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Outpost Glacier Guide

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  • by booman, Mar 13, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  • booman

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    Outpost Glacier is a space survival game where you landed on a remote planet that is always below zero degrees. Explore, gather resources and craft items to keep yourself alive! Most importantly... stay warm!

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Outpost Glacier. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: ProtonGE 5.1 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.5.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 5.0
    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 5.0
    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 5.0 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: outpostglacier
    Click Next

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    Check all three options:
    • Use another versions of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next

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    Select Wine 5.0
    Click Next

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    Note: We will install GloriousEggRolls Proton in a later step

    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following
    Click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • 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 each of the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

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    Note: Each package should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Outpost Glacier does not have an installer
    Click Cancel

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    Download Outpost Glacer from itch.io
    Go to: https://unallocated.itch.io/outpost-glacier
    Save to your Desktop

    Open with Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to Program Files in your outpostglacier virtual drive
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/outpostglacier/drive_c/Program Files
    Click The new folder icon
    Name it: outpostglacier
    Click Create
    Click Extract again

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    Click "Show the Files"
    Close Archive Manager

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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.5.5
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.5

    Save to your Desktop
    Extract to your Desktop

    Open x64 folder
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Paste in the Win64 folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/outpostglacier/drive_c/Program Files/outpostglacier/Project_Icebox/Binaries/Win64/
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    Installing GloriousEggRolls Proton 5.1

    Go to "linux_amd64" folder in PlayOnLinux
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64
    Create a new folder: proton5.1

    Download GloriousEggRoll Proton 5.1
    Go to: https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases/tag/5.1-GE-2

    Save to your Desktop
    Open with Archive Manager
    Extract to your Desktop first

    Open the "proton_dist.tar.gz" with Archive Manager

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    Navigate to the new "proton5.1" folder you created
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/proton5.1
    Click Extract

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    Close Archive Manager

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "outpostglacier" in the left column

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

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    Select "Outpost_Glacier.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Outpost Glacier
    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
    Select "Outpost Glacier" in the left column
    Click the down-arrow
    Select "Proton5.1"

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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of Memory your video card/chip uses

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    Close Configure

    Now Everything is setup:
    • Proton
    • DXVK
    • Shortcut
    Ready to Run Outpot Glacier
    Select "Outpost Glacier"
    Click Run

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    Conclusion:
    I was unable to successfully run Outpost Glacier with stable Wine and Wine staging. There was always an error about faudio and xaudio1_7. I even tried adding those overrides in Wine Configure, but it still wouldn't run. After testing with GloriousEggRolls Proton fork, it ran perfectly! Performance was decent on my GeForce GTX 1060 and its actually a pretty fun game. Note: I died a few times because I didn't know to use the shovel for creating snowballs to eat.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. booman
    Outpost Glacier is an amazing indie game! I was surprised how polished it is and interactive. Even the snow is interactive as you can shovel it, walk through it and creatures make paths in it.

    You go to try this one!

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