Why you get the "MountAppFilesystem() failed" error

Discussion in 'Support' started by ViroMan, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    Empires uses materials, sounds, and models from various Source games such as HL1, HL2, and HL Lost Coast. Everything was packed in a few neat large files called GCF's.

    Valve has recently upgraded all of the Source content to use VPK files now. Empires runs on old Source SDK 2007 which can not access VPK files(I don't know why they didn't update that). Those of you who can still play Empires, it is because you still have the old GCF files. If you were to fresh install Empires it WILL fail and throw errors at you. Please don't attempt to do a fresh install for the sake of testing it out. A fresh install will remove the files in the list below and you will have a broken Empires.

    Below is a list of files you will have to find from backups probably or from other people who still have them. The list also shows the error number it gives when Empires complains about the file being missing. The files need to be placed in SteamApps.

    You read the list as such...
    <Error code> = <needed file>

    17741 Ver 0 = empires_content.gcf
    17742 Ver 0 = empires_base.gcf
    17743 Ver 0 = empires_scripts.gcf
    206 Ver 8 = source materials.gcf
    207 Ver 4 = source models.gcf
    208 Ver 4 = source sounds.gcf
    215 Ver 1 = source sdk base.gcf
    216 Ver 82 = source 2007 binaries.gcf
    305 Ver 5 = source 2007 shared materials.gcf
    306 Ver 0 = source 2007 shared models.gcf
    307 Ver 0 = source 2007 shared sounds.gcf
    218 Ver 0 = source sdk base 2007.gcf

    Once you can find and place these files in SteamApps Empires will run like it used to.

    NOTE BY BEERDUDE26: If you can't get this to work, your best bet is to follow the workaround here.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2013
  2. Guns and Wham-O

    Guns and Wham-O Banned

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    The GCF files can be found here.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014

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