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First Winter Guide

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  • by booman, Feb 28, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    First Winter is an 80's pixelated horror game actually taking place in the 1980's during the Cold War. Every room is not what it seems... what happened on this submarine? Where do you go next? Solve puzzles and stop the missles from launching in this spooky jump-scare thriller.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of First Winter. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 5.0 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.5.4

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 5.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine

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    Installed

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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 5.0
    Click the arrow pointing to the right

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    Downloading Wine 64-bit

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    Installed

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    Wine 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next

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    Name the virtual drive: firstwinter
    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 5.0
    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
    Click Apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following then click Add:
    • d3d9
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "Native (Windows)"

    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 (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check each of the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Click Cancel
    First Winter does not have an installer

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    Installing First Winter

    Download First Winter from itch.io
    Go to: https://danthai.itch.io/first-winter
    Save to your Desktop

    Open with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to the virtual drive's Program Files
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/firstwinter/drive_c/Program Files
    Click the New Folder button
    Name it: firstwinter
    Click Create
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show The Files"

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    Installing DXVK

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.4
    Download dxvk-1.5.4.tar.gz
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract to your Desktop
    Open x64 Folder

    Copy all DLLs

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    Paste in the "firstwinter" game directory in Program Files
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/firstwinter/drive_c/Program Files/firstwinter
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select "firstwinter" on the left column

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"

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    Select "FirstWinter.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: First Winter
    Click Next

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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next

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    Back to Configure
    Select "First Winter" Shortcut in left column

    General Tab
    Wine version: 5.0

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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: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses

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    Close Configure

    Running First Winter

    Select First Winter
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    First Winter ran perfectly once DXVK was installed. This game is supposed to be pixelated to represent older gaming titles from the 80's. There is no save, so you have to finish the game in one sitting. I was able to play without any issues on my GeForce GTX 1060.

    Gameplay Video:


    !!! Warning, the video contains spoilers !!!


    Screenshots:
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