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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
(531.5 kB, SHA256: 289d1927fe055fffb13f6275dbf8adc3f137f207f8ab375b9cd51962b54255d0)

Updated 2018/10/17: Just another small framework update.

The wrapper uses Wine 3.0 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 3 hours ago 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!