Installing on Windows 7 with the Chocolatey package manager

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Installing on Windows 7 with the Chocolatey package manager

Post by Forgon » 07 Feb 2018, 22:46

Chocolatey is an APT-inspired package manager for Windows XP and newer versions.
Using Windows 7, I tested its Warzone 2100 3.2.3 package:

0. To install Chocolatey, first visit https://chocolatey.org/install and copy the command text for 'cmd.exe'.
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picture 1/3 showing a Warzone 2100 3.2.3 installation on Windows 7 using the Chocolatey package manager
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1. Launch 'cmd.exe' as administrator and confirm your intention.

2. Paste the command text in 'cmd.exe' and wait until Chocolatey is installed.
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picture 2/3 showing a Warzone 2100 3.2.3 installation on Windows 7 using the Chocolatey package manager
To use it, a new instance of 'cmd.exe' is required, so close the old one.

3. Optionally, visit https://chocolatey.org/packages/Warzone2100 and click away the popup box that appears.

4. Again, launch 'cmd.exe' as administrator and confirm your intention.

5. To install Warzone 2100, type `choco install warzone2100`.
If you had already installed the game with Chocolatey, you could also upgrade it by typing `choco upgrade warzone2100`.

When interrupted by a confirmation dialog, press 'Y' and Enter.
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picture 3/3 showing a Warzone 2100 3.2.3 installation on Windows 7 using the Chocolatey package manager
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6. Congratulations, the game is now installed on your system.

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Re: Installing on Windows 7 with the Chocolatey package mana

Post by Berg » 08 Feb 2018, 03:39

Why do i want to install this on my win box?

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Re: Installing on Windows 7 with the Chocolatey package mana

Post by cybersphinx » 08 Feb 2018, 05:53

Why wouldn't you want to run some random command from some website with admin rights?
We want information... information... information.

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Post by Berg » 08 Feb 2018, 12:10

Warzone already provides an installer for windows!

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Re: Installing on Windows 7 with the Chocolatey package mana

Post by NoQ » 08 Feb 2018, 19:59

Every piece of malware has a fancy official website and provides an installer for windows. Very few of them make it into package managers.

Forgon, thank you, very nice. I haven't heard of this package manager before, and i doubt many windows users are smart enough to appreciate it, but i hope it'd help some of the powerusers who are stuck on windows for whatever reason, or maybe even help them discover the game.

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