Can't start Empires, EmpiresLauncher.exe stopped working, MountAppFilesystem() failed

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  1. Silk

    Silk Mapper

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    This

    My empires folder is still in the "...\myaccount\..." folder where it has been since the first steam release.
    No folders in common required
     
  2. BlakkCooper

    BlakkCooper Member

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    Oh boy it's getting better and better...

    inb4: hurr check your cache durr!!!
    Already did that.
     
  3. RetroFade

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    Try seeing you have "steam.cfg" still in your general steam folder. I had the exact same error but instead for a missing content server.

    If so: exit Steam, delete cfg file, then verify empires just in case.

    If not: I don't know.

    lol.
     
  4. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I validated everything by the way.
    I even manually checked the folders.
     
  5. Jephir

    Jephir ALL GLORY TO THE JEPHIR

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    What's the full path to your Empires folder and your Source SDK Base 2007 folder? Right-click the games, open properties, and click open game folder to get the paths being used.

    Also, make sure you run Source SDK Base 2007 at least once, as said in the error prompt.
     
  6. BlakkCooper

    BlakkCooper Member

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    I can't find any file named steam.cfg anywhere?! I even reinstalled Empires completely (for the second time).
     
  7. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    It's going to be in the Steam folder within Program Files. It will be near Steam.exe and a few other "Steam" files.
     
  8. BlakkCooper

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    Nope. I started a file search (D:\Games\Steam) and it didn't find anything!
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  9. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I got sick of it and fixed my bullshit by just reinstalling everything. I am just going to save a file so I can just do that every-time instead of awkward patching.
     
  10. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    their should NOT be a steam.cfg!
    AFAIR steam.cfg should only be there when you fuck around with basic steam settings (like the epic-contentserver that was used for steampires testing).

    the only steam.cfg I do still have is part of Dear Ester.

    In other words: You should be fine, if there is NO steam.cfg in ../Steam/
     
  11. BlakkCooper

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    Wow... I just cleaned up my entire Empires installation and reinstalled it from scratch and I still get the very same error message. I knew that this game was pure shit wrapped in old wallpapers and tape but come one this is a new low even for you guys! I don't even know what to do anymore. I mean how can I fix this if not by reinstalling from scratch?!
     
  12. Silk

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    Try validating the files from source sdk base 2007, after you've started it up once
     
  13. A-z-K

    A-z-K Member

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    You might need to run the SDK once. It unpacks the files from the GCF
     
  14. BlakkCooper

    BlakkCooper Member

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    That actually worked... thanks man!
     
  15. Silk

    Silk Mapper

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    np

    99% of steam related problems that others don't have are usually caused by corrupted, missing or conflicting files on your own pc. The validate function should fix such problems
     
  16. madboi9o2

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    I dont even have a empires folder. (in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\heyman526)
    Should I reinstall?
    I also dont have the .gcf for empires. ::confused:
    EDIT:Found empires folder in steam/steamapps/common
    Copiying over to /steamapps/heyman526
    EDIT #2:When I open Hammer with Empires configged and set as current game it gives me the same error.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  17. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Ignore the GCFs, they're no longer used. The next patch is in testing at the moment. Once that's done, it should come out and fix all the problems.
     
  18. holylucifer

    holylucifer Member

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    I get this

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  19. w00kie

    w00kie Mustachioed Mexican

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    :rolleyes:
    FFS That Errormessage people do receive, literally says it
    NO CONTENT SERVER FOUND FOR APP ID 17741 (that is empires_content.gcf)

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    Guys, try a different Download server inside Steam, restart steam and verify your content again, maybe it helps

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    BTW: When you post screenshots, hide your acountname :headshot:
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  20. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    @the op, you wrote that you moved the empires installation to some other directory, yet you run the launcher exe from within the common folder (you can read it in the title bar).
    could this cause the trouble?

    edit:
    heres the post
     

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