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Lonely Things Guide

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    Lonely Things is a free indie horror mystery game at a remote hotel in the middle of nowhere. Are you dreaming or is this place real? Meet desperate characters who are stuck in the realm of the hotel. Uncover their relationships and a find out what is wrong with this place.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Lonely Things. 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: lonelythings
    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, clik Add
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • dxgi
    Edit one at a time
    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: Each package should automatically download and install

    Do not Click Browse
    Lonely Things does not have an installer
    Click Cancel

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    Download Lonely Things on itch.io
    Go to: https://jamiesime.itch.io/lonely-things
    Save to your Desktop

    Open in your Archive Manager
    Click Extract

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    Navigate to Program Files in your lonelythings virtual drive
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/lonelythings/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract

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    Click "Show the Files"

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    Installing DXVK

    Download DXVK 1.5.4
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.4
    Save dxvk-1.5.4.tar.gz to your Desktop
    Extract on your Desktop
    Open x64 Directory
    Copy all the DLLs

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    Paste in the game folder
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/lonelythings/drive_c/Program Files/
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure

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    Select lonelythings in the left column

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

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    Select "Lonely Things.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Lonely Things
    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: 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

    Run Lonely Things

    Select "Lonely Things"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and error

    Unity 3D Launcher
    Adjust:
    • screen resolution
    • Graphics Quality
    • Select Monitor
    • Windowed

    Click Play

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    Conclusion:
    Lonely Things is a fairly short game. There is a bunch of dialog to read and notes to find. Its completely free, but you will probably complete it in less than an hour. Everything ran fine on my GeForce GTX 1060 because it is developed in the Unity 3D Engine. Maybe they will consider a native port in the future?

    Gameplay Video:


    !Warning! The video has spoilers

    Screenshots:
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