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Beyond Divinity Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 26, 2015.

  • by booman, Jun 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM
  • booman

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    Beyond Divinity is an epic sequel to the Divinity franchise with some interesting twists. Control two characters who are souls are bound by a sadistic spell. Fight as an evil Deathknight and a human. Level up, loot, solve puzzles, train new skills, explore, discover alchemy and much more...

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Beyond Divinity. 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: 4.2.8
    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

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    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: beyonddivinity
    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

    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, Components, DLL's)
    Check the following:
    • 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

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_beyond_divinity_2.0.0.9.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

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

    Select "div.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Beyond Divinity
    Click Next
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    Select "configtool.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: BD Config
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Beyond Divinity
    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

    Beyond Divinity Configure

    Select "BD Config"
    Click Run
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    Select resolution
    Enter FSAA Mode
    Apply Fog
    Click "Apply & Close"
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    Start a new game
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    Conclusion:
    Beyond Divinity ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux. I'm pretty sure it will run fine on any laptop or netbook because of its generation. I was able to play at 1680x1050 full screen and didn't have any performance issues. Mouse and keyboard worked great, but I noticed the mouse doesn't move smoothly across the screen as expected. So sometimes you will miss an item on the ground.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic, like as diablo atmosphere and very good guide as always

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks! You are always very encouraging!
    I've never played the Divinity games before and I really love the premise and slow progress. They really aren't hack-n-slash like other games. You really need to take your time and manage your characters. The combat is simple, but the tactics are not.
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