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Grisaia no Kajitsu on Linux using Wine


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Hi, guys! It's me again on another round of VN installation guides for Linux :D .This time, we'll be trying out Grisaia no Kajitsu on Linux. 

 

Current test system spec :

 

- elementary OS Luna 64-bit ( Ubuntu 12.04 LTS )

- Wine 1.7.12 

- PlayOnLinux 4.2.2

- Latest copy of Grisaia no Kajitsu from Fuwanovel https://fuwanovel.net/novels/grisaia-no-kajitsu

 

Part A : Prep work 

 

1) Make sure Wine and PlayOnLInux both are installed on your system. If it is, launch PlayOnLinux and choose "Install a program".

 

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2) A menu will popup. On the bottom left corner, you should see "Install a non-listed program". Click on it. 

 

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3) Another popup will appear. Just click next and proceed.

 

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4) Select the 1st option. This will make a new virtual drive where the VN will be installed. 

 

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5) Name the virtual drive. This drive also can be used to isolate programs so it will not conflict dependencies with other programs.

 

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6) Next, this menu will allow any extra tweaks be done before installing any program. Just tick the last box and click next. 

 

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7) Most programs will have high compatibility if installed in 32-bit. So, that is what we are going to do.
 

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8) You'll need to install the VN dependencies for running and installing. Most VN would require :

 

- DirectX (More preferably ver. 9 & 10 )

- Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime ( To be on the safe side, install all )

- DirectSound ( 3D sound effects )

- Fonts ( You already know why )

 

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9) Now, navigate to the Grisaia folder you got from Fuwanovel and launch it. Use "install.exe"

 

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Part B : Installing Grisaia

 

1) Since the installation process is Japanese, the fonts may not appear as it should. Just click through until the program installs Grisaia. 

 

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This menu show where it will be installed. No need to worry since it's all in the virtual drive you made earlier.

 

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Now you have finished installing. Click ok to continue.

 

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2) It will ask what exe file to be a launcher. Choose the " bootmenu.exe ". Somehow, Grisaia does not start if you use the grisaia.exe, I think :huh: .

 

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3) Rename it so you can recognize it. 

 

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PlayOnLinux will ask you again for more shortcuts to make. Click on the 1st option to make it stop asking.

 

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Part C : Applying the english patch

 

1) As you finish. a new entry will be made. Select "Grisaia no Kajitsu" and click on configure. 

 

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2) In the menu, go under miscellaneous. Click on "Run executable file in this virtual drive". You'll need the patch installer to run in the same drive for it to work. Navigate to the english patch installer file.

 

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3) The patch installer will launch and automatically install the patch to the VN. No, not really. You'll need to click on it to make it work though. :P

 

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4) After finish patching, untick the 2 box. There's no really need to launch it right away, it is? Click on finish to end patching.

 

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Part D : Final tweaks

 

1) Now, launch Grisaia. But, where's the start button, you say?  :blink:  Since switching the unicode of the virtual drive to Japanese locale will crash the program, you'll have to live it :( . But never fear, I am here to help. :lol:

 

- 1st bar (unclickable) = Install Grisaia ( no need to, do we? :P )

- 2nd bar = Launch Grisaia ( Somehow, all 5 letters might actually be "Start" )

- 3rd bar = System Settings ( All system modifications can be done here  )

- 4th bar = I have no idea  :(

- 5th bar = Uninstall or Repair ? Still no idea    

- 6th bar = Close/exit program

 

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2) For movie playback problem or blank screen during movies (OP/ED), open up the system settings. In the far right tab, you will find a checkbox to disable movies.

 

 

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THE END. Now go enjoy yourself.  :D

 

EDIT : For those of you who want to watch the opening or ending videos, you can get them from TLWiki

http://tlwiki.org/index.php?title=Grisaia_no_Kajitsu#Downloads

 

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Thanks! But most VN these days are a hit-or-miss with this method. Take your time to tweak things carefully. Sometimes just one package might be the reason why the VN would not run.

Even more of a reason why I felt like "why not use a virtual machine instead", which is as easy/complicated (depending on how comfortable people are with setting up OSes) as setting up a compatibility layer like Wine.

 

Windows XP would be a good guest OS for compability reasons and performance reasons, Win7 for ease of use/an easier setup.

 

What are your opinions about this?

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Even more of a reason why I felt like "why not use a virtual machine instead", which is as easy/complicated (depending on how comfortable people are with setting up OSes) as setting up a compatibility layer like Wine.

 

Windows XP would be a good guest OS for compability reasons and performance reasons, Win7 for ease of use/an easier setup.

 

What are your opinions about this?

Isn't the whole idea of Wine to work better than a VM?

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Even more of a reason why I felt like "why not use a virtual machine instead", which is as easy/complicated (depending on how comfortable people are with setting up OSes) as setting up a compatibility layer like Wine.

 

Windows XP would be a good guest OS for compability reasons and performance reasons, Win7 for ease of use/an easier setup.

 

What are your opinions about this?

 

Well, running a visual novel in a Windows virtual machine would definitely increase my chances of successfully running with intended results. Although this might be more beneficial, I would prefer to stick to Wine. Most VN tend to run perfectly in Windows since they're originally made for Windows, not that Wine can't run VN or any other games too http://appdb.winehq.org/. Try running a VN made for Linux on Linux distro. It will practically work out-of-the-box.

 

Basically, it comes down to preference. If you have resource, enough computing power and would not want any compromise on any performance hiccups, you could use a VM. Wine was built to allow & simplify installation of windows program. Since Wine is all ways undergoing development, it's sometimes unstable at times but mostly reliable. Anyways, using a VM only to run a VN seem like a waste of resources , don't you think ?

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