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Styx Master Of Shadows Guide

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  • by booman, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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    Styx Master of Shadows is a steal sandbox game where you sneak from A to B as you complete objectives. Utilize your dagger and amber clone to assassinate or distract guards. Careful to not bring any attention to yourself because guards will call out for help and it will be the end for you. Patience and timing is the real challenge as you have little defenses against multiple enemies.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Styx Master of Shadows in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Styx Master of Shadows. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.15-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.15-staging
    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 2.15-staging is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    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 your virtual drive: styxMOS
    No spaces
    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 2.15-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    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: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    • POL_Install_vcrun2012
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam


    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Styx Master of Shadows
    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
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select Styx Master of Shadows
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs.

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Find Styx in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
    Wait for Styx to download (About 9 Gigabytes)
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    Optimization

    Click options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Global Settings
    • Full Screen
    • Resolution
    • Brightness
    • Sync. Vertical
    • Light Shafts
    • Anisotrophy
    • Quality of Textures
    • Dynamic Shadows
    • Depth of Field
    • Motion Blur
    • Bloom
    • Distortion
    • Distant Objects
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Styx Master of Shadows is made with the Unreal Engine and (as always) plays well in Wine. I didn't have any major issues configuring graphics in-game or problem playing on my GeForce GTX 1060. I did have to turn down the Anisotrophy a bit, but otherwise... performance was GREAT.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017

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