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DeathSpank Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 8, 2016.

  • by booman, Jan 8, 2016 at 12:36 PM
  • booman

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    DeathSpank is a comical action RPG making fun of fantasy games with witty humor from Ron Gilbert. Play as hero DeathSpank and live out epic stories on the quest to find the Artifact. Explore a massive world, collect loot, hundreds of weapons, armor and unique items. Heroicly slay all kinds of silly minions with silly weapons.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of DeathSpank. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    Try SteamPlay before using this guide as Valve now uses a fork of Wine called Proton and should run most Windows games.


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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 1.8 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Steam

    Go To: http://www.steampowered.com
    Click Install Steam
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    Do not click "Install Steam Now"
    It will automatically install Linux Steam
    Select Windows Steam instead
    click "Windows" under the green button
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    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: deathspank
    No spaces
    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 1.8
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Configure Wine

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3d9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your desktop
    Select: SteamSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check: I accept the license...
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Install

    Click Finish

    Updating Steam

    If Steam is missing fonts like in this screenshot click the "X" to close Steam login
    If not, close Steam anyways and continue to shortcut...
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: DeathSpank
    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
    Select DeathSpank
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes the missing font and store problem
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of wine

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the size of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Steam

    Select DeathSpank
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Click "Login to existing account"
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    Login
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    Go to Library
    Find DeathSpank
    Click Install
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    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click Finish
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    When DeathSpank is done downloading...
    Click Play
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    Optimization

    Click Settings
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    Click Video Settings
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    Select Screen Resolution
    Check/Uncheck V Sync
    Click Apply
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    Note: Match the game resolution to your Linux Desktop resolution for full screen

    Conclusion:
    DeathSpank ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti. No problems downloading, launching or playing. Frame rates are really smooth.
    I can save, load and teleport from one outhouse to another.
    DeathSpank is a pretty funny game and has some interesting weapons and minions.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good guide and good screens

    Visual design is interesting

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. booman
    Thanks! I'm actually playing co-op with my daughter on a controller. Works really well.

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