Various games are divided into two logical parts: engine and data. Often the engine and data are licenced in different ways, such that only one half can be distributed in Debian.

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 debs for Doom games (Doom, Doom 2 and Final Doom) and Quake 3. In development is support for Rise of the Triad, and others are in the pipeline.


This is arranged in an approximate chronological order: items nearest the top are things that Jon is working on next. Please feel free to open discussions about this on the debian-devel-games list.

Rise of the Triad support

tidying up

quake 3