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Unreal Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 20, 2015.

  • by booman, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:44 PM
  • booman

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    Unreal (1998) is the first installment in a series of First Person Shooters by Epic. The Unreal engine is a state-of-the-art development tool and has been use to make many AAA games. This original game has a single-player campaign, but later becomes a multi-player tournament series.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail Unreal Anthology version of Unreal. 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: 4.2.5
    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

    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: unreal
    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 cpature the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check each package:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Installing Unreal

    Click "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to the Unreal Disk
    Select setup.exe
    Click Open
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    Note: I'm using the Unreal Anthology and the setup.exe is in the Disk1 folder

    Click Next again

    Click Next
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    Select "I accept the terms..."
    Click Next
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    Enter the KEY found in the retail box
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck all the games except Unreal
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    Click Install
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select: Unreal.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Unreal
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Unreal
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download more versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close configure

    Launching Unreal

    Select Unreal
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Video Devices
    Select "Direct3D Support"
    Click Finish
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    Optimization

    Click Options
    Click Preferences
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    Set the resolution to match your Linux desktop
    Adjust:
    • Detail textures
    • World Textures
    • Skin Detail
    • Brightness
    • GUI Mouse Speed
    • Font Size
    • GUI Skin
    • Framerate
    • Decals
    • Dynamic Lights
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    Conclusion:
    Unreal was made in 1998 and its amamzing how crisp the textures and lighting appears. I was even surprised that it supported widescreen resolutions. Probably because I'm playing the Anthology version. Unrealy ran perfectly! In face there were instances when it ran too fast!

    There is a native port and fixes available, but use at your own risk

    Binaries
    http://www.flibitijibibo.com/fedora/installers/flibitUT436.tar.gz
    SDL Libraries
    No workarounds are required as it is compatible with newer glibc. However do ensure it uses the newer system SDL library. First either rename or delete the old library installed with the game;

    $ cd /path/UnrealTournament/System
    $ $ mv libSDL-1.1.so.0 libSDL-1.1.so.0.orig

    Then create a symbolic link in the system from the old name to the new name;

    $ cd /usr/lib
    $ $ ln -s libSDL-1.2.so.0 libSDL-1.1.so.0

    Game Runs too Fast
    https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Unreal_Tournament#The_game_runs_too_fast
    No sound
    https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Unreal_Tournament#No_Sound

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent game and very good guide as always

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks MrDeathJr!
    Its great having you follow our site!

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