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EnGarde Guide

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  • by booman, Aug 3, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Play as Adalia de Volador, a noble & impetuous swordswoman! Your palace has been seized by a mysterious mastermind and his hoard of guards - you will have to defend your family's honor! Fight with your rapier and acrobatic moves against numerous opponents, and use the environment to your advantage in an intuitive way (every object is interactive, from tables to chandeliers!)

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Itch.io version of EnGarde. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.12-staging 64-bit

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Click Wine versions (amd64) Tab
    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
    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 3.0 64-bit is installed, but we'll install Wine 3.12-staging 64-bit in a later step.
    You can close this window

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: engarde
    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 3.0 for now...
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
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    Adding DXVK DLL's

    Libraries Tab
    Type: d3d11
    Click Add
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"

    Type: dxgi
    Click Add
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"
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    Type: xaudio2_7
    Click Add
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"
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    Click OK to close Wine Configuration

    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    At the install "Browse" step
    Click Cancel
    EnGarde does not have an installer
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    Download EnGarde here: https://engarde.itch.io/en-garde

    Navigate to your new Virtual Drive
    Path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/engarde/drive_c/Program Files
    Extract Engarde into Program Files
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    Installing Lutris Wine 3.12 Staging 64-bit

    Go to: https://lutris.net/files/runners/
    download wine-staging-3.12-x86_64.tar.gz
    Extract it to the PlayOnLinux Wine directory
    Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/Wine/linux-amd64
    Note: This version of Wine is required for DXVK to work

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: Click the down-arrow
    Select "staging-3.12-x86_64"
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "EnGarde.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: EnGarde
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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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

    DXVK DLLs

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
    Download DXVK 0.60
    Extract to your Desktop
    Copy the 64-bit d3dx11.dll & dxgi.dll to the EnGarde Win64 folder
    Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/engarde/drive_c/Program Files/EnGarde/Binaries/Win64
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    Follow this full step-by-step guide in order to have DXVK running properly with Nvidia drivers
    DXVK in PlayOnLinux

    Launch EnGarde
    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "EnGarde"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click "debug" to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Click video
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    Adjust:
    • Screen Resolution
    • Fullscreen Mode
    • Framerate Limit
    • Vsync
    • Overall Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Shadow Quality
    • Post Process Quality
    • VFX Quality
    • View Distance Quality
    • Foliage Quality
    • Anti Aliasing Quality
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    Conclusion:
    Sometimes EnGarde will take 15 seconds or so to load the initial screen, but after that the game runs fine. I was able to play without any major bugs or artifacts. The level is full of enemies and objects to interact with. Its actually pretty entertaining watching ragdoll physx when killing enemies.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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