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Cult Of The Abyss Guide

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    Cult Of The Abyss is a horror survival game where you play a child surviving in a apocalyptic world. Gather resources, explore the wasteland, cuddle with your dog and avoid mutated creatures. Keep a close eye on your needs because death is around every aspect of the game.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Cult Of The Abyss in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Itch.io Alpha version of Cult Of The Abyss. 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: 4.15-staging
    DXVK: 1.4.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.15-staging
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.15-staging
    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 4.15-staging 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Cult Of The Abyss on Itch.io
    Go to: https://delphicmind.itch.io/cultoftheabyss
    Save to 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: cultoftheabyss
    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: 4.15-staging
    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
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "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
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Cult Of The Abyss Alpha does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open CultOfTheAbyss_win.zip with your archive manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the virtual drive
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/cultoftheabyss/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract again
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.4.4
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.4
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract
    Copy all of the DLLs in x64 folder
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    Paste in the open folder where you installed the game
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/cultoftheabyss/drive_c/Program Files/CultOfTheAbyss_win
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Creating a Shortcut

    General Tab
    Select "cutloftheabyss" on the left column
    Click "Make a ne shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "CutlOfTheAbyss.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Cult Of The Abyss
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Back to Configure
    Select the new shortcut in the left column

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.15-staging
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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 amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Run Cult Of The Abyss

    Select Cult Of The Abyss
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Conclusion:
    The only problem I experienced was the character moving erratically when trying to interact with objects. For example he may just start walking off in the wrong direction, but you can correct him by simply clicking again. There are some graphical artifacts around the edge of the screen, but its hard to tell if its actually part of the game or a Wine artifact? Either way, it doesn't affect gameplay. I was able to get a great frame rate with my GeForce GTX 1060 and was able to save, quit and load the game later on.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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