Escaped Chasm on Linux
As part of my Undertale stream I want to play Escaped Chasm and, before I drop to one of the old Windows 10 installs on one of my laptops, I want to see what’s involved in getting it running on Linux. Turns out it’s super easy and the answer to running it is not WINE, it’s Node.js:
# install node 10.0.0 or greater, i like nvm for this nvm install 10 nvm use 10 cd <path to unzipped folder with Escaped Chasm.exe> # install NW.js globally npm i -g nw cd www # somewhere in the game a capital-F Fonts is used # but we're on a case sensitive filesystem, so... ln -sf fonts Fonts cd .. # run the game nw .
(if you use this approach, install nvm.)
It looks like whatever version of RPG Maker
Temmie used to export the game uses NW.js to make
a cross-platform export (and exports the game code to
Maker code internals, maybe it’s all JS under the hood).
This may even work for other
non-Linux released RPG Maker games, though I haven’t
tested. But I think if you see a
nw.dll file in the root of the game,
then it’s likely this method will work.