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Sacred Gold Guide

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    Sacred Gold is how Dungeon's and Dragon's RPG's should be made. Open world, unlimited loot, Orks, Goblins, Dragons and of course... cooperative multi player gaming.

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    The world of Ancaria never seems to end. Your character will discover varied environments from forests, deserts, swamps to mountain ranges and snowy peaks. Quests from the local towns will lead you out into the wilderness and if you survive, they reward you with skills and gold.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG.com version of Sacred Gold. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    int 16 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    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: sacred
    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-bit windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    Note: If you want Sacred to play in windowed mode, check "Emulate a virtual desktop" and enter Desktop size: 1024x768

    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, DLL's, Components)

    Check the following Packages:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next

    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Sacred Gold

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your Sacred Gold GOG.com download
    Select the exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Checking file integrity
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    Check "Yes, I have read..."
    Click Options
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    Uncheck "Create desktop icons for selected components"
    Click Start Installation
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    Installing
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    Click "Exit Installer"
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Sacred.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Sacred Gold
    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
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
    Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

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    Display Tab
    Video Memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip provides
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    Sacred Configure

    If you want to see extra game options create a shortcut
    Back to General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "Config.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut "Sacred Config"
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Close Configure

    Launch Sacred Config

    Select Sacred Config
    Click Run
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    Fullscreen: If you set Wine Configuration to use a virtual desktop, then Sacred will still appear windowed if checked
    Play Movies: Check if you want to play movies, unchecked to skip movies
    32-bit Color Depth: Check to apply the maximum amount of colors
    Filter Active: An early version of Anti-Aliasing, check to make graphics smoother
    Video Compatability Mode: Only check if you are using a laptop

    Click OK
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    Conclusion:
    Sacred Gold ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti
    I didn't have any problems with game play, leveling, movement or even controls. The HUD, inventory and menu's worked exactly as expected. The only downside is no widescreen support.
    So I had to set my Linux desktop to 1024x768 first, then launched Sacred Gold. I still used a virtual desktop set for 1024x768 because it contols mouse movement better.

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