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Finaly bought the game - can't change the default direc... - 6/20/2021 11:23:33 AM   
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.. when I try it says it can't find the specified file path... so I've only got Kasserine, Tannenberg and Korean war (tutorial) available - how can I reset the defaul directory pls??
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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/20/2021 12:40:57 PM   
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The 'Folder' button will take you to the other directories. Once you open a game from a directory that directory will become the default.






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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/20/2021 12:46:39 PM   
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The folder button is the problem - when I check it get: "The system cannot find the path Specified".

Forgotten how to upload an image on here... :/


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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/20/2021 12:49:51 PM   
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Ah. The non Steam version? Have you downloaded and installed the .40 patch? https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4732710

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/20/2021 10:55:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SMK-at-work

The folder button is the problem - when I check it get: "The system cannot find the path Specified".

Forgotten how to upload an image on here... :/




If I recall correctly, this problem relates to the install creating two different directories, and the executable in the "wrong" directory points to the "wrong" path for scenario stuff. I think I am saying that right.

It will take me a bit to construct an easy to follow "modification" to the game (involving target path to executable) that *should* fix this for you. I think.

I will try to find real quick .... I think it is on ... hmmm gimme a sec I find it (I hope)

Crustacieons, unfortunately, don't seem to recall this trick. It has nothing to do with upgrades etc.

Ah, here it is I believe. try this: link will open pdf file one page in new window:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v_Lx_jKAuiCj1xEIqCvRVEEQzKD1VUny/view?usp=sharing

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/21/2021 1:24:19 AM   
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After you get the latest patch installed see what happens.

There is a work around for this. You can go to Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV

Once there delete the Scenarios directory (always make a copy of any directory you are deleting before you delete it). Then copy the Scenario dircectory for the C:/Matrix/The Operational Art of War and paste it into Documents/My Games/The Operational Art of War IV.

Did you install your game into the default location or did you put it on a drive other than C drive?

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/21/2021 5:13:17 AM   
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Thanks - I'll check those - I put all games into c:/games....

Oh and it won't check for updates/patches either! :/

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/21/2021 5:28:56 AM   
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OK thanks, but neither of those can be done -

@Hellen_slith - there is no matrix subfolder in program_files(x86)
@Lobster - there is no scenario directory in documents - the only scenario folder is wher I installed it under c:/games/matrix games/The Operational Art of War IV/scenarios. Documents/myga,es/TOAWIV has Graphics override, my fonts, saves and sound directories

But acting on a hunch I copied all the game direecxtories into the documents TOAW IV folder and lo and behold it works to select scenarious aty least.

Stil won't check for updates tho - apparently I'm on 4.1.0.2

Really bloody amateurish snafu in this day and age!! :(

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/21/2021 12:29:27 PM   
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Oh yeah. That update function has never worked as far as I know. I've tried using once too and immediately regreted it. It needs to be removed but it seems to be on all the launch screens of all the Matrix games. Crazy stuff.

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RE: Finaly bought the game - can't change the default d... - 6/22/2021 8:41:26 PM   
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On my old computer. The mouse pointer of TOAW IV didn't line up with the screen picture. So it sometimes seemed as if buttons didn't work. But if I clicked the mouse pointer under it or above it, would work.
With my new laptop it all lines up naturally.
So try clicking around the folder button. See what happens.

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