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Game Errors

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:31 am
I am getting a heap of game errors with the full version. Symptomes are:
Cannot load a save game
Cannot keep retired commanders

Following error messages come up:
"Cannot Read Register" (At start up and close of game and when commander killed)
"The File 'Role of honor. dat' appears to be copied from an earlier version so it will need to be deleted" (At start up of game).

Could somebody please provide a solution to these errors.

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:28 am
by Sean OConnor
Are you running the game from a device that cannot be saved to? Like a CD for example?

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:19 pm
No. Using my local drive. Have got the full version of all the games and all other games save no problems at all.

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:45 pm
by TheKangaroo
What is your system? If you are using Windows Vista and installed the games in your Program Files folder the infamous User Account Control might generally dislike any file operations.

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:49 pm
by flap
A bit of post necro

On my computer (XP) this error is caused when I start the program without being an administrator.

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:25 pm
by the space predator

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:38 pm
by TheKangaroo
Indeed, WinXP usually is rather easy on those things. Are you by any chance sharing the computer (with everyone having his or her own account)? I could imagine that triggering an error like that, but as long as you can run it as administrator and that solves the problem I believe you rather shouldn't take to desperate measures to change the situation.

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:47 am
by flap
Yes, there are different accounts. Basically I have one admin, for all the important stuff, and 2 others that I use for all day work. (Aftrer having been attacked by a virus, I avoid to work being an admin).

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:14 pm
by Legacy
Critical Mass uses the registry to help keep the RoH honest. Probably the problem.

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:22 pm
by flap
I don't know well how registry works with admin rights. But maybe Critical Mass is trying to create a new key, while writing only in an existing one would be allowed for non admins. Or maybe the key is created/edited in a reserved place.

Well, for my part I know how to get around the problem (right, and I start the game as admin). But as the question was raised a while ago, and that it might give a good reason to Sean to come back to the game... :wink: