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Deadlight Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 13, 2018.

  • by booman, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:02 PM
  • booman

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    Deadlight Director's Cut takes place after a zombie apocalypse in the 1980s. Play as Randall Wayne in a brilliant side-scrolling action puzzle platform game. Every scene has a clever puzzle and jump tricks, and survival is your goal. This isn't a zombie slaying action game, instead you have to plan out your moves in precision to reach the next area. Sometimes an all out run is the only way.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Deadlight. 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: 2.21-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.21-staging
    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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    Wine 2.21-staging is 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: deadlight
    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 2.21-staging"
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    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_d3dcomplete
    • POL_Install_xinput
    Click Next
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    Installing Deadlight

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_deadlight_directors_cut_2.0.0.2.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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    Note: Errors do not affect installation or game-play

    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "LOTDGame.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Deadlight
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Deadlight"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.21-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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Select Deadlight
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Settings
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    Click "Display Settings"
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Gamma
    • Fullscreen
    • Vsync
    • Graphic Quality
    Click Accept
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    Note: Further detailed graphics adjustments can be made by editing UT3 .ini files
    Code:
    /home/username/Documents/My Games/UnrealEngine3/LOTDGame/Config/LOTDSystemSettings.ini
    Conclusion:
    Deadlight ran fine in PlayOnLinux. The only problem I had was some screen artifacts that wouldn't go away. I spent hours messing with lighting settings in the LOTDSystemSettings.ini trying to make them go away, but couldn't find the right setting. Otherwise, performance was great on my GeForce GTX 1060

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game and highly customizable thanks to unreal engine 3

    :)
  2. booman
    Have you tested Deadlight as well?
    Did you get the screen artifacts like in my video?
  3. mrdeathjr28
    Yeah very strange in my case dont happen in last test

    :)
  4. booman
    What did you do in your last test to make them go away?
  5. mrdeathjr28
    Last Test



    System Specs Used in Test

    Wine 2.19

    Nvidia Drivers 387.12 (run package from nvidia drivers homepage)

    Xubuntu 16.04 x64 - Kernel 4.8.0-34 generic (ubuntu mainline) - CPUFreq: Performance

    CPU: INTEL Pentium G3258 (Haswell 22nm) 4.1Ghz + Artic Cooling Alpine 11 Plus

    MEMORY: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)

    GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 OC (GP107 14nm: 640 Shaders / 40 TMUS / 32 ROPS) Windforce 2GB DDR5 7000Mhz 128Bit (110Gb/s)

    MAINBOARD: MSI H81M E33

    ;)
  6. booman
    Hmm, what overrides did you use?

    I HAD to use xinput otherwise the game wouldn't even launch
  7. mrdeathjr28
    Yeah xinput is needed in various games like xaudio

    In min 1:37 begins values for config

    :)

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