New UT2004 DVDs have .cab files and no linux_installer.sh
death at apoc.org
Sat Mar 1 08:49:04 EST 2008
Hi, extra quiet ut2004 list. I miss you terribly whenever out-of-
control whining breaks out on the ut3 list. :)
For those still watching this place, I have owned the original 6 cd
distribution of UT2004 since it was released, but got sick of all
those damn cds. So I recently gave that copy to my nephew and bought
a shiny new DVD copy with the MegaPack already installed. I went to
install that on a linux box today, and wouldn't you know it, the data
is all in Windows .cab files and there's no linux_installer.sh, so it
appeared I was up the proverbial fecal creek. It's noteworthy that
this distribution is now published by Midway, Epic's current
publisher, and there's no penguin on the box.
Googling a bit I stumbled onto liflg.org (that's Loki Installers For
Linux Gamers for the curious ;) ), and they have a beta installer
based on cab_extract and loki_setup that seems to work on Midway's
ECE/Megapack distribution as well as the Unreal Anthology
distribution of UT2004. Here's the link, for those that are interested:
Anyway, hope this helps somebody out. Not sure much can be done on
the official front by Ryan, but if not, this is a tolerable substitute.
Now to see if I can convince Chris Gianelloni or whoever is the
current maintainer to see if this couldn't be used in Gentoo
Portage. Hehe, perhaps it'll be easier to just make an overlay; they
still haven't gotten ET: Quake Wars into the Portage tree yet!
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