Instalation of content

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aeon1111
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Instalation of content

Post by aeon1111 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi guys,
I am on linux and I tried to install the additional content.
I have an iso (windows) dune 2000.
It doesnt work, how can i make it work?
Do i need a linux version of the iso?
Can i put the video in a folder? where?

Thanks for your answer

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Re: Instalation of content

Post by Sleipnir » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:37 pm

There are two common problems with installing the CD content.
  • OpenRA only supports the English language CDs
  • Some image mounting tools on Linux do not expose the metadata that OpenRA/mono use to detect CDs (which relies on the OS instead of scanning your filesystem)
There is currently no solution for the first point, so sorry if you are trying to install a non-english version.
For the second, you can try manually mounting the iso at /media/openra, /media/<your username>/openra, or /mnt/openra, which the game is hardcoded to specifically check.

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Re: Instalation of content

Post by aeon1111 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks for the answer.
I am using a flatpak is there any differance?
The iso is mounted at /media/aeon/DUNE2000

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Re: Instalation of content

Post by Sleipnir » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:12 pm

The Flatpak sandbox blocks a lot of external access (for example the cross-mod switching), so it is quite likely that is also blocking the CD access yes.
Try remounting or symlinking to /media/aeon/openra before trying anything different. This may be enough to make it work.

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Re: Instalation of content

Post by aeon1111 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:33 pm

I tried the symlink without success

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Re: Instalation of content

Post by Sleipnir » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:44 pm

I just tested this myself, and confirmed that the Flatpak sandbox seems to be blocking the CD/iso access.

The quickest solution will be to download and run the AppImage release for D2k from the website - use this to install the CD assets, then copy ~/.openra/Content/d2k/ to ~/.var/app/net.openra.OpenRA/.openra/Content/d2k/ for the Flatpak version to use.

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