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Error msg:premature end of central directory
« on: July 13, 2004, 12:17:00 am »


Lucky me found a game thought lost and gone forever.

Lucky me downloads (ca.2h), trembling fingers...
Lucky me Installs and tries to play.
gets error messages. curses. looks through forum and experiments with the games options. curses again

I downloaded the packages content, 3d0music and Win32installer manually.

the dirs seem to be in order.


I'm running win2kPro on an AMD1600+

this is what UQM tells me if i try to run it.
Does anyone have a clue what the hack i do wrong?

The Ur-Quan Masters v0.3 (compiled Sep  5 2003 03:55:46)

Error: Premature end of central directory.
Saved games are kept in C:/Dokumente und Einstellungen/Omme/Anwendungsdaten/uqm/
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.
Kernel failed to load!
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Re: Error msg:premature end of central directory
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004, 01:41:31 am »

It sounds like your file is bad.
Maybe it's not completely downloaded. It should be 12554418 bytes.
Or there could be something else wrong with the file. The download page contains an md5 checksum for it. There are lots of programs out there that can verify md5 sums. This one for instance.

“When Juffo-Wup is complete
when at last there is no Void, no Non
when the Creators return
then we can finally rest.”

« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2004, 02:41:16 am »

Hooray! that did the trick!
I Posted so  lately since i HAD to Finish the Game before.

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