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Dead Lab Guide

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    Dead Lab is a short indie project by Fractured Games Inc where you play as Sam in an experimental lab where everything has gone wrong. You are awakened in a lab dormitory by a voice on the radio. You must reach the top level at all cost, find weapons, use physics and keep your cool.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dead Lab 2.0 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GameJolt version of Dead Lab 2.0. 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: 4.0.2
    DXVK: 1.4.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    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 4.0.2
    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 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Dead Lab 2.0 on GameJolt
    Go to: https://gamejolt.com/games/dead-lab-2-0/187563
    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: deadlab
    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 4.0.2
    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"
    Check "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, Libaries, Components)

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

    Do not click Browse
    Dead Lab 2.0 does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open 2.0-32bit.zip with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files (x86) directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/deadlab/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/
    Click the folder button
    Name the folder: deadlab
    Click Creatae
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.4.2
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.2
    Download to your Desktop
    Extract DXVK
    Open the x32 directory
    Copy all of the DLLs
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    Paste them in the game folder with "Dead Lab 2.0.exe"
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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 "Dead Lab 2.0.exe"
    Click Next
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    Leave the default name
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Back to General Tab
    Select "Dead Lab 2.0"
    Wine version: 4.0.2
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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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    Close Configure

    Run Dead Lab 2.0

    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Dead Lab Unity 3D Launcher
    Adjust:
    • Screen Resolution
    • Graphics Quality
    • Select Monitor
    • Windowed
    Click Play
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    Note: There are some minimal graphical options in-game in the options menu

    Conclusion:
    Playing Dead Lab 2.0 with stable Wine alone resulted in a very low frame rate and some graphical bugs. After adding DXVK it ran perfectly! There were still some slow areas, but very few with graphics set on Very High. My GeForce GTX 1060 was able to handle it.


    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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