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    Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    Hi, wasnt sure whether to post this in gaming and leisure or wine so i picked here... sorry if its in the wrong place

    Im trying to install diablo 2 expansion from the cd onto my already working diablo 2 instillation in wine which was also installed with the cd's. but i have run into trouble. i put in the LOD expansion disc and nothing happened. so i went to the disc and clicked the installer.exe and nothing productive happened with that either (just wine could not open executable bit warning) i then tried to get it to work by going to the terminal and typing

    Code:
    cd .wine
    Code:
    wine "d:\installer.exe"
    Then this came up:
    Warning: could not find DOS drive for current working directory '/home/scott/.wine', starting in the Windows directory.
    wine: cannot find L"D:\\installer.exe"

    i searched around a bit and read that "To get around this copy the contents of all installer disks into a local directory and change the ownership of the files therein to your own user"

    when i attempted to copy the files from the cd to a folder i had created in my home folder i got the following error
    There was an error copying the file into /home/scott/untitled folder. Error opening file: Permission denied

    Im guessing if i can copy the files to a folder in my home then i will be able to run the .exe with wine and successfully install the game?

    How do i copy the files from the disc to a folder when im denied permission to copy and paste them?

    if you have any other ideas on how to get this work other than copying the contents of the disc to a folder in my home please tell me!

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    i tried to mount the disc as read and write but it didn't work

    i tried to edit the permissions by using this code

    Code:
    chmod a=r '/media/cdrw/installer.exe'
    and i recieved this message "chmod: changing permissions of `/media/cdrw/installer.exe': Read-only file system"

    nothing happened so i looked around and found out that i had to mount the disc as rw so i used these codes to do it

    Code:
    umount /media/cdrw
    then signed in as root with
    Code:
    sudo su
    entered this into the terminal to mount with read and write privileges
    Code:
    mount -o rw /media/cdrw
    but i received this message
    mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

    This is very frustrating. why cant wine just open the installer when i click on it?

    why do i have to go around and change all this file permission stuff for the expansion disc when diablo 2 by itself installed with no major difficulties?

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    have you checked to see if the cd is mounted as drive d in wine configure?

    I'm not sure if that will help or not.

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    Yeah its mounted as d in wine configure

    had an issue with that while instaling classic diablo 2

    this is what i did to fix that problem
    (found from this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1766852)

    Made a directory called /media/cdrw.
    Open a terminal and make the command
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/cdrw
    Made these two commands in the terminal to make a change in fstab to connect the directory to the cd-drive
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    and added this line
    /dev/sr0 /media/cdrw udf,iso9660 users,noauto,rw 0 0 to the bottom
    Started Wine config and changed/added the path in D: to /media/cdrw
    and used advanced to set D: to CD-ROM.

    Would what i did there be interfering with the instillation of the expansion perhaps?

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    I got it working with this methode, but I used wine "d:\SETUP.EXE" to start the installation.

    I just looked at the LOD CD and there is no file called installer.exe. There is a file called INSTALL.EXE and one called SETUP.EXE.

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    Quote Originally Posted by P-I H View Post
    I got it working with this methode, but I used wine "d:\SETUP.EXE" to start the installation.

    I just looked at the LOD CD and there is no file called installer.exe. There is a file called INSTALL.EXE and one called SETUP.EXE.
    Interesting, i might have a different version of the disc than you do as all that is on the disc is ; autorun.inf, disc.ico, installer.exe and, installer tome.mpq.... attached is a screenshot of the disc contents if that helps.

    anyways i tried going to the terminal and using

    Code:
    cd .wine
    then tryed to open the installer.exe by draging and dropping it onto the terminal (which gave me this)

    Code:
    wine '/media/cdrw/installer.exe'
    the message i got from doing that was; Warning: could not find DOS drive for current working directory '/home/scott/.wine', starting in the Windows directory.
    wine: cannot find L"D:\\installer.exe"

    and i have no clue what that means unfortunatly
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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    still no luck, going to try with playonlinux

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    First: Did it work?

    Second: I pretty much mounted it with Furious ISO then installed from their, then I patched and put some No-CD Cracks and I was golden.

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    Okay, you've burnt the CD yourself? Kinda curious content too, mine has plenty of more files on it. I know at least the downloadable purchases were a little different.

    How about then wine '/media/Diablo II LOD/installer.exe' ?
    Last edited by Breambutt; June 18th, 2011 at 04:18 PM.

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    Re: Installing Diablo2: LOD Wine

    Do not install from the CDs.
    It is possible. I have done it before, but it's easier to do it another way.

    Make a clean directory. Copy all data from the CD1 into this directory. In wine config, list this directory as a drive. Click advanced and make sure it is listed as a CD drive.
    Make another clean directory and copy the data from the second disc if there is one. (I can't remember). Do not list it as a drive yet. Do the same with disc 3, 4 etc.

    Navigate to the first directory containing the data from CD 1. Run installer.exe. When it asks for you to insert disc 2 if there is one, minimize the installer and go to wine config. Remove the entry for the directory containing disc 1 data and make an entry for the directory containing disc 2 data. List it as a CD drive. Maximize the installer and click next. It will think that disc 2 is inserted. Repeat for all other discs as appropriate.

    Once you have installed it, run the latest patch and reset your wine config to what it was beforehand.

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