I’m here to present you a way to convert the .tar.gz archive sold by GOG.com into .deb packages that can be natively installed on your distribution throught tools like DPKG, and removed through APT (synaptic, apt-get, aptitude, etc.). The building process is done through a shell script that should work "out-of-the-box" on any Debian-based distribution.
So, here are the scripts:
version 1.06, GOG release 126.96.36.199, French version: http://www.dotslashp..._gog-188.8.131.52.sh
version 1.06, GOG release 184.108.40.206, English version: http://www.dotslashp..._gog-220.127.116.11.sh
(updated on 2015-06-04)
old versions of the scripts are kept online in case you need them (if you want to convert an old archive):
French versions: http://www.dotslashplay.it/scripts/fr/
English versions: http://www.dotslashplay.it/scripts/en/
Choose the one corresponding to your version of the game, the language is just the language used by the script, and has no effect on your game language.
Now, how to use it?
1. Download the script, and place it in the same directory than the game archive (gog_pillars_of_eternity_18.104.22.168.tar.gz).
If you own some GOG DLC (gog_pillars_of_eternity_dlc1_22.214.171.124.tar.gz, gog_pillars_of_eternity_dlc2_126.96.36.199.tar.gz and/or gog_pillars_of_eternity_dlc3_188.8.131.52.tar.gz), put them in the same directory;
2. Run the script via sh:
sh ./play-pillars-of-eternity_gog-184.108.40.206.sh3. Everything beside this point is automated. Just wait a dozen minutes, and the script will end by giving you the command to run as root to install the freshly built .deb packages.
4. Enjoy the rebirth of old-school RPG on your favourite GNU/Linux distribution!
Feedback of all kind is welcome here, positive as well as negative, feature requests will be listened to and worked on as much as possible.
Edited by vv221, 04 June 2015 - 01:51 AM.