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Title: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: MacsenDagda on November 02, 2019, 10:42:45 pm
I have tried 4 times unsuccessfully to load the installer, and each time it is the same problem:

MV Root 7z failed.

And ideas how to fix this problem?
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Nightmare on November 03, 2019, 11:01:13 am
Which installer are you using?
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: MacsenDagda on November 03, 2019, 12:56:34 pm
FreeSpaceOpenInstaller
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Nightmare on November 03, 2019, 02:19:04 pm
You can download the file here: https://fsnebula.org/mod/MVPS

Alternatively you can use Knossos directly.
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Mito [PL] on November 03, 2019, 02:24:54 pm
Yeah, since you didn't install FSO yet I suggest you to use Knossos instead... It's an all-in-one installer, mod manager and launcher. And, basically, it's cool. https://fsnebula.org/knossos/ (https://fsnebula.org/knossos/)
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: MacsenDagda on November 03, 2019, 06:23:39 pm
Knossos keeps looking for FSO which has not installed yet.

Unless I am doing something wrong.
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Nightmare on November 03, 2019, 06:33:43 pm
It needs FS installed, FSO versions are handled by Knossos.
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: MacsenDagda on November 03, 2019, 06:54:02 pm
Problem is that FS will not install because the MV Root failed to load, which is why I started this in the first place
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Nightmare on November 03, 2019, 07:10:27 pm
Neither the FSO installer nor Knossos provide the main game (you have to buy and install that first).
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Goober5000 on November 03, 2019, 09:00:32 pm
@MacsenDagda can you zip and upload your logs folder?
Title: Re: MV Root 7z: failed
Post by: Mito [PL] on November 04, 2019, 02:51:15 am
MV_Root.7z isn't a retail Freespace 2 file. If I recall it correctly, it's the archive carrying the root package for MediaVPs. FSO will run just fine without it, but it won't have the graphical goodies provided by MediaVPs.

Yes, you need to have Freespace 2 installed to install Freespace Open. Or, if you bought FS2 on GoG, just the installer file, Knossos can extract everything it needs from it to set up FSO.