Darkened Skye is an Action game based off the Skittles candy where Skye can execute magic spells when combining Skittles. From fireballs, iceballs, lightning to firewalking, floating, shrinking and necromancy... Skye can use them to eliminate enemies and solve puzzles.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Darkened Skye in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Retail CD ROM version of Darkened Skye. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
Copy Disk Data
Merge and over-write any files
- Create a new folder on your Desktop
- Name it Darkened Skye
- Insert Disk 1 and copy all the data into your new folder
- Insert Disk 2 and copy all the data into the new folder
Note: Leave Disk 2 in the drive
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: darkenedskye
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1280x960
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
Navigate to your Darkened Skye folder on your Desktop
Click Next again
Click "Install Now"
Uncheck "Create shortcut on desktop"
Check "Direct 3D"
Check "Fit video to screen"
Check "Full Screen"
Click "Don't play now"
Installation may crash
Do not click Cancel!!!
Name the shortcut: Darkened Skye
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Darkened Skye"
Wine version: 3.0
Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launch Darkened Skye by clicking Run
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
Darkened Skye is definitely a low budget game with some simple game mechanics. I like how the dialog makes fun of adventure gaming, but its not the most original or clever way of implementing it. Widescreen support doesn't exist, so you have to run at 1280x960 and your Linux Desktop should resize to match and appear fullscsreen. Otherwise, set your Linux Desktop to 1280x960 before launching the game.