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NI under linux and tolower
« on: January 24, 2011, 03:24:00 AM »
I'm trying to use NI for my BG2 install under linux.
While it appears to work perfectly on a vanilla game, it does not work since I've run tolower to install weidu mods: it's still looking for upper-case biff files, and so it can't open any file; moreover, it doesn't see any file in the override folder, either.
The game does work and I can open files with DLTCEP, so it's not a problem with the chitin.key. Is there any linux version of NI, or any way to ignore case differences between the .key and the biffs?

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Re: NI under linux and tolower
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 03:31:18 AM »
I had made diffs four years ago to lowercase calls on file names, but I'm not sure if they're applicable to the current source code:,23303.0.html (and I'm sure somebody who knows Java's internals can think of better approaches).
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Re: NI under linux and tolower
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 04:07:33 AM »
I found a method that's easier (for me) than patching NI.
Use the - it's a case-insensitive overlay filesystem.
Hope this helps other Linux-users out there.