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Prototype Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 8, 2016.

  • by booman, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:06 PM
  • booman

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    Prototype is an open-world action sandbox game where you play as Alex Mercer, a shape shifter who's abilities come in many forms like claws, blades, super jump, sprint, climbing walls and many more. Battle against zombies, monsters, military soldiers and mutated creatures as you explore Mathattan rooftops, skyscrapers and crowded streets.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

    Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.


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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    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: 1.8
    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 1.8 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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    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: prototype
    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 1.8
    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
    Leave virtual desktop unchecked
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_directx9
    • 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

    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: Prototype
    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
    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
    Strict Draw Ordering: enabled
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    Note: Enabling Strict Draw Ordering is very important because it fixes a bunch of graphical artifacts

    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Prototype
    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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    Installing Prototype

    Select Prototype in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Finish
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    Screen Resolution Fix

    Go to: https://mega.nz/#!29MjlYRa!qt2ai0-ofJQgqbvnB1UXNjOhATlz4cPhR9FAXj4To7o
    Download Prototype_All_Res.zip

    Note: I kept a copy below as well

    Go to Prototype game files
    Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/prototype/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamAppse/Common/Prototype
    Rename:
    Code:
    prototypeenginef.dll
    to
    Code:
    prototypeenginef-old.dll
    Rename:
    Code:
    movies.rcf
    to
    Code:
    movies-old.rcf
    Extract prototypeenginef.dll from the Prototye_All_Res.zip to the same directory
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    Go back to Steam
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click video
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    Prototype should already go fullscreen
    Resolution will show "Label"
    That is how you know the prototypeenginef.dll is working

    Adjust:
    • Anti-Alias Level
    • VSync
    • Shadow Detail
    • Graphic Quality
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    Conclusion:
    Prototype ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti once I disabled the videos, enabled Strict Draw Ordering and used the Prototype_All_Res patch. You may experience some crashing with videos and there is no way to predict which one's, but you can cancel cutscenes with Esc or Enter. The game will crash every time if you don't rename the video script file: movies.rcf
    But most of the cut-scenes played fine anyways. A few flickering textures, but still played.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. booman
    Prototype All Resolution zip

    and more screens...

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    Attached Files:

  2. Daerandin
    This is awesome! I really love this game and am very happy that you managed to get it working. Thanks a lot for this guide, I'm definitely installing this game very soon.
    booman likes this.
  3. booman
    Of course! Let me know if you experience any issues.

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