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leeaberfa
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Better installation method

Post by leeaberfa » 19 May 2018, 04:23

There should be a better Morrowind installation method than:
1) install windows, then install Morrowind
2) install wine, then install Morrowind

It would be nice to have in the launcher the ability to install Morrowind and it's expansions.

I've tested unshield with the GOTY edition of Morrowind with success:
http://pastebin.com/iy5UVpr4

I see this as a viable option of installing from CD and ISO from within the launcher.

What do you think?

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Re: Better installation method

Post by psi29a » 19 May 2018, 07:13

OpenMW has been doing that for years now, at least on Linux and MacOS. Does OpenMW not do that for Windows too?

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Re: Better installation method

Post by Sslaxx » 20 May 2018, 07:58

I dunno about the installers with the original games and modern Windows versions, but if you have the Steam or GOG versions is it really necessary to support installing it from OpenMW?
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Re: Better installation method

Post by ladyonthemoon » 20 May 2018, 09:26

Sslaxx wrote:
20 May 2018, 07:58
I dunno about the installers with the original games and modern Windows versions, but if you have the Steam or GOG versions is it really necessary to support installing it from OpenMW?
For the people who do not have the gog or Steam versions, do not want to buy them or already own the game on the original cds, maybe?

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Re: Better installation method

Post by Jemolk » 20 May 2018, 17:01

The launcher installation, last I checked, did not work with the GOG version of Morrowind. That was the one version where it didn't work. InnoExtract works pretty well to get the files out of the installer, though, and then you just have to point the launcher to the folder where you stored everything. Don't have to install Morrowind at all. So actually, the GOG version is still probably the most straightforward and easiest to deal with on Linux. :D

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Re: Better installation method

Post by Thunderforge » 05 Jun 2018, 05:21

Installing from Steam is described on the wiki and can be done on macOS or Linux by tricking the Steam client into downloading it.

Supporting the GOG.com version is currently part of this feature request (which in my opinion is overly broad).

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Re: Better installation method

Post by Cammera » 11 Jun 2018, 13:12

GoG installers can be extracted using innoextract, it's included in ubuntu's main repos and for all mayor platforms.

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Re: Better installation method

Post by psi29a » 11 Jun 2018, 13:20

We accept pull requests, so if anyone would like to put the effort into supporting this install method, we're open to that.

That means adding another 3rd-party library (innoextract).

Update: innoextract seems to be only an executable and not a library like libunshield. There might be more work than expected.

For the time being, if someone would like to update the wiki on how to extract from gog archives, that is also doable.

Another option would be to allow the wizard to run the 3-party executable to extract the files for us. That is also reasonable.

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Re: Better installation method

Post by lysol » 11 Jun 2018, 13:21

This could be very useful if it's not too bloaty to do. I used innoextract for another gog-game the other day. Works great.
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