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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: lakota.james on September 20, 2007, 10:25:03 pm



Title: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on September 20, 2007, 10:25:03 pm
is there any way that i could make a copy of the game on a CD-ROM? like, with an installer, so that i can give the game to one of my friends with out internet access. on a disk, and i don't have to tell them where to move any files, they just have to put in the disk and the installer auto-runs.


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: Novus on September 21, 2007, 08:29:40 am
Yes (http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/The_Ur-Quan_Masters_Technical_FAQ#How_do_I_install_the_game_on_Windows_without_an_internet_connection.3F), there is (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969330.aspx).


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on September 21, 2007, 08:39:52 pm
ok, but if i put the installer on the disk, it still has to connect to the internet. is there a way that i can get it on the disk so that they dont have to be connected to the internet?


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: Novus on September 21, 2007, 09:57:23 pm
ok, but if i put the installer on the disk, it still has to connect to the internet. is there a way that i can get it on the disk so that they dont have to be connected to the internet?
Quote from: The Ultronomicon entry I linked
Download uqm-0.6.2-win32-installer.exe, uqm-0.6.2-content.uqm, and optionally uqm-0.6.2-voice.uqm and uqm-0.6.2-3domusic.uqm from http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.php on a machine where you do have an internet connection, and place them into any folder or burn them to a CD/DVD-ROM. Then, on the machine where you want to install the game, start uqm-0.6.2-win32-installer.exe. Do not select any content packages you haven't downloaded, and when the installer asks where to get the packages from, select the place you put the aforementioned files. In this way, the installer won't try to download any files from the Internet. In this way, the installer won't try to download any files from the Internet.


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on September 22, 2007, 01:48:06 am
OHH!!! thank you! I'm sorry, i didn't realize that there were two separate links there :P. ill be more observant next time, thanks for putting up with me.





Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: Novus on September 22, 2007, 02:14:32 pm
OHH!!! thank you! I'm sorry, i didn't realize that there were two separate links there :P. ill be more observant next time, thanks for putting up with me.
Actually, I should apologise for being unnecessarily terse; considering that the only visual cue with the board's normal visual style is that the comma is white instead of yellow, I'm not surprised you didn't notice.

That said, reading the UQM FAQ would have answered most of your question directly.


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on October 12, 2007, 01:44:59 am
oh, no...   i took to long in getting around to doing this, and now the auto-run page you linked is gone!!!
could you link me to a new one? sorry for being a pest...


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: Novus on October 12, 2007, 10:04:59 am
The simple example in this article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818804) should be enough for your needs.


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on October 13, 2007, 01:35:40 am
Thanks!


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on October 13, 2007, 03:07:41 am
oh, could you tell me where the .ico file is? so i can make the drive look like the ur-quan ship? i looked hard, but i guess i is stupid :P


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: Novus on October 13, 2007, 10:27:07 am
The UQM icons are in the src/res (http://sc2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/sc2/trunk/sc2/src/res/) directory. The default icon is ur-quan-icon-alpha.ico (http://sc2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/*checkout*/sc2/trunk/sc2/src/res/ur-quan-icon-alpha.ico).


Title: Re: cd-rom
Post by: lakota.james on October 13, 2007, 07:04:56 pm
Thanks!!!