I have already bought several of point and click adventure games using Adventure Game Studio engine. Current GOG.com versions are prepared to work on
Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17. I am using more recent Ubuntu 15.04, so the above-mentioned game engine needs to compiled beforehand.
Install required development packages.
$ sudo apt-get install git debhelper build-essential pkg-config libaldmb1-dev libfreetype6-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libogg-dev
Clone git repository.
$ git clone git://github.com/adventuregamestudio/ags.git
Change working directory.
$ cd ags
Build software package.
ags$ fakeroot debian/rules binary
Install created ags package.
ags$ ls ../*.deb ../ags_188.8.131.52_amd64.deb ../ags-dbg_184.108.40.206_amd64.deb
ags$ sudo dpkg -i ../ags-dbg_220.127.116.11_amd64.deb
Use the following command to start downloaded game. At a minimum, you have to provide a path to the extracted game.
$ ags --gfxfilter Hq3x --windowed /home/milosz/Games/Primordia/game/
There is no manual page, but available options can be quickly printed out.
$ ags --help AGS: Adventure Game Studio v3.3 Interpreter Copyright (c) 1999-2011 Chris Jones and 2011-2015 others ACI version 18.104.22.168 Usage: ags [OPTIONS] [GAMEFILE or DIRECTORY] Options: --windowed Force display mode to windowed --fullscreen Force display mode to fullscreen --hicolor Downmix 32bit colors to 16bit --letterbox Enable letterbox mode --gfxfilter <filter> Enable graphics filter. Available options: StdScale2, StdScale3, StdScale4, Hq2x or Hq3x --log Enable program output to the log file --no-log Disable program output to the log file, overriding configuration file setting --help Print this help message Gamefile options: /dir/path/game/ Launch the game in specified directory /dir/path/game/penguin.exe Launch penguin.exe [nothing] Launch the game in the current directory
There are many great games using an Adventure Game Studio engine including:
- Blackwell Convergence
- Blackwell Deception
- Blackwell Epiphany
- Blackwell Unbound
- Gemini Rue
These games runs fine, although I have encountered some problems with Resonance, which I haven’t pursued yet.
GOG support was kind enough to provide the following Wikipedia – Games created using AGS link.