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Jack Orlando: Director's Cut now has a Wine-port on Steam for Linux

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Jack Orlando: Director's Cut [Steam], an adventure game published by Topware is the latest game of theirs to get a Wine-port on Steam.

See the announcement here. They do note some issues to be aware of!

For those that don't know: Topware have been Wine-wrapping a bunch of their old games to give them a Linux version on Steam. This is a good example of Wine use in my books, since games that otherwise wouldn't get a Linux version are using an open source project to do it. If Wine gets updated and the game works better, they can simply slot in a new Wine version. It's a nice approach to show them Linux sales and it gives Linux users a game that has been officially tested in Wine too.

About the game
You, my friend, are the main suspect in a murder case! You’ve been given a chance to prove your innocence, so you better get your Sherlock Holmes act together – fast! In the character of JACK ORLANDO - the down-at-heel detective who’s never at a loss for words – you’ll come across cunning characters, garrulous gangsters, endless enigmas and tense situations throughout this fantastic comic-style adventure. There are 4 entire episodes containing over 200 action-packed scenes in dark alleys, fine saloons and seedy brothels – and the actors are a multitude of tough and sly underworld characters. You’ll have to keep your eyes wide open for clues, no matter where you are... only by putting two and two together will you reach your objective. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Adventure, Steam, Wine
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8 comments

Arehandoro 21 March 2017 at 2:07 pm UTC
Played this game many, many years ago and loved it. It's flawed, and difficult, but the atmosphere, plot and original soundtrack are top!

I wish this wine port it's on GOG at some point too...
Shmerl 21 March 2017 at 3:21 pm UTC
Since the game is on GOG, they should probably release the Linux update there too. They did it for Two Worlds.

QuoteIf Wine gets updated and the game works better, they can simply slot in a new Wine version.

I prefer to use regular Wine however, because exactly of that. Topware aren't going to update the Wine wrapper, it's an extra burden for them. Case in point, their previous releases.


Last edited by Shmerl on 21 March 2017 at 3:21 pm UTC
Swiftpaw 21 March 2017 at 3:53 pm UTC
Those ratings...
hardpenguin 21 March 2017 at 10:59 pm UTC
One of the adventure point and click games of my childhood, has a very special place in my heart Well played, Topware
Faalagorn 22 March 2017 at 3:17 am UTC
Another Topware game ported Guess what's next - not that much left, seems it's 13/24 (25 if you count removed original Two Worlds) games already
skinnyraf 22 March 2017 at 9:22 am UTC
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One of few games that made proper use of my Gravis Ultrasound back in those times
Linuxer 22 March 2017 at 12:15 pm UTC
Gotta support Topware for this buying from their own store
JudasIscariot 22 March 2017 at 7:31 pm UTC
ArehandoroPlayed this game many, many years ago and loved it. It's flawed, and difficult, but the atmosphere, plot and original soundtrack are top!

I wish this wine port it's on GOG at some point too...

It will be, we've just received a few Mac & Linux games from the publisher but we need to test them to make sure everything is working as expected

Sorry for the bit of a delay
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