1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

De Blob Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 30, 2019.

  • by booman, Mar 30, 2019 at 12:22 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7,491
    Likes Received:
    542
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Linux, Arizona
    Home page:
    deblob94.jpg

    I.N.K.T Corporation has taken over Chroma City and removed all color. Nobody goes outside any longer and its up to one blob to save the day. Enter de Blob! Smash I.N.K.T bots to acquire their color and pain-the-streets color again! Use de Blobs abilities to revive Chroma City by mixing colors, completing objectives, freepaint modes and even 4-player split screen modes.

    deblob88.jpg

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing De Blob in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of De Blob. 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

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
    wine01.png

    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    wine02.png

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
    wine03.png

    Extracting

    Installed
    wine04.png

    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    wine05.png

    Downloading Wine 64-bit
    wine06.png

    Installed
    wine07.png

    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
    deblob01.png

    Click "Install a non-listed program"
    deblob02.png

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
    deblob03.png

    Name the virtual drive: deblob
    Click Next
    deblob04.png

    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
    deblob05.png

    Select Wine 4.0
    Click Next
    deblob07.png

    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
    deblob08.png

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    deblob09.png

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
    deblob10.png

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dcompiler_43
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
    deblob11.png

    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_de_blob_0.28b_(16117).exe"
    Click Open
    deblob13.png

    Click Next again...

    Click OK
    deblob15.png

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
    deblob16.png

    Click OK on all errors
    deblob17.png

    Click Exit
    deblob18.png

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "deBlob.exe"
    Click Next
    deblob19.png

    Name the shortcut: De Blob
    Click Next
    deblob20.png

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
    deblob21.png

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "De Blob"
    Click Configure
    deblob22.png

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
    deblob23.png

    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
    deblob24.png

    32-bit Patch Install

    If you notice any issues with black or unusual dark grey textures or crashing
    Install this 32-bit Patch which will allow De Blob to use all 4GB of Memory available

    1. Go to: https://ntcore.com/?page_id=371
    2. Download 4GB Patch
    3. Save to your Desktop
    4. Navigate to your Desktop
    5. Extract 4gb_patch.exe to the De Blob game directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/deblob/drive_c/GOG Games/de Blob/
    deblob25.png

    Back to PlayOnLinux Configure
    Go to Wine Tab
    Click Command Prompt
    deblob26.png

    Type the following commands:
    Code:
    c:
    Press Enter

    Code:
    cd GOG Games\De Blob\
    Press Enter

    Code:
    4gb_patch.exe deBlob.exe
    Press Enter
    deblob27.png

    Now you should have a backup of deBlob.exe called deBlob.exe.backup
    Close Command Prompt

    Close Configure

    Select De Blob
    Click Run
    deblob28.png

    Conclusion:
    I tried running De Blob with DXVK initially, but there is a bug with 32-bit applications and memory that would cause it to crash. I even tried DXVK with the 4gb patch, but still crashed. So testing with native Wine 4.0 and direct x 10/11 packages and it worked pretty good. A bit slow, but still worked!

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
    deblob101.jpg

    deblob100.jpg

    deblob102.jpg

    deblob81.jpg

    deblob82.jpg

    deblob84.jpg

    deblob85.jpg

    deblob86.jpg

    deblob89.jpg

    deblob92.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 30, 2019.

Share This Page