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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 run the build script to create the wrapper. If the installer files are not alongside the wrapper build files then the path to them will need to be specified either by passing it as an argument to the build script with -respath="<path>" or by setting an environment variable named WINEWRAP_RESPATH containing it. You can change the path to build the wrapper in and the name of the wrapper directory with the -buildpath= and -dirname= arguments. The build path can also be set with the WINEWRAP_BUILDPATH environment variable.

The output will be a directory containing the game set up within a preconfigured Wine prefix, along with its own copy of Wine, extracted game icons, documentation, and start script(s). From there simply run the start script to play. The start script also includes options for creating a shortcut, configuring the wrapper etc.

(to uninstall simply delete the game directory and any shortcuts you created, and the game's user data directory in ~/.local/share if you don't want to keep your saves & settings)

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
(787.2 kB, SHA256: 9e55b17cf2cd8691d39ad1f1dc5bfe5cdec195067afd3818ac5ae1494aa4428b)

Updated 2019/09/28: Updated winewrap.shlib.

The wrapper uses Wine 4.0. 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".

If anyone runs into any problems then post in this thread, Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ &amp; Discussion and/or The "Judas&trade; does this run in Wine" thread v1.173.

For more of my Linux Wine wrappers check out post 3 in this thread: Adamhm's Linux Wine Wrappers - News, FAQ &amp; Discussion
Post edited September 28, 2019 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!
Works perfectly out-of-the-box with current wine 3.21. No need for winetricks or any additional setup.