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Can't Install FS2 Open
Ok all.  I seem to be the only person who 1) can't run the installer and 2) can't get the "thinking man's" FS2 Open running.  In other words, I am stuck and need help.  I tried downloading the installer.  I checked my version of java and downloaded the installer.  I extracted the windows version of the installer, but when I click on the FreeSpaceOpenInstaller app, I get an error messege and the installer won't run.  I have also tried the jar version of the installer.  Same story here.  I go into my comand prompt and try to run the installer java -jat C:\FreeSpaceOpenInstaller and get nothing. 

I have also tried to download everying one at a time using the "thinking man's" method.  Using this method I get messed up when it comes to downloaded the latest Vp's or nightly build.  I open the launcher and go to the MOD tab and click "Select MOD".  However, from here I can not select the 'mediavps' folder and click ok.  When I clik the mediavps folder, nothing is there and the launcher will not let me click ok. 

I am so lost and confused  :confused:.  In my last effort I wiped everything FreeSpace2 related.  I wiped and reinstalled GOG Freespace 2.  I wiped and reinsitalled java (not that it made a difference).  Now I am looking at a fresh copy of FS2 and I don't know howto add Free Space 2 open without running into the problems I have noted before (as I have done this whole process 3 or 4 times :mad:) . 

If anyone has any ideas they would really help.

Thanx,

-Dav

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
Wow, jeez. Sounds like you're having a really rough time.

Are you on XP, Vista, or something else?

 

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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
And what error message do you get?
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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
Hmm.

I open the launcher and go to the MOD tab and click "Select MOD".  However, from here I can not select the 'mediavps' folder and click ok.  When I clik the mediavps folder, nothing is there and the launcher will not let me click ok. 
It really should work. Could you get us a screenshot of this?
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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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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
I am running a PC with Windows XP. 

The error message I get is as follows:

unable to load C:\docume~1)Dav\Desktop\fs2open\rt\jetrt\XKRdll (referenced from C:\Docume~1\Dav\Desktop\fs2open\FREESP~1.exe)

I get this error when I try to run the windows installer.  Also, I noticed that the FreespaceOpenInstaller is not associate with Java whereas the unpack 200 app is associated with Java.  However, my computer will not allow me to associated the program for some reason. 


 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
So. You've got base FS2 installed. That runs fine, right?

 

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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
If the Java version of the Installer doesn't work, you can always use the .exe version.

unable to load C:\docume~1)Dav\Desktop\fs2open\rt\jetrt\XKRdll
I hope this isn't the folder where you're trying to install FSO (or FS2 for that matter), since having the game on the desktop will cause errors.
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

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
well, it seems like the 5th time I wiped and reinstalled I was able to get free space 2 open up and running.  I still have a few glitches (the cutscenes are still old free space 2) and I am still hoping to get FS1 and FS silent threat and other things on the system.  But it is at least a start.  Thanx everyone for your time. and if you have any suggestions about the above I am more than willing to take them as I am new to Free Space Open.

-Dav

P.S.

No, the folder was not on my desktop.  I put it in C:\games\freespace2

My hope was that this would make things as easy as possible.

 
Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
After poking through the number of prior posts I will try what  few others before regarding the cutscenes and Fs1.  Sorry for posting the questions first.

-Dav

  

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Can't Install FS2 Open
No, the folder was not on my desktop.  I put it in C:\games\freespace2
An excellent choice. Basically the desktop and My Documents are evilness when it comes to installation locations for games and other software.

the cutscenes are still old free space 2
And will forever be, unless someone with the skills and the hardware decides to recreate them. And even if that happened, the game engine is still (probably) limited to 640x480 in terms of cutscene resolution.
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

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

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

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []