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Dawngate Guide

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    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.

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 16 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    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

    Download Dawngate

    Go to: https://www.dawngate.com/register
    Enter your email and click Submit
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    After registration click "Download Dawngate Now!"
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    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: dawngate
    Click Next
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    Select 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

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Click OK
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    Installing Dawngate

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select Dawngate.msi
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Check "I accept the terms in the License Agreement"
    Uncheck "Install a shortcut on the Desktop"
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Done Installing
    Uncheck "Run Dawngate Now?"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Launcher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Dawngate
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
    Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video chip/card uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Dawngate

    Select Dawngate
    Click Run
    Note: To see errors click Debug instead of Run
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    Downloading files and updating...
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    Click "Play Now"
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    Login with your registration information
    Click Login
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    Optimization

    Click the tiny gear for options
    Adjust your Graphics settings by selecting High, Medium or Low
    • Shadows
    • Glow
    • Distortion
    • 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
    • Windowed
    • Borderless Window
    • Fullscreen

    Screen Size is not available unless you select fullscreen
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    Select a screen size that matches your Linux desktop
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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