GINKA – Fixing Opening / Ending Movies on Steam Deck

A guide for getting the opening/ending movies to play on Steam Deck for Ginka and Atri (and potentially other KiriKiri engine games).

Summary

While GINKA works out of the box on Steam Deck (although you need to setup your own control scheme or use a community-made one), the opening/ending movies do not play, getting automatically skipped due to the game’s video files using a proprietary codec not supported on Steam Deck.

This guide will show you how to fix this issue using ProtonGE and Protontricks.

Acknowledgement

I discovered the fix that I’ve updated with Steam Deck specific steps through a chain of comments between u/binaryfail and u/dallasrage on an old thread on the r/visualnovels subreddit.

A huge thank you to these users for sharing their troubleshooting efforts publicly, allowing us to now fix this recurring issue on the Steam Deck!

Prerequisites

All of the steps in this guide will take place in Desktop mode. You may want to hook up a mouse and keyboard or use TeamViewer from your main PC for easier controls during this process.

  • Install latest version of ProtonGE (you can get it through ProtonUp-Qt from the Discovery store)
  • Install ProtonTricks (from the Discovery store)

Part One: Starting Off with a Fresh Wineprefix

The first step in this section is mandatory if you have launched the game before. If you have not, please skip to the second step.

  • Open Protontricks -> select the game from the list -> “Select the default wineprefix” -> “Delete ALL DATA AND APPLICATIONS INSIDE THIS PROTON PREFIX”.
  • Go to Steam, select the game and go to Properties -> Compatibility -> “Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool” -> “GE-Proton8-21” (or the latest ProtonGE version).
  • Launch the game once, wait until you’ve loaded into the menu, then exit the game.

Part Two: Installing Necessary Components Through Protontricks

The first step in this section is necessary to ensure that the necessary components can be installed successfully.

  • Open Protontricks -> select the game from the list -> “Select the default wineprefix” -> “Run winecfg” -> click on the “Libraries” tab -> Under “New override for library”, select and add the following items: “devenum”, “quartz”, “qasf” and hit OK.
  • You will be sent back to the previous menu. Click on “Install a Windows DLL or component” -> select “devenum” and hit OK.
  • Wait until you’ve been sent back to the previous menu. Click on “Install a Windows DLL or component” again -> select “quartz_feb2010” and hit OK.
  • Wait until you’ve been sent back to the previous menu. Click on “Install a Windows DLL or component” again -> select “wmp11” and hit OK.
  • Hit OK on any pop-up messages and wait until you’ve been sent back to the previous menu. Once you are back in the menu, exit out of Protontricks.

Part Three: Testing the Game

Start a new game and skip toward the end of the prologue.

The movie should play correctly after the prologue is over if the steps were followed correctly.

Troubleshooting and using this fix for other visual novels on Steam Deck

If for some reason your winecfg is set to emulate Windows XP, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP11) will not install. In this case, restart from the first step in Part One and change the Windows version to Windows 7 or Windows 10 in winecfg before proceeding.

While these steps should theoretically work for other visual novels using the same engine (KiriKiri), I have only tested it with Ginka, Atri, and 9-Nine Episode 1. It works for Ginka and Atri, but 9-Nine Episode 1 spits out an error message (which never shows up before applying this fix, so there’s some progress there at least). It should theoretically work for the Grisaia Phantom Trigger series since they use the same engine and are made by the same developers.

Originally posted by Noobie McNoobface | LEX

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