[ut2004] New UT2004 DVDs have .cab files and no linux_installer.sh

Marcel tanuva at gmx.net
Sat Mar 1 09:15:19 EST 2008

Yep, really relaxed here...
Theres also an installation howto on holarse.de for the german people - 
although it shouldn't be too hard to understand for foreigners...



Am Samstag 01 März 2008 14:49:04 schrieb [Apoc]Death:
> 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:
> http://liflg.org/?catid=7&gameid=82
> 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!
> Cheers,
> -Rob

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