De Blob was a college project http://blob.oogst3d.net created by Joost van Dongen and 8 students where the goal was to make the city of Utrecht in 10 years. Play as an alient blob who can absorb colorful residents and paint this grey city. Collect coins, find secret areas and earn points by painting various popular locations in Utrecht. Just be careful to avoid the ink police!
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing De Blob (Free) in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.2 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.2 is installed and you can close this window
Download De Blob
Download "The Blob (English).exe"
Save it to your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "New virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: deblob
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Navigate to your Desktop
Select "The Blob (English).exe"
Click Next again
Select "De Blob.exe"
Name the shortcut: De Blob
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "De Blob"
Wine version: 2.0.2
Note: Make sure to enter EN otherwise it will default to the Dutch version. Also 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 card/chip uses
Blob will crash every time unless you edit the following files
Navigate to the Blob Menus directory
Path:Copy/paste "CreditsMenu_EN.overlay"Code:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/deblob/drive_c/Program Files/De Blob/Blob EN/Assets/Menus
Now you should have a "CreditsMenu_EN(copy).overlay"
Rename it to "00_CreditsMenu_EN.overlay"
Open the original "CreditsMenu_EN.overlay"
Cut the three lines at the top that starts with "Template element TextArea"
Delete everything in the file and paste those three lines
The goal is to move the template element TextArea code to the new 00_ file which will fix the crashing error.
Select "De Blob"
Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs
- Graphic Quality
Once I learned about the menu text area hack from WineHQ.org the game ran perfectly. I didn't have any futhur problems or crashes. It ran in 1920x1080 on my GTX 1060 and GTX 950 without any issues. Its actually a really fun and challenging game for all ages.