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Vikings Wolves Of Midgard Guide

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    Vikings Wolves of Midgard is a Diablo-esque action RPG. Scour the world of Midgar and fight mythological creatures of Ragnarok in this epic adventure! Chose male or female and 5 classes: Thor, Tyr, Loki, Skathi and Odin.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Vikings Wolves of Midgard in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Vikings Wolves of Midgard. 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: 5.0 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 5.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine

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    Installed

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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 5.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Downloading Wine 64-bit

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    Installed

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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Wine 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    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: vikings
    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 5.0
    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
    Click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"
    Click Apply

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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK

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    Note: Check Emulate a virtual desktop and enter your screen resolution if the game does not accept keyboard input during gameplay.

    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
    • POL_Install_vcrun2013
    • POL_Install_vcrun2015
    Click Next

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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Installing Vikings Wolves of Midgard

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_vikings_-_wolves_of_midgard_2.04_(25982).exe"
    Click Open

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    Click Next again...

    Click OK

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install

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    Click OK on all errors

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    Click Exit

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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "vikings.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Vikings Wolves Of Midgar
    Click Next

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

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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.5
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract and open x64 folder
    Copy all DLLs

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    Paste in the Vikings - Wolves of Midgard game directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/vikings/drive_c/GOG Games/Vikings - Wolves of Midgard/
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Vikings Wolves Of Midgar"
    Click Configure

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    General Tab
    Wine version: 5.0

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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 Vikings Wolves Of Midgar

    Select "Vikings Wolves Of Midgar"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options

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    Click Video

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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Game Screen Renter Quality
    • Screen Mode
    • Display
    • Graphics Quality
    • Anti-aliasing
    • VSync
    • Gamma Correction
    Click Apply

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    Conclusion:
    Vikings Wolves of Midgard ran GREAT on my GeForce GTX 1060 once I was able to figure out how to make the keyboard work in-game. My character moves fine with the mouse, but if I want to use a skill, heal myself or look into my inventory... nothing happened from keyboard input. I started messing with windowed settings and it worked, but I wanted fullscreen. So I had to enable the virtual desktop at 1920x1080 and they keyboard input worked fine and the game was fullscreen. This may not work for everyone.
    I also tried online co-op with another computer in my network and they just stuck at "Initiating Online Game"... so it never actually worked. I think its because the GOG game requires Galaxy to connect online.

    Gameplay Video


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