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The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Guide

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  • by booman, Mar 31, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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    Ethan Carter has send disturbing news about Red Creek Valley and now he's missing... investigate what really happened through visions, portals and communicating with the dead. Play as Paul Prospero in this horrifying mystery adventure and seek the truth in the most realistic visuals you have ever seen in a game.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Vanishing Of Ethan Carter in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Vanishing Of Ethan Carter. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.1 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.4-staging 64-bit

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.4-staging & 2.4-staging 64-bit
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Note: Selecting both 32-bit and 64-bit versions is necessary because the installation steps require selecting the version of Wine before selecting the 64-bit virtual drive

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 2.4-staging 32-bit & 64-bit are 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: ethancarter
    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 2.4-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
    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 (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_the_vanshing_of_ethan_carter_2.3.0.5.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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    .NET Framework Error
    Click close
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "AstronautsGame-Win64-Shipping.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Vanishing of Ethan Carter"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.4-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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    Installing Ethan Carter Patch

    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Select "path_the_vanishing_of_ethan_carter_2.4.0.6.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Update
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    Click Exit
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    Close Configure

    Launching Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    Select "Vanishing of Ethan Carter"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Graphics
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Display Mode
    • Quality Preset
    • Vertical Sync
    • Texture Detail
    • Anti-Aliasing
    • Texture Filtering
    • Field Of View
    • Brightness
    • Click Apply
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    Click Advanced

    Adjust:
    • Alpha To Coverage
    • Motion Blur
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Bloom
    • Light Shafts
    • Distortion
    • Character Shadows
    • Water Reflections
    • Lightmaps Quality
    • Materials Quality
    • Detail Distance
    Click Done
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    Conclusion:
    I was able to play The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter on all high settings with my GeForce GTX 950. Besides the white pixels everything ran really well. There are a few stutters because of streaming/loading parts of the level, but that is expected.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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