game-data-packager - Installer for game data files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Contrib amd64
Package name game-data-packager
Package version 49.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 4.32 KB
Download size 3.82 MB
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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
* 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 6
* 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
* 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, 2 and 3
* 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
* Spellbreaker
* Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy
* Starcross
* Stationfall
* Strife
* Suspect
* Suspended
* Syndicate
* Space Quest 1 to 5
* 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 and Unreal Gold
* 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_49.1_all.deb 49.1 all Debian Contrib
game-data-packager - - -


Name Value
fakeroot -
python3-debian -
python3-yaml -
python3:any >= 3.3.2-2~


Type URL
Binary Package game-data-packager_49.1_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




2017-05-20 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (49.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Support for new languages and versions:
- Support for GOG packages of Jedi games (Closes: #784913) [adetiste]
- Support for new GOG packages of Leisure Suit Larry series [adetiste]
- Support for new GOG package of Icewind Dale 2 [Edward Allcutt]
- Cope with hexen2demo_nov1997-linux-i586.tgz having been modified on
the server. The changes do not affect the parts we repackage.
- Add GOG metadata for several more games [adetiste]
* Bug fixes:
- Fix a crash when packaging music by ripping CD tracks from Quake
and Quake II, fixing a regression somewhere around v42
(Closes: #860998) [adetiste]
- xcom-ufo: Fix swapped file definitions for original and patched
resource files (Closes: #856253) [R1dO]
- If a downloadable file does not have the expected content, do not
try to download it from the same URL again [adetiste]
- Make .crc files in Doom 3 BFG optional. Not all versions have them
(Closes: #862432) [smcv]
- Remove metadata pointing to the DotEmu online store, which has
now closed [adetiste]
- Fix a potential crash during data loading by initializing
WantedFile.provides_files correctly [smcv]
* Internal changes:
- debian/ Update [smcv]
- debian/.gitignore: Update for game-data-packager-runtime [smcv]
2017-03-14 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (49) unstable; urgency=medium
* d/gbp.conf: Switch git branch to debian/stretch for updates
during freeze
* quake3: Symlink ioquake3 native game and UI code into ~/.q3a,
and run with vm_cgame, vm_game, vm_ui set to 0 by default.
This resolves bugs in the proprietary Quake III Arena releases by
swapping in ioquake3's updated (and Free Software) versions, and
mitigates security issues in ioquake3 by letting
ioquake3_1.36+u20161101+dfsg1-2 put a confirmation prompt in
front of the option to enable auto-downloading.
This regressed in v46.
2016-12-06 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (48) unstable; urgency=medium
* Enhancements and bug fixes:
- Add a button to "Doom II Masterlevels" launcher to start
chocolate-doom-setup from there. [adetiste]
- Fix launcher scripts generated without fully expanding $bindir,
resulting in files in '/$prefix'. This affected Z-code text
adventures (H2G2, Zork, etc.) and multilingual ScummVM games.
* Internal changes:
- Refactor doom2-masterlevels launcher [adetiste]
- Add all and distclean Makefile targets [smcv]
- In Debian packaging, set a temporary home directory for Inkscape
to silence warnings and comply with proposed policy (#845715)
2016-11-05 - Simon McVittie <>
game-data-packager (47) unstable; urgency=medium
* New game support:
- Myst: Masterpiece Edition [adetiste]
* Support for new languages and versions:
- Super Noah's Ark 3D v1.3.3, from Steam or [adetiste]
* Enhancements and bug fixes:
- make-template: don't crash when unable to guess what $install_to
should have been. Regression in v46. (Closes: #841164) [smcv]
- This version of g-d-p was built against an apparmor package
where #828795 was fixed, so we no longer emit a misleading warning
from the postinst (Closes: #829035) [smcv]
- Fix a crash when packaging ecwolf games [adetiste]
- ja: Fix spurious warnings about assets0.pk3 [smcv]
* Internal changes:
- Stop using lsb-release [smcv]
- Refactor Package object creation [smcv]
- Do not modify Package objects after they have been loaded [smcv]
- Restructure doom2-masterlevels data [adetiste]
- Simplify creation of DEBIAN/control [smcv]
- Sort license files if there are multiple [smcv]
- Conform to (vaguely imitating
Autoconf, but differently-implemented) [smcv]

See Also

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gcc-doc-base_6.1.0-1_all.deb several GNU manual pages
gcc-doc_6.1.0-1_amd64.deb documentation for the GNU compilers (gcc, gobjc, g++)
gccgo-doc_6.1.0-1_amd64.deb documentation for the GNU Go compiler (gccgo)
gcj-doc_6.1.0-1_amd64.deb documentation for the GNU Java tools (gcj, gij)
gemrb-baldurs-gate-2-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Baldur's Gate 2 game
gemrb-baldurs-gate-2_0.8.4-1+b1_amd64.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Baldur's Gate 2 game
gemrb-baldurs-gate-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Baldur's Gate game
gemrb-baldurs-gate_0.8.4-1+b1_amd64.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Baldur's Gate game
gemrb-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb Common data files for GemRB
gemrb-doc_0.8.4-1_all.deb Documentation for GemRB
gemrb-icewind-dale-2-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Icewind Dale 2 game
gemrb-icewind-dale-2_0.8.4-1+b1_amd64.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Icewind Dale 2 game
gemrb-icewind-dale-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Icewind Dale game
gemrb-icewind-dale_0.8.4-1+b1_amd64.deb GemRB binary and configuration for Icewind Dale game
gemrb-planescape-torment-data_0.8.4-1_all.deb GemRB data files for Planescape: Torment game