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Sanitarium Guide

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  • by booman, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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    Discover a disturbing world in the mind of a crash survivor. In this psychological thiller you will explore creative worlds of horror in an interactive point-n-click adventure. Interact with spooky mangled characters, explore areas and objects, solve puzzles and try to keep your sanity.

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    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

    Search for Sanitarium and download it from the various abandonware sites

    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: sanitarium
    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 7
    Click Apply
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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 (Components, DLL, Libraries)

    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 Sanitarium

    Click Browse
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    Select Sanitarium executable
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Install
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    Installing...
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    Error
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select Sntrm.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Sanitarium
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Sanitarium"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.6.2
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    Note: Click the + to download more versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip has
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to: /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/sanitarium/drive_c/Sanitarium
    Select Setup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click OK
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    Close PlayOnLinux Configure

    Launching Sanitarium

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Sanitarium
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Error
    Click Yes
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    Conclusion:
    Naturally the game played perfectly due to being a simple point-n-click scrollable interface. Audio and animation ran flawlessly.

    Sanitarium will only run fullscreen in an 800x600 Linux desktop. Make sure to set your desktop resolution first, or just run in windowed. Unfortunately there is no way to play in higher resolutions.

    Gameplay video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

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