EA joins the fre-to-play tower-defense RPG tournament arena genre with their own title: Dawngate.
If you play DOTA2 or League of Legends, you will like Dawngate. Guide your hero through a large arena alongside your minions, level up your abilities, buy items and upgrades from the store and obliterate your opponents.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dawngate Beta in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
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Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window
Go to: https://www.dawngate.com/register
Enter your email and click Submit
After registration click "Download Dawngate Now!"
Navigate to your desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: dawngate
Select all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.6.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
Navigate to your desktop
Check "I accept the terms in the License Agreement"
Uncheck "Install a shortcut on the Desktop"
Uncheck "Run Dawngate Now?"
Name your shortcut: Dawngate
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.6.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video chip/card uses
Note: To see errors click Debug instead of Run
Downloading files and updating...
Click "Play Now"
Login with your registration information
Click the tiny gear for options
Adjust your Graphics settings by selecting High, Medium or Low
- World Detail
Rule of Thumb:
Higher settings = more detail, lower frame rates
Lower settings = less detail, higher frame rates
Check or uncheck video options
Choose a window mode
- Borderless Window
Screen Size is not available unless you select fullscreen
Select a screen size that matches your Linux desktop
Dawngate installation was fairly painless and the game ran perfectly. The only side-affects I noticed was some texture flickering, but it did not affect gameplay. Dawngate was easy to learn and there are countless options with different classes, abilities and store items.
Since this is the Beta version, hopefully the full version installation won't be much different.