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Cartoon Strike Guide

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  • by booman, Dec 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Cartoon Strike is a Lowpoly team deathmatch first person shooter inspired by Counter-Strike, Star Wars Battlefront and other FPS. This game is in development so there may be further levels like other FPS games in the future.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Cartoon Strike. 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: 1.4.4

    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

    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: cartoonstrike
    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

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    Libraries Tab
    Type the following and click Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select "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 (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    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
    Cartoon Strike does not have an installer
    Click Cancel

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    Download Cartoon Strike Demo

    Go to: https://gametoria.itch.io/cartoon-strike-pc-demo
    Download the demo and save to your Desktop

    Open Cartoon Strike with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to the virtual drives Program Files
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/cartoonstrike/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Install DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.4.4
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.4
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract on your Desktop
    Open x32 folder
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Paste in the game folder previously open

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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "cartoonstrike" in the left column
    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut in this virtual drive"

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    Select "Cartoon Strike.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Cartoon Strike
    Click Next

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

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    Select "Cartoon Strike" in the 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 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

    Run Cartoon Strike

    Select "Cartoon Strike"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Optimization

    Click the gear at the bottom right

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    Click Settings

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    Click "Graphics"
    Adjust:
    • Display Mode
    • Resolution
    • Quality
    • Post Processing
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    Conclusion:
    Cartoon strike runs well in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce GTX 1060. This is a low poly cartoonish game, so it might run well on any laptop or netbook, but may require adjusting some of the graphics settings. There was no on online while I was testing, so I hosted my own game with bots. but there is a browser-based version of the game here: https://gameflare.itch.io/cartoon-strike
    It runs well in Linux Chrome and you may find other players online

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020

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