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Distraint Guide

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  • by booman, Feb 16, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    Distraint is a retro horror puzzle adventure where the main character's goal is to move out of his unbearable apartment. His job is to serve people their eviction noticies with a cold emotionless heart. But can he do it without a conscience and guilt?

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 3.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: distraint
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 4.0
    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
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages

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

    Select "setup_distraint_deluxe_edition_1.0_(26480).exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "distraint.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Distraint
    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 "Distraint"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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    Note: Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine. Click the + to download other versions of Wine

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

    Select "Distraint"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see error and bugs

    Conclusion:
    Distrain runs really well in PlayOnLinux with Wine 4.0
    The only problem I had was in Mint 19, the panel would overlay the game at the bottom. Even in fullscreen. So I decided to auto-hide the panel and then the game was completely fullscreen. Its a really basic 2D side-scrolling game, so it should run on any computer, notebook or netbook.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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