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Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare Guide

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  • by booman, Mar 20, 2015 at 1:17 PM
  • booman

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    Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare is the fourth installment of the series and was inspired by Resident Evil. Featuring amazing lighting effects as Edward Carnby walks around with a flashlight to reveal items and secrets behind the cover of darkness. Utilize many weapons and inventory items to kill evil demons, zombies, serphents and much more.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Alone In The Dark: New Nightmare in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of New Nightmare. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.6
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-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 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Download New Nightmare from GOG and save it in a folder on your desktop
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Select "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: darknewnightmare
    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 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 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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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install.

    Installing New Nightmare

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to the folder on your desktop
    Select setup_alone_in_the_dark_the_new_nightmare_2.0.0.9.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    After the installation is complete
    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "launch.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: New Nightmare
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "New Nightmare"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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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

    Launching New Nightmare

    Select New Nightmare
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Video Options"
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    Select a screen resolution
    For fullscreen choose the resolution that matches your Linux desktop
    Check "High Quality"
    click OK
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    Click Play
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    Click New Game
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    Conclusion:
    New Nightmare ran extrememly well. Mostly because its an older game from 2001 and will probably run well on any laptop or netbook. I didn't play the entire game, but never experienced any artifacts, bugs or mouse problems.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excelent game, gem of this style games (resident evil 1-2-3)

    :)
  2. booman
    Exactly!
    Not to mention performance is awesome because its mostly static images.
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