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Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Guide

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  • by booman, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:04 PM
  • booman

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    Darksiders 2 continues the story after War was imprisoned. Now you play as his brother Death who attempts to free the human race and undo the damage done by the Apocalypse. Explore huge maps and traverse complex jumping/platform puzzles. Gain loot from hacking and slashing all kinds of demons and bosses on earth. Level up Death and interact with demi-god-ish NCPs who will point you in the direction of the enemy or angels who will try an stop you.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux and DXVK.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.14 Staging (64-bit)
    DXVK: 0.72

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.15
    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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    Install the 64-bit version as well
    Click "Wine versions (amd64) Tab
    Select 3.15
    Repeat steps

    Wine 3.15 32-bit and 64-bit are installed and you can close this window

    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: darksiders2
    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 3.15
    Click Next
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    Note: We will download Wine 3.14 staging in a later step

    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Libraries Tab
    Enter the following libraries:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_7
    Click Edit on each one and 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_d3dcompiler_43
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_darksiders2_deathinitive_2.0.1.3.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Darksiders2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Darksiders II
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Go to: https://lutris.net/files/runners/
    Download wine-staging-3.14-x86_64.tar.gz
    Save to your Desktop
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    Extract to the PlayOnLinux linux-amd64 folder
    full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64
    Click Extract
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    DXVK Libraries

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
    Download version 0.72
    Save to your Desktop
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    Open the dxbk-0.72/x64 folder
    Copy all the files
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    Paste into the Darksiders II Dethainitive Edition Folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/darksiders2/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/GOG Games/Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition/
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    Here is the Full DXVK Guide in PlayOnLinux

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Darksiders II"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click the down-arrow to select Wine 3.14 staging
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launch Darksiders II

    Select Darksiders II
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video icon
    Adjust:
    • Vertical Sync
    • Gamma
    • Video Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Shadow Quality
    • Anti-Aliasing = Off
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    Note: Turn off Anti-Aliasing to reduce graphical artifacts

    Conclusion:
    Darksiders II runs much better with DXVK implemented. There are still some graphical flickering in the sky, but its not a "game breaker". I was able to play on my GeForce GTX 1060 with great frame rates and no other noticable issues. Previously when I played Darksiders a few years ago, I played through the entire game with a few annoying graphical bugs. But those are now gone and it runs beautifully.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. batmanm0b1e
    yes this is awesome Thank you booman
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  2. booman
    No problem

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