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Offline EldaTaluta

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Unable to Use Skirmisher
« on: July 08, 2013, 04:45:39 »
I will first like to say that I may be doing it wrong.

I'm running Nexus on Steam, operating system Windows 8 (I am full of loathing). I start up skirmisher, get my ships picked, save the mission - then start up Nexus, click modifications, aaaaaand nothing but the three samples. Any idea where I've gone wrong?

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Re: Unable to Use Skirmisher
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 12:08:44 »
Perhaps your mod folder isn't in the right place?

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Re: Unable to Use Skirmisher
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 02:36:04 »
It doesn't seem to matter where I install. Installing it into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Nexus The Jupiter Incident results in nothing, installing into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Nexus The Jupiter Incident\mods results in nothing.

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Re: Unable to Use Skirmisher
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 23:37:33 »
Hi there Elda,

This sounds quite a bit like an issue that Conner1993 had a while back. For some odd reason, the skirmisher was saving the missions he was creating to a different location from the default. The folder in question was...

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C:\users\My profile\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Nexus - the jupiter incident\mods\Stargate mod war begins (beta)\universe\mod_missions


Perhaps you can follow that path on your own system to locate the files? Also, you can have a read of the thread over here...

http://arparso.de/nexus/forum/index.php/topic,429.0.html

As you may just need to search your system.
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Re: Unable to Use Skirmisher
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 23:50:15 »
Yeah, that sounds like a side effect of installing the game into your "Program Files (x86)" folder. Newer versions of Windows (Vista and newer) protect these folders from unauthorized write access. Usually the program trying to write something into a "Program Files" subfolder would either trigger an admin authorization dialog by Windows or just fail. However there's a backwards compatibility mode for older apps such as Nexus and the Skirmisher. Any attempt to write files there would instead redirect the process to this alternative directory in %LOCALAPPDATA%/VirtualStore. That may very well mess things up and lead to files not being found or saved incorrectly.

The most easy solution would be to reinstall Nexus outside of the "Program Files" folder, e.g. in:

"C:\Games\Nexus" (or similar)

Thankfully Steam supports installing apps outside the default Steam folder, so this should make things work for you.