Unreal Gold install error - Linux GOG

[ERROR:2016-11-22 16:34:23,074:jobs]: Error while completing task <bound method wine.prelaunch of <lutris.runners.wine.wine object at 0x7f0e7a07a7f0>>: Registry ‘user.reg’ does not exists
[INFO:2016-11-26 16:42:13,131:lutris]: Installing unreal-gold-gogcom
[INFO:2016-11-26 16:42:33,839:interpreter]: Downloading file 1 of 3
[INFO:2016-11-26 16:43:11,978:interpreter]: Downloading file 2 of 3
[INFO:2016-11-26 16:51:42,979:interpreter]: Downloading file 3 of 3
[ERROR:2016-11-26 16:51:44,183:http]: Unavailable url (https://github.com/sixsixfive/misc/raw/master/stuff/UGOLDSystem.tar.gz): HTTP Error 404: Not Found
[ERROR:2016-11-26 16:51:44,188:jobs]: Error while completing task <bound method CommandsMixin.task of <lutris.installer.interpreter.ScriptInterpreter object at 0x7f0ab87b8d30>>: module ‘lutris.runners.linux’ has no attribute ‘create_prefix’

It seems like the engine repository got moved, but I don’t know to where. I’m not sure what to make of the other errors. Any help appreciated.

Yeah, I went on an issue closing rampage (mainly due to a lack of contributors) and that made a script contributor rage quit anything related to Lutris.
I fixed the create_prefix error but to fix the whole script, I would need the GOG version of the game (I only have it on Steam).

The author for the GOG version had a different stance than I had regarding distribution of Unreal Gold files. The OldUnreal team only distributes a Windows installer, which contains Linux files which makes very little sense. The “legal reasons” for not distributing directly usable Linux files don’t make sense either and the project seems pretty much abandoned now anyway.

For the Steam installer, I took the decision to host the Linux files on Lutris.net. This is what the GOG installer should use as well. With the use of InnoExtract, there should be no need for Wine at all in the GOG installer.

If I can get my hands on a copy of Unreal then I can update the installer. I maybe you can try it yourself by adapting the Steam installer and taking bits from the Quake 2 + GOG installers which uses InnoExtract.

Unreal Gold Steam Installer: https://lutris.net/games/install/27/view
Quake 2 GOG Installer: https://lutris.net/games/install/2969/view
Unreal Gold Linux files: https://lutris.net/files/games/unreal-gold/old-unreal-227i.tar.bz2

Well, I’ve got a working installer now, but there are a couple of things I’d still like to fix:

  1. I don’t know how to make the launcher pick up the icon for the game (for desktop shortcut etc)
  2. There seems to be quite a bit of screen tearing on my system, even on low settings. Maybe this is a problem with the engine that we can’t fix. Were there any similar problems with the Steam version?

There’s a post on the oldunreal forum about tearing at the top of the screen, which is what I see, but no solution is given there.