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When I try to start FS2, it wants to run the setup, then tells me "Freespace 2/FRED2 cannot be run from a drive root directory" I'm not sure what this means.  I downloaded the files to C:/Games/Freespace 2. Do I have to transfer them to another folder somewhere else?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Do you have the .exe files in the root \freespace2\folder? Have you tried FreeSpace_Open?

Also, wrong board. Someone with a pow4h, plz to move, kthxbye.
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 []

 
The .exe files are in the same folder the installer put them into (c:\games\freespace2.  Also, if this isn't the correct board, please direct me to the one I should be looking at.  Since I'm relatively new to this, I don't necessarily understand abbreviations...

Thanks,

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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The Upgrade Project board is mainly meant for stuff like new textures/models and such. This thread should be in the Support board. Don't start a thread there now. Let's hope a mod/admin will move this there.

Now, are you running Launcher.exe? You should be.
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 []

 
Hello,

any questions:

first: is this the package from tureys installer?
second: do you try to start the FS2.EXE? This will be wrong if the answer to Q1 is "Yes"

Yo have to Start @ first Time "Launcher.EXE" and make any setup settings found here in this Board. Then click @ run button.

@ the second time you can start the game with the EXE. for Example: fs2_open_3.6.9.exe

Third: If you mean Freespace 2 Retail then you are wrong here.

Greetings Peter

 

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I've seen this problem caused by a bad icon several times. If you're trying to run FS2 via an icon on your desktop try going into C:/Games/Freespace 2 and running it from there.

If that works then right mouse on the desktop icon and select  properties. The Start In : box will probably be empty. It should say C:/Games/Freespace 2
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Thanks for the help folks. I've found the program runs better when you've downloaded all the files. I got around to reading the install logs and found that most of the files hadn't finished downloading.  I'll take my bug issues over to the Support Forum. Thanks again