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Jack McLantern Guide

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  • by booman, May 17, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    Jack McLantern is a 3rd Person Indie Fantasy Action game where you play a pumpkin head hero with a scythe, axe and a gun. Your job is to collect souls by slaying minion zombies, skeletons, armored demons and much more. This game is still in development, but for the moment its in beta and free to play.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the Moddb.com version of Jack McLantern. 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: 1.0.3

    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

    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: jackmclantern
    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

    Application Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select Each One and Click Edit
    Check: 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

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_physx
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: Each packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Jack McLanters does not have an installer yet...
    Click Cancel
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    Download Jack McLantern Beta
    https://www.moddb.com/games/jack-mclantern/downloads
    Save to your Desktop
    Open JackMcLantern_v###.zip with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files Directory
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/jackmclantern/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.0.3
    https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.0.3
    Save to your Desktop and Extract
    Open the x64 Directory
    Copy all of the DLLs
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    Go back to the game directory
    Paste the DLLs along-side the JackMcLantern.exe executable
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/jackmclantern/drive_c/Program Files/JackMcLantern_c033/
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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 "JackMcLantern.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Jack McLantern
    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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    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 "Jack McLantern"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Unity Launcher
    Select a resolution and graphics quality
    Click Play!
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    In-Game Optimization

    Click Settings
    Adjust:
    • Ambient Occlusion
    • Motion Blur
    • Bloom
    • Music
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    Conclusion:
    Jack McLantern is still in development and they are doing regular Beta releases. It ran a bit slow so I adjusted the Unity Launcher and set Graphics Quality to "High" which ran much better. You can also turn off Ambient Occlusion or Motion Blur to increase frame rates. Its got a lot of potential and has some interesting action features like a slide attack and bullets that ricochet off shields. The developers are considering a Linux version, but it is planned for later on. Until then, Wine runs it well with DXVK.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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