Author Topic: What do you mean i can't run the game!?  (Read 8925 times)

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Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Good news, i got it to run, but i have to configure a file called lanucher to get open to run. or anything but the demo... im missing OpenAL32.dll

Anybody know where i can find that?

 

Offline Mars

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Freespace 2 requires glide or Diret3d Hardware Acceleration. you will not be able to run Freespace 2 without it.

Could the open thing i have in my recycle been be affecting this? do i have to delete it?

No, you need a better graphics card.

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
I got it to work (yay!!!) but i need to file mentioned above to run the open version

Do you know where i can download that 1 file?

 

Offline Mars

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Sorry i keep giving you errors, but i found another one...

i have to configure the launcher, but it says that freespace2/fred2 cannot run from a route directory.

What does this mean?

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Okay, I'm assuming you have a CD burner, if you don't, see the alternative

First you download an ISO burner

You put a blank CD in the burner

You select the first freespace cd file and click "burn"

After cd is completed repeat process for the other two.

Then use the CDs to install the game

what about an installer program


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Alternatively get 7Zip, use it to extract the files in the ISOs to a directory, and run the setup program from there.



 

Offline jr2

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Sorry i keep giving you errors, but i found another one...

i have to configure the launcher, but it says that freespace2/fred2 cannot run from a route directory.

What does this mean?

Try moving launcher6.ini from your FS2 root dir out (or deleting it), then run the Launcher again.

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Sorry i keep giving you errors, but i found another one...

i have to configure the launcher, but it says that freespace2/fred2 cannot run from a route directory.

What does this mean?

Try moving launcher6.ini from your FS2 root dir out (or deleting it), then run the Launcher again.

I tried running the game rfom the launcher, the screen went black like it was loading, then it died saying that it coulden't swap buffers

how do i fix THIS?

 

Offline Polpolion

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
IIRC you must run FS2 from a directory that has no spaces in it. So you can't have "C:\Games\Freespace 2"; it would have to be "C:\Games\Freespace2".

 

Offline jr2

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
That's an old bug that has been fixed, IIRC.  Unless you're using an old version of the Launcher, it won't bother you.  5.5 and above should be fine.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
I tried running the game rfom the launcher, the screen went black like it was loading, then it died saying that it coulden't swap buffers

how do i fix THIS?

Not even Taylor knows apparently. He just removed the error in 3.6.10 :D

I know for certain that the error doesn't appear if you run the game in a window (Launcher->Features->Dev Tool->Run in a window).
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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