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Offline starlord

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FS retail disk swapping issue
Hi there, just need a little help here:

I reinstalled FS and after having completed the main campaign, I installed silent threat. However, just after the install, when I try to run freespace, the game gives me a "wrong disk" error, whether it's FS disk 1, FS disk 2, or silent threat I'm inserting.
I had this problem everytime I installed the bogger but they seem to continue right now (restarting the comp didn't change anything).

Any ideas?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
FSO and FSPort.
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 starlord

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
I know! :lol: But I want to stick with retail a little longer!

When I put disk one in and start, no error message is displayed, but the game doesn't start: The mouse just turns hourglass, then normal again: Back to desktop, no black screen or anything no matter anytime I try.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 10:34:36 am by starlord »

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
I guess that's original Silent Threat for you; a pile o' bugs. Nearly impossible to finish without pain and suffering. You can cut down the graphical settings with FSPort so that it will resemble retail, hmm.
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 starlord

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
I have to make this thing work somehow!

I managed to do so 3 times before that! There must be a way!

this must have happened to at least one of you.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 10:59:05 am by starlord »

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
Set it to Win98 compatibility mode in the properties?
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline jr2

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
Be sure you patched FS to 1.07EAX... you must re-patch after installing Silent Threat, as it down-grades you to 1.03 or .04 IIRC... but I know you need to re-patch after installing it.  Patch to 1.07, then 1.07 > 1.07EAX.  ;)  Oh, and set to Win '95 compatibility, kara says that has a higher success rate.

 

Offline starlord

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
I'm running win98 on my machine. Oh, and indeed it's necessary to patch to 1.06. However, I had to reinstall FS since when I ran the patch it hept telling me that the old file was not found. this time though it did work. Wierd!

Anyway, silent threat, here I come ;7

 

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Re: FS retail disk swapping issue
Eh, I stand corrected, it is 1.06EAX, not 1.07.  Patch to 1.06, then 1.06EAX.  :sheepish: