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Hello fellow Linux gamers!

Here you’ll find scripts allowing you to build packages for Debian, Arch Linux and any derivative (Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, etc.) from your GOG installers for Caesar games.
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 pages:
Caesar III

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!

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Salut camarades Linuxiens !

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

Les liens de télechargement et les instructions d’utilisation se trouvent sur les pages suivantes :
Caesar III

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 March 28, 2018 by vv221
Update

Better handling of WINE dependency on Debian-based systems

Run the game in a 1024x768 WINE virtual desktop to avoid messed up display on some large screens (can be disabled via caesar-3_winecfg)
Post edited July 10, 2017 by vv221
Hey,

So I tried your scripts to install Caesar 3 without much hassles. the XFCE terminal throw me an error ( ": " parameter in play-caesar.sh, pointed at 1180 and 1181 -which i guess is character, but there is no info-) that seems to prevent it too complete .debs correctly. Any idea?
Post edited October 22, 2017 by MisterPaytwick
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MisterPaytwick: (…)
Can you post here a copy-paste of the full error message?
Thanks!

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EDIT: Actually the full output of the script would be even better ;)
Post edited October 22, 2017 by vv221

Thank you. I went to your link and followed the instructions to install. It seems everything went fine. However, I have no idea how to actually run the game now. Is there a specific command I can type?
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Once the game is installed, you can run it by calling the 'caesar-3' command.
Or if your desktop environment includes an application menu, you should find a launcher for "Caesar III" in there.

Another command you might want to know about is 'caesar-3_winecfg', allowing you to setup WINE configuration for this game.
I had a sudden urge to play Caesar3, so went to GOG and bought it (said "windows" only as supported OS but I'm using Linux Mint 18) and then tried to follow your gracious instructions on how to get C3 working under Linux/Wine.

BUT! The download I get from GOG is "GOG_Galaxy_Caesar_3.exe" not "setup_caesar3_2.0.0.9.exe" which the play-caesar-3.sh script expects. Of course when I run the script it says that the setup_... file could not be found.

Is there an updated script to work with the GOG_Galaxy file or am I out of luck?

Thanks! Don
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donm.263: The download I get from GOG is "GOG_Galaxy_Caesar_3.exe" not "setup_caesar3_2.0.0.9.exe" which the play-caesar-3.sh script expects.
You got tricked by some dark patterns GOG uses to push their Galaxy client ;)
In the attached screenshot, you’ll see where the download link for the real game installer is.
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donm.263: The download I get from GOG is "GOG_Galaxy_Caesar_3.exe" not "setup_caesar3_2.0.0.9.exe" which the play-caesar-3.sh script expects.
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vv221: You got tricked by some dark patterns GOG uses to push their Galaxy client ;)
In the attached screenshot, you’ll see where the download link for the real game installer is.
Thank so much, with the correct download all your scripts worked flawlessly! Yay!