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Syberia Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 22, 2017.

  • by booman, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:45 PM
  • booman

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    Play as Kate Walker and explore Western Europe all the way to Eastern Russia. Find the secret to Syberia by solving puzzles and interacting with interesting characters.

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

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

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 18.2 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.12
    Wine: 2.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0.3
    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 2.0.3 is installed and you can close this window

    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: syberia
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Confiure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 2.0.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applictions Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 800x600
    click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Select "setup_syberia_1.0.0_hotfix(16378).exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Created desktop icons"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all errors at the end
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Syberia.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Syberia
    Click Next
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    Click "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Syberia
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0.3
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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 Syberia
    Click Run
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    Black Screen Bug

    When Syberia launches you will hear the game running but only see a black screen.
    Alt+Tab and go to PlayOnLinux Configure
    Click Wine Tab
    Click Task Manager
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    Alt+Tab back to Syberia
    Press the down arrow to select Syberia
    Press Enter to Focus
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    Now you can see the game intro and menu
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    Conclusion:
    The only problem I experienced was the black screen bug. Using the Task manager to focus the game works fine, but is a bit inconvenient. I tried a few recommended scripts and or console switches, but they didn't work for me. Otherwise, I was able to play Syberia just fine and even save/load without issues. I was unable to run the game full-screen without the virtual desktop because the Task Manager never appears properly to focus the game.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2017
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good old game and good screens too

    :)

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