How to Extract games from gog.com

Unfortunately the Gog.com installer currently only works on Windows. There are however a couple of ways to get the game data files for use with Mac-based emulators, which we’ll cover below.

Using WineBottler

The freely available WineBottler is probably the simplest way to extract game files from the Gog installer:

  1. Download, install and run WineBottler
  2. Double-click the Gog.com installer (it should now have the WineBottler icon)
  3. Choose “Convert ro simple OS X Application bundle with WineBottler.” and click “Go”
  4. Click “Install”
  5. Give it a name (for example “Gog installer”) and save the prefix file somewhere easy to find (for example on your desktop)
  6. The Gog installer will now run. Accept the EULA and click “Start installation”. When it’s done, click “Exit installer”
  7. WineBottler will prompt you for a startfile. It doesn’t matter what you choose, just click OK.
  8. Find the application you just created (in our example, the Gog installer.app file on the desktop
  9. Right-click and choose “Show Package Contents”
  10. Browse to Contents/Resources/drive_c/Program Files/GOG.com and here you will find the extracted game files
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2 Comments

    DISMAL says:

    doesn’t work!!
    When installing it says..”access violation at adress 426D0CF9 in module gdiplus.dll? Read of adress. 00214194″
    HELP please!!

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