GOG.com - The Incredible Machine Mega Pack


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This installer has been approved by the team.


Downloads: 7183
Wine: 1.4-dos_support_0.6



English: Lots of puzzles involving silly machines :)
(updated for GOG installer v2)

Français : Des tonnes de puzzles à base de montages délirants :)
(mis à jour pour l'installeur GOG v2)



Source code

# Date : (2012-05-13 10-53)
# Last revision : (2013-12-06 02-02)
# Wine version used : 1.4-dos_support_0.6
# Distribution used to test : Debian Sid (Unstable)
# Author : Pierre Etchemaite pe-pol@concept-micro.com
# Script licence : GPL v.2
# Program licence : Retail
# Depend :

[ -z "$PLAYONLINUX" ] && exit 0
source "$PLAYONLINUX/lib/sources"


TITLE="GOG.com - The Incredible Machine Mega Pack"
SHORTCUT_NAME1="TIM - Even More Incredible Machine"
SHORTCUT_NAME2="TIM - The Incredible Machine 3"
SHORTCUT_NAME3="TIM - Return of the Incredible Machine Contraptions"
SHORTCUT_NAME4="TIM - Even More Contraptions"

POL_GetSetupImages "http://files.playonlinux.com/resources/setups/$PREFIX/top.jpg" "http://files.playonlinux.com/resources/setups/$PREFIX/left.jpg" "$TITLE"

POL_SetupWindow_SetID 1186

POL_SetupWindow_presentation "$TITLE" "Dynamix / Playdom" "http://www.gog.com/gamecard/$GOGID" "Pierre Etchemaite" "$PREFIX"

POL_Call POL_GoG_setup "$GOGID" "7f842be0463cc33f58e3a0898798cdc6"

POL_Wine_SelectPrefix "$PREFIX"

POL_Call POL_GoG_install

cat <<_EOFCFG_ >> "$WINEPREFIX/playonlinux_dos.cfg"

# GoG work!
Set_OS winxp

# "800x600 16-bit color"
POL_SetupWindow_VMS "1"

# Otherwise both "Even More Contraptions" and "Return of Incredible Machine Contraptions" crashes
POL_Wine_Direct3D "DirectDrawRenderer" "gdi"

# Doesn't hurt ;)

POL_Shortcut "TIM.EXE" "$SHORTCUT_NAME1" "$SHORTCUT_NAME1.png" "" "Game;LogicGame;"
POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "$SHORTCUT_NAME1" 'POL_SetupWindow_Init'
POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "$SHORTCUT_NAME1" "POL_SetupWindow_message \"$(eval_gettext 'Please select ANY 3 icons when prompted.')\" \"$SHORTCUT_NAME1\""
POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine "$SHORTCUT_NAME1" 'POL_SetupWindow_Close'

POL_Shortcut "TIMWIN.EXE" "$SHORTCUT_NAME2" "$SHORTCUT_NAME2.png" "" "Game;LogicGame;"
POL_Shortcut_QuietDebug "$SHORTCUT_NAME2"

POL_Shortcut "Contraptions.exe" "$SHORTCUT_NAME3" "$SHORTCUT_NAME3.png" "" "Game;LogicGame;"

POL_Shortcut "EvenMore.exe" "$SHORTCUT_NAME4" "$SHORTCUT_NAME4.png" "" "Game;LogicGame;"
POL_Shortcut_QuietDebug "$SHORTCUT_NAME4"
POL_Shortcut_Document "$SHORTCUT_NAME4" "$GOGROOT/The Incredible Machine Series/The Incredible Machine - Even More Contraptions/readme.txt"


exit 0



Member Message
hterbluc Friday 24 May 2019 at 3:56
hterbluc Anonymous


Hey question, I tried installing this but the virtual drive never seems to finish being created. I'm running a Macbook Air with Mojave 10.14.5. Thanks


Friday 24 May 2019 at 7:37
POL version ?
Saturday 25 May 2019 at 0:27
I'm using play on mac not linux if that's what you mean, sorry I'm new at this

med_freeman Thursday 9 October 2014 at 2:19


Perfect, excepting no sound in TIM3. Thanks !


Thursday 9 October 2014 at 19:27
That's the only one actually using Wine, maybe some issue with PulseAudio?
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 0:53
The music issue comes from midi. If your sound card doesn't support hardware midi (i thought all of them would do), you have to install software midi in linux. For me the issue with music was resolved by installing timidity (sudo apt-get install timidity in ubuntu 14.04 x64).
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 0:54
But the sound effects don't play. I'm looking into it.
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 2:24
The sound plays by setting compatibility mode to either win95, win98 or winme.
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 2:28
Then comes the pulseaudio issue. When the sound effects work, midi sound doesn't anymore. For both to work you have to launch timidity in server mode before launching the game (timidity -iA &), and setting a wine registry key (the right midi device number is found by launching the game with WINEDEBUG="+msacm"[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\MIDIMap]
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 2:49
Do you think it's worth / possible to automate all these steps into an installer ? 1. detecting midi playback (perhaps by playing a short midi file and ask the user if he heard it) 2. if he doesn't ask him to install timidity (have to list all ways to install it depending on system) using sudo this way : http://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1196-POL_Sudo_UnhideCdrom.html 3. Detect pulseaudio (type -t padsp) 4. If pulseaudio is present launch timidity before the game (POL_Config_Write BEFORE_WINE 'timidity -iA |') / detect + set the registry key to the correct midi device number (with aconnect -o or something else)
Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 2:50
I'll gladly make it if it's possible to make something that is ok with your standards. Thanks
Monday 1 June 2015 at 19:24
bump. Do you think it would be beneficial to do that ? Would it affect other games ? Thanks
Monday 1 June 2015 at 19:44
No script permanently modifies system settings (above example uses sudo, but not to modify system settings), there's way too much variability and responsability/troubles ahead to attempt that.
We can create a wiki page to help setup a software MIDI synthetizer for several distros, if such info is not available from elsewhere; Then the script can take care of configuring the registry.
I'm not even sure it would be a good idea to start Timidity using POL_Shortcut_InsertBeforeWine. Maybe it can be done in that specific case because if the user want to configure a specific MIDI patch that must be possible using a Timidity configuration file? Otherwise that's a no-go
Monday 1 June 2015 at 20:19
Thanks for your answer !