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Goblin Cruncher Guide

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    Goblin Cruncher is a 3rd person melee action low-poly dungeon game. There is no sneaking here... slice-n-dice goblins with different melee weapons and use your magic grappling hook to swing across large fissures and lava pits. And yes... of course there is a boss at the end.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0
    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 4.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Goblin Cruncher

    Go to: https://goblincruncher.itch.io/goblin-cruncher
    Download Goblin Cruncher
    Save to your Desktop

    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: goblincruncher
    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: 4.0
    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
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    Libraries Tab
    Type the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    • xaudio2_7
    Click Add
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select "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 the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_xact
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Click Cancel
    Goblin Cruncher does not have an installer
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    Open GoblinCruncher0.78b.zip in your Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Go to the Program Files directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/goblincruncher/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the files"
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    Setting up DXVK

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.2.3
    Download "dxvk-1.2.3.tar.gz"
    Save to your Desktop

    Open the x64 directory
    Copy all of the DLLs
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    Paste in the Win64 folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/goblincruncher/drive_c/Program Fiiles/GoblinCruncher/Project_Sardine/Binaries/Win64/
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Select "goblincruncher" on the left side

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut in the virtual drive"
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    Select "Project_Sardine.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Goblin Cruncher
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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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

    Select "Goblin Cruncher"
    Click Run
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    Optimization

    Click Options
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    Adjust Resolution
    Click Advanced
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    Adjust:
    • Post Process Quality
    • Shadow Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Effects Quality
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    Conclusion:
    The only problem I had was the crackling music. It wasn't the sound effects, just the music. I hoped adding xaudio2_7 and xact would fix it, but for some reason it didn't. Just a small annoyance... Other than that Goblin Cruncher ran really well on my GeForce GTX 1060.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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