Hi, I have been having trouble logging on to one of my favorite servers, because I have been getting incompatibile game file errors. Those files are in the UT2003 system folder and are all like Species_*.u. They are Unreal script files. I was told to delete my cache, and that worked once, but most of the time my cache folder is empty!
Is it safe for me to delete these files? What do they do anyway?
Thanks for any info! :cya:
Delete the file that is specified in the error, it should be in your system folder
cache files are just cache, not harmless.
Whenever you join a server that's running a modified version of the game, or any particular files, the server (or a web server) sends the files to you.
These files are stored in your UT2003/Cache folder. The file names are converted to HEX, which is why their names are unrecognizeable. The game, however, can decipher these HEX codes and determine the appropriate file name.
Some servers don't give their files unique names, this kind of thing can happen with modified maps, menus, or practically anything that's altered in the server. As a result, the game detects that the file already exists, but it considers your copy to be a corrupt/modified version, and either boots your or doesn't let you connect.
And yes, it is very safe to delete your cache. Keep in mind, however, that doing so will require you to redownload whatever the server is hosting that you don't already have.
In your case, I'd say check the cache, clean it out, try reconnecting. If this doesn't work, tell us [i]exactly[/i[ what file is giving you problems, write it down if you have to.