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First post, by themadhatter0

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Does anyone have any experience with attempting to script or automate game installs for things like Id's DEICE (Doom, Heretic, Hexen)?

I've been playing around with putting DOS games (with DOSBox) in a Docker container so that when the container starts, it runs the game automatically, sort of like the experience with streaming games over at archive.org. I was hoping to script the installation so that I can build the container image on the fly. For simple games which do not have an installer, this is pretty straightforward: source the game, stuff it in the container, and add a dosbox conf file to autoexec the game.
But, this is a bit more difficult in games that came on a CD and which must be installed (e.g. Warcraft, Warcraft II, Heretic, Hexen) before they can be run.

Any thoughts on how one might pull this off?

Cheers!