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I've put together a Wine wrapper for Prey, 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/prey

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

(38.5 kB, SHA256: e4bf3322c6a20d83436f0bfa804d3dd9e6436177c2ddcf1d530cd015b9374702)

(4.6 kB, SHA256: 71b99454d02a5b849c601d9e3e8ee59541c09f88e24b06c54133e4be2cffba82)

Last updated 2021/07/11

The wrapper uses Wine 6.0 and DXVK. 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

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

Additional notes:

- You can enable DXVK's framerate display by setting the environment variable: DXVK_HUD=fps
If you want to create a shortcut to start the game with this set then use these arguments for the shortcut:

env DXVK_HUD=fps %command% play

- Additional packages may be necessary to enable Vulkan support on your system, e.g.: libvulkan1 and libvulkan1:i386
Users of the open graphics drivers may also need to install mesa-vulkan-drivers and mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386
Post edited July 11, 2021 by adamhm
Hi All,

First of all, thank you very much for the work performed. The installer work flawlessly, and also the game starts fine. However, when starting a new game, or loading a previous save (moved from a Windows installation of Prey), the screen misses any content but the HUD is displayed. Also, when pressing ESC, the screen is rather "noisy".
Have you met something like this before? Attached a screenshot on how this looks like.

It's an up-to-date Xubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, running on an i7-8750H and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

Thanks in advance!
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A quick comment: with the updated versions the game is running really nice, thanks for the job!