Inspired by the recent Cragne Manor discussion, I dusted off my fancy anniversary edition of Anchorhead to start playing again (64-bit Linux).
Unfortunately, any attempt to launch it gets an error:
(Anchorhead:1325423): Pango-ERROR **: 16:19:07.216: Harfbuzz version too old (1.3.1)
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
Google suggests that I need to find an older version of the Pango library and put it in the application directory, but Ubuntu doesn’t seem to be providing pre-compiled library files for that version any more.
Alternately, I could just pull out the gblorb file and run it in my own interpreter. But I’m not sure what I’ll be losing out on if I do that. Are there any fancy interpreter things that Gargoyle won’t be able to imitate, like the map and journal in Hadean Lands?
I can run the gblorb where it is and the graphics come up ok in Gargoyle. Lectrote throws an error when I click on the first optional graphic ("data: need number), but I had to troubleshoot my last install, so that might be my fault. Win Glulxe seems alright, too.
When I played it a few years ago, I just dropped the gblorb in a documents folder.
I’m on Linux and just playing the gblorb in Gargoyle works for me and I see the illustrations. They’re postage-stamp sized but look like the one we see on the screen in the Anchorhead 2018 trailer video and essentially the same as in Lectrote so I assume everything’s as it should be.
(But of course I’m ultimately in the same boat as you: having not played the binary or the Steam version, I can’t be sure there aren’t differences I’m missing!)