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Help on getting Obplacer started


I downloaded the Obplacer XML runtime installer V0.83. When I try to start it I get the splash screen, it says that "cannot find FS installation, check config file". When you hit the ok button on that it crashes, saying that it had to exit and log being made. There is no config file in the root directory of the program yet as I havn't been able to start the program. The FS installation is in the standard /program file/ms games/fs9 folder setup.

I do have FSUIPC installed and operating.

Now, I am presently still running windows 2000, is that a potential problem (all of your other excellent tools run just fine).

Thanks for your help.

Jack W
Hello Jack,

This probably means that your FS path is not stored in your registry correctly. But instead of crashing, the tool should create a template config.xml file for you, so that you can enter the correct path. I'll see if I can fix that for the next version.

For now, try to create a config.xml file manually with the following text in it:

	<frmPreview align="4" docked="1" visible="1"/>
	<frmObjProp align="4" docked="1" visible="1"/>
	<frmObjTree align="3" docked="1" visible="1"/>

Of course you need to change the FsPath value to your correct path.

Another piece of information for troubleshooting

If the path was wrong in the information you gave me it would still crash in the same fashion. Once the path was correct it worked fine.

Jack W
OK, thanks for letting me know. I think I should add some more error checking to see if the path is OK :).