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Offline Sarkoth

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
This is probably one of the best continuing developments since Turey's old installer got discontinued!

Cudos to Goober!

Not that I personally mind doing everything by hand, but a current installer will enable our community to grow again, there's lots of people that would be interested, but can't be bothered to become versed enough to get FSO properly running.

If that thing could get hooked up into getting the most recents nightlies as well, and a more or less full mod campaign list gets compilated, I'd be in heaven.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
If you want certain mods included, you'll need to ask the developers themselves to set it up. :)
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Does this also install a launcher on a linux system or do I have to do that myself?

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Wow Goober5000, your godly. Thanks.

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Does this also install a launcher on a linux system or do I have to do that myself?
I doubt it does. I'm afraid you are going to have to install wxLauncher manually for now.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Does this also install a launcher on a linux system or do I have to do that myself?
I doubt it does. I'm afraid you are going to have to install wxLauncher manually for now.

That is a bummer.. but at least we've condensed all of this into this..

Buy FS2 from Gog.com.
Run the FSO Installer.
Install wxLauncher...
*other wxLauncher related instructions to find the Freespace folder and choose mod, etc.*
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Technically, the FSO Installer could run the wxLauncher setup just as easily as it runs the OpenAL setup...

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Unshield is a program that can extract the game data from the CDs, as demonstrated on our own wikiUniExtract also provides source code and might also be usable for this.  If we wanted to support an install from the FS2 disc media on other platforms, one of these is probably the way to go.  Unshield is also MIT licensed so we can pretty much integrated it however we want if we can figure out a solution with it.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
Urg.  Well, that's a good source, but it's probably another couple of weeks' worth of development, if InnoExtract was any indication.  I think I'll put that off until version 2.2, unless I hear of a particular need for it.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.1
I mean, it might possible to implement the library itself purely in Java.  That's probably how I'd go anyway.  The Unshield code itself has no dependencies and the libunshield.c is a pretty small file.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
Version 2.1.2 is now up, with the following fixes:

  • fix OpenAL detection on Linux
  • fix a bug where the OGG Cutscenes were not recognized as installed
  • fix a few things FindBugs complained about

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
If you want certain mods included, you'll need to ask the developers themselves to set it up. :)

What about old stuff, where the author's aren't around or to be found anymore? Or mods that have been rehauled by the FS Campaign Restoration Project? Who's to be contacted? The original author, the revamping team? There's more than 50 campaigns and mods in my Freespace folder that I'd love to see added to the new Installer (and that's just the ones worth playing). For some of them I have no clue who the original author was to begin with.

I guess I could do some research and find current links for most of them, but I don't know if there's a way to contact all their creators. Or did you mean contact the developers of the new Installer? In that case I might as well start bombarding Goober with campaigns.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
I really don't think Goober is the one who should be putting the campaigns up (unless he wants to). The Installer is designed so that all he has to do is add a line to a text file that tells the installer where to find install information for whatever mod.

So, if you want a campaign in the installer, ask the author to do it. (check credits.tbl) If they aren't around ask the last person to work on it to do it, (FSCRP for instance), and finally you could do it.

You need to upload the files to a place where you can get direct links (like NOT Mediafire). Then create an install.txt for the mod.. Upload that text file to a place where you can direct link to it. Post the text file link here or PM it to Goober.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
FSMods is a really good place to start for mod hosting, if they're not already on it.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
I will look into that the second I get a chance then.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
Can you put some screenshots of this new installer so it could appeal some new people ?

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
Try these

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
Installers need screenshots to be appealing?
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
apparently so /shrug
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.2
That installer is so 2D and "texty" I am completely underwhelmed. Definitely not worth the download.