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Gray Dawn Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 6, 2019.

  • by booman, Apr 6, 2019 at 1:51 PM
  • booman

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    Its 1920 in a remote English village. You play as a Priest who is demonized by lies and fear... Enjoy high resolution and explore detailed environments. Solve surreal puzzles to prove your own innocence in this epic horror adventure.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io demo version of Gray Dawn. 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
    DXVK 1.0.1

    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

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: graydawn
    Click Next
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    Click 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
    Enter the following libraries:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select each one and click Edit
    Select "Windows (Native)" for each library
    Click OK on each one
    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_physx
    • 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 because Gray Dawn does not have an installer
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    Download Gray Dawn demo from itch.io
    https://interactivestone.itch.io/gray-dawn
    Save it to your Desktop
    Open with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to Program Files
    Full path: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/graydawn/drive_c/Program Files
    Click New Folder
    Name it Gray Dawn
    Open it
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    Installing DXVK

    More information: Setting up DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.0.1
    https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.0.1
    Open the 64-bit directory
    Copy all DLLs
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    Paste them in the GrayDawn-Win64-Shipping.exe Folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/graydawn/drive_c/Program Files/GrayDawn/GrayDawn/Binaries/Win64/
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    Also paste them in the CrashReportClient.exe Folder as well
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/graydawn/drive_c/Program Files/GrayDawn/Engine/Binaries/Win64/
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "GrayDawn.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Gray Dawn
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Back to Configure

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0
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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

    Select "Gray Dawn"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Warning, Gray Dawn may crash the first time. Try launching it again and it should work.

    Optimization
    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Fullscreen
    • Quality
    • Vsync
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    At first launch the game crashed with out any serious errors... so after running it again the game launched perfectly. It also ran a bit slow on my GeForce GTX 1060, so I turned off Vsync in the video options. Then it ran much smoother.

    Turns out, as I kept playing the demo, there are some outside areas that do not run very smoothly. Adjusting video settings in-game doesn't help much as it doesn't adjust properly.
    Working on a solution...

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. booman
    I'm experiencing some problems with the outdoor area and performance.
    The frame rate goes way down in the second outdoor area with the water and pipes.
    Working on a solution by manually adjusting video settings with config files.

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