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problem with r factor 2 install

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Noel Spence, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Noel Spence

    Noel Spence
    Premium Member

    hi guys i just updated to the new build with a complete uninstall and reinstall of the game , the problem is that the game remembers all these old mods that were installed ages ago like version 1 of monte carlo and a few more tracks and car mods , and some of them actually run even though the package folder is empty , when i start up mod manager all these mods show up as damaged mods ,all written in red , and it want let me uninstall it as it states it is being used by another damaged mod which i cannot uninstall , does anyone else had this problem cheers noel
  2. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    Hi Noel,

    I had the same problem.
    Here is what I did:
    I moved the package and userdata folder from the data folder to a new made folder which I called ..\rf2_backup (within my d:\temp folder).
    Than I uninstalled the game and deleted the rfactor2 game folder in total.
    I installed a fresh copy of build 298.
    Next I copied my userdata folder (with an emptied log folder) back into the fresh installed data folder.
    The next thing I did was move all ISI mods from the rf2_backup\package folder to the new fresh installed game.
    Used the mod manager to install firstly all original content from ISI.
    Booted the game and see if I could play.
    Next I updated the game to build 300 and started moving mods from the rf2_backup\package folder to fresh copy and started installing them. It worked like a charm. :)

    Hope this helps m8. :)
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  3. Noel Spence

    Noel Spence
    Premium Member

    cheers for reply stefan , i think i pretty much did that but the only thing is i did a new reinstall of build 300 1gig download , so its got me tossed why its seeing all these old mods
  4. Noel did you alsop deleted all the old folders that rfactor2 left when you un-installed the game? So program files/rfactor2 and the folders in My Documents section? Perhaps the old folders make the game think they are still installed, can't think of anything else what should cause that..
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  5. Noel Spence

    Noel Spence
    Premium Member

    fixed thanks for reply ian it seems i was copying my old user data folder to the new installation which i thought you were suppose to do ,but this time i did not and all is good hhella luya:)
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  6. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Yes, its an update with a twitch, Best thing is to do a complete reinstall, in a different folder. No copy of user data. (at least not the whole folder :)).
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  7. Justin Swan

    Justin Swan

    I've just done the 298 update followed by the 300 update. All seems to be OK but I don't have many mods installed as of yet. I keep meaning to spend more time on rF2 but there's are rubber band between me and Race 07 :D
  8. Stefan Woudenberg

    Stefan Woudenberg
    Premium Member

    I will cut the band for you. :D
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