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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
hmmm since when do u have to own a retail copy?
Ive downloaded this b4 a while back without the game.
Did this change?

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Yes it changed when in became available for purchase again.  There is now a legitimate place to by it from where there wasn't before.   You can get it at http://www.gog.com for about $6
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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 >_<


Indeed it has. In addition to the fact that the error message explains itself quite thoroughly. And the very same question was asked and answered on page 3 of this thread.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2009, 04:37:07 am 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

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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

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11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Like i said b4 i didnt know you had to have the retail version
Since i didnt know this the error message made no sense to me.
And i did read alot of threads including this one like i said i missed it.
So please Keep your jackassery to yourself TIA

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Please try to think while reading the next time and perhaps we shan't be forced to have this conversation again.
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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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
* Androgeos Exeunt adds the above post into his signature.
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
I didnt come to exchange insults with you i came to get help with a problem i had im sorry that i only skimmed most of the posts and im sorry for missing the topic that would help. Thanks For Helping me FUBAR. I will be back if i have any other problems when i get around to buying the game haha.

 

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Re: No one ever reads the manuals.
kk no one is trying 2 b insulting but it's just that it's also insulting in a way that u don't do any research here but instead just assume that ur problem is unique and start asking about it even after i've hunted down all the most common issues and written them into a comprehensive list with my own blood and even stickied it onto the support board so that people could see it and read it and notice "damn i have this issue and there is a solution 2 it here now i won't have 2 bother those people by asking the same question again" and act accordingly and save time 4 us all because u see if u search these forums 4 a while it will take u some time but u will find an answer 2 ur question and ur problem will b solved whereas if u just barge in here and ask it will take u some time and then it will take us some time 2 stop what we were doing and answer and then it will take u some time 2 come back and see what we answered and in total it will take a lot of time and the point of at least the stickied threads on the support board is 2 save time 4 us all so that we could b happier but even still please support the FS2 license holders and buy FS2 from GOG and we will all b happy and if u have more problems feel free 2 ask since no one seems 2 really read the stickied threads anyway and we will answer ur questions as long as they are about freespace

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« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 07:25:32 am 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

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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 []

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
Androgeos Exeunt's head metaphorically meets his desk.

That chunk of text was too wordy. :p
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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!
So let me get this straight... You are mad at me for being confused? I thought the game came with the download so the error made no sense to me so i wouldnt even know where to start to look for a help topic. Since i had no start of point my only option was to skim to find a topic that helped. You cannot be mad at me for not having all the facts and to only ask for help to get flamed by someone who clearly just wants to raise their post count.

IF YOU DONT WANNA HELP JUST DONT POST!!!

 
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.



I'm no rocket scientist or anything but the error code itself says " Numbers 2 and 3 can be fixed by installing or reinstalling FreeSpace 2. If neither of these solutions fixes your problem you've found a bug and should report it.

That in itself tells me I need to break out my FS disks and start with disk 1.
Not to sound like an ass cause I have my own problems with FS sometimes, but it sounds like you need to read a lot more.
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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
My Mind was all over it being in the installer, what you say does make sense though i took it as just re download >_<.
I figured Web Cursor Bitmap wasnt being downloaded with the installer.

 

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Re: Solution: The game doesn't start!
So let me get this straight... You are mad at me for being confused? I thought the game came with the download so the error made no sense to me so i wouldnt even know where to start to look for a help topic. Since i had no start of point my only option was to skim to find a topic that helped. You cannot be mad at me for not having all the facts and to only ask for help to get flamed by someone who clearly just wants to raise their post count.
I sense a lot of confusion.

No. I am not mad at confused people. I am disappointed with confused people who don't read the manuals and the support sections. The error report itself should have alarmed you. If you're running FSO from your FS2 folder, the FS2 installation must be corrupted or missing altogether. If reinstalling or in this case redownloading doesn't fix it, one should wonder whether the Installer downloads FS2 at all. There is a big note of it in the first post of this thread, as well as on the Installer website. And on the support board. Actually, there is a comprehensive list of the most common errors on the support board and this one is included exactly for the reason that a number of people think that the Installer downloads FS2.

Partially it would seem that the name "FreeSpace and FreeSpace Open Support" doesn't properly give the impression that there would be support for FreeSpace and FreeSpace Open on that board. Perhaps it should be changed to "Help is here!" or something.

Furthermore, I am not the one flaming here, nor am I interested in my post count. Except in regards to the HLP cards. I merely answered your comment about the fact that your question has been answered already. You started a rampage because of that post for reasons I cannot understand. If you do not have issues with FreeSpace at the moment, you are free to stop posting on this board for now.
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 []

 

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
I have just downloaded FS and Babylon and my only problem is working out how to reverse the vertical mouse movement, as it's the opposite ofwhat I am used to and want.I have seen it in the controls screen, but don't know how to change it, Any help to an FS noobie would be appreciated! :)

 

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
I have just downloaded FS and Babylon and my only problem is working out how to reverse the vertical mouse movement, as it's the opposite ofwhat I am used to and want.I have seen it in the controls screen, but don't know how to change it, Any help to an FS noobie would be appreciated! :)
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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
Thank you very very much! :)

 

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
anyone know if the gog version is patch 1.2?

 

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
anyone know if the gog version is patch 1.2?

I thought all GOG games were patched up to the latest version? Doesn't it say on the game catalogue page? In any event, don't see that it would cause any problems if you installed patch 1.2 if the game is already patched to 1.2! :)

 

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
anyone know if the gog version is patch 1.2?
It wasn't back when GOG started, but it is now.
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 []

  

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Re: Having problems with FreeSpace?
The patch is only really important if you're using retail though, right? I thought it was fully patched when I bought it, but I'm not really certain how I would tell given that the file versions are listed as 1.0.0.1... Unless of course this means that the game isn't patched after all.  :p

In any case, it hasn't affected me negatively in any regard. Is there a specific benefit to using the patch?
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