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Enderal Forgotten Stories Guide

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  • by booman, Jun 21, 2019 at 1:37 PM
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    Enderal is a total conversion of Skyrim where the entire handcrafted world and experience will blow you away. New classes, weapons, open-world, story and much much more... If you thought Skyrim was huge, wait until you explore the world of Enderal Forgotten Stories.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Enderal Forgotten Stories. 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: 4.0 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.2 64-bit

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Download Wine 64-bit

    Installed
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    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Downloading Enderal

    Note: Make sure you have Enabled Steam Beta and Downloaded a version of Proton

    Use your native Linux Steam client to download Enderal
    Search for "Enderal: Forgotten Stories
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    Click "Install Now"
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Download Windows Steam Client

    Go to: https://store.steampowered.com/about/
    Click The Windows Icon under "INSTALL STEAM"
    Save SteamSetup.exe on your Desktop

    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: enderal
    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: 4.0
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Libraries Tab
    Type the following libraries & Click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_6
    • xaudio2_7
    Select one at a time and click Edit
    Select "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 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

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "SteamSetup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Follow the Steam installation instructions
    Click Finish at the last step and Run Steam
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    Click the X when Steam is done downloading and launches
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Steam.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Enderal Steam
    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
    Wine version: 4.0
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Close Configure

    Run Enderal Steam and login
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    Cut-n-Paste the Enderal game folder
    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/
    Select Enderal directory
    Cut or drag-n-drop Enderal directory
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    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/enderal/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/
    Create a folder: common
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    Paste Enderal directory in the common folder

    Note: Perform this step after Enderal is finished downloading in Native Linux Steam client. Enderal is about 15 Gigabytes

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure Again
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "Enderal Launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Enderal Launcher
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Download DirectX End-User Runtime (June 2010)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
    Save to your desktop in a folder called: DirectX2010

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Go to the DirectX2010 Folder on your Desktop
    Select "directx_June2010_redist.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Yes

    Click Browse
    Navigate to the DirectX2010 folder on your Desktop
    This will extract a bunch of files into the folder
    Click OK
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    After its finished extracting
    Go back to Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive" again
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    Go to the DirectX2010 folder again
    Select "DXSETUP.exe"
    Click Open
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    Accept the agreement
    Click Next

    Click Next

    This will install a bunch of DirectX libraries, specially the ones we need for sound in Enderal
    Click Finish
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    Close Configure

    Installing DXVK

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.2
    Download Version 1.2
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract on your Desktop

    Copy all of the DLLs in the x64 Folder

    Paste in the Enderal Launcher.exe Folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/enderal/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Enderal/
    Tips on Setting up DXVK in Linux
    http://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/dxvk-guide.2540/

    Run Enderal One Time

    Enderal has a problem loading due to a missing ini file
    Run the Launcher once and make all the necessary settings you need to change

    Select "Enderal Steam" and Click Run
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    Select "Enderal Launcher" and Click Run
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    Note: You might see a crash pop-up for Steam, you can click cancel and ignore it

    Optmization:

    Common Tab
    Adjust:
    • Vsync
    • Window Mode
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Resolution
    • Antialiasing
    • Anisotropic Filter
    • Graphic Quality (Presets)
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    Detail Tab
    Adjust:
    • Reflect Ground
    • Reflect Trees
    • Reflect Objects
    • Reflect Sky
    • Textures
    • Blur Quality
    • Shadow Details
    • Decal count
    • FXAA
    Visibility
    Adjust:
    • Overal draw distance
    • Actor draw distance
    • Object draw distance
    • Light draw distance
    • Grass draw distance
    • Reflection draw distance
    • Details on distan objects
    • Feild of view
    • Shadow draw distance
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    Optimization Tab
    Adjust:
    Memory usage
    CPU usage
    Experimental Multithreading
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    Click "Save Settings"

    Run Enderal to be sure everything is performing correctly for your hardware

    Crash on Load Fix

    Now that your settings are set, lets fix the crash on load
    Go to "My Games" Enderal Folder
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/Documents/My Games/Enderal
    Copy the Enderal.ini file
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    Paste in the Skyrim Folder
    Rename to: Skyrim.ini
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    Copy the plugins.txt file
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/enderal/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/enderal
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    Paste in the Skyrim folder in Application Data/Skyrim
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    Now Enderal will launch at next load
    Any time you make changes to the launcher, you have to perform the above steps

    Conclusion:
    This is the only way to play Enderal in Linux as it is not currently working under Proton. Its a LOT of work-arounds, but once it starts, you can play for hours. I only experienced a single crash so far, but its a HUGE game and will take a long time to play through.

    Gameplay Video:
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019

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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. booman
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  2. jay_le
    This guide works in Arch Linux, just make sure you have installed library "lib32-openal" (pacman -S lib32openal) on your system.

    BTW DirectX2010 installation fails on my system (but it seems it copied all DLL files, just couldnt verify version of some files for some reason)
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  3. booman
    Very nice tips!
    Thank you for taking the time to try this guide and post your results.

    I will mention in the guide to have lib32-openal installed. Mint must already have it installed or I installed it previously for another application.

    I've yet to see the DirectX 2010 Runtime installer fail on Mint. I'm glad it copied the DLLs as those are the most important part.

    Are you noticing any audio problems?
  4. jay_le
    Are you noticing any audio problems?

    Unfortunately yes there are problems, the speech is not working and therefore scripted dialogs are super fast (subtitles only blink through) So the game is unplayable :(

    The music and sounds is working well though.

    Perhaps someone finds solution for this ?
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  5. booman
    Yes, I originally had the exact same issues with audio and scripted events, but after adding the following overrides:
    • xaudio2_6
    • xaudio2_7
    then installing Direct X June 2010 Runtime the audio worked perfectly!

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