.kkrieger was created to be a tech demo to see how small a game could be made. Not short, but small... as in capacity. Boasting beautiful graphics, textures, lighting, intricate level design, spooky enemies, small arsenal of weapons and sound effects. In its unfinished state, .kkrieger is about 100Kb in size. This is the most code optimized game ever made.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing kkrieger in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 3.0
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 3.0 is installed and you can close this window
If you do a Google search, you will find .kkrieger available on several websites
I downloaded it from here: http://www.acid-play.com/download/kkrieger
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: kkrieger
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 3.0
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 800x600
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages should automatically download and install
At the "Browse" screen
Extract kkrieger-beta to Program Files in your new virtual drive
Full path:Code:/home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/kkrieger/drive_c/Program Files
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select "kkrieger" on the left side
Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
Name the shortcut: KKrieger
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Now select "KKrieger" under the virtual drive kkrieger
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Virtual meory size: enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: click debug to see errors and bugs
If you want to run .kkrieger in full-screen, you will need to set your Linux Desktop to 1024x768 or 800x600
.kkrieger ran perfectly as expected. I doubt the packages were even necessary, but I always install them as a base just in case. I played it windowed without any problems. At the end of the 10 min demo it says "... to be continued" but I haven't see any further development on it or anything like it. I have read that it was a programmers nightmare because of the huge amount of work it takes to keep a game this small in capacity. I'm thankful someone actually tried it. Its so small that it could play on just about any device.