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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.13.3 (combined launcher/installer)
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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.13.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Sorry, I haven't seen that error before. I just copied all the retail VPs over from an installation I had ages ago, possibly off the retail CD ISOs, but I can't remember for sure as it was too long ago.

How are you trying to install retail? Do you have the GoG installer? Or something else?
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Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.13.3 (combined launcher/installer)
i did from gog
site installer

  
Re: PUBLIC BETA: Knossos 0.13.3 (combined launcher/installer)
Not sure if this is the right place, but just wanted to say thank you for this huge revision to the way FS2 SCP is released and enjoyed.  I think I understand where a lot of people's reservations are coming from - especially those of us who've grown accustomed to handling every part of the install by hand.  It feels like a loss of control - where once I knew what every file was doing in its folder, and spent hours combining my preferred mods via .ini, now it's all going to just drop into place with a click?  Yuck!

Then I tried it.  It took a moment, because I hit the warning 'don't use an existing fs2 folder!' or whatever, and tried to do a complete reinstall from disk, but your program outsmarted me and installed in my SCP folder anyway.  Once I realized how it worked - creating a new directory and 'harvesting' needed files from the old one, I got all excited to try all the new campaigns and mods people have made since my last tour of duty (mid 2017).  I'm not spending 2/3rds of my freespace time sorting or extracting or testing settings or figuring which nightly will probably work...I'm just booting up knossos and actually playing the damned game.   I didn't want to like it, but I do, and I think it's essential to the long-term health of the SCP et all that this system succeeds. 

Thank you for all your hard work, and for dragging us into a new era of FS2...again.  I can't believe how long I've been playing because of you guys and gals (and NEVER GETTING BETTER AT IT sorry ignore that I'm fine), and now I think my future kid just might get a chance to do so as well.  That's wild.

Cheers.

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