[ut2004] ut2004 ECE available on CD's?

Spike spike at spykes.net
Wed Feb 23 16:50:19 EST 2005

Do a manual install. Copy all the files over where they belong, and ucc 
decompress all the maps and (maybe) textures too. Then extract all the 
bins and files for System/ you need out of the installer, usually you 
can grab that stuff from /tmp while the installer is running. Its 
possible and can be done because I've done it. Once thats done then 
install the update patch. If you're experienced then you should know 
where everything goes in a ut2004 install. Maybe you can also just copy 
over your missing files into /usr/local/games/ut2004 or wherever, all 
the critical files should be already installed by the time it gets to 
the textures, but it wont hurt to check anyways.

On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 21:44:50 +0000
Pollywog <linux at shadypond.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday 23 February 2005 09:26 pm, Douglas Wade Needham wrote:
> > Quoting Pollywog (linux at shadypond.com):
> > > On 02/23/2005 05:26 pm, Douglas Wade Needham wrote:
> > > > The ECE was also available for download off the UT site.  However,
> > > > they seem to have dropped the links to it from the site.  I did find
> > > > it on fileplanet at this URL:
> > >
> > > I have the Bonus Pack, what I am looking for is a full install of the
> > > game that includes the ECE stuff.  I am no longer able to install the
> > > game from the original set of CD's I bought when the game was released. 
> > > The demo will install and run, but the installer fails to install the
> > > game on Xandros since Xandros updated their distribution one week ago.  I
> > > can't explain it, maybe there is something wrong with my CD, though there
> > > are no scratches or anything like that.
> >
> > Doh on my part.  I think I saw a CD version someplace back in Nov when
> > shopping for a copy to give as a Christmas present, but I may
> > have been mistaken.  But before I would spend the money on a new set
> > and/or a DVD drive, I would take the following approach.
> >
> > 0) Try cleaning your CD drive with a cleaning disk, particularly if it
> >    fails at different points and/or you get similiar glitches while
> >    using other CDs, including listing to music CDs.
> It always fails with the same file and the disk is clean.  I checked the 
> md5sum with the md5sum provided by another person with a different set of 
> disks, and they match.
> >
> > 1) If you have a second system running the same OS, try installing it
> >    there first.
> I do not have a second system on which the game can be installed.
> >
> > 2) In 20 years of HW/SW engineering, the question has always been
> >    "what changed?", and we know from your message that there was an
> >    update to the distro.  So I would bring up the fact that the
> >    install fails with the Xandros folks.  
> I did this and was flamed by another user.  The Xandros folks just tell me to 
> try on another system, that they do not believe the updates are causing this.
> >    It may be that they broke 
> >    something in that update, possibly by working in that area, or by
> >    adding/enabling something, etc.  If you can tell them that you
> >    installed three weeks ago fine, but a week ago you could not, that
> >    sort of detail can not only make your case with them, but also help
> >    them to narrow down the problem.
> I have installed the game on Xandros 2 and on Xandros 3 and I reinstalled when 
> the updates were released, then I was unable to install the game.  It's a 
> no-brainer for me, the updates have something to do with it UNLESS I have 
> failed to install some Linux package that is a prerequisite for installation 
> of this game.
> >
> > 3) As was just suggested in a different message, try a different
> >    distro.
> >
> > 4) Got a friend with a different CD set?  Try installing using their
> >    CDs and your key.  I do something similar to this when I install on
> >    my daughter's PC.  She has the CD set, but I use my DVD with her
> >    key to install on her machine.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> I am probably due for a new system anyway, so I might have to wait and go 
> without UT2004 until I buy a new system.  If I can get a deal on a new set of 
> disks with the ECE included, I just might try that.
> thanks
> 8)

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