Monday, May 31, 2010

wisotool 20100530 has been released

Dan Kegel today released wisotool 20100530.

wisotool is a handy winetricks-like script for automatically installing games from .iso or .mds files copied from your own dvds (or, if the game is freely downloadable, it will download it). Just like winetricks, it is intended to make testing Wine easier, but might be useful for people who simply want to install games. Unlike winetricks, wisotool is quiet by default; it doesnt ask any questions (except, for now, it prompts for the root password so it can mount the .iso file; later it will use fuse instead).

Wisotool currently supports 60 games and/or benchmarks (see list below). Please consider contributing support for your favorite game, its not (too) hard. Im especially interested in recent or beta games; ideally wisotool would support (worthwhile) games on the day they are released.

Changelog :

Austin English :
  • Added new verb half_life_goty (Half Life: Game of the Year edition)
  • Add draft verb codmw2 (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
  • Add initial support for mounting .mds (Alchol 120%) images, use it for Bioshock
  • Remove helper macros from Morrowind, use button names instead of text to internationalize
  • Use download() to get winetricks if it's missing

Dan Kegel :
  • Added new verb lswcs (Lego Star Wars Complete Saga)
  • Added draft verbs orangebox, pro cycling mgr 08 demo
  • Cleanups on many verbs
  • Add env var to make it easier to point to a read-only .wisotool.
  • Relax read-only check for .wisotool.
  • Improve download error handling
  • Fix three little problems related to unmounting
  • Add error checking to abort if someone puts an apostrophe in a description
  • Moved hand-written postinstall scripts out of cache
  • Start adding uniform way to start apps (c:\run-VERB.bat)

Eleazar Galano :
  • Added new verbs
  • hon (Heroes of Newearth), masseffect2, popsot_demo (Prince of Persia Sands of Time Demo),
  • splitsecond, splitsecond_demo, sto (Star Trek Online), wowbc (World of Warcraft Battle Chest)
  • Added draft verb bfbc2 (Battlefield Bad Company 2)

Vincent Pelletier :
  • Add support for 40 games (!):
  • ebes_exoddus_gog (Abes Exoddus)
  • abes_oddysee_gog (Abes Oddysee)
  • battle_chess_gog (Battle Chess)
  • beyond_good_and_evil_gog (Beyond Good and Evil)
  • descent_1_2_gog (Descent and Descent 2)
  • descent_3_gog (Descent 3)
  • dukenukem3d_gog (Duke Nukem 3D)
  • dukenukemmp_gog (Duke Nukem Manhattan Project)
  • earth_2150_trilogy_gog (Earth 2150 trilogy)
  • earth_2160_gog (Earth 2160)
  • earthworm_jim_1_2_gog (Earthworm Jim 1 & 2)
  • earthworm_jim_3d_gog (Earthworm Jim 3D)
  • empire_earth_gold_gog (Empire Earth Gold)
  • evil_genius_gog (Evil Genius)
  • fallout_2_gog (Fallout 2)
  • fallout_gog (Fallout)
  • fallout_tactics_gog (Fallout Tactics)
  • far_cry_gog (Far Cry)
  • flatout_gog (FlatOut)
  • freespace_2_gog (Freespace 2)
  • freespace_gog (Freespace)
  • ghost_master_gog (Ghost Master)
  • ground_control_2_gog (Ground Control 2)
  • mdk2_gog (MDK 2)
  • mdk_gog (MDK)
  • neighbours_from_hell_
  • compilation_gog (Neighbours From Hell 1 & 2)
  • operation_flashpoint_goty_gog (Operation Flashpoint GOTY)
  • painkiller_black_gog (Painkiller Black)
  • perimeter_gog (Perimeter)
  • praetorians_gog (Praetorians)
  • psychonauts_gog (Psychonauts)
  • redneck_rampage_gog (Redneck Rampage)
  • robinson_requiem_collection_gog (Robinson Requiem & Deus)
  • settlers_2_gold_gog (The Settlers 2 Gold)
  • shogo_gog (Shogo Mobile Armor Division)
  • tex_murphy_1_and_2_gog (Tex Murphy 1 & 2)
  • unreal_2_se_gog (Unreal 2: The awakening Special Edition)
  • unreal_gold_gog (Unreal Gold Edition)
  • ut2004_gog (Unreal Tournament 2004)
  • ut_goty_gog (Unreal Tournament GOTY)

Here is its current help text:

Script to install games automatically.
Usage: wisotool [options] package [package] ...

-q quieter
-v verbose
-V display Version
3dmark03 3D Mark 03 (Futuremark, 2003) [download]
3dmark05 3D Mark 05 (Futuremark, 2005) [download]
3dmark06 3D Mark 06 (Futuremark, 2006) [download]
3dmark2000 3DMark2000 (, 2000) [download]
3dmark2001 3DMark2001 (, 2001) [download]
abes_exoddus_gog Abes Exoddus (
abes_oddysee_gog Abes Oddysee (
assassinscreed Assassins Creed (Ubisoft, 2008)
baldursgate2 Baldurs Gate 2 - Shadows of Amn (Bioware, 2000)
battle_chess_gog Battle Chess (
beyond_good_and_evil_gog Beyond Good and Evil (
bfbc2 Battlefield Bad Company 2 (EA, 2010)
bioshock Bioshock (2K Games, 2007)
codmw2 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, 2009) [broken]
descent_1_2_gog Descent and Descent 2 (
descent_3_gog Descent 3 (
dragonage Dragon Age: Origins (Bioware, 2009)
dukenukem3d_gog Duke Nukem 3D (
dukenukemmp_gog Duke Nukem Manhattan Project (
earth_2150_trilogy_gog Earth 2150 trilogy (
earth_2160_gog Earth 2160 (
earthworm_jim_1_2_gog Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 (
earthworm_jim_3d_gog Earthworm Jim 3D (
empire_earth_gold_gog Empire Earth Gold (
evil_genius_gog Evil Genius (
fallout_2_gog Fallout 2 (
fallout_gog Fallout (
fallout_tactics_gog Fallout Tactics (
far_cry_gog Far Cry (
flatout_gog FlatOut (
freespace_2_gog Freespace 2 (
freespace_gog Freespace (
ghost_master_gog Ghost Master (
ground_control_2_gog Ground Control 2 (
gta_vc Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar, 2003)
half_life_goty Half Life: Game of the Year Edition (Sierra, 2000)
help How to use this tool
hon Heroes of Newerth (S2 Games, 2010) [download]
lswcs Lego Star Wars Complete Saga (Lucasarts, 2009)
manhole The Manhole Masterpiece Edition (Cyan, 1994)
masseffect2 Mass Effect 2 (BioWare, 2010)
mdk2_gog MDK 2 (
mdk_gog MDK (
morrowind The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Bethesda, 2002)
neighbours_from_hell_compilation_gog Neighbours From Hell 1 & 2 (
operation_flashpoint_goty_gog Operation Flashpoint GOTY (
orangebox Orange Box (Valve, 2007)
painkiller_black_gog Painkiller Black (
pcmark04 PC Mark 04 (Futuremark, 2004) [download]
pcmark05 PC Mark 05 (Futuremark, 2005) [download]
perimeter_gog Perimeter (
plantsvszombies Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games, 2009) [download]
popsot_demo Prince of Persia Sands of Time Demo (Ubisoft, 2003)
praetorians_gog Praetorians (
procycling08_demo Pro Cycling Manager 2008 Demo (Cyanide, 2008) [download, broken in wine]
procycling09_nda Pro Cycling Manager 2009 (Cyanide, 2009)
psychonauts_gog Psychonauts (
quake3 Quake 3 (ID Software, 1999)
re5bench Resident Evil 5 Benchmark (Capcom, 2009) [download]
redneck_rampage_gog Redneck Rampage (
robinson_requiem_collection_gog Robinson Requiem & Deus (
settlers_2_gold_gog The Settlers 2 Gold (
shogo_gog Shogo Mobile Armor Division (
sims3 The Sims 3 (EA, 2009)
splitsecond Split Second (Black Rock Studios, 2010) [wine bug 22865]
splitsecond_demo Split Second Demo (Black Rock Studios, 2010) [wine bug 22865]
starcraft Starcraft Battle Chest (Blizzard, 1998)
starcraft2 Starcraft II beta (Blizzard, 2010)
stfu Starwars: The Force Unleashed (Aspyr, 2009)
sto Star Trek Online (Cryptic, 2010)
tex_murphy_1_and_2_gog Tex Murphy 1 & 2 (
unigine_heaven Unigen Heaven 2 Benchmark (Unigen, 2010) [download]
unreal_2_se_gog Unreal 2: The awakening Special Edition (
unreal_gold_gog Unreal Gold Edition (
ut2004_gog Unreal Tournament 2004 (
ut_goty_gog Unreal Tournament GOTY (
wog World of Goo demo (2D Boy, 2008) [download]
wowbc World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Blizzard, 2008)
load Load a disc into the iso cache
load=KEY Load a disc with given key; only works from commandline at moment
If the game is not marked with {download} or {loaded} in the menu,
you have to insert its disc and give the 'load' command before you can
choose that game in the menu. If the game has multiple discs, you have
to do this for each disc.
If the game has an install key, you have to enter that when loading the
first disc. (You have to do that from the commandline, e.g. sh wisotool

Wisotool is available at
You can read more about it at
Please report bugs via

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