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Potential serious problem

Discussion in 'Formula Truck 2013' started by kutya23, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm new around and just wanted to warn you of a potentially serious problem. I installed my copy of GFT2013 in the default path, just on drive D:

    The game worked fine, but when I wanted to start a championship, an instant PC reset always happened, which is really strange, because I know what I'm doing (software developer). Not a CTD, but an instant reset.

    I also have Game Stock Car 2013 and it works fine (installed in C:\games). I uninstalled GFT2013 and re-installed on C: drive next to GSC2013 and now it works fine.

    I'm not exactly sure, but probably the game doesn't like to be installed on drive D: Reiza please check this also with GSC2013, I didn't want to spend an activation just for testing.

    I hope this will save some people of the headaches I had.

    EDIT: I have a really standard setup (i5, GTX 670, Logitech Wheel) and I have really many games installed (including GSC2013) and all work fine, so I'm sure my system isn't an issue.
  2. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I have all my games installed on the D: disc and have never encountered such a problem.
  3. Same here.
    I never ever install games on c: always on a physical other drive not another partition.
    And never had any problem at all.
  4. Separate D: drive here too with no problems, and I could be classed as the opposite of a software developer.
  5. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

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    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen

    Installed on E: (SSD) and no problems, BUT I never tried to start a championship season. Did you all do it?
  6. Hmm, strange. I did not change anything else.

    lol Garry, what are you, a harware destructor? :D

    BTW I have 2 HDDs, the first is C and D, while the second is E. With the new install, I play without problems (4/10 in the championship). And I'm pretty sure the reset was connected to the championship start, because I can't even recall when I had a hard reset last time. Maybe in Win98 time. And now it happened 4-5 times exactly when I clicked the start championship button. If not drive D, maybe Win7 UAC messed thing up, since I installed in "d:\Program Files(x86)" the first time, and "c:\games" the second time.

    And I have nothing specific running in the background: Avast (I know, but it was disabled), nVidia center, Steam, Fraps and Logitech MX Performance center for my mouse. Oh, and I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64bit SP1.

    Anyway, it's working :)
  7. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    That seems a strange place to set it up, unless you have your windows installed to D drive (which I doubt). C:\Program Files(x86) would be the default install location, designed for Windows to monitor / control things through UAC. D:\Program Files(x86) wouldn't normally exist unless you somehow had your Win system installed there.

    I also install all of my Games on D drive, just create my own Folder to store each separate game. eg. D:\FTruck 2013.

    As a general rule, it's not a good idea to install games to C:\Program Files(x86) with Win 7 since it can cause some problems with UAC and other "protective" features.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  8. Ross McGregor

    Ross McGregor
    Premium Member

    A 'software un-developer'?
  9. Software damager/breaker/failure.
  10. I usually just change the drive letter in the default install path. I'm not sure, but I think "D:\program files(x86)" is a folder just like any other (unlike the one on C: drive).
  11. Sk3ptik0n

    Premium Member

    When I installed Ftruck 2013 I installed it in D:\Games\Ftruck13
    However, it didn't work from there at all.

    I then installed it in D:\Ftruck2013 and it worked fine. Apparently it didn't like to be in a subdirectory.

    I have actually seen other Gmotor games with the same issue. Carrettera (the Argentinian sim) is one.