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Numen Contest of Heroes Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 17, 2015.

  • by booman, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM
  • booman

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    Numen Contest of Heroes is an indie fantasy action RPG based in Greek Mythology. Begin your adventure as a girl or boy and work your way up to hero status by killing huge minions, solving quests, leveling up and looting.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Numen: Contest of Heroes in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the DRM Free Desura version of Numen: Contest of Heroes. This installation does not require the Desura client.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and 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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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: numen
    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 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Numen

    Click Browse

    Navigate to your Numen installer
    Select "Numen-1.40-setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    On completion, uncheck "Launch Numen Contest of Heroes"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Numen.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Numen Contest of Heroes
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Numen Contest of Heroes
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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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 on your video card/chip
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    Close Configure

    Launching Numen Contest of Heroes

    Select Numen Contest of Heroes
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to launch with a console of errors or bugs

    Optimization

    Click Options
    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Color depth
    • Frequency
    • Antialiasing
    • Filtering anisotropic
    • Triple buffer
    • VSync
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    Rule of thumb:
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Numen ran really well on my GeForce 500 Ti without any performance issues. There are some graphical artifact (particle effects) when attacking an enemy. You can see them in the video.
    I was not able to remove or fix these artifacts.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Very good classic and good guide as always, however in my case is needed have dinput8 as native for input works like as motogp 3 (this title needs same fix)

    :)
  2. booman
    I didn't need dinput8 for Numen for some reason.
    Did you have the same graphical artifacts when attacking enemies?
  3. mrdeathjr28
    Maybe because use 1.7 releases but activate dinput8 fix is very simple only needs add rule in winecfg with dinput8.dll previously stored in binary game folder

    Back to game yeah particle bug still remain in both wine tested, regular wine: WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam and
    gl177 extensions enabled: __GL_ExtensionStringVersion=17700 WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam

    :)
  4. booman
    Ah, that must be why I didn't need it. I have spent over 8 hours in-game already and no mouse issues or keyboard issues.

    I hope Wine will eventually work with all particle effects with all engines.
    I wish there was a way to turn it off.

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