Update: getting the Windows version and then the onscripter executables for Mac and GNU/Linux is the best method right now.
Get everything at this page.
The Linux executable on that page is statically linked, which drastically reduces dependencies, at the cost of being larger and… well… not being dynamically linked. But it’s better for portability.
[rest is outdated, Witch Hunt have released a new version of the patch, which makes things slightly harder for Mac users attempting this guide. Can still be used as a reference.]
This how to is intended for those who want to:
- Use ONScripter-EN to play graphic novels in GNU/Linux.
- “Install” Umineko no Naku Koro ni in GNU/Linux. (With english patch)
- Make the game portable so you can play it on multiple operating systems and/or machines.
That includes Windows users who want to play in multiple Windows installations/computers.
We will be using Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) as the base distro.
I personally use Linux Mint 6, which is for all matters the same.
This wouldn’t be possible without:
The original ONScripter.
The Witch Hunt Translation Project, who take all credit for the english translation patch.
07th Expansion‘s Ryukishi07 – need I say more?