Narbacular Drop is a platform/puzzle game where you navigate your princess through portals. This game inspired the well-known game: Portal
Use your portals to access hard-to-reach areas and cleverly imobilize traps.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Narbacular Drop in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 18.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 2.0.3 is installed and you can close this window
Download Narbacular Drop
Its not quite as easy to download as you would think.
If you try to download the installer from DigiPen's website it isn't the correct file because its only 1 MB. The full game is 21 MB's
You can try these link, but Google has blacklisted some of the NarbacularDrop.exe downloads.
I downloaded the one from GamersHell and nuclearmonkeysoftware and it worked fine.
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: narbaculardrop
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 2.0.3
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual drive"
Desktop size: 640x480
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following:
Installing Narbacular Drop
Click Next again
Check "I accept the agreement"
Click Next again...
Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
Uncheck "View Read Me.txt"
Select "Narbacular Drop.exe"
Shortcut name: Narbacular Drop
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Narbacular Drop"
Wine version: 2.0.3
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine; click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Select Narbacular Drop
Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors
Click Options (may have to click multiple times to find the "sweet spot")
Set Resolution to 1024x768
Click OK (may have to click multiple times)
Back to PlayOnLinux
Click Wine Tab
Click Configure Wine
Change Desktop size to: 1024x768
Now you can play windowed at resolution 1024x768 with Virtual Desktop on
Or you can play fullscreen at resolution 1024x768 with the virtual Desktop off
Run Nabacular Drop again
The only bug I experienced was clicking the menu items. Sometimes I had to click a bunch of times for the button to initiate. Once you are in game the mouse-look works and "Q" & "E" allows you to add or remove portals. Sometimes the mouse left-click/right-click doesn't work for portals properly and you have to mess around clicking but they eventually work.