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Of Orcs And Men Guide

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    Of Orcs And Men is a 3rd person action RPG with some stealth elements and a lot of dialog. Play as Arkail an elite orc soldier and Styx a stealth goblin theif. Together your mission is to kill the Emperor. Use both of their abilities and horde tactics to sneak into the massive maze-like environment and gamble your fate with clever dialog or brutally slay human filth.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Of Orcs And Men in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Of Orcs And Men. 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 Next

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    Name the virtual drive: orcsandmen
    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
    Click apply

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    Libraries Tab
    Type each of the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3dcore
    • 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 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

    Installing Of Orcs And Men

    Click Browse...

    Navigate to your downloaded game
    Select "setup_of_orcs_and_men_1.02_(1233)_(34456).exe"
    Click Open

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    Click Next again...

    Select Language
    Click OK

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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icons"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install

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    Click OK on all errors

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    Click Exit

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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "OfOrcsAndMen.exe"
    Click Next

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    Name the Shortcut: Of Orcs And Men
    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 "Of Orcs And Men"
    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

    Download DXVK 1.5
    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.5.1
    Save to your Desktop
    Extract to your Desktop

    Open x32 Folder
    Copy all of the DLLs

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    Paste in the Of Orcs And Men game folder
    Full Path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/orcsandmen/drive_c/GOG Games/Of Orcs And Men/
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    Run Of Orcs And Men

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Of Orcs And Men"
    Click Run

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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    Of Orcs And Men initially launched in Spanish even though I selected English during the installation. After some research and trial-n-error, I found you can delete the other language packs and leave your language pack to play correctly. There was no in-game solution for changing languages. Other than that, I was able to play without any serious problems on my GeForce GTX 1060 and save/load worked fine.

    This game is more like a tactics game than an action RPG because you don't have 100% control over your characters actions. Kinda like The Witcher. You can select which attacks to apply, then watch them do all the moves.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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