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kaldor
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Hi everyone!

 

Everytime I start a FM (tested all of the website), I can flawlessly read the objectives and buy things, then click on "start misson". But after it reached 100% I am thrown back to the main menu, or, in case of the training mission, to the objectives screen. I can do this endlessly.

 

In the console are a lot of warnings, such as:

 

WARNING: Door XY not within valid AAS area. 

At the end it says:

 

ERROR: Failed to open \\.\pipe\dm_renderpipe 

and

 

ERROR: idRenderSystemLocal::uncrop currentcrop <1 

 

I use WinXP (all patches), latest DirectX, latest videodriver (8800GTS) and I have 2 Gig of RAM. Doom3 Ver 1.3.1.1304 (game runs good). Darkmod was downloaded and copied into c:\games\doom3\darkmod with the update running. pk4-files were not extracted and are still named pk4. I am starting with tdmlauncher.exe and tried to change image_Compression as it says in the FAQ, but it did not help.

 

Seems to be a folder-issue, but I have no idea how to solve it. Any ideas?

Thank you in advance, I am really looking forward to play this great mod!

 

//Edit: I forgot: Darkmod was downloaded with torrent. Maybe the configs are from someone´s computer. How could I find out / change that?

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Darkmod was downloaded with torrent. Maybe the configs are from someone´s computer. How could I find out / change that?

 

Start TDM and uninstall the current mission. Quit TDM. Delete DoomConfig.cfg from the darkmod folder and run tdm_update.exe. You should then have the original DoomConfig.cfg.

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Try manually extracting the .pk4 (it's a .zip renamed). Look at the other missions in the Doom3 and Doom 3\darkmod\fms folders for the correct layout.

Thanks for the hint, but it didn´t work. I will reinstall Doom3 and TDM tomorrow and then try again, although I already did that today. But this time, I will use completely different folders. Maybe that will work.

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Do you have any firewalls, antivirus, or other security software running? Try making an exception for TDM and/or temporarily disabling them.

 

There was one specific brand of firewall that caused problems even if it was "disabled" and actually needed to be uninstalled before the error would go away, though I don't remember what firewall it was. Something pretty obscure IIRC.

 

EDIT: When we saw this internally, it was Sunbelt Firewall, previously known as Kerio Firewall, that was causing the problem. But this could also happen with other firewalls too.

My games | Public Service Announcement: TDM is not set in the Thief universe. The city in which it takes place is not the City from Thief. The player character is not called Garrett. Any person who contradicts these facts will be subjected to disapproving stares.
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When we saw this internally, it was Sunbelt Firewall, previously known as Kerio Firewall, that was causing the problem.

Unbelievable! This was exactly the firewall I was using. I replaced it with 'comodo firewall' and now everything runs smoothly. Maybe this firewall issue is rare, but could find its way into the FAQ?

 

Anyways, thank you a lot! The mod is really fun and looks great!

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Unbelievable! This was exactly the firewall I was using. I replaced it with 'comodo firewall' and now everything runs smoothly. Maybe this firewall issue is rare, but could find its way into the FAQ?

 

Hahaha, this community is awesome

Ich konnte mich nicht erinnern Teleportation gezaubert zu haben und doch stand ich da... alleine und nackt.

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Yeah, I recall this incident now, this Firewall seemed to block pipes in Windows, for whatever "security" reason it thought ws justifying such a step.

 

OMG that is f'in stupid. A network firewall preventing a local application that doesn't even need network access, from working properly. Get rid of it lol.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

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Yeah, I wasn't very impressed either. :P I can see the temptation of disabling techniques used for IPC (inter-process communication) as a way of limiting the effect of certain malware, but in reality way too many legitimate apps use IPC for this to be reasonable. And apparently disabling the firewall or making an exception for the apps involved doesn't re-enable IPC with that firewall, which is nuts.

 

Anyway, glad I could help. Added to FAQ.

My games | Public Service Announcement: TDM is not set in the Thief universe. The city in which it takes place is not the City from Thief. The player character is not called Garrett. Any person who contradicts these facts will be subjected to disapproving stares.
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