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Divinity 2 Directors Cut Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 20, 2017.

  • by booman, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  • booman

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    Divinity II Directors Cut is about training to become a Dragon Slayer in the world of Rivellon. Battle against Damian's armies of minions and necromancers in this open-world RPG with all the bells and whistles. Level up your skills, customize your class, plunder loot, explore, slay all kinds of minions and battle against bosses.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Divinity II Directors Cut in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Divinity II Directors Cut. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
    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 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: divinity2
    No spaces
    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 2.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam
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    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Divinity II
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

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

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Located Dvinity II in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait while Divinity II downloads
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    Click Play
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    Click "Play Divinity II - Normal Mode"
    or click "Play Divinity II - Developer Mode"
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Quality Presets
    Click "Advanced Options"

    Adjust:
    • Use VSync
    • Screenspace Anti-Aliasing
    • Geometry High Quality
    • Dynamic Geometry Distance Rendering
    • Dynamic Lighting Quality
    • Timeline Animation Update
    • Render Shadows
    • Timeline Shadow Update
    • Shadow Quality
    • Anistropic Type
    • Dynamic Reflection
    • Use HDR
    • Use Depth of Field
    • Render Light shafts
    • Tree Quality
    • Vegetation Quality
    • Use Multicore
    • Lockstep Mode
    • FPS Cap
    Click the Red "X" to apply
    Click Yes to apply changes
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    Note: The game will ask if you want it to restart, but it won't restart on its own. Just click Play in Steam again.

    Conclusion:
    Dvinity II Directors Cut ran perfectly in Wine 2.0.2 and my GTX 1060. I didn't even bother trying the staging versions of Wine. The only issue I experienced was the cutscene movies do not work. I tried setting Windows as Windows XP and installing Windows Media Player 9 & 10, but no good. Just press Esc to skip the movies.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game and good screens too

    Actually in lastest vanilla have many chances to work better because integrate more csmt things

    :)

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