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Warlock Master Of The Arcane Guide

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  • by booman, Sep 23, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    Warlock Master of the Arcane is a Role-Playing Strategy game similar to Heroes of Might and Magic. Your minions will level-up, heroes will visit to be hired, and you can build your cities in any fashion you desire. Combat many different types of enemies like Spiders, Roaches, Skeletons, Bears and much much more.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Warlock: Master of the Arcane in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Warlock: Master of the Arcane. 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: 1.9.16-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.9.16-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 1.9.16-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: warlock
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.9.16-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_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    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

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Warlock
    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 the missing font problem and the store problem
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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 Warlock
    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 Warlock in your Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    After Warlock has finished downloading
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Windowed Mode
    • Video Quality
    • Shaders Quality
    • Clouds Quality
    • Landscape Quality
    • FX Quality
    • Water Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Model Quality
    Click Close
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    Conclusion:
    Warlock installed and ran perfectly once I tested with Wine 1.9.16-staging. Any earlier or non-staging versions would crash the game. Then it ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016

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