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Dracula 4 & 5 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 29, 2017.

  • by booman, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:33 PM
  • booman

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    Play as Ellen Cross searching for the 15 paintings on a freighter lost at sea along with their owner Professor Vambrey, except for one painting: The portrait of Dracula
    Explore high definition pre rendered enviroments in complete 360 degrees. Search for clues, interact with characters and follow of a mysterious story about Dracula.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dracula 4 & 5 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Dracula 4 & 5. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
    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 2.0.3 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: dracula
    No spaces
    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 2.0.3
    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
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Steam

    Click Browse
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    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

    Click the "X" to close Steam login
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Steam.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Dracula
    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
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Arguments: -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
    This fixes any missing font problems and the Store problem (Windows needs to be set as Windows XP)
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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 Dracula
    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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    Find Dracula 4 & 5 in your Steam Library
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Create desktop shortcut"
    Uncheck "Create start menu shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play
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    Adjust your audio options
    Click New Game
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    Conclusion:
    Dracula 4 & 5 automatically played full-screen in 1920x1080 resolution on my GeForce GTX 1060. I never had any performance issues and was able to load/save just fine. Everything worked out-of-the-box.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Non common game and good screens

    :)
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  2. booman
    Dracula is surprisingly really good. They took the style of Myst Exile and made it high definition.

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