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Offline Brigdh

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Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
I screwed up my FS2 install a while ago messing with Inferno.  I reciently uninstalled everything, redownloaded the installer from GOG and used the off line SCP installer found here http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=64634.0

Every time I try start a game using the launcher, mod or no mod, I get the following error
Code: [Select]
Error: icons.tbl(line 6:
Error: Missing required token: [#Start]. Found [:]  instead.

File: PARSELO.CPP
Line: 670


Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

In my searches, this is usually caused by having non retail VPs in the root folder, but I'm rather sure I don't have any thing out of place.  Anyone know what I can do to fix this?

 

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
Please run a debug build (one of those with a d in the filename), and then post the fs2_open.log from the data folder here.
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Offline Brigdh

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
error changed slightly
Code: [Select]
Error: icons.tbl(line 6:
Error: Missing required token: [#Start]. Found [:]  instead.

File: PARSELO.CPP
Line: 670


Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
    required_string()    brief_parse_icon_tbl()    game_init()    game_main()    WinMain()    WinMainCRTStartup()    kernel32.dll 7645eccb()
    ntdll.dll 770cd24d()
    ntdll.dll 770cd45f()
------------------------------------------------------------------

However it didn't generate a log. 

I did try running the launcher as Administrator (Vista Ultimate 64-bit) and the problem went away, the game was able to launch.  Is it normal to have to run the launcher as administrator?

 

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
Running a debug build will always generate a log. Look in <FS2 dir>\data\. And no, you shouldn't have to run the program as an admin; Checking if your install is OK is imperative.
Let there be light
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Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Offline Brigdh

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
I have the launcher pointing to C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Freespace 2\fs2_open_3_6_10d.exe but its still not generating the log.  I tried to edit the permissions on the folder, giving users full control on the Freespace 2 dir but a log still doesn't appear.

The log does appear when running the launcher as administrator, but the error doesn't occur then.  Still, I've attached that log in case it does help in some way.

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Offline The E

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
When you open the data folder, there should be a button called "Compatibility Files". Click on that to get the files Vista tries to hide. For future reference, you should probably move the FS2 folder out of C:\Program Files (x86)\

Oh, and with your Card, playing at a resolution better than 640x480 @ 16 bit should be possible.

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Offline Brigdh

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
Ugh, its times like these when I wonder why moved from XP

I found the log, attaching it to the post.

Any suggestions on where to put the FS2 folder on Vista?  It doesn't matter to me, but if theres a well known working place, I'd like to put it there.

As far as the graphics, I'm planning on putting them on max once everything appears to be working

Thanks

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
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Any suggestions on where to put the FS2 folder on Vista?  It doesn't matter to me, but if theres a well known working place, I'd like to put it there



C:/Games

is as good as any
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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
Hmmm. Go to the FS2 folder, click on compatibility files, and make sure there's no inferno vp hidden there.
Let there be light
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Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Offline Brigdh

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Re: Fresh install will not start, at a loss as to why
Yep, that'd be it, and a number of folders from "uninstalled" mods.

Thanks