vv221: version française
This script will only work on Debian and other .deb-based distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, SteamOS, etc.). For a general purpose archive you should try the one built by Ganni1987
Hello fellow Debian users, Ubuntu lovers and Mint freaks!
Here you’ll find a script allowing you to turn your .exe installer of Neverwinter Nights Diamond into a .deb package, allowing to install it through DPKG and remove it through any APT front-end (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, etc.).
The game installed via this package will not use WINE but the official Bioware Linux client.
First thing first, here you can download the script:
GOG release 18.104.22.168: http://www.dotslashplay.it/scripts/play-neverwinter-nights_gog-22.214.171.124.sh
(updated on 2015-08-03)
Following instructions are for the English version of the game. For installers of other languages, go to the dedicated post
1. Download the script, then put in a same directory the script and the GOG .exe installer (setup_nwn_diamond_126.96.36.199.exe, setup_nwn_diamond_188.8.131.52-1.bin & setup_nwn_diamond_184.108.40.206-2.bin);
2. In the same directory, download the following archives that will provide the script with the necessary files to build the Linux client: nwclientgold.tar.gz nwclienthotu.tar.gz English_linuxclient169_xp2.tar.gz
3. Check the script dependencies. To run, this script needs the following packages to be installed on your system:
fakeroot, innoextract, icoutils
4. Open a terminal in the directory containing the script, then run it via the following command:
That’s it! The script will take a couple minutes to work its magic, and end by giving you the commands to launch as root to install the freshly built .deb package.
----- advanced usage language selection movies support
Any return, be it a bug report, a suggestion, a request, a demand for clarification, an insult or a simple "thank you" is welcome in this thread. Requests for similar scripts for other GOG games should go via the chat or in the dedicated thread: https://www.gog.com/forum/general/linux_todays_debian_game_compatible_with_ubuntu_mint_steamos_etc
I hope you’ll enjoy these scripts as much as I enjoy writing and tweaking them ;)
----- Here you go for more supported games!
2015-08-03: movies support added as an option
Thanks to kilobug who wrote the code for this option!
options management done via switches (--prefix=) instead of variables (PREFIX=), based on kilobug’s code
a new option has been added: '--help'
2015-07-30: support for the Spanish version of the game added
Thanks to DebianLinuxero for requesting it!
script’s target checksums for .exe/.bin files updated
Thanks to BezZeMad for pointing out the silent update of the GOG installers!
I really love this game, and to finally be able to run it in linux without wine really makes me happy :D. I also saw your instruction for Heroes of Might and Magic III, definitely going to try that later.