1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Beam Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 27, 2019.

  • by booman, Apr 27, 2019 at 1:35 PM
  • booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7,511
    Likes Received:
    542
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Linux, Arizona
    Home page:
    beam90.jpg

    Beam is a sci-fi platform puzzle game where you control a pressurized metal sphere. This sphere can travel across light beams to progress through the ship by modifying their properties. Beams can be used in different ways to solve puzzles and reach areas of the ship.

    beam92.jpg

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io demo version of Beam. 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
    DXVK: 1.0.1

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
    wine01.png

    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    wine02.png

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
    wine03.png

    Extracting

    Installed
    wine04.png

    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
    wine05.png

    Downloading Wine 64-bit
    wine06.png

    Installed
    wine07.png

    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Beam on itch.io
    https://binaryimpact.itch.io/beam
    Save to your Desktop

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
    beam01.png

    Click "Install a non-listed program"
    beam02.png

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
    beam03.png

    Name the virtual drive: beam
    Click Next
    beam04.png

    Check the following:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
    beam05.png

    Select Wine 4.0
    Click Next
    beam06.png

    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
    beam07.png

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
    beam08.png

    Libraries Tab
    Type the following:
    • d3dx10
    • d3dx10_1
    • d3dx10core
    • d3dx11
    • dxgi
    Select each one and click Edit
    Change to: Native (Windows)
    Click Apply
    beam09.png

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
    beam10.png

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
    beam11.png

    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not Click Browse
    Beam demo does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
    beam12.png

    Open Beam_Demo.zip with Archive Manager
    Click Extract
    beam13.png

    Navigate to the Programs Folder in your beam virtual drive
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/wineprefix/beam/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click the New Folder icon
    Type: beam
    Click Create
    beam14.png

    Click Extract
    beam15.png

    DXVK

    Prepare your Linux for DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.0.1
    https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.0.1
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract and Open the directory
    Copy all the DLLs in x64 folder
    beam16.png

    Paste the DLLs in the Beam folder you created earlier
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/beam/drive_c/Program Files/beam
    beam17.png

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
    beam18.png

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
    beam19.png

    Select "Beam.exe"
    Click Next
    beam20.png

    Name the shortcut: Beam
    Click Next
    beam21.png

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
    beam22.png

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
    beam23.png

    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
    beam24.png

    Close Configure

    Select "Beam"
    Click Run
    beam25.png

    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Unity Launcher
    Adjust resolution and Quality
    Click Play
    beam26.png

    Conclusion:
    Beam demo ran perfectly the first time I tested it because of DXVK. I was able to load the demo levels and play without any performance issues and the controls were very responsive.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
    beam80.jpg

    beam81.jpg

    beam84.jpg

    beam85.jpg

    beam87.jpg

    beam89.jpg

    beam93.jpg

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 27, 2019.

Share This Page