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Narbacular Drop Guide

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    Narbacular Drop is a platform/puzzle game where you navigate your princess through portals. This game inspired the well-known game: Portal
    Use your portals to access hard-to-reach areas and cleverly imobilize traps.

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
    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 2.0.3 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Narbacular Drop

    Its not quite as easy to download as you would think.
    If you try to download the installer from DigiPen's website it isn't the correct file because its only 1 MB. The full game is 21 MB's
    You can try these link, but Google has blacklisted some of the NarbacularDrop.exe downloads.
    I downloaded the one from GamersHell and nuclearmonkeysoftware and it worked fine.

    Nuclear Monkey:
    http://www.nuclearmonkeysoftware.com/downloads/narbacular_drop.exe

    Cnet:
    http://download.cnet.com/Narbacular-Drop/3000-2097_4-10573040.html

    GamersHell:
    http://www.gamershell.com/download_17513.shtml

    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: narbaculardrop
    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 2.0.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
    Desktop size: 640x480
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    Click Next
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    Installing Narbacular Drop

    Click Browse

    Select "Narbacular_Drop.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the agreement"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next again...
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    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Uncheck "View Read Me.txt"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Narbacular Drop.exe"
    Click Next
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    Shortcut name: Narbacular Drop
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Narbacular Drop"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0.3
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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

    Select Narbacular Drop
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Adjust Resolution

    Click Options (may have to click multiple times to find the "sweet spot")
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    Check "Anti-Aliasing"
    Uncheck "Windowed"
    Set Resolution to 1024x768
    Click OK (may have to click multiple times)
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    Click Quit

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Click Wine Tab
    Click Configure Wine
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    Graphics Tab
    Change Desktop size to: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Now you can play windowed at resolution 1024x768 with Virtual Desktop on
    Or you can play fullscreen at resolution 1024x768 with the virtual Desktop off

    Run Nabacular Drop again

    Conclusion:
    The only bug I experienced was clicking the menu items. Sometimes I had to click a bunch of times for the button to initiate. Once you are in game the mouse-look works and "Q" & "E" allows you to add or remove portals. Sometimes the mouse left-click/right-click doesn't work for portals properly and you have to mess around clicking but they eventually work.

    Screenshots:
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