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Offline bfobar

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
the old openAL website is being screwball. Here is a link directly to the download page for the new site.

(Please work)

http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/Forms/AllItems.aspx

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Noticed. I've updated the link on the identical thread in the Support board (identical as in, the first post by jr2 is the same but no one has replied to it). If jr2 bumps in here or if the moderators could be arsed, it would be good to have the link in the first post changed.
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
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
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11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I added a second link so that I don't have to edit again should the website start working. :)
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Hmm. Good point. I added the openal.org link back to the other thread as well. Just in case.
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 []

 

Offline Nehemiah

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I get this error message that says "Web cursor bitmap not found."  What does that mean?
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Offline karajorma

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Usually it means you don't actually have the game in the folder you're trying to run the game from.

If you only used the FS2_Open installer bear in mind you do actually need the retail game too. There's a link to Good Old Games where you can buy the game for $6 on that thread though.
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
...and there I was thinking that GOG meant Girls Of Gaming... :wakka:
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Girls of Gaming..............fit or not fit :confused:
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Offline Nehemiah

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Oh.  I didn't realize you needed the FS2 retail game.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Oh, but you do need it. FSO is simply an improved version of the game engine. All the resources are still in FS2 and you'll need them. Much in the same manner you cannot drive succesfully with just a new engine: you'll need the rest of the car as well.

Incidentally, this issue, among many other common issues, is depicted in the stickied "Troubleshooting FAQ" thread on the Support board, with solutions.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 04:10:17 pm by Lobo »
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 []

 
Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
There used to be places on the internet that had both FS and FS2 for free download, but I think there all gone now, I got FS at a thrift store, and FS 2 off the internet from a place that didn't charge cause it was going out of business.

But I'll look around and see if theres any free sites still alive and kicking.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
There used to be places on the internet that had both FS and FS2 for free download, but I think there all gone now,...But I'll look around and see if theres any free sites still alive and kicking.
Do keep in mind that
Anyone caught posting links to FS2 for download other than an official site such as GoG will be banned. I don't care what bull**** reason they give for it.
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 []

 
Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Oh trust me everything I'd post would be official retail sites offering things for free, I don't do warez or underground sites, and I don't allow my kids to either.
So I'd definetly email you and ask if it was legal before I posted it on here.

Don't matter anyway, the place I got my copy from went under about 4 or 5 years ago and so far everybody seems to want a minimum of $6 US for FS2.
I still wish I'd bought a copy at Wal Mart back in 2000, they had FS and FS2 BOTH for $9.99 on their "we won't have this much longer " shelf
« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 05:59:33 pm by wolfen »
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Well, at karajorma reminds us that we're not Babylon 5... :doubt:

I was thinking that only the FS2 VP files are needed to run FS2_Open. That's how the game works on Mac, see. There's no need for the original FS2.exe or fred2.exe.
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
thats one difference between Mac and PC, I can get it to run on Linux too with just the FS2 SCP, but only the SCP parts of the game will run, the FS and FS2 retails wnot, but then I'm not in the habit of putting the Linux drive in here to often since I still don't have it the way I want it.

Oh BTW Lobo looks like GoG and a few other retail sites are all thats left having FS,. I found the original disks on Ebay, but I'd liek to get a copy of FS 2 with teh case it came in too:)

Sorry about the spelling errors guys FF is a fresh install, and I don't have teh spell check in yet
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I was thinking that only the FS2 VP files are needed to run FS2_Open. That's how the game works on Mac, see. There's no need for the original FS2.exe or fred2.exe.
That's the same way it works on Windows, too.  I could delete my copies of FS2.exe and fred2.exe and not affect anything at all, other than my ability to run retail FS2 or FRED2.  However, the fact that the retail FS2 VPs are required to run FS2_Open is the very reason that a retail copy of the game is required.

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I found the original disks on Ebay, but I'd liek to get a copy of FS 2 with teh case it came in too:)

Sorry about the spelling errors guys FF is a fresh install, and I don't have teh spell check in yet

Is a Firefox + bbcodeXtra combination viable? :wtf:
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
The_E
behold the power of this fully armed and operational recluse

z64555
but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 
Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I found the original disks on Ebay, but I'd liek to get a copy of FS 2 with teh case it came in too:)

Sorry about the spelling errors guys FF is a fresh install, and I don't have teh spell check in yet

Is a Firefox + bbcodeXtra combination viable? :wtf:

Dunno, I usually use Opera web browser anyway, I used FF yesterday cause it automatically opens FF when I click a link in the email, which is Thunderbird, I would use Opera's email, but setting up all those filters for all the loads of email I get is a real pain, I have a friend that does stuff like that so he's working on a way to get Thunderbird t set as the default email in Opera too.
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I know this has probably been posted somewhere b4 and probably has been stickied but i missed it haha >_<
This is the error i keep receiving trying to run the game I have OpenAL installed without problem and i have moved nothing out of the folder i installed the game in so #1 of the error doesnt pretain to it and i have uninstalled, Redownloaded, Reinstalled etc. and nothing.


 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Well the solutions are right in the error message.  Do you have FS2 installed?  FS2_Open requires retial FS2 to be installed.  If you do have it installed where do you have it installed?  It will not work if installed in any special folders like my documents or desktop. 
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