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Drakensang Online Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 10, 2014.

  • by booman, Oct 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM
  • booman

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    Drakensang is free-to-play MMO RPG and only requires a few minutes to setup. The download is literally under 10 Megabytes and the game loads in seconds. If you want to play a quick game with stunning graphics, intense minion skirmishes and cooperative gameplay (PvE & PvP)... Drakensang is the best place to begin!

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Drakensang Online version of Drakensang. 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: 1.7.39

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.39
    Note: Try using stable Wine 2.0 and 2.0-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 1.7.39 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Drakensang

    Go to: http://www.drakensang.com
    Click "Play Now"
    Create a new account, or login with your existing account

    Do not click download because Chrome will try to download a .dmg file.
    Copy and paste this link:
    https://drasaonline-481-dwl.bpsecure.com/applet/dro_setup.exe
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    Note: Link may not work because of the setup version. I right clicked the download button, selected "copy address" then renamed .dmg to .exe

    Save "dro_setup.exe" to your Desktop
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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: drakensang
    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 1.7.39
    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 desktop"
    Desktp size: Set to match the resolution of your Linux desktop (for fullscreen)
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select DrakensangOnlineSetup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next
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    Click "I Agree"
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    You will probably see this error
    "Certificate import failed: Unable to add certificate to certificate store"
    Click Ok
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    Uncheck "Run Drakensang Online"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "thinkclient.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Drakensang
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Drakensang
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.39
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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 amount of Memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close PlayOnLinux Configure

    Launching Drakensang

    Select Drakensang
    Click Run
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    Enter your username and password

    Note: There will be updates from time to time and the game will ask if you want to install them at this screen. Click Yes and allow it to install.

    Click Login
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    Click Play on the server recommended for your location
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    Optimization

    Setting Fullscreen
    Click the square on the tip right to set fullscreen
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    Click the three bars on the top right
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    Select Settings
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    Click the eye for video settings

    Turn on/off:
    • Full-screen quality
    • High graphic quality
    • Blood effects
    • Shadows
    • SSAO

    Click the green checkmark to apply
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    Conclusion:
    I absolutely love Drakensang! I have been playing Drakensang on and off for over a year and have leveled up two characters to level 31. The graphics are amazing, the installation is quick and it runs on almost any hardware. With WINE 1.7.39 it will crash about every hour, but you just have to kill it and then launch again.

    Drakensang is truly an addicting game with great boss fights, random encounters with other characters and unlimited loot.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. stormpower7
    I am also annoyed with the cursor thing. Having been trying and searching for years.
    I found this
    https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47386
    apparently there is a patch that hasn't been included in wine yet and i have no idea how to add a patch nor how to try it in POL. Maybe you can look into this.
    It seems it is not a perfect solution but playable.
  2. booman
    UGH, me as well! I miss Drakensang so much and hope to play it once again.
    I've given up for now...
    Yeah, I saw that patch as well, but compiling Wine with a patched version isn't easy. I used to ask the PlayOnLinux developers to patch versions of Wine and make them available in PlayOnLinux, but they don't respond as much anymore.
  3. stormpower7
    That is a shame but I understand. Hopefully sometime soon the patch does get added to mainstream wine.
    Rather unrelated but have you made a guide for adding proton to playonlinux? I haven't found any here. And I have tried following another guide but playonlinux crashes when I try it.
    booman likes this.
  4. booman
    I have not included proton or DXVK. I tested with ProtonGE and DXVK, but no difference. So frustrating. One of my favorite MMOs out there and it runs great... looks beautiful, but handicapped by the mouse.
    Did you see my video of the symptoms?


    Watch the whole video, near the end you can see how the mouse does move, but only when the window moves.
  5. stormpower7
    Yes, its very irritating. It just looks like its taunting us. Every time wine gets an update I got to look if its in the fixes.
  6. booman
    I try Drakensang Online about 3-4 times a year. Some day Wine, Proton or DXVK will allow it to work.

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