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Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Hey all,
It's been a LONG TIME since I played this Space Sim when it first came out. Now I wanna get back into it and Downloaded the installer, etc.

Anyhow, I finally got it all installed into my F:\Games\FreeSpace2\ Directory and it wont launch as it says: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?

Anyone know what this means?

Thanks and hello

Jadehawk
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Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
I take it you are talking about FS2_Open.  Are you running launcher.exe?  FRED2 is the retail mission editor.  Launcher.exe is the configuration and game launcher.  FS2_Open_3.6.xx is the game.  FRED2_Open_3.6.xx is the  SCP mission editor. 
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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
OK thanks for the reply, I'll give it a shot.  :)

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Oh man how much I MISSED this Space Sim! Ever since my last post, been playing this sim until now as I'm taking a break. WHEW!
Brings back lots of memories when this first came out and missed making missions for it as well. I even found my original FRED manuscript I printed out I stored away.

I made a Shivan Carrier once in MAYA, it's nothing  but a CG wireframe model and on my old puter that I need to fix. Someday. :)

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
I take it you got it working then. 
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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
I have the same problem.  I have three executables: Fred2, Freespace2, and FS2.  Freespace2 and FS2 seem to do the same thing: first produce the graphical launch window, but when play is pressed it produces this fred error.  Fred does in fact run.

I don't have any other executables to try in the main directory.  I have gone through the config step.  The files are not in root but c:\games\freespace2 as required by the automatic installer.  What else can I try?

 

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Well there isn't a launcher for all OS but there is for most. If you aren't running windows then you may not have a launcher.exe.  If you are and you don't have one then I suggest you re-run the installer. 
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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
I made a Shivan Carrier once in MAYA, it's nothing  but a CG wireframe model and on my old puter that I need to fix. Someday. :)

    Hey that's great, recently the community (specifically Spicious) has been working to get models from Maya into Freespace a lot easier. So finish that baby up when you get the motivation.

 
Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Thanks all and just got off playing the game. Man O man! 7 hours of non stop playing! Am I nuts or what? ;) Yes I got it working Big grin here!

I didnt know if Maya was used to make models here as most appear to use 3D Max. I happen to have taken some classes years ago and need to fire that sucker up and relearn it again.  First things first! ;)

Thanks again all!
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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
I have the same problem.  I have three executables: Fred2, Freespace2, and FS2.  Freespace2 and FS2 seem to do the same thing: first produce the graphical launch window, but when play is pressed it produces this fred error.  Fred does in fact run.

I don't have any other executables to try in the main directory.  I have gone through the config step.  The files are not in root but c:\games\freespace2 as required by the automatic installer.  What else can I try?

Don't run FS2 from the launcher, go into that folder and run the fs2.exe file. If that runs the problem is your icon. Right click on it and choose properties. Check that the Start In option is pointing at c:\games\freespace2

Once you do that you should be able to run it via the launcher
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Umm... did I understand correctly that this person used the Installer but is still playing retail? May I know why?
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]

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
SharpFish only seems to have retail. He says he only has 3 executables. Jadehawk was the one who used the online installer and got everything.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Oops. Sorry, my bad.  :nervous:
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]edu.pl] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Easy mistake to make when someone does a thread hijack. ;)

Of course we should have both been telling SharpFish to get FSO from the link in your signature anyway. :)
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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
Well,I'm not sure what the difference is in any detail but I re-ran the installer and it added some files, including the launcher, and all is well.  Thanks for the help.

  

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Re: Fred2 cannot be opened in a root directory?
If you mean installer detail, I can understand that...

If you mean game play detail, well, you'll find out soon enough!   ;)
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