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Freespace 2 SCP Crashing at Splash Screen
Hi, I hope this is the right forum and all that. I recently installed FS2:SCP, but it's not working so hot. I get to the splash screen when I run it, either from the launcher of by double clicking the .exe: the music plays, but nothing happens until I hit ESC. Then it crashes. Here's all the pertinent information, as far as I know:

SCP Executable: The one linked to first from here; Goober's 6 - 11 - 04 build. Both fs2_open_r and fs2_open_d crash.

Command lines I'm using: None. I had a bunch but I got rid of them to see if those were the problem but it still crashes.

Debug spew: It's tough to get this since it just crashes every time. I can't alt-tab or anything like that.

Contact info: Uh, my AIM's tychocelchu84 and my email is tychocelchuuu @ gmail.com. If anyone feels like contacting me. Which I doubt they will.

I'm not expecting personalized support or anything; I'm just wondering if there's something obvious I did wrong or anything like that. Thanks in advance for the help!

 
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Er, heh. Forgot the system specs and I can't find the edit button.

Pentium 4 2.6GHz 800MHz FSB
Radeon 9600 with close to new drivers. Catalysts.
A gig of ram
Some generic sound card
Windows XP Pro

Edit: Found the edit button :lol:

 

Offline Fenrir

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...Do you happen to have any of the media .vp files installed? You have to at least have mv_core installed if you want it to work any. Perhaps a more recent build would be helpful, too. I'd try the 3.6.5 release just to start.

 
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I've got mv_core along with a bunch of others (the zpack, or whatever it's called). I'll try 3.6.5; thanks for the tip.

Edit: 3.6.5 did not work; the same thing happens.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2005, 08:07:10 pm by 2934 »

 

Offline Kie99

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I know it will probably seem obvious

but

Did you use the Launcher?
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Offline Goober5000

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6-11-04? :eek: Yeesh, try a more recent build.

 

Offline phreak

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yea.  thats well before 3.6.5.  were we still on 361 then?

latest build is here:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,33890.0.html
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Offline Hornet

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Uhh heres a dumbass question

Did you patch your FS2 to 1.2 before you installed the SCP?

 

Offline karajorma

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It's not that silly. I've seen it cause problems before in fact :D
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Quote
Originally posted by Hornet
Uhh heres a dumbass question

Did you patch your FS2 to 1.2 before you installed the SCP?


Ahaha, whoops. That was pretty stupid. Incidentally, that's probably also my problem. It's nice to have people catch my mistakes when I act like a moron :D

Thanks everyone. If patching doesn't work, I'm not sure what will, but it seems like a pretty obvious thing to try. Heh.

Edit: Well, the patch won't work. It says "Old File not found" and some other stuff. Maybe I'll go back to trying to get X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter to work.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 12:28:34 pm by 2934 »

 

Offline Kazan

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tycho: install normal fs2 retail
patch
install fs2 open
install media vps
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Guys, where are your manners?

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So yeah, install the patches before you try to get the rest of that in there.    Try a more recent build, and try doing things in order, and you should be ok.  Oh, and out of curiosity, where did you get your FS2 install?
« Last Edit: July 18, 2005, 01:18:11 pm by 570 »
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Offline WMCoolmon

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Quote
Originally posted by Kazan
tycho: install normal fs2 retail
patch
install fs2 open
install media vps


And try using this build if whatever one you're using doesn't work.
-C

 

Offline Steel

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yes - you are going to need to start over...  uninstall everything and the reinstall in the order posted above.
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Offline karajorma

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Not really. The only thing that the 1.2 patch installs that is of any importance to a FS2_Open install is the changes it makes to Root_FS2.vp AFAIK.

You can get that file in the HotU crack pack from my FAQ so simply copying it over to your Freespace2 folder should be enough.
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