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KorrMuraan
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Cannot Start Game
« on: September 16, 2004, 09:51:58 am »

Using WinXP


Installed as "Executables Only"
Unzipped the 3 content files (music,content,voice) to  \packages
Downloaded and placed keys.cfg (newest) into \content
uqm.exe crashes with kernel error

Code:

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/admin/Application Data/uqm/sav
e/.
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.
1 joysticks were found.
The names of the joysticks are:
   Microsoft PC-joystick driver
Kernel failed to load!


Do I have to boot of a DOS floppy or something?
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Re: Cannot Start Game
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2004, 01:10:12 pm »

Do not unzip the content files. Place them still zipped in the packages dir. Also, you shouldn't install a keys.cfg file yourself. It will be created in the correct location (which is not "content") the first time the game is run.

The game won't work under pure DOS, so you can forget about using DOS floppies.
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Re: Cannot Start Game
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2004, 06:21:49 am »

i reinstalled and this time left them zipped
works great!
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