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takashi

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« on: February 11, 2007, 02:57:09 AM »
i just downloaded freespace 2 (took 2 days) and it gave me these nasty error when i started it up:

you need to configure your system through the launcher before playing! the launcher will now be opened

error: freespace2/FRED2 cannot be run from a drive root directory

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no matter how i open it, launcher, exucutable, startmenu>run, it gives me those two errors in the exact same order!

does anyone know how to fix it?

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 08:45:44 AM »
Where did you install FS2 to?

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 04:01:05 AM »
C:\programfiles\GAMES\freespace2

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 07:06:06 AM »
In that case try moving it to C:\Games\Freespace2 and running the launcher again.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 10:33:17 PM »
works now! thanks!


and should the open launcher crash when i load a mod with a retail build? that kinda puzzles me... a mod should be able to work on the official retail build.....

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 11:02:53 PM »
Retail hasn't got a clue what the -mod option is. So yes it should crash if you try that.

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 02:56:31 AM »
so should open crash when i browse to the build too? i have lots os crash problems..


i have open AL and every thing, even launcher 5.4.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 07:45:42 AM »
The launcher should be 5.5. How did you install?

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2007, 02:21:48 AM »
tureys open installer, onto a jump drive using a USB 2,0 port.

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2007, 11:05:51 AM »
Well then I've got no idea what is causing your crash then. You should be getting crashes all the time if you used Turey's installer. Is that the only thing you have done? Or have you added your own mods?

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2007, 07:35:37 PM »
welll... lemme see....


i got DEM, but i removed that before installing open.

and i got the uber windows pack from the official 3.6.9 release thread at HLP.

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2007, 08:16:52 AM »
A small tip from me ;)

It would be better if you'll install all games on partition D, but progras and documents on C. It's easier to explore your computer.

For example I've got 80 GB HDD.

I've got four partitions.

10 GB for Windows, programs, and documents, 60 GB for Games/music/multimedia 9 GB for GNU/Linux and 1 GB for a SWAP partition
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007, 12:39:49 AM »
moved...now the launcer crashes when i click on it. nothing but "launcher 5.5 has ecountered a problem and needs to close"

im guessing  need a different build/launcher that recognizes fs2NetD

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 01:07:22 AM »
Wait, you are trying to play this from on a flash drive?

Or you have it installed?


In any case. Did you put the launcher and open exe's into the same folder as the retail launcher and retail exes?
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 06:05:25 AM »
Quote from: takashi;57214
im guessing  need a different build/launcher that recognizes fs2NetD


Stop taking wild guesses at what might be the problem and actually state what you've done to get this crash instead.

Post pictures of the contents of your Freespace 2 folder. While you're at it delete the launcher6.ini (and flags.lch if you have it) file before running the launcher again.