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*** Please note that this wrapper requires the clean/Galaxy-free/"classic" installer - it will not work with the Galaxy version ***

I've put together a Wine wrapper for Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, allowing it to be played on Linux almost like a native game & with no Wine knowledge required.

Simply place the script, resource archive and installer files together in the same directory & run the script. The output is a directory containing a "GOG-style" ready-to-go Wine-wrapped version of the game (the build script also has the option to create a tarball of the assembled game package); from there installation is simply a case of moving the directory to wherever you want it installed to - then just run the start script to play :)

Running the start script with the argument "-s" will have it create a shortcut at a location of your choice.

User data is stored under ~/.local/share/call_of_cthulhu

Full details are in the readme.txt and release notes. Here is the download link:

call_of_cthulhu_wine.tar.xz
(500.9 kB, SHA256: cc251c6b40db28a4bb6991e6fd50a241da345e9a1d854ad5096665b14a457025)

Updated 2017/11/06: Playback of the startup videos etc. should now work

The wrapper uses Wine Staging 2.0 with CSMT enabled. Wine, Winetricks and the redistributables for some required components will be downloaded automatically if not present; to avoid redownloading for other scripts the downloaded Wine package will be stored in ~/.cache/winewrap and the redistributables will be stored in subdirectories in ~/.cache/winetricks

ThirteenAG's widescreen fix is included to enable support for widescreen resolutions "out of the box".

This game seems to run great so far but I've never played it before & it has had very little testing, so be warned! If anyone runs into any problems then post in this thread, Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ & Discussion and/or The "Judas™ does this run in Wine" thread v1.173.

For more of my Linux Wine wrappers see my GOGmix: adamhm's Linux Wine wrappers. Also check out Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ & Discussion
Post edited November 06, 2017 by adamhm
I'm not able to find this game on GOG.

Also, do you think it would it be possible to de-galaxize a game installer?
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Gede: I'm not able to find this game on GOG.
It was removed from sale not long after release.
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Gede: Also, do you think it would it be possible to de-galaxize a game installer?
It would be better to simply avoid downloading the Galaxy version in the first place :p
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adamhm: It would be better to simply avoid downloading the Galaxy version in the first place :p
Certainly. I was just wondering if the difference would be some extra files in the archive (for Galaxy) or if it is a deeper change.
Oh, well... I may just take a look myself.
Cheers!