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Rise Of Ages Guide

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  • by booman, May 10, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    Rise Of Ages is a 2D exploration, action, crafting game very similar to Terraria. The graphics are hand painted, animated beautifully and there are many environmental effects to lure you in. Explore the many biomes, dig down into the earth to find the ores you need, craft your weapons, armor and decorations, hunt all kinds of animals and interact with NCPs.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Rise Of Ages in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io demo version of Rise Of Ages. 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

    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

    Download Rise Of Ages on itch.io
    https://rise-of-ages.itch.io/rise-of-ages-demo
    Save to your desktop

    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: riseofages
    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

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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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 the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Do not click Browse
    Rise of Ages demo does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open "Rise of Ages 0.4.2.zip" with Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files (x86) directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/riseofages/drive_c/Program Files (x86)\
    Click the new folder icon
    Type: rise of ages
    Click Create
    Click Extract
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    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 "RiseOfAges.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Rise Of Ages
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Select the new Shortcut on the left side
    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

    Run Rise Of Ages

    Select "Rise Of Ages"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Conclusion:
    The demo of Rise Of Ages is a lot like Terraria but with hand-drawn elements and graphics. Its quite emmersive as your interact with the environment, craft tools, hunt animals, dig and talk with NCPs. The developers have done an amazing job and put a lot of love into it. I can't wait for a final release and hopefully a native Linux port. If not, then we can always play in PlayOnLinux with Wine

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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