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GOG.com upgrading its installer, PlayOnLinux scripts require or will require updates to match

Saturday 10 November 2012 at 11:12


        Hi all,

GOG.com is currently upgrading many of its game installers to version 2.0, I guess planning to upgrade them all.

GOG installer v2

This breaks existing scripts:
  • Download hashes must be updated
  • The new installer crashes right away if it can't find the native gdiplus.dll library. (A workaround is to use Wine >= 1.5.9, but I can't enforce this version on all games)
  • There's a potential issue at the end of installation on multi-screen setups, if you're in such case feedback is welcome
  • Installation path and filename cases changes
Obviously updating all scripts and test them will take a while, so expect disruptions for the time being.

In the meanwhile, if you saved the v1 installers, you can use them instead of downloading the v2. If you didn't keep the old installers, all you can do is wait for the script to be updated.

I'm trying to modify the scripts so that the old installers should still work, but for lack of time scripts will only be thoroughly tested with latest installer available, thank you for your understanding.

-- The main GOG scripts maintainer

petch

Comments

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"Ruedii" Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 18:08

There may be a way to force the bottle to only see one of the two or more screens. This can then be undone once the installer is completed, allowing the game to use all monitors.

This will, of course, prevent you from moving the installer window to another screen, but at least it will work until we can properly emulate the way Windows handles multiple monitors, which would be a problem for the Wine Project.
MageJohn Tuesday 18 February 2014 at 10:53

Running the insaller with the /nogui option makes it work. The disadvantage is you get fewer options. It's a tradeoff, but it did work for Treasure Adventure Game for me.

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