How to install UT2004 with only the Windows install CDs

Discussion in 'Games' started by povman, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. povman macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2006
    DISCLAIMER: These instructions are purely informational. They are not intended to be followed. Any piracy performed as a result of following them is not anyone's business but yours.

    How to install UT2004 with only the Windows install CDs

    1. Download and install the UT2004 demo. Play it if you like, its fun.
    2. Rename it from 'Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo' to 'Unreal Tournament 2004'.
    3. We now have the game, but since it's the demo you won't be able to play all the levels once you have them. Download and install the patch (which?).
    4. We are going to copy the compressed game files onto the hard drive now. Open a terminal.
    5. For each CD (or just once for the DVD):
    1. Insert the CD.
    2. In the terminal, type 'cd /Volumes/UT2004_X' (where X is the CD number).
    3. Type 'cp -rv * /Applications/Games/Unreal\ Tournament\'.
    4. Type 'cd ..'.
    5. Eject the CD​
    6. In the terminal, type 'cd /Applications/Games/Unreal\ Tournament\'
    7. We are going to decompress the game data files now. Type 'find .. | grep uz2 | xargs -n 1 ./ucc-bin decompress'.
    8. If you want to save some disk space, you can delete the (now unneeded) compressed data. Do this by typing 'find .. | grep uz2 | xargs rm -v'
    9. The game needs the CD key to run. Type 'echo XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX > cdkey' (where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is your CD key).
    10. You should be able to double click on the Unreal Tournament 2004 icon now, and it should run.
    11. Don't get fragged too much!​

    Edit: FWIW, I've checked the EULA for UT2004 and it doesn't prohibit doing this. I can't find a EULA for the mac demo anywhere, so I assume it is the same as the full game.
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Damn if I had known this I wouldnt have bought it twice :rolleyes:
  3. blt macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2006
    I've got a problem decompressing the files.

    All *.uz2 files are in the folders they should be, when I give the 'find .. | grep uz2 | xargs -n 1 ./ucc-bin decompress' command, it starts decompressing the files as expected, it ends as expected, I give the echo cd key command, seems okay.
    When I check the folders afterwards, all *.uz2 files are still there, the uncompressed ones are not.

    When I try to start UT2004, it says 'UT2004 could not be opened, it might be incomplete or damaged.' Which is ofcourse not strange when all *.uz2 files are still compressed.

    I'm on an iMac G5 on OS 10.4.7

    Help would be greatly appreciated

    Found the decompressed files in the Library; still got the error;

  4. shanmui1 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Hongkong, China
    crazy idea : would it be possible to install UT2004 on a Linux PC using a similar process but with the Mac DVD????!?!
  5. -RED- macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2006

    ok, for starters - I'm not as 'programming' inclined as this method might require - but I followed all the steps layed out and upon clicking the icon I had flash of the loading window and then nothing. I then went into the system folder within the UT2004 folder and clicked on 'ut2004-bin' wherein I got a terminal display showing the following:

    /Applications/Games/Unreal\ Tournament\; exit
    Assertion failed: sizeof(*this)==GetClass()->GetPropertiesSize() [File:UnGame.cpp] [Line: 148]


    Exiting due to error
    [Process completed]

    Undeterred (or just stubborn) I tried running the patch again (3369) and now...
    I can see everything from the full game but am unable to actually play any of the levels, select any of the avatars...etc etc.
    Also, sometimes the game will not respond to my mouse buttons - but it does respond to mouse movement. Very baffling.
  6. JimbobB macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2006
    Sorry to dig this old thread up again. This method nearly works, I had to do things a bit differently to get the full game to work: -

    1. Download the demo, install it and rename to 'Unreal Tournament 2004'
    2. Copy over all the files as stated in the original post and decompress them. Remove the compressed files if you want.
    3. Next click on the UT2004 icon and right click, then 'Show Contents'. Search for Demo*, *.exe, *.dll and delete the files. Also remove the DirectX folder.
    4. Do the cd-key bit from the original instructions.
    5. Apply the latest retail patch. Mine said something about not having the right version of UT2004 but click on apply anyway.
    6. Fingers crossed, try running it.

  7. JimbobB macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2006
    Just buy the (cheap) PC DVD version, mine has a shell script in the root directory of the CD to install the Linux version of the game.

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