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Dream Willow Guide

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    Dream Willow is a short indie action arcade game. Lead your Necromancer through the colorful wild and slay cute creatures... need some help? Revive their bones into your own minions. Upgrade your health, projectiles and number of minions in the forest store.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Dream Willow. 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: 5.0 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.5.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 5.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine

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    Installed

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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 5.0
    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 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, 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: dreamwillow
    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 5.0
    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
    Click Apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following:
    • d3d9
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "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, Libraries, Components)

    Check each of 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
    Click Cancel

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    Download Dream Willow from itch.io
    Go to: https://wolverinesoft-studio.itch.io/dreamwillow
    Save to your Desktop
    Open with Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to your virtual drive Program Files directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/dreamwillow/drive_c/Program Files
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.5.4
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.4
    Save to your Desktop

    Open with Archive Manager
    Extract to your Desktop

    Open the x64 Directory
    Copy all the DLLs

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    Paste in the game folder
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/drive_c/Program Files/Showcase Build FINAL/
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut and Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "dreamwillow" on the left column

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

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    Select "DREAMWILLOW.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: DREAM WILLOW
    Click Next

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

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    Select New Shortcut on the left column

    General Tab
    Wine version: 5.0

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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 Dream Willow

    Select "Dream Willow"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Conclusion:
    Dream Willow was made with Unity 3D engine and runs really well in PlayOnLinux with Wine on my GeForce GTX 1060. In fact it should run on almost any vulkan supported hardware. It is a short game, so there is no save or load feature, but everything ran well without any crashing or graphical artifacts.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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