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Mageslayer Guide

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  • by booman, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    Free the land from Mages who dominate the world with the power of Starfall. Utilize the power of Sun Orb and Starstone to slay their minions in the darkest of dungeons.

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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:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.4
    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 1.8.4 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: mageslayer
    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 1.8.4
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 98
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 800x600
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Components, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Select "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to the CD ROM
    Select "setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck "I would like to view the README file"
    Click Finish
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    Click OK
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    Check "Direct3D Hardware Acceleration Enabled"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "mageslay.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Mageslayer
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Mageslayer"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.4
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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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    Launching Mageslayer

    Select Mageslayer
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Click OK
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    Click Options
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    Click "Direct 3D Options..."
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    Video Modes
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    Select "D3D 800x600x16"
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    Other Video Modes

    You can also edit the userdef.cfg to set higher resolutions

    Go to:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/mageslayer/drive_c/Program Files/MageSlayer/Mage/
    Open userdef.cfg in TextEdit
    Change resolution in line
    Code:
    vid_setmodebydesc "D3D 800x600x16"
    to
    Code:
    vid_setmodebydesc "D3D 1280x960x16"
    Save userdef.cfg
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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