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    Utility request

    As you know, for the moment, there is a rather widespead issue of crash on second load. We have yet to find a solution. In the mean time, i thought we could have a small fix, until the problem is solved.

    Would there be, among you guys, someone who could do an exe that would delete or simply rename the flagfiles.txt file ? and possibly open the eu3.exe ?

    Is this feasable ? Is there a volunteer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigau View Post
    As you know, for the moment, there is a rather widespead issue of crash on second load. We have yet to find a solution. In the mean time, i thought we could have a small fix, until the problem is solved.

    Would there be, among you guys, someone who could do an exe that would delete or simply rename the flagfiles.txt file ? and possibly open the eu3.exe ?

    Is this feasable ? Is there a volunteer ?
    Could you be more specific as to what it should do?
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    I'm guessing:

    1) Rename the flagfiles.txt and [flagfiles.dds?] to flagfiles.txt.bck (or such)
    [EU3 is generating the new flagfiles based off of the files in the directory, correct?]
    2) Set modpath/switcher to MEIOU
    3) Launch MEIOU

    Should be that basic. Although another option would be useful:

    Step 1
    Option:
    1.5) Delete cache files and map*.bin in MEIOU/map/cache
    1.65) Move vanilla/map/cache/time.bin and navaldist.bin into MEIOU/map/cache
    Step 2

    I'd imagine fairly easy in XP [even a simple batch file], but I dunno how irritating for Vista UAC/etc problems. And no idea for anyone emulating this from some other platform.

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    Thsmar has nearly guessed it right. As the cache issue is a one time issue, and on some computer, we'll give the instructions to the player for that part.

    Basically, the minimum i'd like such an executable to do is :

    - delete or rename the file \mod\MEIOU\gfx\flags\flagfiles.txt, to make sure the game rebuilds it each time.

    - either just launch eu3.exe or set the switcher to MEIOU and launch the game.
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    After a message from Kalelovil, and after a small search on the web, i've created a .bat file that'll delete one of the flagfiles and start the launcher...

    We're one step closer to beta 4...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigau View Post
    After a message from Kalelovil, and after a small search on the web, i've created a .bat file that'll delete one of the flagfiles and start the launcher...

    We're one step closer to beta 4...
    Scratch that....

    After a message from Kalelovil, after a small search on the web, and a post from thsmar, i've created a .bat file that'll delete one of the flagfiles and start the game...

    We're one step closer to beta 4...
    Last edited by gigau; 07-02-2009 at 13:30. Reason: correction typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigau View Post


    Scratch that....

    After a message from Kalelovil, after a small search on the web, and a post from thsmar, i've created a .bat file that'll delete one of the flagfiles and start the game...

    We're one step closer to beta 4...
    I guess I should of volunteered that info a bit earlier, opps.

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    For all those being as short-tempered as me, here is a .bat that will delete the flagfiles.txt and start eu3 with the MEIOU mod.
    Just extract it to the EU3 root directory (e.g. c:\program files\Europa Universalis III) and execute.
    Attached Files

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    Hehehe, rather what i did...
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