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Game doesnt run! :(
« on: January 19, 2004, 06:51:40 pm »

C:\Program Files\The Ur-Quan Masters>uqm
The Ur-Quan Masters v0.3 (compiled Sep  5 2003 03:55:46)
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY;
for details see the included 'COPYING' file.

Saved games are kept in C:/Documents and Settings/Kabanius/Application Data/uqm/
save/.
Initializing SDL (pure).
SDL driver used: directx
SDL initialized.
Initializing Screen.
Set the resolution to: 640x480x32
Initializing SDL audio subsystem.
SDL audio subsystem initialized.
Initializing MixSDL mixer.
MixSDL using driver 'SDL_audio'
MixSDL Mixer initialized.
   opened dsound at 44100 Hz 16 bit stereo, 4096 samples audio buffer
Initializing sound decoders.
Sound decoders initialized.
0 joysticks were found.
Error: Could not copy default key config to user config dir: No such file or dir
ectory.

C:\Program Files\The Ur-Quan Masters>
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Re: Game doesnt run! :(
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 03:37:31 am »

It's not finding the content packs.  Read
http://uqm.stack.nl/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Techissues;action=display;num=1063357618
for hints on how to deal with this.
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Re: Game doesnt run! :(
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2004, 06:48:53 pm »

maybe you've downloaded just 0.3?
you need 0.1 first, then upgrade...
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Re: Game doesnt run! :(
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 07:13:00 pm »

That's great advice; it would be better were it true.  Smiley

But it is starting to point to as-yet-unnamed problems with the win32 installer: perhaps it is silently failing when it cannot download the content?

Perhaps the installer needs a postinstall process whereby it checks for all the required files in a "reasonable location" and spews forth errors if they cannot be found?  Is there already something like this in place, and people such as our esteemed guest are simply ignoring the errors?  Not that any of this affects me, but I am curious as to how "the other side" works.
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Re: Game doesnt run! :(
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2004, 02:33:08 am »

how about a program which checks if all files are in place and they are not corrupted? Md5summer.exe is good... but I don't know how to use it on uqm...  Cry

edit: found out how to use it!!! 10 sec after I posted...  Tongue
I will make a link for it if it works and if you think it will be useful.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2004, 01:34:57 pm »

Let me first make it absolutely clear that there's no need to install 0.1 before 0.3.

Also, we're aware that the installer needs some work. It will be addressed in time.

And the MD5 algoritm itself (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1321.txt?number=1321) is fairly easy to implement. There's no need for an external program.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2004, 04:53:37 pm »

Well I am a newbie programmer... don't expect me to understand even simple things Wink at least right away...
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