Avencast is an Action RPG following a similar story to the Harry Potter books. You begin as cadet in a school of magic and complete training quests to level up. Avencast has some great features like skill tree, character stats, melee & projectile weapons, roll & dodge, spells and keyboard combinations to cast them.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Avencast in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Avencast. 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 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
Click Install Steam
Do not click "Install Steam Now"
It will automatically install Linux Steam
Select Windows Steam instead
click "Windows" under the green button
Navigate to your desktop
Click "install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: avencast
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following libraries:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Navigate to your desktop
Check: I accept the license...
Click the "X" to close Steam login
Name your shortcut: Avencast
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine
Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Click "Login to existing account"
Find Avencast in your Steam Library
Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
Click Play after Avencast is finished downloading
Select "Launch Options Menu"
Click Save & Play
- Floor in systemmem
- No PostRenderEffect
- Multisample PostRenderEffect
- Vertex processing
- Video Subtitles
- Disable videos
- XFire Info
Also, in-game during game-play you can press Esc
Adjust a few graphical settings like resolution
Even after setting Avencast to 1920x1080 the game would still launch at 1280x960
To resolve this, go to the Avencast/cfg directory
path:Open game.cfg with your text editorCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/avencast/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/Avencast/cfg
Edit the two lines:
Enter the desired fullscreen resolution
Save & close
Avencast ran perfectly with standard overrides and Wine 2.0.2. Feel free to set Windows to XP so you can browse the store too. I experienced great frame rates on my GTX 1060 in resolution of 1920x1080 as you can see in the video below. Avencast is an older game, but a really fun & challenging experience. so much to do and so many ways to customize your characters skills.