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Shadow Man Guide

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    In Shadow Man, you play as Michael LeRoi the voodoo warrior who protects our world from the dead crossing over from Deadside. Take on "The Five" and Legion immortal warriors with the Mask of Shadows and save Liveside.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Shadow Man. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.3 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 3.6

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.6
    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 3.6 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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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: shadowman
    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: 3.6
    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
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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_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Select "setup_shadow_man_2.1.0.5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons
    Click Install
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    Click OK for all errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Shadowman.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Shadow Man
    Click Next
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    Select "D3DConfigUtility.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Shadow Man Config
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Shadow Man"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.6
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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

    Select "Shadow Man Config"
    Click Run
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    Click Setup
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Gamma
    • Brightness
    Click Advanced
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    Adjust:
    • ZBuffer Depth
    • Filtering
    • Dithering
    • VSync
    • HW Gamma
    • Use HQ textures
    • Triple Buffering
    Click OK
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    In Game Options

    Click Options
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    Click "Detail Settings"
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    Adjust:
    • Shadow Detail
    • Dynamic Shirt
    • Procedural Textures
    • Sky Detail
    • Fog Detail
    • Environment Detail
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    Re-Texture Mod

    Go to: http://www.moddb.com/mods/na22920/addons/shadow-man-re-texture-by-arkup-updated-2015
    Download the 2015 re-texure rar
    Extract it to your Desktop
    Go to the game folder:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/drive_c/shadowman/GOG Games/
    Rename the existing "data" folder
    Cut-n-paste the extracted "data" folder to the same directory

    Conclusion:
    Shadow Man ran perfectly in PlayOnLinux in Mint on my GeForce GTX 1060. I never had any performance issues and the re-texture mod improved the visuals as it was painful to play in the original 1999 state. I'm not sure why there are so many graphical adjustments for such an old game? Maybe it was way beyond-its-time back then.... Either way, it should run on any laptop or desktop computer.


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    Last edited: May 4, 2018

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