the bigg Posted September 7, 2006 Share Posted September 7, 2006 Since my Ubuntu machine is pretty much stable right now, I've started experimenting with actually converting mods to Linux (since Wine isn't working). I'll start collecting random notes and thoughts here, until I'll collect enough to make a decent tutorial On-part-of-modder operations: - start from the Mac package, lowercase everything, and remove WeiDU, sox and tisunpack executables (*real* Linux users have them in /usr/bin anyway). - open all .sh files and convert all filenames to lowercase (there's no need to do that in tp2s, luckily); remove all paths to old sox and tisunpack executables (I.E. "mymod/bin/tisunpack mymod/tiz/foo.tiz override/foo.tis" will become "tisunpack mymod/tiz/foo.tiz override/foo.tis". All program names go lowercase, except for WeiDU, which must be WeiDU. - Don't use .rar files (they technically work, but look bad due to copyright reasons). If you can, use .tar.gz; otherwise, user .zip. (note: there's also DOTtarDOTbz2, but G3 forum software would block that as spam). Additional instructions for users: - tell people to get the latest WeiDU version from http://www.weidu.org/~thebigg and copy WeiDU, WeInstall, tisunpack and tolower into /usr/bin. Maybe also WeiGUI, but only once it actually works half-decently. Copy also sox, if not already installed (can check by typing "which sox"). AT_* ~VIEW foo~ will require Firefox in the standard WeiDU (starting from 197), to avoid viewing HTML files with less. It's trivial to change this by altering the obvious line in WeiDU/src/arch_linux.ml and recompiling, though. It's possible that, at some time, we'll have .debs for apt-get easiness. - Unpack all desired mods in the bg2 directory - run tolower in the main bg2 directory - run "WeInstall name_of_tp2_without_tp2_extension" (E.G. "WeInstall bg2fixpack") for each of your files; alternatively, run "WeiGUI &" and use the GUI (which is still at 10% of functionality and sanity checks) - wine bgmain.exe and start playing Link to comment
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