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Offline Firartix

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Well that's quite simple
I can't get to find any linux download, vps, or anything
Just archives with plenty of .exe
How am i supposed to install this :( ?

 

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Offline Herra Tohtori

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There are several ways.

The only important things you need from the retail disks are the VP files, and you can:

-run the installer via Wine

-run the installer on a Windows computer, copy VP files from game root directory to an USB stick or other portable medium, then paste them on your computer into your intended FS2 directory (something like /games/FreeSpace2/ could work well). Personally I run the game from the same directory as on Windows when I boot to Linux, so I have never had to install the game on Linux.

-extract the files from the CAB files on the CD's. There have been disks around that simply won't spit their contents out via standard cabinet file uncompressing utilities, so the two earlier possibilities may be your only way.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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There are several ways.

The only important things you need from the retail disks are the VP files, and you can:

-run the installer via Wine

-run the installer on a Windows computer, copy VP files from game root directory to an USB stick or other portable medium, then paste them on your computer into your intended FS2 directory (something like /games/FreeSpace2/ could work well). Personally I run the game from the same directory as on Windows when I boot to Linux, so I have never had to install the game on Linux.

-extract the files from the CAB files on the CD's. There have been disks around that simply won't spit their contents out via standard cabinet file uncompressing utilities, so the two earlier possibilities may be your only way.
Psst. Since this is on the Inferno board, I think he meant Inferno R1 or whatever it was called. Or Inferno Alliance. Which are both distributed as .exe files, unfortunately.
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23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

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20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline Firartix

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Well yeah, i meant Inferno
Then i shall use the Inferno Standalone with Wine or Windows, then copy the file ?
Well.. i hope i won't have to, i may get a Windows PC tomorrow <_<'

Anyway thanks for your help :p
(yeah i always say this, but do you have any better way of saying it ?)

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Then i shall use the Inferno Standalone with Wine or Windows, then copy the file ?
Yes. If you have a Windows computer available, you can "install" Inferno there; the installer will just place the vp file(s) to <target folder>\inferno\ if I recall correctly. After that, you can just copy them over to Linux and do the usual cross-platform mod installation procedure.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Herra Tohtori

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Psst. Since this is on the Inferno board, I think he meant Inferno R1 or whatever it was called. Or Inferno Alliance. Which are both distributed as .exe files, unfortunately.

Well now I feel dumb. :lol:

To my defense, I was posting from my phone so I simply didn't take note of the forum the thread was in until you pointed it to me.
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