Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Here's a good one for someone. I've installed UT99 on my Steam Deck, and I want to install Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill. In fact, this problem will exist for any modification that appears to be exclusively available as a .umod file, but as far as I can tell there is no way to install a .umod straight away on the Steam Deck. I'm also on a Mac primarily, so I'm guessing there is not program for extracting .umod files for either Linux or Mac. If there is, then great!...but I need to know what that program is. :)

If not, can someone perhaps provide with me the individual files for the mod within a .zip or other compressed file?

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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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See this topic :
viewtopic.php?t=14294
It should allow you to extract the umod and install its content manually.
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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Tried this, but the prerequisite (Node.js) does not work on Steam Deck.
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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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This perl script umodunpack.pl worked for me on Linux:
https://www.deepsky.com/~misaka/scripts/

This was the command I used with it long ago to install the bonus pack 4 umod:

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bash-4.2# ./umodunpack.pl -u UTBonusPack4.umod -b /usr/local/games/ut
This is the help listing for an explanation of the options:

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bash-5.1$ ./umodunpack.pl --help
Usage: ./umodunpack.pl [--base <base_dir>] --list|--info|--unpack <umod_file>

  Unpack a Umod file for Unreal our Unreal Tournament.

    -h|--help             : this help
    -v|--version          : display version info
    -i|--info             : info on umod file
    -l|--list             : list files in Umod
    -b|--base <base_dir>  : base directory for Unreal install, default
                            is .
    -u|--unpack           : extract the files to the UT basedir (default)
    -e|--extract <file>   : extract specific file
    -r|--readme           : view ReadMe file, if any, in umod

  Use 'perldoc ./umodunpack.pl' for more info.
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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Isn't 7zip available for Linux?
There is a add-on for it as far as I know.
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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Can also use the web-based converter here: https://unrealarchive.org/umod/ if you don't want to install anything. It will convert a UMOD to plain old ZIP.
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Re: Mr. Pants' Excessive Overkill: install on Steam Deck

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Shrimp wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:11 am Can also use the web-based converter here: https://unrealarchive.org/umod/ if you don't want to install anything. It will convert a UMOD to plain old ZIP.
Thanks for this, that was the best solution!