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Aron's Adventure Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 3, 2019.

  • by booman, May 3, 2019 at 1:40 PM
  • booman

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    Aron's Adventure is a clever low poly Dark-Souls-ish 3rd person action adventure. The demo starts you later in the game where a siege of goblins and zombies are attacking the castle. Sneak or fight your way into the castle and fight side-by-side with whats left of the soldiers. Use bow & arrows or your sword & shield with special attacks, kicks and dodges to survive.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Aron's Adventure in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Itch.io Demo version of Aron's Adventure. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0
    DXVK: 1.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Aron's Adventure
    Go to: https://timergames.itch.io/arons-adventure
    Save the demo on your Desktop

    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 the virtual drive: aronsadventure
    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 4.0
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Libraries Tab
    Type the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_7
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select "Native (Windows)"
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    • POL_Install_vcrun2013
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click "Browse"
    Aron's Adventure Demo does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open "Demo Build V1.31" with Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files directory
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/aronsadventure/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"

    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.0.3
    Save to your Desktop and extract
    https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.0.3

    Open x64 directory
    Copy all DLLs
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    Paste the DLLs in the Win63 Directory
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/aronsadventure/drive_c/Program Files/Demo Build V1.31/DungeonGame/Binaries/Win64/
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "AronsAdventure.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Aron's Adventure
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Visual C 2015 Install

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Open a shell"
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    Copy/Paste:
    Code:
    Code:
    wget  https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    Code:
    chmod +x winetricks
    Press Enter

    Copy/Paste
    Code:
    Code:
    WINEPREFIX=/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/aronsadventure ./winetricks -q vcrun2015
    Press Enter

    Note: Replace "username" with your login
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    Close Shell

    Direct X 2010 Runtime

    This will fix the stuttering audio with DirectX 11 games
    Go to: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109
    Download and Save to your Desktop in a Folder

    Back to Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Select directx_jun2010_redist.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Yes

    Click Browse
    Extract on your Desktop in the same folder
    (it will extract many files...)
    Click OK
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    Back to Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run an exe in this virtual drive" again
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    Navigate to the extracted Direct X files
    Select "DXSETUP.exe"
    Click Open
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    Select "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish when its complete
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    Set Wine to Windows 10

    Wine Tab
    Click "Configure Wine"
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    Applications Tab
    Select Windows 10
    Click OK
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    Close Configure

    Aron's Adventure First Launch

    Select "Aron's Adventure"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click "Settings Menu"
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • V-Sync
    • Gamma
    • Brightness
    • Presets

    Click Advanced
    Adjust:
    • Volumetric Fog
    • Resolution Scale
    • Sharpening
    • Foliage Density
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Post Processing
    • Shadow Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Effect Quality
    • Motion Blur
    • View Distace Scale
    • Click "Apply Settings"
    • Click "Close Settings"
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    Conclusion:
    Aron's Adventure ran perfectly with DXVK and Wine 4.0 on my GeForce GTX 1060. Frame rates were great, mouse an keyboard were responsive and I was able to quit and continue playing the demo without bugs. Some day Wine will fix the audio issues so we do not have to install DirectX 2010 Runtime. This demo is amazing and I can't wait to see a finished game!

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, May 3, 2019.

  1. booman
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  2. Tim van Kan
    Hey Booman,

    Thank you so much for the in-depth post. I'm one of the developers on the game. It's crazy to see someone go to such an extend to help people play on Linux. :)

    I hope that we'll get to support linux in the future as well but I can't promise anything as of now. It's cool to see that there's already ways to play it.

    Thanks you!

    -Tim
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  3. booman
    Thanks for checking us out Tim!
    I love Aron's Adventure! Quite a feat and love the low poly graphics! The fighting mechanics are really fun and challenging... not to mention the amazing detail in the castle and forest.
    Are you using Unity Engine?

    Yeah, Wine is the only way we can play Windows games in Linux. Specially all of those old games before Linux gaming was popular. My goal is to test games and if the run, I create a step-by-step guide so other gamers can give it a try.

    No harm in trying... right?

    We always prefer a native port, but many times it just doesn't happen. I know its hard to support another OS when the % of gamers is so small in comparison to Windows and Mac. But we got to start somewhere!

    Keep up the hard work and let us know when you release the full game. I would love to test it in Wine again.
  4. Tim van Kan
    Thanks!

    We use Unreal Engine 4.


    Thanks and I will let you know. =D
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  5. booman
    Awesome!
    I filled out the survey as well...
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