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hi guys found some info on a problem in et ..

 

writes to app data . folder instead of et.exe.

 

i was on fa forums   educating my self .. and this  one poped up . ouch to  whom ever has it .. 

 

 

now sense i  know jeco and peyote are  some very smart et guys theyd bee ones with great answer ..

 

i am curious to know how easy or hard it is to fix ..[an my sons sleepin] lol

 

i am not as tech smart as i was  in xp or 98 im old boy .lol 

 

so here goes first ill post the guys problem then ill post a link too ..  the real problem.

 

every time guy takes screeny or demo it post here .C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\silent   instead of 

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory

 

and heres link

https://stackoverflo...ualstore-progra

 

ima guess its not  allowing for a admin privilage  setting .


Edited by *CapTn*, 17 December 2017 - 01:03 PM.

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Yes play with Admin-rights ;)


For me (W7) had the same problem.
I always logged into windows as administrator and disabled the UAC (because hey I am in control hihi)

But for some good reasons (Randsomewareshit-anxiety) I altered my windows profile to non administrator and then things changed....

What I found out is that programs installed on the C:\\ are not allowed to store downloaded files directly on the C:\\ drive.
The complete C:\\ directory is READ-only.
Turns out Windows creates a directory from were the files are redirected to (C:\\Users\\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program)
You can install a program onto this "read-only"directory thru a installer, but the program itself can not add extra DL's to its own directory.

This little trick meant that i had some additional lagg on the server (duunohwhy)

possible solutions,

- disable UAC
- run as administrator
- take ownership of the specified directory (that's what I did)

After - remove VirtualStore dir.


note: i have W7....but from what i read, all versions from W7 and up have this...(not confirmed)


Geek out ;)

Edited by Creepy Geek, 17 December 2017 - 07:38 PM.

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Yes, as far as i recall:
c:\ root is protected
c:\programfiles is protected
c:\windows is protected

I like my UAC and like to be prompted if some programs are messing with the above folders.

So I installed ET in c:\games\et and do not run ET as admin.

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Well. From b4fun some of u know my whine about "damn win10 saves /condumps who knows where " :D

 

So i bet its protected, even tho  i run game as admin and uac is turned to minimal ( not minimal enough, seems so :) )

 

Could be solution to install ET to other hdd or partition  ?  Maybe ..



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- take ownership of the specified directory (that's what I did)


If you take ownership of C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory - all files (*.pk3) will be put in this directory al so......no virtualstore.

(note this then will only goes for the directory you took ownership over)

https://technet.micr...9(v=ws.11).aspx some info....

https://answers.micr...2e-d2b9cf5bcff6


UAC can be enabled same as non-admin...best way indeed like Chap stated!

Edited by Creepy Geek, 18 December 2017 - 07:44 PM.


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I'd always suggest to never install apps written for xp (and older) into any of those protected folders (or even any of those protected drives).

Wrote the same thing in my installation tutorial I've created some years ago

 

There is a philosophy behind that uac, program files and program-folder-spreading thing. It says "you put every executable of the program into program files and any configuration files into user/.../appdata . any user can change some settings which needs them to be written in appdata, but only admins can change/add/delete/replace the program files. so no unelevated user or process can destroy/manipulate anything important".

And this security philosophy is simply not compatible with old apps that store additional files next to the executables during execution - like ET.

 

ET (at least with newest installers from splashdamage or in ET:L version) has some support for this executable-userdata-splitting. But I've experienced it to show unexpected behaviour.


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