I read that the version you tried was from GOG.com, I thought it was an old game I somehow missed, so after checking Wikipedia I was surprised to learn it was released this year.

    I must say that the maps from your screenshots look very familiar with a clear UT3 style, which I like very much.

    Well, maybe it's time for my first GOG purchase.
  4. booman
    Its really a quick play run-n-gun game. No major story or epic plot. Just go from one area to the next shooting everything that moves.
    Your weapons upgrade and you get some abilities like double-jump, speed, etc.
    So its not really a game you play through in 10-15 hours, but instead you play for 30 minutes and then move on to a different game.

    It is pretty fun and intense fighting off all the cannons and robots.
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