It seems that you're using an outdated browser. Some things may not work as they should (or don't work at all).
We suggest you upgrade newer and better browser like:Chrome,Firefox,Internet Explorer orOpera

×
Long story short, my parents don't like me installing stuff on their computer. How do I just download the .GRP to use with eDuke without pirating it? Because GoGs .exe requires an admin password, which I do not have.
This question / problem has been solved by korellimage
avatar
ggf162: Long story short, my parents don't like me installing stuff on their computer. How do I just download the .GRP to use with eDuke without pirating it? Because GoGs .exe requires an admin password, which I do not have.
You can't download just the GRP file from GOG, they only provide the installer and the extras as in your 'My Account' game list page.

What you could try is using innounp (a command line program) to unpack the installer instead of installing it, and then search the extracted files for the GRP file.
install it
copy the duke3d.grp file to a temporary directory
uninstall it
avatar
Forge: install it
copy the duke3d.grp file to a temporary directory
uninstall it
ggf162 doesn't have the admin password for the computer so can't install it.
sorry. wasn't paying full attention.

it was rattling in my mind to install it from another computer onto a thumb/flash drive & copy the files to the house harddrive. also have to put eduke32 onto the thumbdrive as well since it won't be able to be installed with out the password either.

those files don't need registry entries to work properly, so basically copying the game directory with the files from a storage drive to a computer hard drive shouldn't cause any issues.

i just didn't post it in complete form.


wouldn't the same apply to the program you suggested? he'd need an admin password to run it?
Post edited January 09, 2013 by Forge
Does eDuke32 still have the option to come as a zip file so you just extract it and run?

As for innounp, it is just a single executable file that runs in the command prompt, you don't have to install it. If a password was needed to run it then the same security would mean a password would be required to run eDuke32.
avatar
korell: Does eDuke32 still have the option to come as a zip file so you just extract it and run?

As for innounp, it is just a single executable file that runs in the command prompt, you don't have to install it. If a password was needed to run it then the same security would mean a password would be required to run eDuke32.
both good points.

i'm wasn't familiar with innounp so was unaware of what it required to run.

I suppose ggf162 could go about getting done what's needed to do by taking either approach. Just go with whatever is more convenient (until the parents bust ggf162 in the act of playing the game)
avatar
korell: Does eDuke32 still have the option to come as a zip file so you just extract it and run?

As for innounp, it is just a single executable file that runs in the command prompt, you don't have to install it. If a password was needed to run it then the same security would mean a password would be required to run eDuke32.
Do you know how to use innounp? I'm trying to use it, but It's not exactly working out (I have very little experience with command line)
avatar
ggf162: Do you know how to use innounp? I'm trying to use it, but It's not exactly working out (I have very little experience with command line)
Firstly, here is the website: http://innounp.sourceforge.net/

How you use it depends on how you want to use it (as a global command or a local one). If it is global you include it in your Windows PATH, such as putting it into System32 or similar, or adding its location to PATH. This means you can call the executable from any command prompt, regardless of the current working directory. However, I use it locally instead, as I don't keep it installed, just extract it, use it, then delete afterwards.

So, what I do is create a folder, put the GOG installer and the innounp.exe inside that folder. Then I start a command prompt in that folder (you can either use a shortcut to CMD with the folder as the Start In location, or you can just CD to the folder within the command prompt window. In fact, you can even just create a shortcut to CMD within the folder created and then blank out the Start In field as it then defaults to the folder where the shortcut is run from).

Then I just run the innounp.exe with the extract option, and specifying the folder I want to extract to. Using Duke Nukem 3D Atomic as an example:

innounp -x -dGAME setup_duke3d_2.0.0.84.exe

This extracts the installer to a folder called GAME, within the folder I created to put innounp.exe and the game installer. Note that there is no space between the -d switch and the folder name. If you don't use the -d switch then it just extracts the installer to the current directory.

Now, when you do this, the GOG installer extracts in two parts. One called {app}, the other called {tmp}. For the game files you want the {app} folder. DUKE3D.GRP is in there along with all the other game files and the DOSBOX that comes with it.

Hope this helps.
avatar
korell: snip
Yeah, that worked great, thanks.