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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault on Modern Linux

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault contains the original MOH and the two expansion packs, Spearhead and Breakthrough. MOH was first released in 2002.

There is a Linux installer, released by Iculus, for the game, but it is for the original version and is a beta release. The libraries it needs are not available in a modern Linux.

There is a standalone Linux binary available here. To use it, install the game on a Windows computer, patch it up to the latest level. Copy the installed game to a Linux computer.
Unpack this downloaded archive in the root of the MOH directory. Run the game with ./mohaa_lnx.

An attempt to use Crossover to install the game failed as it was not possible to switch to the second DVD disc.

There is a possible solution to this by creating a single DVD installation disk for MOH:AA. This process is described here.
Reminder:DVD5 = 4.70 GBDVD9 = 7.95 GB Better yet would be to create a single DVD that would encompass the original MOH:AA along with the two expansion packs. That…

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Recover Data From a Damaged CD/DVD

This is just a convenient place for me to bookmark this information as it is just a copy of James Litten's excellent page about data rescue.

The steps are simple. All commands are to be run on a single line.

1. Clean the disc.
If the disc is cracked, it may come apart in the drive. I might try a small dab of superglue on the very outside of the crack to hold it together.

2. First pass (runs about 30 minutes).
$ ddrescue -n -b 2048 /dev/sr0   ~/recovered/mystuff.iso 

3. Mount the image and see how we did.

4. Take a second pass if we need it (about 24 hours).
$ ddrescue -d -b 2048 /dev/sr0  ~/recovered/mystuff.iso 

5. Take a third pass maybe with the CD/DVD in a different drive (24+ hours).
$ ddrescue -d -r 3 -b 2048 /dev/sr1  ~/recovered/mystuff.iso