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Zombie Shooter 2 Guide

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  • by booman, May 8, 2015 at 1:22 PM
  • booman

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    Zombie Shooter 2 is a hack-n-slash action shooter with non-stop zombie slaying! Level up your character's skills, upgrade your weapons and armor at the shop, splatter or flatten zombies with a tank and grind your way through levels of the walking dead and bosses.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Zombie Shooter 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Zombie Shooter 2. 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: 4.2.6
    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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: zombieshooter
    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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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check the Following Packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: Each package requires a "no support agreement"; click "I agree"; each package will automatically download and install.

    Installing Zombie Shooter 2

    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_zombie_shooter2_2.1.0.8.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Errors
    At the end of the installation there will be a few errors
    Click OK for all of them
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "ZombieShooter2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Zombie Shooter 2
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Zombie Shooter 2"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
    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: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Zombie Shooter 2

    Select "Zombie Shooter 2"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Details
    • Resolution
    • Shadows
    • Film Effect
    • Vsync
    • BW/Color
    • Blood

    Click OK
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    Widescreen Hack
    The game only runs at 1024x768 and will appear windowed

    Navigate to
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/zombieshooter/drive_c/GOG Games/Zombie Shooter 2
    Open zombieshooter2.cfg
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    Go to
    Code:
    DefaultScreenX
    Code:
    DefaultScreenY
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    Replace the values with desired resolution
    Save and close
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    Now open the "Maps" folder
    Open CONST.LGC with a text editor
    Navigate to
    Code:
    static int RT_SCREEN_X[]
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    Replace the 1280 with the desired resolution
    Replace the 800 below it with the desired resolution
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    Launch Zombie Shooter 2 again and it should appear fullscreen in a widescreen resolution
    The menu will still appear as 1024x768 but the game itsself will be widescreen.

    HUD widescreen
    The HUD may still appear in the middle of the screen at 1024x768
    You can disable the HUD by pressing Tab
    or
    Go back to the Maps folder
    Rename the .men files to your desired resolution:
    • damageframe1920.men
    • gamebar_gun1920.men
    • gamebar_net1920.men

    Conclusion:
    Zombie Shooter 2 runs almost flawlessly. If you decide to use the widescreen hack, there are a few side effects like the screen panning strangely and the stereo audio might sound off here and there.
    Otherwise, the game runs great with no performance issues on my Geforce 550 Ti.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 8, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide as always with various interesting tips at install moment

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks!
    Zombie Shooter 2 was easier to get the HUD to fit my widescreen resolution. Not sure why Alien Shooter 2 had problems, but I just couldn't get it to work right.

    You would think GOG could configure these games for widescreen since they obviously support it. Maybe it's not "that" easy?

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