Play as a Mage and select your initial skills with bonus cards. As you complete levels you can purchase new abilities to survive the waves of minions until you face the boss. Each level is randomly generated and enemies have several abilities of their own. Survive, don't survive...
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Deathroned in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the itch.io demo version of Deathroned. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Also click the 64-bit tab and download the 64-bit version of Wine 3.0
Wine 3.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed and you can close this window
Download Deathroned for free:
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: deathroned
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "64 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Manually enter each library
Select each library
Select "Native (Windows)"
Click Apply when each library is entered and edited
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should download and install
Extract the Deathroned game folder to the Program Files directory
Full path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/deathroned/drive_c/Program Files
Downloading/Installing Wine 3.14-staging
Go to: https://lutris.net/files/runners/
Click wine-staging-3.14-x86_64.tar.gz to download
Save to your Desktop
Open wine-staging-3.14-x86_64.tar.gz with your Archive Manager
Extract to the PlayOnLinux Wine directory
Full path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/
Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
Save to your Desktop
Extract DXVK 0.92
Open the extracted folder
Copy the dll files from x64
Past in the deathroned/Binaries/Win64 directory
Back to PlayOnLinux
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name the shortcut: Deathroned
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Change Wine version
Click the down-arrow and select Wine: staging-3.14-x86_64
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Deathroned may take 20 seconds to initially launch, so be patient
Since this is only an early release, there are some missing features like graphics/video options.
But it is an Unreal Engine 4 game and you can do some ajustments yourself.
Launch the game one time then exit
Go to the Deathroned WindowsEditor directory and open GameUserSettings.ini
Note: Remember to replace "username" with your Linux login nameCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/deathroned/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/deathroned/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor/GameUserSettings.ini
After doing some research I found a bunch of commands that can help Deathroned run smoother in Wine
Copy/paste the following commands into GameUserSettings.ini
Should appear like thisCode:[/Script/Engine.GameUserSettings] bUseVSync=False ResolutionSizeX=1920 ResolutionSizeY=1080 LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1280 LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=1024 WindowPosX=-1 WindowPosY=-1 bUseDesktopResolutionForFullscreen=False FullscreenMode=2 LastConfirmedFullscreenMode=2 Version=5 [ScalabilityGroups] sg.AntiAliasingQuality=1 sg.TextureQuality=1 sg.EffectsQuality=1 sg.ResolutionQuality=80 sg.ShadowQuality=1 sg.PostProcessQuality=1 r.MotionBlurQuality=1 r.BlurGBuffer=0 r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=1 r.AmbientOcclusionRadiusScale=1.7 r.DepthOfFieldQuality=1 r.RenderTargetPoolMin=300 r.LensFlareQuality=0 r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0 r.EyeAdaptationQuality=0 r.BloomQuality=1 r.FastBlurThreshold=0 r.Upscale.Quality=1 r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0 r.TranslucencyLightingVolumeDim=24 r.RefractionQuality=0 r.SSR.Quality=0 r.SceneColorFormat=3 r.DetailMode=0 r.TranslucencyVolumeBlur=0 r.MaterialQualityLevel=0 r.Streaming.MipBias=2.5 r.MaxAnisotropy=0 r.Streaming.PoolSize=200 r.LightFunctionQuality=1 r.ShadowQuality=1 r.Shadow.CSM.MaxCascades=1 r.Shadow.MaxResolution=512 r.Shadow.RadiusThreshold=0.06 r.Shadow.DistanceScale=0.6 r.Shadow.CSM.TransitionScale=0 r.Gamma=1.000000
Initially Deathroned was running in Direct X 11 mode and ran pretty slow on my GeForce GTX 1060.
So after adding the Quality settings and options to the GameUserSettings.ini I was able to play with a decent frame rate. Feel free to mess with the Quality settings to get better frame rates or visuals.
The lighting in-game is kinda bright and I tried to compensate with gamma command, but it didn't seem to take. Other than that, it ran fine, just have to wait a short time for the game to launch. For now its totally free, so give it a try...
WASD = Move
Shift = Short Sprint
Enter = Ok & Start
Q = Select spells with Mouse or WASD
Left Mouse = Fire
Right Mouse = Melee
Middle Mouse = Special