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Hello fellow Linux gamers!

Here you’ll find scripts allowing you to build packages for Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo and any derivative (Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, etc.) from your installers for Arcanum.
You will then be able to easily install these packages with you favourite packages manager.

Download links and usage instructions can be found on the following page:
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

We hope you’ll enjoy the ease-of-use provided by these scripts as much as we enjoy writing and tweaking them ;)

Here you go for more supported games!


Salut camarades Linuxiens !

Vous trouverez ici des scripts vous permettant de construire des paquets pour Debian, Arch Linux, Gentoo ou n’importe quelle distribution dérivée de celles-ci (Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, etc.) à partir de vos installateurs pour Arcanum.
Ces paquets pourront ensuite être installés facilement via votre gestionnaire de paquets habituel.

Les liens de téléchargement et les instructions d’utilisation se trouvent sur la page suivante :
Arcanum : Engrenages et Sortileges

Nous espérons que vous apprécierez le confort apporté par ces scripts autant que nous apprécions les écrire et les améliorer ;)

Pour plus de jeux, rendez-vous par ici !
Post edited October 13, 2019 by vv221
The most recent GOG installers are not supported for this game, as they use a new, obfuscated packaging scheme.

The latest supported installer is the following one:
setup_arcanum_2.0.0.15.exe (MD5: c09523c61edd18abb97da97463e07a88)

If you didn’t keep a copy of this installer and want to use the ./ script, you need to request a download link from GOG support.
Post edited April 05, 2018 by vv221

Since ./ 2.10, we support the new packaging format used by GOG for Windows games.

New supported installer:

Run the game in a WINE virtual desktop by default, to avoid issues with some video drivers.
⚠ Following instructions are no longer useful, current ./ script has support for innoextract 1.8


The latest GOG installer for Arcanum is not officially supported by ./ yet, but it already works on our development version.
The process is a bit trickier than with our usual scripts, as we don't have support for InnoSetup 5.6.2 (the packaging format currently used for Arcanum GOG latest installer).

Here is a small guide to get it working.

1. Install innoextract 1.8 development version

Install innoextract build dependencies, then:
git clone ~/innoextract.git
mkdir ~/innoextract.git/build
cd ~/innoextract.git/build
cmake ..
mkdir ~/bin
cp innoextract ~/bin/
rm --force --recursive ~/innoextract.git
2. Install the patched ./ library allowing to use the development version of innoextract + the development version of the ./ script for Arcanum
git clone ~/
cd ~/
git checkout dev-2.x/games/update/arcanum/new-archive
make install
rm --force --recursive ~/
3. Run the ./ script

Open a terminal in the directory including the Arcanum installer, then:
PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" "./setup_arcanum_-_of_steamworks_and_magick_obscura_1.0.7.4_hotfix_(24155).exe"
4. Follow the instructions given by the script to install the game

5. Enjoy ;)
Post edited October 23, 2019 by vv221

* New supported installer:
    - setup_arcanum_-_of_steamworks_and_magick_obscura_1.0.7.4_hotfix_(24155).exe
vv221: Update

* New supported installer:
- setup_arcanum_-_of_steamworks_and_magick_obscura_1.0.7.4_hotfix_(24155).exe
Hello there! Quick question, how easy would it be to apply the new unofficial patch on this? How would one go about doing it? Is it possible for the script to detect and apply it automatically?

Thanks for your time.
sunshinecorp: (…)
I didn’t know that there is a new patch, I was still using the Unofficial Arcanum Patch v091225.
I’ll try to find some time to tinker with this new one.
sunshinecorp: (…)
vv221: I didn’t know that there is a new patch, I was still using the Unofficial Arcanum Patch v091225.
I’ll try to find some time to tinker with this new one.
Yup. Just found out about it too!
Just out of curiosity, but I assume these scripts only work with the Gog installers, and those of us who happen to own this game on the original shiny discs it came on back in the day are out of luck?
jrial: (…)
You’re right, we don’t have CD-ROM support… yet ;)

It’s in the works, we actually have a dedicated issue on our forge, but we are a small team with not as much free time as we would like to dedicated to this. So it’s going much slower than I had hoped.