version sold on GOG
1. Install the scripts dependencies:
apt-get install fakeroot icoutils innoextract
2. Put in a same directory scripts and installer:
play-anything.sh play-arcanum_gog-22.214.171.124.sh setup_arcanum_126.96.36.199.exe
3. Run the building process:
4. Wait a couple minutes, the building will end by giving you the commands to launch as root to install the game.
This script accept several options to set its behaviour. Follow the links to more details on how to use them.
Like a lot of Windows games published before the 16:9/16:10 screens became “the norm”, Arcanum display can get messed up on these. The following method will give you a way to run the game in a window to avoid this.
1. Run the following command to get acces to the configuration screen for the Arcanum WINE prefix:
2. In the configuration window, go on the “Graphics” tab;
3. Check “Emulate a virtual desktop”, and put your desktop resolution in the “Desktop size” fields;
4. Close the window with “OK”.
5. Done, from the next launch Arcanum will run in a window that will automatically scale to its resolution. You can go back to fullscreen mode at any time by running the WINE configuration screen and uncheck “Emulate a virtual desktop”.