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Divine Divinity Guide

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  • by booman, Dec 26, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    Divine Divinity is no typical hack-n-slash... instead, you will become addictively intimate with your characters story, customization and interactive world. Upgrade your armor, repair, interact with any object on the screen, move objects to reveal secrets, the exploration goes on and on.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Humble Bundle version of Divine Divinity. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    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

    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: divinedivinity
    Click Next
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    Check the following options:
    Use another version of Wine
    Configure Wine
    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"
    Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Click Browse
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    Select "Divinstaller_EN.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Click No
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    Uncheck "Launche Divine Divinity"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "div.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Divine Divinity
    Click Next
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    Select "configtool.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Divine Config
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Divine Divinity"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Divine Divinity First Launch

    Select "Divine Config"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Select a resolution to match your Linux Desktop
    Click "Apply & Close"
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    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Click Performance
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    Adjust the Quality, ZTunnel, 3D Shadows and Fog
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    Divine Divnity ran perfectly with no overrides or extra libraries. Performance was great as expected since it was an older game from 2002. I was very impressed with the visuals, interactive objects and graphical design overall.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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