1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gauntlet Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 28, 2017.

  • by booman, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    6,533
    Likes Received:
    419
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Linux, Arizona
    Home page:
    gauntlet80.jpg

    Gauntlet is one of the most unique arcade classics from the 80s. It was the first co-op multiplayer dungeon game with classes and has several sequels. But in 2014 Gauntlet finally got a sequel to rule-them-all...

    gauntlet88.jpg

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Gauntlet. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.1 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.12-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
    wine01.png

    Look for the Wine Version: 2.12-staging
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    wine02.png

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
    wine04.png

    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
    wine05.png

    Installed
    wine06.png

    Wine 2.12-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
    gauntlet01.png

    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
    gauntlet02.png

    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
    gauntlet03.png

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
    gauntlet04.png

    Click "install a non-listed program"
    gauntlet05.png

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
    gauntlet06.png

    Name your virtual drive: gauntlet
    No spaces
    Click Next
    gauntlet07.png

    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
    gauntlet08.png

    Select Wine 2.12-staging
    Click Next
    gauntlet09.png

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
    gauntlet10.png

    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
    gauntlet11.png

    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
    gauntlet12.png

    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_Physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
    gauntlet13.png

    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
    gauntlet14.png

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
    gauntlet15.png

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
    gauntlet24.png

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
    gauntlet25.png

    Name your shortcut: Gauntlet
    Click Next
    gauntlet26.png

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
    gauntlet27.png

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    gauntlet28.png

    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    gauntlet29.png

    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
    gauntlet30.png

    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Gauntlet
    Click Run
    gauntlet31.png

    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
    gauntlet32.png

    Login
    gauntlet33.png

    Find Gauntlet in your Library
    Click Install
    gauntlet34.png

    Uncheck "Created desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
    gauntlet35.png

    Click "I Agree"
    gauntlet36.png

    Click Finish
    Wait for Gauntlet to download...
    gauntlet37.png

    Setting Windowed Mode

    Gauntlet will refuse to load due to some screen resolution issue
    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/gauntlet/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Gauntlet/content
    Open settings.ini in TextEditor
    gauntlet39.png

    Scroll down to fullscreen = True
    gauntlet40.png

    Change it to fullscreen = False
    Click Save
    Close TextEditor
    gauntlet41.png

    Back to Steam
    Click Play
    gauntlet38.png

    Now it will launch in Windowed mode and you can change it back to fullscreen

    Click Settings
    gauntlet42.png

    Click Display
    Check Fullscreen
    Click Apply
    gauntlet44.png

    Click Graphics
    Adjust:
    • Brightness
    • Shadows
    • Decal Amount
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • FXAA
    • Gore
    • Bloom
    • Classic Mode
    gauntlet43.png

    Bugs

    The only bugs I've encountered are keyboard interactivity when launching the game.
    The simple fix is to use Alt+Tab out of the window and Alt+Tab back and then it works fine

    Another bug is Exiting the game. It will crash each time
    Just Alt+Tab to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    Go to Wine Tab
    Click "Kill Processes"
    gauntlet45.png

    Conclusion:
    I was amazed that Gauntlet runs now even though it is a Direct X 10/11 game. Wine staging does a great job handling everything and I was able to play with all settings on high on my GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 950. I was even able to play co-op online as well. It played just as well as in Windows.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
    gauntlet81.jpg

    gauntlet97.jpg

    gauntlet82.jpg

    gauntlet95.jpg

    gauntlet84.jpg

    gauntlet93.jpg
    vashin likes this.

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. vashin
    Runs very well on Archlabs. Only issue I have is a little sound crackle however I'm running it under POL 4.2.10.
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    You might want to update to PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
    I've been using it for a few weeks now and it seems to run just fine.

    The only issues I've experienced is some frame stutter in the later dungeons and one time my character died and respawned out of the map.
    vashin likes this.
  3. mrdeathjr28
    Good and actually runs well for DX10 title

    :)
    booman likes this.
  4. booman
    I'm very happy that Wine developers are working on Direct X 10/11 compatibility!

Share This Page