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General FreeSpace => FreeSpace & FreeSpace Open Support => Topic started by: gamerman on September 02, 2019, 10:22:43 am

Title: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 02, 2019, 10:22:43 am
what does the launcher want for the FS2 open game root folder? I though it would have been  C:\Games\FreeSpace2 but it doers not find anything it wants.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: MitoPL on September 02, 2019, 11:19:51 am
Which launcher? If you're using Knossos, during FSO setup it will ask you about the directory of your FS2 install (it can also extract the needed files from a GoG FS2 installer). The other thing it sets up is the folder where all the mods are downloaded into, I think it was called the root folder or library folder? I absolutely can't remember it.

The important thing is that the two should never be the same directories. I think Knossos disallows such a directory selection either way. The former is the location of original FS2, and the latter would be the place for mod and FSO data storage.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 02, 2019, 11:59:44 am
I  installed FS2 game with the original Freespace 2 CDs. Than I use the FSO installer. Anything folder I try does not work.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 02, 2019, 04:18:26 pm
What is missing in my folder?

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Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: Nightmare on September 02, 2019, 04:40:39 pm
You can simply try other launchers like Knossos which is more common these days.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: MitoPL on September 02, 2019, 07:07:15 pm
Yeah, just use Knossos. It will handle most of the FSO and mod installation for you and you get a very pretty and easy to use interface. Links are in the top bar of the forum under "Installing Freespace Open".
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 03, 2019, 09:47:24 am
Ok I got Knossos but when I select the directory C:/Games/FreeSpace2 it states this will not work. I also do not see any auto detect.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 03, 2019, 10:04:49 am
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Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: Novachen on September 03, 2019, 10:11:14 am
Because Knossos works diffently to other launchers like wx, your Knossos data Folder have to be different to the FS2 one

FreeSpace 2 will be copied into the Knossos Data structure later.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 03, 2019, 02:13:07 pm
Can I just rename the C:/Games/FreeSpace2 to C:/Games/FreeSpaceopen? Or just let Knossos create the new directory?
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 03, 2019, 02:44:52 pm
disregard I am overthinking
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: gamerman on September 11, 2019, 08:55:49 am
Knossos is a impressive installer, launcher. I had no issue running it. I like the home page of what a player has installed nicely done. I do know some about coding this must have took sometime.
Title: Re: Root folder
Post by: Goober5000 on September 11, 2019, 01:39:52 pm
It certainly did.  A programmer and an artist worked together for more than a year to produce what you now see. :yes: