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Obduction Guide

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  • by booman, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Obduction is the latest game from Cyan the makers of Myst series. This fantasy exploration world is full of interactive puzzles and clever surprises. Enjoy the beautiful scenery made with Unreal Engine and discover why you are on this mysterious planet.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Obduction. 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: 4.0
    DXVK: 1.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    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 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: obduction
    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 4.0
    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 the following Libraries
    Click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select "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 packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_obduction_1.7.2_(19600).exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

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

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Obduction
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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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

    DXVK Setup

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.2
    Download version 1.2
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract and open x64 directory
    Copy all of the DLLs
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    Paste DLLs in the Obduction Win64 directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/obduction/drive_c/GOG Games/Obduction/Obduction/Binaries/Win64
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    DXVK Complete Setup Guidehttp://www.gamersonlinux.com/forum/threads/dxvk-guide.2540/

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Obduction
    Click Run
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    Optimization

    Click Settings
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    Adjust:
    • Size
    • Screen Setting
    • V-Sync
    • Gamma
    • View Distance
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Post Processing
    • Shadows
    • Textures
    • Effects
    • Water
    • Foliage
    • Texture Memory
    • Resolution Scale
    • Field of View
    • Motion Blur
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Obduction runs really well with DXVK on my GeForce GTX 1060 and all the settings on epic. The only side-effect is not being able to see the videos. They are all Windows Media formats and Windows Media Player 10 will not install in a 64-bit virtual drive. The game is still totally playable, but I've heard that you need to watch these to progress. I will continue to troubleshoot installing the codecs and researching how to get these videos running.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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