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Avarice Guide

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    Avarice is an indie short horror game where you have to find the stolen mask in the haunted mansion. In the following events you will be terrorized by jump scares, irrie sounds and spooky corridors with interactive objects and a grim narrative. What happened here? Am I alone?

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Avarice. 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: 4.0.2
    DXVK: 1.4.6

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine

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    Extracting

    Installed

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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0.2
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Downloading Wine 64-bit

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    Installed

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    Wine 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Avarice
    Go to: https://teamdarkmode.itch.io/avarice
    Download the ZIP not the Setup
    Save to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    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: avarice
    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 4.0.2
    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
    Click Apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3dcore
    • d3d11
    • 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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    PlayOnLinux Packages

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POl_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    We will extract the game instead
    Click Cancel

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    Open Avarice.zip with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to the new virtual drive to Program Files
    Full Path
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/avarice/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Download DXVK 1.4.6
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract to your Desktop

    Open x64 folder
    Copy the DLLs

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    Go back to the open game folder
    Navigate to the Avarice Win64 directory
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/avarice/drive_c/Program Files/Avarice/Binaries/Win64/
    Paste the DLLs here

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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "avarice" on the left column
    Click General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

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    Select "Avarice.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Avarice
    Click Next

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

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    Back to Configure
    Select "Avarice" shortcut in left column

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0.2

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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select 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 Avarice

    Select Avarice
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    Avarice ran perfectly in stable Wine 4.0.2 and DXVK. It is a short and small game, but the graphics, real-time lighting and physics are amazing! I could see this being a full blown game one day. My GeForce GTX 1060 handled the game without any issues. I didn't make a video because I don't want to give away the scares and the story. The only problems I had was extracting the game a second time would fail. Maybe the zip was corrupted? So I downloaded it again and it extracted just fine.

    Screenshots:
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