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Showdown Bandit Guide

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    Showdown Bandit is a creepy western puppet themed point-n-click adventure. Every area in the game is created as if it were on a stage controlled by a mysterious puppeteer. Sneak around the west, snatching money, finding NPCs and avoiding evil no-string-puppets... in specific areas you can change to 3rd Person and shoot your pop-gun to open doors and take-out enemies.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the itch.io version of Showdown Bandit demo. 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: 4.15-staging
    DXVK: 1.4.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.15-staging
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.15-staging
    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 4.15-staging 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    Download Showdown Bandit demo on itch.io
    Go to: https://kindlybeast.itch.io/showdownbandit-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: showdownbandit
    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 4.15-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Application Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Libraries Tab
    Type the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Change to "native (Windows)"
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-scren 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
    Showdown Bandit demo does not have an installer
    Click Cancel
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    Open Showdown Bandit with your Archive Manager
    Click Extract
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    Navigate to the Program Files directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/showdownbandit/drive_c/Program Files/
    Click Extract
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    Click "Show the Files"
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    Download DXVK 1.4.2
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.4.2
    Download dxvk-1.4.2.tar.gz
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract to your Desktop
    Open the x64 folder
    Copy all the DLLs
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    Paste the DLLs in the Showdown Bandit Demo 64bit folder
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Select "showdownbandit" on the left column

    General Tab
    Click "Make a new shortcut from this virtual drive"
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    Select "Showdown Bandit Demo.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the Shortcut: Showdown Bandit
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    Back to PlayOnLinux Configure
    Select "Showdown Bandit" in the left column

    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.15-staging
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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 Showdown Bandit
    Select "Showdown Bandit"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Click Options
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    Adjust:
    • Volume
    • Sensitivity
    • Graphics
    • Fullscreen
    • Resolution
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    Conclusion:
    Showdown Bandit demo ran almost perfectly in PlayOnLinux. It would crash with stable Wine, but the staging version works great. The only issue I had was aiming in First Person view because every time I clicked to shoot, the camera would change directions. I think you can press "E" instead of clicking the mouse to shoot. Other than that, frame rates were smooth with my GeForce GTX 1060.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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