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Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#421 15 years ago
FactionReconOn secon thought (and try) I think I messed up somewhere. I changed the texture sets in the map's init.con, and the kits. Now where is this "menu" you're talking about?

the main init.con can be found in this dir (you already found it though) after you unpacked your map using an rfa tool: C:\bf1942\levels\Battle_of_Arnhem\init.con the menu init.con can be found here: C:\bf1942\levels\Battle_of_Arnhem\Menu\init.con note that the BC will show this a liitle bit different;y ( i think that it leaves the" C:\ " out. You can change things like this too using BCs file manager but it tends to reset the .con files after saving (although i believe that you can prevent this buy exiting BC WITHOUT saving). I prefer tu unpack my map though. Using a rfa tool is simple, and the answer can be found in the first post in this thread:

Q: How do I use the RFA extractor/tool?

A: Extracting is very simple. I will assume that you use winRFA that is shipped with the MDK tool: -Choose “open .rfa” -Browse to the bf mod directory and open a rfa file and hit “open” - You will now see a list with the contents of the rfa file - Then choose “extract all” and extract the rfa to: C:\ It will automatically create a subfolder with the rfa content in it. Example: If you extract the map “Breakthrough-1944” to C:\ it will extract the rfa to: C:\bf1942\levels\ Breakthrough-1944 After you edit the extracted rfa file you will have to pack it again: - choose “pack” a “directory” - Your source directory will be C:\Your_rfa_directory_name. So if you extracted Breakthrough-1944 you will have to select C:\ bf1942. The “Base path” will now automatically change to “bf1942”. - hit “pack” Done




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#422 15 years ago

Ok I did all that and now when I tried to load it up in BC i get the message: "This map is missing key files needed to successfully load". What the crap.

MAJOR EDIT: HOLY CRAP! None of the maps in my FH folder in BC will load, all with the same message!!! What did I do??!!

Edit.....: Looks like I f*cked up my installation somehow. *Sigh* Downloading.... :(




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#423 15 years ago

Ok. Everything's back to normal. My FH install is fine. Here's what I've done so far:

Found my map in the RFA extractor. Checked to see that all the .con files were still as I had set them (how Gonitz told me to) Packed it and saved it to my FH levels folder Tried to open it in BC under the FH menu and it gives me that same error




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#424 15 years ago

Well, turns out my level is......gone. Don't know what happened or why, but it' gone.




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#425 15 years ago

Looks like a mystery has struck you. Maybe it's a UFO. Go to your levels folder with explorer, instead of BC. Maybe BC just doesn't want to recognize them, level could still be there. I have no idea what is going on. Looks like you screwed something up.




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#426 15 years ago

Well I guess I messed something up in an init.con or something along those lines, because Battlefield refused to run when I tried to play. So I uninstalled and now can't reinstall because my 1st Battlefield CD is at my other house. So looks like im going without BF or FH for a while...




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#427 15 years ago

lol. I've had the same problem a dozen times. You click the .exe and nothing happens. The problem is very simple usually, but find it is another story. For example, I use a modified standardmesh.rfa. Now I kept it in the same folder with the original one, I just rename them each time I play BF or use BC. One time I forgot to rename the original file to use it to run BF. Offcourse, BF wouldn't run because of an incorrect standardmesh.rfa file. I found this out later, renamed it, and BF would run again

Or, sometimes I packed my map, and put it in the levels folder, and BF wouldn't start. It was because the level was wrongly packed. If one file is corrupt in your BF folder, it won't run. You can test it by cutting the level file and paste it on your desktop. Then try running BF again. It would work for me, so I just packed the level again, and even though I was confident I went through the exact same process, it did work this time. Last thing you should do uninstall and reinstall. It's too late now.. but it's never an installation problem.

Fortunately, I am always too lazy to un- and re-install, and too stubborn to leave the problem. Thus I got BF to work again each and everytime. I've had the "no startup" problem a dozen times, but mysteriously I was able to find the problem everytime again. Now theres little I can do for you, except suggest a procedure to find the problem. Try to remember what the last thing was that you modified. Try cutting the file, or change it to its original state. Never forget to backup your files. It's your golden mappers rule #1.




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#428 15 years ago

Well darn. I thought that map was coming along pretty good too. Aah well, I'm going to Best Buy in a few hours to get Doom 3. So that'll occupy my time until I can get everything right again. Thanks anyway.




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#429 15 years ago

Heheh. Yeah it takes a little while to scramble your hopes again. Especially after having gone through trouble that wasn't worth it at all.




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#430 15 years ago
Kingrudolflol. I've had the same problem a dozen times. You click the .exe and nothing happens. The problem is very simple usually, but find it is another story. For example, I use a modified standardmesh.rfa. Now I kept it in the same folder with the original one, I just rename them each time I play BF or use BC. One time I forgot to rename the original file to use it to run BF. Offcourse, BF wouldn't run because of an incorrect standardmesh.rfa file. I found this out later, renamed it, and BF would run again (...) Fortunately, I am always too lazy to un- and re-install, and too stubborn to leave the problem. Thus I got BF to work again each and everytime. I've had the "no startup" problem a dozen times, but mysteriously I was able to find the problem everytime again. Now theres little I can do for you, except suggest a procedure to find the problem. Try to remember what the last thing was that you modified. Try cutting the file, or change it to its original state. Never forget to backup your files. It's your golden mappers rule #1.

I cant run bf at the moment either, I first happend to be a couple of weeks ago. I tried to find the cause but it was not my map, nor any other custom map, nor FH. So i figared out that "a" file had been changed, i couldn't rember that i editted any files but i reinstalled bf1942 anyway. It run fine. But know the problem has returned. Again my map is fine (if i take it out bf still does't run, but i can play my map at a friends house :S) I just cant figur out what the problem is, bf was installed correctly, patched unediited but somehow one file got screwed again :( .... PS: i think that it is BC, it added some files to my bf game and that is really the onyl thing i can think of. although removing these files doesnt help either.