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Lichdom Battlemage Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 30, 2020.

  • by booman, Jan 30, 2020 at 12:56 PM
  • booman

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    Have you ever wanted to be a mage? Choose your fate and take down Shax and his minions in an epic linear plot of revenge! Combine spells of ice, fire, mind control, corruption and more in endless possibilities. Then use your creation to annihilate demons, skeletons and bosses in a detailed world made in CryEngine.

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

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Lichdom Battlemage. 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: 5.0 64-bit
    DXVK: 1.5

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"

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    Look for the Wine Version: 5.0
    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 5.0
    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 5.0 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, 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 Nex

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    Name the virtual drive: lichdombattlemage
    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 5.0
    Click Next

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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next

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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7

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    Libraries Tab

    Type each of the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3dx_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • d3d9
    • 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-screen windows"
    Click OK

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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check each of the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_wininet
    Click Next

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    Note: wininet is critical to run Lichdom Battlemage. All packages should automatically download and install

    Installing Lichdom Battlemage

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_lichdom_-_battlemage_64_1.2.3_(18496).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 icon"
    Click Install

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    Click OK on all errors

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    Click Exit

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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "LichdomBattlemage.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the shortcut: Lichdom Battlemage
    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
    Select "Lichdom Battlemage"
    Click Configure

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    General Tab
    Wine version: 5.0

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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

    Installing DXVK

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5
    Download DXVK 1.5
    Save to your Desktop

    Extract
    Open x32 directory
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Paste DLLs in the Lichdom Battlemage Bin32 directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/lichdombattlemage/drive_c/GOG Games/Lichdom - Battlemage/Bin32
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    Run Lichdom Battlemage

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Lichdom Battlemage"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click debug to see bugs and errors

    Fullscreen Windowed

    In Mint 19 the game would launch but everything was black. I could hear the menu audio playing but nothing on the screen.

    It is important to run the game one time for these files to appear

    Go to Lichdom Battlemage Folder in My Games
    Full Path
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/lichdombattlemage/drive_c/Users/username/Saved Games/Lichdom Battlemage/
    Open game.cfg

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    Modify the line: r_FullscreenWindow=0
    Change to: r_FullscreenWindow=1

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    Note: You can change other settings that aren't available in-game.

    Optimization

    Click Options

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    Click Graphics

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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • System specs presets
    • Field of View
    • Screen Mode
    • Antialiasing
    • TressFX
    • Depth Of Field
    • Motion Blur
    • Object Detail
    • Shading
    • Volumetric Effects
    • Shadows
    • Textures
    • Physics
    • Post Processing
    • Particles
    • Visual Quality
    • Water
    • Game Effects
    Click Apply

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    Conclusion:
    Lichdom Battlemage has been one of the most frustrating games to test for a long time. I purchased it on a sale at GOG and never got it to work until now. I'm not sure if the version of Wine or DXVK made a difference, but I've tried older versions of both and it still crashed at loading the first level. In fact Windows gamers are experiencing the same problem. After figuring out the Fullscreen Windowed setting and finding wininet is required, now it runs perfectly! My GeForce GTX 1060 was able to handle all the settings on high.

    When you first launch the game, be patient as it may take a bit to load. Specially loading any level. It appears to be "locked up" but it will eventually load the level fine.


    Gameplay video:



    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. booman
    I finally finished Lichdom Battlemage. This game is pretty long and really fun! There is a bit of linearity and repetitiveness... but other than that its fun!
    There was a spot where the game crashed every time! At the crab boss. So I found if I crank down the graphics settings it continued. Then I cranked them back up again.

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