You Can Now Convert Commercial Linux Game Installers to Flatpak Apps, Here's How

There's a new script in town that promises to let you convert the installers of various commercial Linux games to Flatpak bundles you can run conternized on a wide range of GNU/Linux distributions.

Meet game-to-flatpak, an open-source shell script created by GNOME developer Bastien Nocera, which does one thing, to automatically convert commercial Linux game installers in various formats to Flatpak bundles for distribution across multiple Linux-based operating systems supporting the Flatpak universal binary format.

While the script is in early stages of development, it already supports the MojoSetup installer, as well as the makeself installer used by GOG.com to package their games. It doesn't support Wine-based game installers, nor DOSBox automagic wrappers, which won't be supported in future versions of the sc... (read more)

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