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Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:13:51 PM »
I finally was able to turn off smartscreen on Windows 10, because for some reason it's unrecognized, and even so it still says there's a missing config.txt file. Trying to run Dungeon Craft version 2.36. Anyone know what to do?
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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 12:17:47 PM »
If you can find the engine error log:

UafErr_Engine.txt

it might help us locate the problem.

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 01:01:32 PM »
You mean this?
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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 01:21:25 PM »
OK....let me quote the first three lines of your file:

Engine Version: 2.3600000000
Working directory = C:\Users\OWNER\Desktop\DC\
Did not find config file at: "C:\Users\OWNER\Desktop\DC\Data\config.txt"

So my first guess is that your design does not contain
a "\Data" subfolder with a file named "config.txt".

A design folder normally is a folder somewhere in a disk drive.
That folder (where you found the file you posted) contains:

DungeonCraft.exe
a subfolder named "Data"
a subfolder named "Resources"
a subfolder named "Saves"
The engine error log

The "Data" subfolder contains"
config.txt
several ".dat' files such as "classes.dat"
bass.dll

The "Resources" subfolder contains:
a lot of graphics files ("*.png")
some sound files (*.wav")
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 01:23:27 PM by Paul R. Stevens »

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 01:33:05 PM »
Are you saying I should put the Dungeoncraft.exe in the C drive? Because right now it's in a folder on my desktop. Each time I double click on it, I get a message that it couldn't find the config.txt, the Error log and whatever this is:
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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 02:47:59 PM »
I said nothing about a "C:" drive.  I said a "folder
somewhere on your disk drive".  The very same folder
where you found the file "UafErr_Engine.txt".  It is
you who put it on your "C:" drive, and that is fine.
That folder must contain your design folders, one
of which is named "Data" and which must contain the
file named "config.txt".

Can you tell us what is in that folder?  Can you tell us
what DungeonCraft design you are attempting to play?
Can you tell us where that design is located?  Can you
tell us what files/folders are included with that design?

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 06:34:45 PM »
I downloaded the Dungeoncraft.exe file. My computer advised me to not allow it to finish downloading, but I did anyway. I then tried to open the file in the downloads section. That was when I discovered there was a missing config.txt file. I moved the Dungeoncraft.exe file to a folder on my desktop titled DC and tried to open it there. Not only did the message saying the config.txt file was missing come up, but the Error log and the cdx file, whatever that is, appeared in the folder as well. This is where I am at right now. For some reason, the missing config.txt file is stopping the Dungeoncraft.exe to do anything but mock me and give me error logs. Your move, patch makers.

PLEASE HELP!
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 08:28:12 PM by wariodude128 »
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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 10:00:05 PM »
OK.  The DungeonCraft.exe file will not do anything
useful unless it is put into a folder containing a valid
DungeonCraft game.  That is what provides the
config.txt file.

Are you trying to play a particular game?  What?

Would you like someone to provide a complete
package for a particular game?  What?

Would you like someone to provide a complete
package for a typical game so that you can see
how it all works?

The "Desktop" is a very special folder in your
"C:\" drive.  It will suffice but it is not where
I would suggest you put a game.  If you are
not comfortable using the Windows Explorer
to manipulate folders and files then
I suppose it is OK to put a DC folder on your
desktop.  It should work there.

Let us know what you would like to play and
I will post a complete package that you can
use without any changes.

Is there anyone else who feels they can make
this more clear?  I am afraid I have a bit of
a language barrier (I only speak jargon).
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 10:02:34 PM by Paul R. Stevens »

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 10:08:56 PM »
Can you advise whether you are hoping to run the DungeonCraft editor?

DungeonCraft.exe is the executable file that runs DungeonCraft designs, but you either need to download a complete design (to play) or the DungeonCraft editor package (to create your own design).

I think the editor package can be found here:

http://dianneandpaul.net/UAF/DungeonCraft20150904/DCEditor_20150904.zip



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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 10:25:39 PM »
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advise whether you are hoping to run the DungeonCraft editor

Thanks.  I had not considered that possibility.
Even if so, however, I think  wariodude128 had
better learn to play a game before he tries to
create one.  Sorta like the "Hello, World" application.

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2015, 12:10:23 AM »
Looks like I was unaware there was a difference between DCEditor and the Dungeoncraft file. Mostly because before when I double clicked on the Dungeoncraft.exe zip file, it just unpacked everything into the folder. This might explain a lot. Will make an update later whence I try and run Dungeoncraft.exe with DCEditor.exe in the same folder. Wish me luck.
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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 08:05:18 AM »
If you're trying to play a design, the directory structure should look similar to the picture below.  The text files at the bottom may not be there before you play the design (sometimes those are generated once you play the design).  The config.txt for the design should be in "Data" folder, I believe.

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Re: Missing config.txt file in 2.36
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2015, 11:59:20 AM »
The Dungeoncraft.exe works now! I guess the DCEditor created a blank world for me to work on, which is what I wanted. This explains everything! Though I do have to wonder why Dungeoncraft and DCEditor are not packaged together. Either that or steve_mcdee was unaware I didn't have anything Dungeoncraft related on my computer, not even the editor, when I asked about why the downloaded Dungeoncraft.exe was not working. Now that I have the editor, I can get to work on the idea I have.
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