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Spelunky Guide

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    Re-live the 80's by saving the princess in a cavernous world of minions and bosses. In Spelunky, you can climb, jump, run, whip and explode your way through dangerous caves. Find the merchant and replenish your bombs or rope... Be careful, that is a long drop... you might want to bring along a friend.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Spelunky. 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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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: spelunky
    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 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080 or 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Spelunky

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_spelunky_2.1.0.9.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

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

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

    Select Spelunky
    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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    Close Configure

    Launching Spelunky

    Select Spelunky
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click "Help & Options"
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • HUD Style
    • Fullscreen Effects
    • Dynamic Shadows
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    Conclusion:
    Spelunky installed, configured and played just fine in PlayOnLinux. I was able to play co-op with a friend on the keyboard. Its actually quite a hard game and you are supposed to take your time and plan your route because its not very forgiving. You die, you start over.

    Screenshots:
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