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Dungeon Siege II Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 26, 2016.

  • by booman, Aug 26, 2016 at 1:26 PM
  • booman

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    Serving as a mercenary of Valdis army with a race of Dark Wizards you will escape to the Dryads and become a slave. Earn your freedom but discover you are afflicted with a plague that drives you mad. Complete quests and explore to find pieces of the shield in order to reforge it as a weapon again Valdis.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Dungeon Siege 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Steam version of Dungeon Siege 2. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    Wine Installation

    Note: Wine versions older than 2.0.2 and 2.12-staging no longer work with Steam.


    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    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 1.8 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: dungeonsiege2
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8
    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
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    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: Dungeon Siege 2
    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 the missing font problem and the store problem
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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 Dungeon Siege 2
    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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    Select Dungeon Siege 2 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 "I agree"
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    Click Finish
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    Click Play
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    Optional Shortcut
    Note: You may have to delete the original steam shortcut
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "DungeonSiege2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Dungeon Siege 2
    Click Next
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    Select "DS2VideoConfig.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name this shortcut: Dungeon Siege Config
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click Video Tab

    Adjust:
    • Screen resolution
    • Shadows
    • Texutre filtering
    • Gamma
    • Object detail
    • Shaders
    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    Dungeon Siege 2 refused to run fullscreen in widescreen resolutions. So you either have to set your Linux Desktop to 1280x1024 or 1024x768 or play it windowed on any resolution you want. Everything else ran perfectly. I just wish they had mouse-follow implemented so you don't have to keep clicking to move your characters.

    Gameplay Video:


    screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic game and good guide and screens too

    In my case adquired in dungeon siege steam pack at 75% with I and III

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks! I picked this one up on a Steam sale as well. I already had Dungeon Siege III and loved it! both run really well in PlayOnLinux

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