game-data-packager - Installer for game data files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Contrib i386
Package filename game-data-packager_63_all.deb
Package name game-data-packager
Package version 63
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::package-management contrib/games implemented-in::python implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::gameplaying works-with::archive works-with::software:package
License -
Maintainer Debian Games Team <>
Download size 5.20 MB
Installed size 5.74 MB
Various games are divided into two logical parts: engine
and data. Often the engine and data are licensed in
different ways, such that the engine can be distributed
in Debian but the data cannot.
game-data-packager is a tool which builds .deb files for game
data which cannot be distributed in Debian (such as
commercial game data).
At the moment, game-data-packager has support for building .deb
files for:
* 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
* A Mind Forever Voyaging
* Amazon: Guardians of Eden
* Arthur: the Quest for Excalibur
* Arx Fatalis
* Baldur's Gate 1 and 2
* Ballyhoo
* Bargon Attack
* Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity
* The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble
* The Black Cauldron
* Blake Stone and Planet Strike
* Blue Force
* Border Zone
* Castle of Dr. Brain and The Island of Dr. Brain
* Broken Sword
* Bureaucracy
* Chex Quest and Chex Quest 2
* Chivalry is Not Dead
* Codename: ICEMAN
* Commander Keen 4 to 6
* Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail
* Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
* Cruise for a Corpse
* Cutthroats
* Deadline
* Descent 1 and 2
* The Dig
* Discworld 1 and 2
* Doom, The Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, The Master Levels for Doom 2, Final Doom
* Doom 3 and BFG Edition
* Dračí Historie
* Dreamweb
* Duke Nukem 3D
* Dune 2: Battle for Arrakis
* EcoQuest 1 and 2
* The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
* Elvira 1 and 2
* Enchanter
* Enclosure
* Eye of the Beholder 1 and 2
* The Feeble Files
* Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
* Freespace 2
* Full Throttle
* Future War (Les Voyageurs du Temps)
* Gobliiins 1, 2 and 3
* Gold Rush!
* Grim Fandango
* HacX
* Hank's Quest
* Heretic, Hexen and Hexen 2
* Heroes of Might & Magic 3
* The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
* Hollywood Hijinx
* Hopkins FBI
* Hoyle's Official Book of Games
* Hugo's House of Horrors, Hugo 2, Hugo 3
* Icewind Dale 1 and 2
* Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
* Infidel
* Inherit the Earth
* James Clavell's Shōgun
* Jones in the Fast Lane
* Journey: Part One of the Golden Age Trilogy
* King's Quest 1 to 7
* The Labyrinth of Time
* Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
* Laura Bow 1 and 2
* Leather Goddesses of Phobos 1 and 2
* Legend of Kyrandiar 1, 2 and 3
* Leisure Suit Larry 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6
* LGeneral (Panzer General)
* Lost in Time
* The Lurking Horror
* The Manhole
* Manhunter 1 and 2
* Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle
* Mixed-Up Mother Goose & Mixed-Up Fairy Tales
* Monkey Island 1, 2 and 3
* Moonmist
* Mortville Manor
* Myst: Masterpiece Edition
* Mystery House
* The Neverhood
* Nippon Safes Inc.
* Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It
* Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood
* Pajama Sam series
* Personal Nightmare
* Planescape: Torment
* Planetfall
* Plundered Hearts
* Police Quest 1 to 4
* Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3 Arena, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
* Quest For Glory 1, 2 and 3
* Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
* Ringworld 1 and 2
* Rise of the Triad
* Rodney's Funscreen
* Sam & Max Hit the Road
* Seastalker
* Sfinx
* The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel
* The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo
* Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
* Simon the Sorcerer 1, 2 and Puzzle Pack
* Slater & Charlie Go Camping
* Soltys
* Sorcerer
* Space Quest 1 to 6
* Spellbreaker
* Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy
* Starcross
* Stationfall
* Strife
* Suspect
* Suspended
* Syndicate
* Super 3D Noah's Ark
* Theme Hospital
* Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths
* Toonstruck
* Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer
* Transport Tycoon Deluxe
* Trinity
* Troll's Tale
* Tyrian
* Ultima VII
* Unreal, Unreal Gold and Unreal Tournament (1999)
* Urban Runner
* Ween: The Prophecy
* Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
* Wishbringer
* Witness
* Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny and Return to Castle Wolfenstein
* Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
* X-COM: UFO Defense
* Zork 1, 2 and 3, Beyond Zork, Zork Zero, Return to Zork, Zork: The
Undiscovered Underground
* Zork Grand Inquisitor and Zork Nemesis


Package Version Architecture Repository
game-data-packager_63_all.deb 63 all Debian Contrib
game-data-packager - - -


Name Value
dpkg >= 1.19.0
fakeroot -
python3-debian -
python3-yaml -
python3:any -


Type URL
Binary Package game-data-packager_63_all.deb
Source Package game-data-packager

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install game-data-packager deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install game-data-packager




2019-02-03 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (63) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bug fixes:
- make_template: Correct 'provides' for partially-present groups
* Internal changes:
- xcom-ufo: Make SOUND/ROLAND.CAT optional and add more version info.
Thanks to Timothy Allen.
2019-01-31 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (62) unstable; urgency=medium
* New games:
- jazz-jackrabbit: Add the Jazz Jackrabbit Collection, as published
on GOG, for use with the openjazz package.
Thanks to Fabian Greffrath (Closes: #902775) [smcv]
* New languages and versions:
- baldurs-gate-1, baldurs-gate-2, planescape-torment, teenagent:
Add support for new GOG installers.
Thanks to Roma Tentser
(Closes: #913931, #913937, #913938, #913939) [smcv]
- baldurs-gate-1: Add support for another GOG installer
(Closes: #914548) [cacatoès]
- kyrandia1: Add support for new GOG installer
(Closes: #914528) [cacatoès]
- xcom-ufo: Accept original GEODATA and original(?) ROLAND.CAT files
from package, as an alternative to patched(?) files
from Steam. Thanks to Timothy Allen
(Closes: #916496) [smcv]
* Bug fixes:
- larry series: Stop treating larry-doc as an expansion; add a new
documentation package type instead, and don't create .desktop files
for those (Closes: #913911) [smcv]
- wolf3d: Fix metadata describing how to unpack Apogee
- rott, wolf3d: Fix download of shareware versions [smcv]
* Internal changes:
- tests/integration: Start to add a self-contained integration test.
The old integration test is still present for now, but has been
renamed to download_shareware. [smcv]
- Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.3.0 [smcv]
2018-11-12 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (61) unstable; urgency=medium
* New languages and versions:
- hexen2: Add yet another repacked version of
hexen2demo_nov1997-linux-i586.tgz (LP: #1781449) [smcv]
* Bug fixes:
- lgeneral: Fix arguments of prepare_packages() [smcv]
- quake: Fix detection of aopfm when launching Quake [smcv]
- d/tests/integration: Require python3-gi [smcv]
- d/control: Suggest python3-gi, required (along with
gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0) to resize icons for some games [smcv]

See Also

Package Description
gemrb-baldurs-gate-2-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Baldur's Gate 2 game
gemrb-baldurs-gate-2_0.8.5-1_i386.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Baldur's Gate 2 game
gemrb-baldurs-gate-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Baldur's Gate game
gemrb-baldurs-gate_0.8.5-1_i386.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Baldur's Gate game
gemrb-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb Common data files for GemRB
gemrb-doc_0.8.5-1_all.deb Documentation for GemRB
gemrb-icewind-dale-2-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Icewind Dale 2 game
gemrb-icewind-dale-2_0.8.5-1_i386.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Icewind Dale 2 game
gemrb-icewind-dale-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Icewind Dale game
gemrb-icewind-dale_0.8.5-1_i386.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Icewind Dale game
gemrb-planescape-torment-data_0.8.5-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Planescape: Torment game
gemrb-planescape-torment_0.8.5-1_i386.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Planescape: Torment game
gemrb_0.8.5-1_i386.deb Open-source engine to run Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment
geoipupdate_3.1.1-1_i386.deb MaxMind GeoIP/GeoIP2 database updates
glx-alternative-mesa_1.0.0_i386.deb allows the selection of MESA as GLX provider