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Sinistria Guide

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  • by booman, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    Sinistria is a creepy horror game where a town of witches is unveiled through investigating the mysterious disappearance of a girl friend. Solve puzzles with physics, interactive objects and frightening jump scares.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Sinistria. 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: 4.21-staging
    DXVK: 1.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.21-staging
    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 4.21-staging
    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 4.21-staging 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: sinistria
    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: 4.21-staging
    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 each of the following
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "Navite (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: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Sinistria demo does not have an installer
    Click Cancel

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    Download Sinistria Demo
    Go to: https://clawsdev.itch.io/sinistria
    Save to you Desktop

    Open Sinistria zip with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to Program Files in your virtual drive
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/sinistria/drive_c/Program Files
    Click Extract again

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Download DXVK 1.5

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract to your Desktop
    Open the x64 folder
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Go back to the Game Folder
    Paste the DLLs

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    PlayOnLinux Configure & Shortcut

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    General Tab
    Select "sinistria" virtual drive on the left column
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

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    Select "Project Sinistria.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Project Sinistria
    Click Next

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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

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    General Tab
    Select "Project Sinistria" in the left column
    Wine version: 4.21-staging

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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

    Run Sinistria

    Select "Project Sinistria"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Optimization

    Click Options

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    General Tab
    Adjust:
    • Grain
    • Bloom
    • Motion Blur
    • Ambient Occlusion
    Click Apply

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    Graphics Tab
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Game Quality
    • Antialiasing
    • Texture Quality
    • Blend Weight
    • Vsync
    • Shadow Resolution
    • Shadow Quality
    • Shadow Cascades
    • Shadow Projection
    • Shadow Distance
    Click Apply

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    Conclusion:
    Sinistria ran perfectly with Wine 4.21-staging and DXVK. I didn't have any performance issues with my GeForce GTX 1060. It is a short demo, but hopefully the full release will run just as well. I didn't create a game play video because I didn't want to ruin the puzzles and scares. The assets are beautifuly and very professionally made. The visuals are outstanding!


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