DXX installation app?

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DXX installation app?

Post by KoolBear » Tue May 08, 2007 4:28 pm

How hard it be to ask me for my d2 directory and then grab what files you need automatically?

Obviously I am clueless.

I bet someone out that can slap something together pertty quick ;)

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Post by The Lion » Wed May 09, 2007 7:29 am

It would be a trivial job, but no one has bothered to do it.
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Post by KoolBear » Wed May 09, 2007 11:11 am

a shame because I don't have the time to find an application to extract a file. Where's SuperSheep when you need him ;)
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Post by zico » Wed May 09, 2007 12:54 pm

Shame on me - since I currently hadn't the time to make installers (busy with developing the application itself).

But I guess I'll spend some time for these lazy-user-helpers in the final/stable releases.
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Post by KoolBear » Wed May 09, 2007 9:03 pm

lol, man I am sorry but I like what I saw everything worked ok without the SOW file, then I tried doing something with the config :P
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Post by The Lion » Thu May 10, 2007 9:49 am

SOW file? Hahaaa... that's long ago. The installation archives from Descent
1 and 2...

I remember that these archives could be unpacked using ARJ.

Anyway, for DXX-Rebirth installation it would be enough to ask for the D1/D2
directories (after looking in some default locations perhaps) and then either
copy the DXX-Rebirth files over to it or copy over the .HOG, .PIG, and user
(demo, pilot, savegame, mission) files from it to a new directory, together
with the DXX-Rebirth files.
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Post by nev99 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:41 am

try to awake old topic, ok? :]
why not just to use winrar-sfx-interactive-script?
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Post by zico » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:51 am

I already had the topic covered in my forum why I prefer ZIP instead of RAR. But even a self-extracting ZIP file would not help to install the data files (as far as I know those thingies).

Self extracting would just replace right-click -> extract to with a dialog.

Also I (may not be for everyone) prefer havin the choice how to install it:
* Install over existing D1/2 installation
or
* Just extracting the Rebirth archive and copy the necessary files (cleaner).

When we come to a later version I will consider an installer, however.
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Post by Duper » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:41 am

you would need an actual installer. D1 is only 15 meg. you don't NEED an installer.

or use the DOS installer.. the README file. ;)
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Post by zico » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:22 am

\"the README file.\"

Fully agreed ;)
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Post by MD-2389 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:03 pm

Well, you could store a comment in the archive with instructions. Also, it would help greatly when you make those archives, that you have JUST the files, and not a folder with the files in them. This would greatly reduce any confusion. (You would be suprised how many people have made that mistake that have bitched and moaned on kali.)
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Post by zico » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:28 am

Good idea.

In general: Every suggestion to improve my docs is welcome - I know I'm not a good writer. :)
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Post by Sirius » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:34 am

configure -> make

be glad you don't need to use it
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Post by zico » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:39 am

Scons is with me :D
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