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Crash on "Load Instance Names"

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When I click on the button to reload the instance names (under tools), Windows pops up with a "SimCityPak has stopped working."]
I'm using Windows 8, 64-bit.

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LesterClayton wrote May 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM

The reason for this crash is because the developer is using a path and file to store temporary data, which is most likely not going to exist on any computer.

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Temporary Fix:

Option 1: if your E: drive exists and is write-able, create a blank text file named properties.txt in a folder named "My Documents" on the root of the drive.

Option 2: If your E: drive doesn't exist at all (Not optical media either), then subst your C: drive to be E: (from command prompt run "subst e: c:\") Then follow steps in option 1.

Option 3: If your E: drive exists as an optical drive, then you are going to have to remap this drive as something else, in order to free up the drive letter. Use Diskmgmt.msc to rename the drive letter. Then to Option 2 and then do Option 1.

Option 4: Map a drive. Share a drive from your computer, and then map it as e:, or simply map a network drive to a SAN. Then, do option 1.

The developer(s) are going to have to make it so that this path is not hard coded, and/or configurable. Suggestion: Use %temp% and make it so that the file is created if does not exist.

LesterClayton wrote May 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Oh, for those of you who can't see the screenshot, the full path to the required file is E:\My Documents\properties.txt

wrote May 19, 2014 at 9:59 AM