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Drawn Series & Big Fish Games Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 27, 2018.

  • by booman, Jul 27, 2018 at 1:25 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Drawn is a hidden object adventure game made by Big Fish Games. You are looking for Iris a little artist who has been hidden from the darkness. She has a special talent where the characters in her drawings can actually become real and she can enter their worlds.... but so can you! Meet many interesting characters and solve all kinds of puzzles that explore her imaginative worlds.


    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Drawn Series in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Big Fish Games version of Drawn Series. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine


    Downloading Gecko


    Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    1. Start by downloading the Big Fish Games Client
    2. Go to: https://BigFishGames.com
    3. Sign in
    4. Click your account
    5. Click Purchase History
    6. Click Install on any game to download the client

    Save the client in a new folder on your Desktop

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

    Click "Install a non-listed program"

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

    Name the virtual drive: drawn
    Click Next

    Check three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next

    Select Wine 3.0
    Click Next

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
    Click Apply

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

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Components, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "bigfishgames_p###########_s1_l1.exe"
    Click Open

    Click Next again...

    Click "I Agree"

    Register game in Big Fish Client
    Click Register

    You should get this error "No internet connection available" error
    Click OK
    Close Big Fish Client

    PlayOnLinux Error
    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "bfgclient.exe"
    Click Next

    Name the shortcut: Drawn
    Click Next

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

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Drawn"
    Click Configure

    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
    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

    Close Configure

    Play Drawn and other Big Fish Games

    Select Drawn
    Click Run

    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Sign in

    Click "Purchase History"

    Click Download for the game you want to play

    Click "Play Now"

    Click Play for any Drawn game

    I only tested the Drawn series in Big Fish Client. But there is a chance other hidden object games will run just fine. You'll just have to try a few. Most of these games run in Direct X 9 which is very compatible in Wine.

    Video Guide (by Miracles Happen)

    Gameplay Video:







    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Miracles Happen
    Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for.
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  2. Miracles Happen
    Have you tried installing Adam Wolfe: Flames of Time? I keep getting the error: Graphic Card not supported! My graphic card is Nvidia
    Geforce GTX 1050Ti. It requires Direct X9 to be installed during the installation but I installed it already as you suggested, still it doesn't work. If you want to give it a shot there is the 90 mins free demo (it's a very good game) https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/11610/adam-wolfe-flames-of-time/
  3. booman
    Yeah, I'll try the demo too and see if I get the same error.
    Sometimes Wine doesn't translate things properly, but the could still run.
  4. booman
    No problem. Please let me know if other games work as well. I'm sure it will be hit & miss since many newer games no longer support Windows XP

    I got the same error. In fact Direct X tries to install, so there is a chance you could set the virtual drive to Windows 7, but Big Fish Games client might not work properly.
    I'll give it a try
  5. booman
    Got it to work!
    I left it set to Windows XP and installed the following Packages:
    • d3dcompiler_43
    • d3dx10
    • d3dx11
    Then it ran perfectly

  6. Miracles Happen
    That's fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful help and enjoy your gaming. Your articles are very important because many people want to switch from Windows to Linus but are worried about loosing their Big Fish Games! Keep it up.
  7. booman
    Thanks! I'm happy to help any time.
    Were you able to install those packages and run it?
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  8. Miracles Happen
    Yes, I installed the demo version (even if I own the full copy) and the demo works fine with your settings. But when I install and try to play the full game I get the error message (Graphic Card not Supported). In the debugger it tells me that it's my Nvidia Card but I don't understand why only for this game...

    I've been messing around with Wine so I don't know if that's the reason why I have this problem in any case, I disinstalled and deleted PlayonLinux Virtual Drive (all of them even the ones I created). Made a fresh install but I realized I downloaded version 4.2.11. I don't know if that's the reason, anyway, now I want to reinstall the latest version of PlayonLinux and repeat the steps you taught me because all other games seem to work. I'll keep you updated about my discoveries!
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  9. Miracles Happen

    Yes, I fixed it!
    Something odd happened so I'm going to tell you what I did step by step.
    As you said:
    1. Log in to BFG webpage
    2. Download the client of your game in Purchase History
    3. Follow the other steps you suggested (configure Wine, install libraries and create a new Drive)
    4. When the Big Fish Game interactive console opens you get the error but it's not a real error
    5. Hover your mouse on Games for PC and the other options listed on the left above Purchase History, after a while you will see that the internet connection is active (I have ethernet)
    6. Sign in with your username and password
    7. Go to Purchase History and download the game you want
    8. Make sure you do not interrupt the download and do not close POL that at this point is still running.
    9. Once the download is completed, close the Big Fish Interactive Window.
    10. You will see the usual POL error but if you click next, POL will just get stuck in an infinite loop
    11. Close POL.
    12. Open a new instance of POL, you will see that nor your game nor the Big Fish Client are listed there but in reality the drive has been created and the game is there!
    13. Select the option: CONFIGURE
    14. Double click on the chosen driver
    15. Select Make a New Shortcut for this virtual Drive
    16. Select your Game (in my case Adam Wolfe : Flames of Time)
    17. Close the configuration and return to POL main menu
    18. The game is there, click run and it will work perfectly.
    Please note:
    I don't understand why but the shortcut on the Desktop doesn't work, I can only run the game by opening POL and running it from there.

    The other system was not working for me for this particular game but now it works perfectly. If you want to test this system, go ahead and let me know what you think.

    Have a good day!
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  10. Miracles Happen
    I've just discovered that the reason why I couldn't use the desktop shortcut is because I didn't set Open with PlayonLinux!
    Now, everything works fine including the shortcut.
  11. booman
    Awesome! I know PlayOnLinux can be a pain from time to time, but once you get used to it, you can install just about anything.
    The initial problem I was installing the Big Fish client. It would error and crash upon first launch, but you don't want to quick POL because it will stop the installation process and skip the shortcut. The client IS installed and the Virtual Drive is setup appropriately, but without the shortcut, you have to do it manually just like in your post above.
    No big deal. There is more than one way to set things up manually.

    You can do all of this with Winetricks as well, just not as pretty interface as PlayOnLinux.
    Glad you got it working. Feel free to try some other games as well.
  12. Miracles Happen
    My impression is that PlayonLinux interface is more intuitive and user friendly than Winetricks though both are great!

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