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Dawn Of Darkness Guide

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    Dawn Of Darkness is a recently released free-to-play FPS RPG mod for Quake II. This is a complete Total Conversion, including all-new weapons, bad guys, maps, textures, models, etc. There is even a new inventory system, and a character dialogue system where you can talk to anyone.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Free Unfinished (Modddb) version of Dawn Of Darkness. 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: 1.8.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.3
    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 1.8.3 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Dawn Of Darkness

    Go To: http://www.moddb.com/mods/dawn-of-darkness1/downloads/dawn-of-darkness-v515-full-file
    Save Dawn_of_Darkness_v5.15.7z to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    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: dawnofdarkness
    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 1.8.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Application 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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    Installing Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    At the Browse screen, click Cancel

    Double-click Dawn_of_Darkness_v5.15.7z
    Navigate to the Program Files directory of the new virtual drive
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/dawnofdarkness/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract
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    Click Quit
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Select "dawnofdarkness" virtual drive on the left
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Select "Quake2.exe"
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    Name it: Dawn Of Darkness
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Arguments
    Enter:
    Code:
    +set game Roarke +set vid_ref gl +set gl_driver opengl32
    This is required to launch the mod
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Dawn Of Darkness

    Select "Dawn Of Darkness"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Dawn of Darkness should run on any laptop, netbook and/or PC. Its based on the Quake II engine.

    Use the arrow keys
    Select Display
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    Adjust:
    • Renderer (should be default OpenGL)
    • Video Mode
    • Fullscreen
    • Screen Size
    • Brightness
    • Texture Quality
    • 8-bit Textures
    • Non-power-of-2 Mipmaps
    • Texture Filter
    • Anisotropic Filter
    • Video Sync
    • Refresh Rate
    Arrow down to "Apply changes"
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    Conclusion:
    Dawn Of Darkness ran perfectly on my GeForce 9800, GTX 950... of course since its such an old game. I didn't play all the way through, but apparently the game is unfinished. You can also click "Load" and there are save games to other maps in the game.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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