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Unpacking the 227 .exe
Jun 14th, 2020 at 5:31pm
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Is it possible to get to the contents of the patch .exe?

Asking for the purpose of not having to install Wine on Linux

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Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 5:40pm
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not legally no.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 14th, 2020 at 8:55pm
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thx for the reply
expected something like this.
Madness no? Legal requirement: WINE (well, effectively). Corporate world is just something
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 4:53am
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yeah, the installer is some kind of "DRM" since it verifies you had a valid install to begin with -- it sucks, and I don't think there's approval to create a Linux installer. at least once you jump through that hoop you no longer require wine.
  
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Re: Unpacking the 227 .exe
Reply #4 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 4:19pm
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not sure we even need an installer - copying the dirs from the CD/gog will probably do
AFAIR for the whole thing to work, it's just the 227 that needs to be opened up with Wine Angry

maybe just maybe somebody could PM me at least a general idea what's inside the installer... I think I see something resembling an .umod among other things.. Purely out of theoretical interest! Not how to extract it, since we don't want to upset nobody...
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 15th, 2020 at 5:43pm
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nvm) I've got it)
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:50pm
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yeah, it's an odd situation to need wine to install it at all first- but maybe we can offer a better solution for it in the next patch.
  

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Reply #7 - Jun 16th, 2020 at 1:55pm
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Smirftsch wrote on Jun 16th, 2020 at 12:50pm:
yeah, it's an odd situation to need wine to install it at all first- but maybe we can offer a better solution for it in the next patch.

Hi Smirftsch! Admire your great work.
As you've mentioned in another thread it's not so much the demand of Epic that this awkward situation be like it is, but rather the lack of clear communication on their part (and not only about this...)
So maybe it wouldn't be that upsetting for them if the patch would be distributed as a simple archive (at least for Linux). After all with the corporate ppl/procedures you never know *what* will upset them... or rather they don't know themselves..
That said, ucc binary from the Loki's UT installer is capable of at least listing the contents of the .exe on its own (ie the files that are distributed within the .run are sufficient). But extracting fails for some reason.
There's also a 15 yo perl script, but that handles only plain umods
  
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