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Two Worlds Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 3, 2014.

  • by booman, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM
  • booman

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    Two Worlds is a familiar Lore when it comes to dungeons, dragons and the like. Follow the main storyline or accept side quests from NCP's. Explore an open world ranging from deserts, forests, orient to dungeons and ruins.

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    Level up, loot your enemies bodies and combine similar weapons to increase their stats. Two Worlds can go on forever, or at least until your patience is exhausted.

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Two Worlds in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Two Worlds. Other Steam, Amazon or GOG versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 16 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.7.10

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.10
    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 1.7.10 is installed and you can close this window

    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: twoworlds
    (No spaces)
    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 1.7.10
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically cpature 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 packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    All libraries will automatically download and install

    Click Next
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    Installing Two Worlds from DVD

    GOG Note: If using the GOG version, just download the game files from gog.com then use "select another file" and browse to the setup file. Install just as you would with any GOG game.

    GOTY Note: If you have the "Game Of The Year" edition from Amazon downloads, "Select another file" and browse works as well.


    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your CD-ROM: TW: EPIC
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click "Install Two Worlds"
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    Warning
    Click Yes
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    Select "Install using the default settings and run"
    Click Install
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    Click I Agree
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    Installing
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux crashed during the Retail & GOTY installations, but the game installed just fine. We'll do the shortcut manually.

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Select virtual drive twoworlds

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "TwoWorlds.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Two Worlds
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to mak another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Display Tab
    GLSL: disabled
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video memory size: Amount of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Close configure

    Launching & Activating Two Worlds

    Select Two Worlds
    Click Run
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    Note: Clicking Debug will output errors so you can troubleshoot your game

    Enter your serial number from the game insert

    Note: GOG & Amazon download version of Two Worlds does not require serial number or activation if you don't play online.

    Click ok
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    Click "Activate via Internet"
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    Click Continue
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    Once activated, Click OK
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    Video Options & Optimization

    Click Settings
    Click Graphics Tab
    Set resolution to match your Linux desktop resolution. This way the game will appear full screen in your virtual desktop

    Adjust sliders to increase detail or increase frame rates.

    Click Accept
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    Rule of thumb
    Higher settings
    = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Start a new game and create character
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    Conclusion:
    Two Worlds: Epic Edition ran fairly well in Mint 16 31-bit with my GeForce 550 Ti. There was some "stutter" as areas were being loaded, but it was tolerable. If you want a good laugh, enable GLSL and you will see characters replaced with huge boulders, ladders and other objects in-game.
    Otherwise, I was able to complete quests, level up, loot, use inventory and alchemy just fine.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. booman
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  2. Daerandin
    I will make sure to test installing the GOG version and report back if this works for that version as well. I used to play this game a LOT some years back. I even explored most of the game world just for the sake of seeing all there is to see.
  3. booman
    I have the GOG Epic version, the Amazon GOTY version and the Retail Epic version.
    I test ed with the last two and they run the same.
    I'm not sure if some of the choppiness is due to the high resolution I am running, but I remember some of that even in Windows.
    Two Worlds really is a fun game and the environments are beautiful!
    Try enabling GLSL and you'll see some crazy artifacts like character replaced with huge boulders, ladders and other assets.

    video by mrdeathjr28
  4. booman
    Here are some artifacts you might see in the distance as you are playing.

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