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Darkened Skye Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 5, 2018.

  • by booman, Oct 5, 2018 at 1:33 PM
  • booman

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    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.

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    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.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    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 3.0 is installed and you can close this window

    Copy Disk Data
    1. Create a new folder on your Desktop
    2. Name it Darkened Skye
    3. Insert Disk 1 and copy all the data into your new folder
    4. Insert Disk 2 and copy all the data into the new folder
    Merge and over-write any files
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    Note: Leave Disk 2 in the drive

    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: darkenedskye
    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 3.0
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1280x960
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Darkened Skye folder on your Desktop
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click "Install Now"
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    Click Next
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    Click Yes
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    Uncheck "Create shortcut on desktop"
    Click Next
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    Check "Direct 3D"
    Screen: 1280x960x32
    Check "Fit video to screen"
    Check "Full Screen"
    Click Apply
    Click Exit
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    Click "Don't play now"
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    Installation may crash
    Do not click Cancel!!!
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Skye.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Darkened Skye
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Darkened Skye"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0
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    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download 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

    Launch Darkened Skye by clicking Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    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.

    Screenshots:
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. gamesrule
    Looks a lot of fun; thanks for another great guide! I noticed you said about resizing for non-widescreen games ... the occasional older game [colin mcrae 2005 at this point] rearranges desktop icons/widgets (KDE).
    I'll try ...
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080 [monitor size]
    ... and see what happens. :)

    EDIT: Whatever size I tell the desktop to be, it goes to a titchy screen, lol. No worries; will look at how to herd up the icons somehow.
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  2. booman
    Yeah, Mint Cinnamon as well.
    But its getting better. There are time when the Desktop resolution doesn't set back to 1920x1080 when the old game set it to 1280x960 or 800x600.
    I actually have a script on my desktop that will automatically set the screen back to 1920x1080 because of this reason:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --mode 1920x1080
    I just set it as executable and double-click when the Desktop doesn't set back.
    Make sure to check your Display Setting for the "DVI-D-0" some of my other computers have "DVI-D-1"
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  3. gamesrule
    Thanks Booman! :) I can understand saving the text file as exe, but am not sure what the DVI part is, eek. Sorry.
  4. booman
    Oh sorry, I'm using a DVI video connector from my PC to my Screen.
    If you have a laptop, just note what it says in your Display Settings.

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