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Deity Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 11, 2015.

  • by booman, Dec 11, 2015 at 4:35 PM
  • booman

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    Deity is a free to play Action game by a team of students at DigiPen. Play as a minion of darkness and target Holy soldiers with chain attacks. Don't touch the light, stay in the dark, channel your evil body from torch to torch and don't let the soldiers see you.


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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

    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

    Click Next

    Downloading Wine


    Downloading Gecko


    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Downloading Deity

    Go to: http://www.moddb.com/games/deity/downloads/deity
    Click Download now

    Note: You can also click "Other mirrors" too

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Save

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install

    Click "Install a non-listed program"

    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

    Name the virtual drive: deity
    Click Next

    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next

    Select Wine: 1.6.2
    Click Next

    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply

    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK

    Installing Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Diety

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "diety_setup.exe"
    Click Open

    Click Next

    Click Next again

    Click Next again

    Click Next again

    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Next

    Click Install

    Uncheck "Launch Deity"
    Click Finish

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Deity.exe"
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Diety
    Click Configure

    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.

    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses

    Close Configure

    Launching Deity

    Select Deity
    Click Run

    Note: Click "Debug" to see errors and bugs


    Click Options

    Adjust Resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    Click Confirm

    Deity ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti.
    Its a wonderful short game about light, dark and minions.
    There were a few moments of stuttering FPS, but then it went away by the next level. I'm not exactly sure why???
    there was also a warning on my Chromium browser that the download website could have malware, but I think it might be a false positive because I had not issues with the download or the installer.

    Gameplay Video:







    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. vashin
    Just curious, why 1.6.2?
  2. booman
    Because its still Wine's recommended "stable" version
    At lest until 1.8 is stable
    And because it runs just fine.

    I try to use stable versions for simplicity, but Diety runs on 1.7.55-staging as well.
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  3. vashin
    Hmmm, I got this.

    Attached Files:

  4. booman
    What video card/chip are you using? It might not be supported by this game
    Its their own custom engine too
  5. vashin
    AMD Radeon R4 Graphics.
    > glxinfo \| grep rendering
    direct rendering: Yes
    > glxinfo \| grep renderer
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
    Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.7.0)
    > OpenGL libs (Direct rendering testing)
    32bits direct rendering is enabled
    64bits direct rendering is enabled
    If I click ignore I get the start screen. Let me try to change wine bottles.
  6. booman
    Since its an integrated AMD graphics processor, you never know what results you will get with Wine, OpenGL and performance.
    I always recommend a desktop with a GeForce video card and Nvidia drivers, but you probably have a laptop.

    I got this same error with my GeForce 7600 because its tool old and the version of OpenGL isn't supported.
    If you click "ignore" it will crash
  7. vashin
    yes I get the start screen and music I have no mouse cursor, I can manage to get to settings even though I can't see the mouse move. I will try the recommended version of wine and see I am also using opensource drivers.
  8. booman
    Did you click "ignore"?
    Make sure to use the virtual desktop in Wine Configuration
  9. vashin
    yes, I made it to here with version 1.6.2. Chasing the mouse lol :D

    Attached Files:

  10. vashin
    I can select options and the game loads this screen but then it goes to the mouse and the mouse on the screen moves in the opposite direction of the way I physically move the mouse. I mostly notice script binding errors when I debug. I also found this:
    > Error ] Shader.cpp:62 0:6(10): error: GLSL 1.50 is not supported. Supported versions are:
    | 1.10, 1.20, 1.30, 1.00 ES, and 3.00 ES

    Attached Files:

  11. booman
    You can disable GLSL in PlayOnLinux Configure. Go to the Display Tab
    Otherwise, your video chip is not supported
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  12. vashin
    I have found Some games you can get to work with open source drivers and some require the AMD/ATI drivers in my case at least, I have had the fglrx driver installed with the radeon blacklisted but sometimes I ran into an error with the kernel, I'm not real acquainted with solving that under Arch. Although I did get games to play which normally would not run with the open source for me. It can be a little complicated at times but I learn..
  13. booman
    If you aren't totally committed to Arch, you could try Mint or Ubuntu. But you still might have AMD driver problems or open source problems.
    I wish there was a button to switch to open source or close source on-the-fly.
    Did you have any success with disabling GLSL?
  14. vashin
    No disabling GLSL didn't work I tried a few other things also, AMD/ATI Bar & Grill has a few posts on switching between open source and proprietary drivers but I haven't been brave enough to attempt this yet lol. All in all I love Arch Linux though. I like the rolling releases and having to think to figure things out :D
  15. booman
    I'll ask Daerandin if he can help. He is a HUGE Arch gamer
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  16. Daerandin
    I don't have any experience with AMD graphics, so I don't think I can offer much help there. However, for using the proprietary AMD drivers on Arch, I suspect the easiest method by far it to use the unofficial repository which will also hold back xorg upgrades to remain compatible with the proprietary driver.

    This specific part of the Arch wiki should prove helpful:

    You should probably use the main Catalyst repo as I don't think your card require a legacy driver. But keep in mind that integrated graphics are not really suited for gaming and will in many cases fail to meet the minimum requirements of games.
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