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Eidolon Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 30, 2015.

  • by booman, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM
  • booman

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    Eidolon is an open-world, survival game where you explore and learn about the lost civilizations after a massive earthquake. Hunt with a bow, fish, gather berries & mushrooms, explore the remains of a city and enjoy the surreal graphical simplicity.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Humble Bundle version of Eidolon. 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: eidolon
    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 1.6.2
    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 desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2010

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Eidolon (Humble Bundle Download)

    Click Browse
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    Select "UDKInstall-Eidolon1421086697.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click "I Accept"
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    Click Install
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    Installing...
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    Uncheck "Launch EIDOLON"
    Click Finished
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select UDK.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Eidolon
    Click Next
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    Click Next again...

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Eidolon
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Eidolon

    Select Eidolon
    Click Run
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    Note: Clicking Debug will show errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Settings
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    Select the resolution to match your Linux Desktop

    Adjust:
    • View Distance
    • Cloud Density
    • Fauna Density
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    Rule of Thumb:
    High settings - More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings - Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Eidolon ran very nice on my GeForce 550 Ti. Frame rates were great due to the fact that there is not texures in-game. Everything is solid colors and vector-based. Loading, saving, inventory, and all interactions worked perfectly in UDK with PlayOnLinux. This game is DRM Free, so you can purchase it and download the game files right from Humble Bundle.


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Daerandin
    This game looks really interesting. I think I'll have to look for some videos online to see the gameplay.
  2. booman
    Its a little slow for my tastes, but the visuals are very beautiful and epic in its simplicity. I found myself walking and walking and walking but admiring all the changing colors as the sun goes down and comes back up again.

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