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Win7 install and shader error
Hey guys, a friend tried to install the game but it pops a shader error for him when he tries to play it.
He's using win7 nvidia card and generally new stuff. any thoughts?
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Offline The E

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Re: Win7 install and shader error
Yes. Reading and following the advice in the FreeSpace Support FAQ would be a mighty fine idea. Especially the tips about generating a debug log.

Also, when you get an error message, give it to us exactly as the game gave it to you; Just saying "I have an error" is not a good way to start.
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Re: Win7 install and shader error
not my error >_> will check the FAQ though
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Win7 install and shader error
Excess bureaucracy has never helped anyone. If he has a problem, he should preferably come and ask any and all questions himself. And provide all the necessary details (the error message, system specs, fs2_open.log and so forth).
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Re: Win7 install and shader error
People that aren't dedicated fans of the series dont see the reason to bother trying that much. I'm just doing my best to bring more players to TBP.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Win7 install and shader error
Many people here would be most glad to try and help, but the process doesn't work so that someone says "I have a problem" and then we snap our fingers and *boom*, the problem's gone. It's not just about us helping them. They have to help us help them. If they can't be arsed to do that, then really, it's their choice and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Offline -Norbert-

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Re: Win7 install and shader error
When I first tried to start FreeSpace 2 on Win 7 I got some problem from DirectX. He could try to download and install directX manually (it worked that way for me).
I don't think it has anything to do with the shaders, but it can't hurt to make sure that OpenAL is installed.
Also he should download the latest driver for his gaphicscard. Again, not sure if it will help, but it can't hurt either.
If he didn't try that yet, he should try to use the WindowsXP compatibility-mode.

Not knowing more about the problem, that's all the help I can think of though....

 

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Re: Win7 install and shader error
It's possible he's using a 3.6.11 build.  Make sure he's using 3.6.10 Final Inferno.  I remember someone (think it was Zacam) giving me a default shader file to include in Zathars but I don't remember if it's in 1.0 or sitting in my build directory waiting for 1.1. 
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Re: Win7 install and shader error
I managed to persuade him to redownload reinstall and send me the error logs \o/ so we're gonna have some hard data to ponder upon sometime soon.
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