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RF2 wont launch "unsupportd file type-Json"

David O'Reilly

A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.
Mar 15, 2011
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Hi,
I did 2 things today.
Allowed AMD to install their "Catalyst Control centre"
and downloaded the URD T5 demo

Started getting the error message below.
I deleted my account files and validated again.
I ran a system restore.
Deleted the URD demo
the "Catalyst Control centre" wasnt there after the restore and I still get this message.
Thanks if you can help.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: rFactor2.exe
Application Version: 1.8.8.0
Application Timestamp: 54503d93
Fault Module Name: rFactor2.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.8.8.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 54503d93
Exception Code: 40000015
Exception Offset: 00000000002eea16
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 180b
Additional Information 2: 180b34b78328e142ee86c64b4db25cff
Additional Information 3: 4eeb
Additional Information 4: 4eeb9d53bc55e32ed96ad5b33b7cb1cb
 

Daiman Patel

rFactor 2 Technical Assistant
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Jun 4, 2011
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Have you tried replacing your existing player & multiplayer JSON files with existing ones from a working install? Or removing these files altogether (rF2 will recreate the files if they've been removed from the expected directories once you start up the game)? If I'm not wrong this is the second time that you've suffered with such an issue - how strange. :O_o: If neither of these solutions work then you could try installing the game afresh (to a new directory - keep your existing install, just in case) - using the Lite installer will suffice. Let us know how that goes. If you still don't have much luck then I'll look into it a little further. :thumbsup:
 

David O'Reilly

A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.
Mar 15, 2011
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and Bingo.
Thanks @Daiman Patel
Forgot about those pesky JSON files in player.
Copied across from the 798 install for the VSC2 and backed them up for when I dont have it soon.
 

Daiman Patel

rFactor 2 Technical Assistant
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Jun 4, 2011
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HAHA, good stuff! Glad it's sorted. :D I'm not sure what could have corrupted the JSON file - maybe the installation of the T5 demo, but I am only guessing. :whistling: