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Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Mageslayer in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Mageslayer. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: mageslayer
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.4
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 98
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 800x600
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Components, Libraries)
Check the following:
Select "Select another file"
Navigate to the CD ROM
Click Next again...
Uncheck "I would like to view the README file"
Check "Direct3D Hardware Acceleration Enabled"
Name the shortcut: Mageslayer
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.8.4
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of Memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
Click "Direct 3D Options..."
Select "D3D 800x600x16"
Other Video Modes
You can also edit the userdef.cfg to set higher resolutions
Open userdef.cfg in TextEditCode:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/mageslayer/drive_c/Program Files/MageSlayer/Mage/
Change resolution in line
toCode:vid_setmodebydesc "D3D 800x600x16"
Save userdef.cfgCode:vid_setmodebydesc "D3D 1280x960x16"
Once I found the resolution could be set through userdef.cfg I could set my Desktop resolution to 1280x960 and then play in fullscreen. Everything else ran really well. The controls are awkward, but the more you play, the easier they get.