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Soulbringer Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 14, 2017.

  • by booman, Apr 14, 2017 at 1:42 PM
  • booman

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    Soulbringer is a classic action RPG with a great story, customizable magic system and interactive elements. Follow the path of Harbinger and confront the Revenants to put an end to their evil rule.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Soulbringer. 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: 1.8.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.5
    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 1.8.5 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: soulbringer
    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 1.8.5
    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 desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_soulbringer_2.0.0.37.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

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

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

    Select "Soulbringer"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8.5
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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 Soulbringer

    Select "Soulbringer"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    First Launch
    Click Video
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    Adjust Driver and Mode (Resolution)
    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    Soulbringer is such an old game that it should run on any computer these days. I was even surprised that it ran at 160x1200 resolution, but for fullscreen I had to change my Linux Desktop to 1600x1200 first, otherwise it would appear to be in a window. Some of the character textures looked a bit funny when they were moving, but I noticed that is how the game has always looked. Otherwise, it ran perfectly.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Daerandin
    I LOVE this game. I think I have played through it 4-5 times since I first bought it roughly 15 years ago. I remember the interface took a lot of time to get used to, but everything else about this game is amazing. The story, the world, the characters. I was mesmerized by this game and seeing this guide really brought back fond memories.

    The graphics were bad even at the time, but that never bothered me. The story is well presented and the game progresses in a very satisfying way. The magic system is very interesting. You can either try to balance your elemental power, or specialize on one or two elements at the expense of other elements. I also really enjoyed how you can set up custom combat combos, which really is the only way to take advantage of your character's automatic ability to dodge.

    Now I may have to install this old favorite again.
  2. booman
    Great! I'm glad the guide inspired you...
    Its nice to see old games like Soulbringer on GOG. I played it a bit and was confused on where to go. The map is static, so I wasn't sure where to find locations... guess I should have explored more.
    I was surprised that the camera could rotate 360 degrees. This was rare for games back then and even games today.
    Yeah, the graphics aren't great, but the variety makes up for it. Just like Morrowind

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