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Hounds Of Valor Guide

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    Hounds of Valor demo is a short 3rd person action platform game where you control a hound and stop the alien threat! Slay interesting creatures that have infested the landscape with your sword, knives and bombs. Find secret areas by jumping and climbing around hidden ledges.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Hounds of Valor. 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: 4.21-staging
    DXVK: 1.4.6

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.21-staging
    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 4.21-staging
    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 4.21-staging 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Hounds of Valor
    Go to: https://dogatworkgames.itch.io/houndsofvalor
    Save Demo to 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: hounds of valor
    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 1.21-staging
    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

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each the following:
    • 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 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 of the packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Hounds of Valor does not have an installer

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    Open Hounds of Valor zip with your archive manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to the virtual drive Program Files
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/hounds/drive_c/Program Files
    Click the new folder icon
    Name the folder: houndsofvalor

    Click Create
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    DXVK Installation

    Download DXVK 1.4.6
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.6

    Save 1.4.6 to your Desktop
    Open with your Archive Manager

    Extract to your Desktop
    Open x64 directory
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Back to the "houndsofvalor" open folder
    Paste the DLLs

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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "houndsofvalor" in the left column

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

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    Select "HoundsofValor.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Hounds Of Valor
    Click Next

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

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    Back to General Tab
    Wine version: 4.21-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

    Run Hounds Of Valor

    Select "Hounds Of Valor"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Unity3D Settings

    Adjust:
    • Screen resolution
    • Graphics Quality
    • Select Monitor
    • Windowed
    Click Play

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    Conclusion:
    Hounds of Valor wouldn't run with stable versions of Wine. So I tried "staging" versions and DXVK and it ran perfectly! My GeForce GTX 1060 was able to handle the demo just fine without any graphical artifacts or control issues. This game is still in development, so hopefully the full release will also run great in Wine.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020

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