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Dungeons & Dragons Online Guide

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    Dungeons and Dragons Online is now a classic MMORPG based on the table-top gaming D&D. After many singleplayer D&D games, Turbine finaly created the epic Kingdom of Cormyr within the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Explore the world as one of the classic D&D classes and spend hundreds of hours completing quests, developing your characters skills and of course... slaying D&D minions.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the ddo.com version of Dungeons and Dragons Online. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.0-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-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 2.0-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Download DDO Client

    Go to: http://www.ddo.com
    Click "Already have an account? Download The Game"
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    Click PC Download
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    Save ddolive.exe to your Desktop
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a progam in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: dungeonsdragons
    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-staging
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Autmomatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the Following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    Click Next
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    Installing DDO Client

    Click Browse

    Select "ddolive.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Next

    Check Custom
    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Uncheck "Create a Quick Launch icon"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Launch DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "TurbineLauncher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: D&D Online
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "D&D Online"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0-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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    Close Configure

    Launching D&D Online Client

    Select "D&D Online"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    High Resolution Textures
    Click "Yes" to download HD Textures
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    Scroll down to the bottom
    Click "I Agree"

    Akamai NetSession Interface
    Check "I Agree"
    Click Next

    Click Close

    Wait while the game downloads from the Client
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    Register and Login
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    Click Play
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    Click "I Agree" again...

    and again...

    Optimization

    Dungeons & Dragons Online is optimized for pretty much any kind of PC. Laptops, netbooks and any Desktop.

    Click Options
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    Graphics Tab
    Adjust:
    • Optimmal Settings (Preset)
    • Graphics Quality
    • Display Screen Mode
    • Resolution
    • Windowed Resolution
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Antialiasing
    • Color
    • Contrast

    Adv Graphics
    Adjust:
    • Object Draw Distance
    • Model Detail
    • Material Detail
    • Landscape Draw Distance
    • Frill Distance
    • Distant Imposters
    • Admospheric Detail
    • Texturing
    • Texture Detail
    • Texture Filtering
    • Anisotropic Filter Quality
    • Multi-pass Lighting
    • Specular Lighting
    • Surface Reflection
    • Landscape Lighting Quality
    • Landscape Shadows
    • Blob Shadows
    • Stencil Shadows
    • Enviroment Stencil Shadows
    • Video Post Effects
    • Overbright Bloom Filter
    • Blur filter Quality
    • Bloom Intensity
    • Player Mesh Combinging
    • Texture Cache Size
    • Player Crowd Quality
    • Refresh Rate
    • Sync with Refresh Rate
    • Triple Buffering

    Click close
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    Conclusion:
    I was able to play Dungeons & Dragons Online without any isssues on my GeForce 650 Ti. There was one time when I launched the client I received a crashed pop-up, but I just launched again and it was fine. Performance was great and I was able to run just about everything on high. Notice some of the DirectX 10/11 features? Hopefully Wine will be compatible in time.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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