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#1 Maruu

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:38 PM

everytime i try to start the editor it keeps blurting out same old anoying error "no such file or folder" ive edited the ini file to point to where i got the game installed but still nothing happens.... :crying1:
it give me a headache.... can anyone explain to me what im doing wrong?

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:13 AM

Moved to the Clark Wehyr Editor forums.
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:35 AM

What path name are you entering in your ini file?

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:43 AM

C:\Program\MicroProse\X-COM Collector's Edition\Terror From The Deep

C:\Program\MicroProse\X-COM Collector's Edition\UFO Defense

these are the path names i use

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:54 AM

It could be having trouble with the long file names. You may want to try using the 8.3 filename equivalents.

Try:

C:\Progra~1\Micro~1\X-COMc~1\UFODef~1

And

C:\Progra~1\Micro~1\X-COMc~1\Terror~1

If that's not it, you can use Dir /x to look up the short file names for any of your files and folders with anything longer than 8 letters or has spaces in it.

Or just move your game directories to a far simpler directory structure. Such as:

c:\games\ufo
c:\games\tftd

Short and simple!

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:10 AM

ok i tried 8.3 same error... tried moving them to c:\games\ufo and C:\games\tftd it still gives me the same error..... this gives me a headache

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 11:40 PM

Hmm, odd. I've used the editor in the past with no trouble. Still...

One thought has occured to me. Are you getting that error message the moment you type in the editor filename? Or does the editor work but it just cannot find the savegame files?

It could very well be a path issue. Where have you stored the editors?

Try typing

set path = %path%;

And then add the name of the directory where you've stored the editors after the semicolon, use another semicolon to separate the paths if you've stored the TFTD editor in a separate directory. Do this before running the program.

For example, if I've stored the editors under e:\utils\, I would type in:

set path = %path%; e:\utils\

This just adds an extra directory for your dos console to search for programs and run them as if they were in the current directory.

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Or, you could probably put a copy of the executable in your game directory and try running it from within there.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:03 AM

it worked by moving the editor exe files... thanks for your help it was driving me crazy...

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:25 PM

Hey, i did everything listed here and it doesn't work
i can't rename my Microprose folder to MPS because i would have to hunt through my system and delete any shortcuts anywhere, so is there any other way to get it to work?
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:32 PM

I just cut through the whole thing by copying my XCOM and TFTD data into C:\XCOM and C:\TFTD respectively, and then just keying that in. XP doesn't like CWXCED, but DOSBOX doesn't mind.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:59 PM

Dosbox has the annoying knack of deciding not to run Dos files and then immediately shutting them down after they start on my computer :)
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:59 AM

I have the Enemy Unknown version, does that change how I might use the editor?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:46 PM

Nope, not to the best of my knowledge. Same game (sort of), different name.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:55 PM

Hmm... DOSbox says XCOMEDIT isn't a valid command. I have the editor installed, though. I copied the info to C:\XCOM, like Blood Angel did, so could anyone post, like, a step by step guide of how to open up Game_4 and edit it?

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 10:21 AM

What version of DOSbox are you using? With most versions, just typing in xcomedit should be enough. Use Windows to identify the files and go from there.

This is what I do every time, with the file directory thus;

CWXCED files: C:\dos\CWXCED
XCom files: C:\dos\XCOM
TFTD files: C:\dos\TFTD

I told the CWXCED installer the paths, then do this:

Open DOSbox

It'll give you the help screen and then it'll say z:\>

Type "mount c C:\"

Then type C:

It'll change to C:\>

type "cd dos\cwxced" OR "cd dos" and then "cd cwxced"

Then type "xcomedit" to edit XCom or "tftdedit" to edit TFTD.

It'll present you with a game menu. Use the arrow keys to select the game and then press enter to edit it. Any more help, just ask ;)

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 11:31 AM

Thank you, Blood Angel. It worked just fine. :D

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:01 PM

Good.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 11:53 AM

I have installed xcom in the same directory as you, Blood Angel ( c:/dos/xcom and c:/dos/editor for CWXCED). With dosbox i can execute xcomedit.exe but it cant find the savegame files :(

What i should do?

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:01 PM

Have you made some? That's always a good start. Make sure you've saved your savegames.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:29 PM

I have 5 saved games :/

Edited by OrLoK, 28 July 2006 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:38 PM

Ah, but are they on the version of the game in C:/Dos ? If you have another version tucked away somewhere else, and play that, then it'll keep the savefiles there.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:25 AM

i did read the guide and downloaded the server file, and i installed it, but in the guide, it says theres a file called mtaserver.conf and what the heck? ive been looking and that file isnt there, ive re installed it and all but i cant find it, can anyone help me?