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booman Saturday 22 June 2013 at 19:24
booman

I counted all of my operating systems at home:
Linux Mint
Linux ChrUbuntu
LInux Fedora 18
Windows XP
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows 7
Windows 8

So I'm running quite a lab at home

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Ronin DUSETTE Saturday 22 June 2013 at 21:05
Ronin DUSETTE

Mine are:

Xubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Xubuntu 12.04 32 bit
Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-panel
Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Windows 7 64 bit ultimate (virtual machine for work on Linux machine)
Windows 7 64 bit (dual booted laptop; only used for music)

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waymond.young Sunday 23 June 2013 at 0:09
waymond.youngAnonymous

By the way, when you say "windows desktop" do you mean a "virtual desktop" setup in Wine configuration?
I found "virtual desktop" to be very successful with messing with screen resolution. Some games just won't work without it. So I'll set my "virtual desktop" to 1024x768 and then change the resolution in-game and the "virtual desktop" will adjust properly.

Quote from booman

Yup that's what I mean. Got it working in my native 1920x1080 now.

Add DYAD to the list of games that work under POL.  This by far was the easiest install.  No issues, no extras just put it on wine 1.5.3 and *boom* it worked.

As for what I run:
-Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit
-Mint 13 w/ Cinnamon for a backup
-Windows 7 64 Ult that's collecting dust
-WinXP 32 in a Virtualbox

EDIT: Add Retro City Rampage to the list of things I do with POL


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xpander Sunday 23 June 2013 at 16:43
xpander

i am full time linux user and doing all my gaming on linux
last time i had dualboot was 3 years ago when i had the ati/amd gpu (poor drivers for wine gaming).

Arch Linux x64 with mate desktop and compton

my gaming channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Xpander666
booman Sunday 23 June 2013 at 19:19
booman

I subscribed to your youtube.
I'll add those games to my list also...
Remember me huh? isn't that a newer game?

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waymond.young Monday 24 June 2013 at 3:52
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I kick myself now, I had a chance to get the Arma pack on GoG, but I definitely want Quantum Conundrum...and got it on sale on Steam (but it doesn't work natively in Linux).

Thanks Growing Larger/Nero Symbol, but is there something wrong with the audio in that Arma 2 vid or were you in some kind of stealth mode?

Oh and I got Waking Mars to work with POL, but the problems I have are fullscreen mode flickers, and the audio is a garbled/tinny mess.
petch Monday 24 June 2013 at 7:07
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waymond.young Monday 24 June 2013 at 7:33
waymond.youngAnonymous

Yeah, I heard it was part of the Humble Bundle...and I see it is now a part of the software center on Ubuntu.

Problem is, I bought it on GoG, so I guess I'm stuck with a .exe version, maybe if I send a nice email to the folks at Tiger Style...
xpander Monday 24 June 2013 at 8:54
xpander

I subscribed to your youtube.
I'll add those games to my list also...
Remember me huh? isn't that a newer game?

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yeah its quite a new game.. unreal engine 3 always works good if the dx9 support is still there.

waymond.young Monday 24 June 2013 at 12:40
waymond.youngAnonymous

Ok, so add Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers to the list. Weird game.

EDIT: I took Waking Mars off of POL, but I spoke to someone over at Tiger Style games and he allowed me to have the Linux version instead.

Pretty cool group over there, I figured I'd spread the good press about the company.

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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 4:27
Ronin DUSETTE

I subscribed to your youtube.
I'll add those games to my list also...
Remember me huh? isn't that a newer game?

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yeah its quite a new game.. unreal engine 3 always works good if the dx9 support is still there.

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Yup. Pretty much everything I have ran with the Unreal3 engine works great with d3dx9. They dont make a LInux version of that, do they?

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booman Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 14:18
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Thats awesome! I havn't seen a native Linux version of anything UT3 or UDK...

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xpander Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 17:28
xpander

Thats awesome! I havn't seen a native Linux version of anything UT3 or UDK...

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actualy there was some talk that later UE3 builds (3.5 or something with full sourcecode) do have linux support. but the first ones do not and UDK doesnt also.


there are couple of UE3 ports on linux also, like Dungeon Defenders and Killing Floor. but those are ported by icculus, not the official UE3 port.

UE4 however seems to get linux support from the start.

booman Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 18:27
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GRR!
I would love it if UDK could port to Linux... sooner or later they will realize the demand

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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 18:57
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I have a feeling now that Project Shield is out, Steam is selling Linux games, and all of the other wonderful marketing advances that the OSS community has been getting, that within the next year or 2, linux will 100% have a viable share of the PC gaming market. As long as devs get their heads out of .NET so much, anyway. lol

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booman Tuesday 25 June 2013 at 21:08
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yes yes yes!!
I can't wait!!

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waymond.young Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 3:45
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I know I'll be a happy camper. Tried to run a game called Unmechanical, and it uses all those things y'all are talking about. I can get it to run, but for some reason the mouse isn't tracking well with it and it crashes.
booman Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 4:58
booman

WineHQ
Looks like you will need these components:
d3dx9
xact_jun2010
dotnet40

Also says let the game install Direct X but do not let it install Dot Net 4.0
Probably because you installed it previously with PlayOnLinux.

Also says disable DepthOfField=False in the UDKEngine.ini
located at:
\\Unmechanical\\Engine\\Config\\BaseEngine.ini
or
\\My Documents\\My Games\\Unmechanical\\UDKGame\\Config\\UDKEngine.ini

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waymond.young Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 21:54
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Thanks, booman, I need to check out WineHQ more.

What I had to do:
-what you recommended above, plus
-install gdiplus
-install the d3dx11
-install the patch for the game, patch_gogpackunmechanical_1.0.3.19
-Configure Wine to disable "Allow the window manager to control the windows" under the Graphics tab

Apparently UDK does not like to be tamed by the guest OS. I also learned how to pull up the debug tools prompt with the Tab key. Useful way to kill the program is to use "exit"

Looks like a cute little game, I look forward to playing it.
booman Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 21:59
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Cool, glad you got it working.
Feel free to make a new post about your success story and how you did it!

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