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Hi! I've tried to come back to drod after a few years, but BOTH GatEB and TSS on Steam refuse to work for me. It prompts me to enter a new profile name then asks me which keyboard configuration I would prefer. No matter what I choose, the game stops and I see a generic "drod.exe has stopped working" message. There are no error logs that I could find.

So far I've tried:
- verifying game files thru Steam
- reinstalling
- turning off steam cloud sync
- renaming/deleting the data folder in Documents/Caravel
- downloading demo versions of both games from Caravelgames website - surprisingly, these seem to work just fine

I'm trying to run them on Windows 7 x64. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!
08-13-2020 at 03:33 PM
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UPDATE: After countless hours of reading forums I found a solution that worked for me: add a text file called "datapath.txt" to the game folder and fill it with ".\Data;.\Data;"

Hopefully it can help someone else.
08-18-2020 at 12:03 PM
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Leonidas wrote:
UPDATE: After countless hours of reading forums I found a solution that worked for me: add a text file called "datapath.txt" to the game folder and fill it with ".\Data;.\Data;"

Hopefully it can help someone else.
So sorry for the trouble!

I really appreciate you looking further into this and reporting back with what worked for you.

Would like to provide a fix so this isn't an issue for other players going forward.

Would you be interested in helping me test out a development build to verify a candidate fix?

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08-18-2020 at 06:06 PM
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Leonidas wrote:
UPDATE: After countless hours of reading forums I found a solution that worked for me: add a text file called "datapath.txt" to the game folder and fill it with ".\Data;.\Data;"

Hopefully it can help someone else.
So sorry for the trouble!

I really appreciate you looking further into this and reporting back with what worked for you.

Would like to provide a fix so this isn't an issue for other players going forward.

Would you be interested in helping me test out a development build to verify a candidate fix?


Sure! Wouldn't want anyone else to go through that :D
What do I need to do?
08-18-2020 at 06:16 PM
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Sure! Wouldn't want anyone else to go through that :D
What do I need to do?
Thank you!

Not sure how soon I can post an updated build, but when I do, I'll post here, and I'll need you to confirm that it works without the presence of the manually added DataPath.txt file.

Stay tuned...

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