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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Is Windows mapping it to click / right-click?  If so, map your mouse clicks to whatever you want A & B to be, see if that fixes it.  Although code-wise I'm sure there's probably a way to fix it, maybe that works around it for now.

 
Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Given how often I will play the game, a work around is completely fine. :)

Where would I check, if such a mapping in windows is active?
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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Given how often I will play the game, a work around is completely fine. :)

Where would I check, if such a mapping in windows is active?

I'd check in FreeSpace options.  Where the mouse is binding.  If you can change that with the opposite button (B or A, whichever is opposite of the current bind) then it's doing that, I think.  If not, then it's not.

 
Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Hi, I have a weird bug when trying to run Jaded's FSPort and Jaded's ST:R. I have installed all required VPs and mods (https://imgur.com/a/PxcYiBK), but I am getting the Jaded's FSPort requires FSU MVPs error. I talked to the author (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=97350.msg1914064#msg1914064) and he tried to help me, but he is also at loss. SO what should I do? Reinstall Knossos and help for the best?

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Hit up the Discord (top-left of page, "HLP" drop-down) and ask there.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
I'm having some issues with Knossos after not playing the game for a long time. Is there a way to reset the path to the retail data? I can't load anything because the game exe (which is in the Knossos library folder) doesn't detect the retail files.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
I'm having some issues with Knossos after not playing the game for a long time. Is there a way to reset the path to the retail data? I can't load anything because the game exe (which is in the Knossos library folder) doesn't detect the retail files.
First, close Knossos, then assuming you're on Windows, go to the "Run..." menu (Windows Key + R), type %appdata% and press Enter, then rename the folder knossos to, say, knossos_old.

The next time you start Knossos, you should see the "first run" welcome wizard.

IIRC the equivalent folder on Linux is ~/.knossos and I think it's ~/Library/Application Support/knossos on Mac.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Yeah, I figured the installation was not set right somehow. I got that first run window and saw what it was doing with the retail FS2 files. I ended up forcing Knossos to use my existing FS2 folder as its library folder. It complains about that but you can trick it by moving all the FS2 files out, setting the folder and moving the files back in. :D The benefit of this is that it allows both a traditional FS2 install and Knossos to coexist with the same VP files. I have a lot of old campaigns and stuff that still use the old launcher and mod.ini system.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Also, one suggestion I have is to somehow highlight the "Freespace Upgrade MediaVP" and "Freespace Port MediaVP" as the options a new player should be using when they first set this up. I had the same issue as this guy.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Also, one suggestion I have is to somehow highlight the "Freespace Upgrade MediaVP" and "Freespace Port MediaVP" as the options a new player should be using when they first set this up. I had the same issue as this guy.
Thanks for sharing. I thought the first-run wizard mentions the FS2 MVPs at some point in the process, although I think it just tells you about them; you still have to go find them yourself. No mention of FSPort MVPs, but that was just an oversight.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Also is it possible to install only the "base" part of campaigns, without any of the dependencies? It auto downloads all of the dependencies even if I manually unselect them. I want to make the campaigns use the latest versions of the media vps, mainhalls, etc. and just deal with any compatibility issues myself. My FS2 install is already over 250GB and I don't want to have multiple versions of these things.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
The only packages you can uncheck are optional, the mandatory ones will always be uninstalled.

You can change the dependency versions in the mod's mod.json with a simple text editor if you want, but I think that's doable only after the installation finishes?
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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Yes, that works but I have to download the whole thing first and then delete the stuff I don't want, which is not very efficient. It would be good if there was a way to do this. The only solution I see is to manually download and set up mods from Nebula and bypass Knossos.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
The option exists to do what you describe on the creator side - however it is dependency mods that then become the problem.

You see if the dependency mod changes on its package down the line, e.g. the MVPs splits the mv_effects in order curp the per package file size and renames it to mv_effects_1 and mv_effects_2 Knossos will be unable to find that dependency and disable the download.
If you are creator and don't have your mod currently installed, this will also lock you out of re-downloading and changing your mod via Knossos (you will have to go the long way around and manually do everything)

That's why as creator you are encouraged to not use the "newest"-version setting on any dependency.
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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
And stopped using Knossos for a week, and now it's having a stroke.  Stuck in endless loops, whether trying to download new content or load any mods. I tried an uninstall and reinstall no joy.

 

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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.14.3 (combined launcher/installer)
And stopped using Knossos for a week, and now it's having a stroke.  Stuck in endless loops, whether trying to download new content or load any mods. I tried an uninstall and reinstall no joy.
 

Nuke the settings file.  Mebbe post a debug log if you can find it.