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TheRevenant212

Need help with Doom Explorer

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So I recently downloaded Doom Explorer (along with Zdaemon and Zandronum) to play some deathmatch. But whenever I try to join a server, after downloading the wads, I get a message saying that "this operation requires elevation". Can someone please help me out? I also tried Doom Seeker but that has IT'S OWN problem. Whenever I join a server, and it loads up after downloading the wads, I get a message saying to make sure I am playing on the same wad. This is so confusing.

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39 minutes ago, AF-Domains.net said:

Are you running Doom Explorer as an administrator?

 

If not, you may want to give that a try.

I tried this and although the message went away something ELSE happened. Now, whenever I try to join a match, even though I have all my source ports installed, it just re-installs them. And then does nothing. Does god hate me or something?

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Are there multiple "user accounts" on this PC? It sounds like you might be on a secondary account with less permissions (this is just a guess though.. I've never seen this!)

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Where do you currently have Doom Explorer installed?

 

Is it under Program Files (x86)? present under C:\User\YourUser\AppData\Roaming? or in a specific directory on c:\ (or whichever drive you happen to use for various programs).

 

As for the ports that you're using, are they in a similar location?

 

The WAD directory (or directories), are they/it separate?

 

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2 minutes ago, AF-Domains.net said:

Where do you currently have Doom Explorer installed?

 

Is it under Program Files (x86)? present under C:\User\YourUser\AppData\Roaming? or in a specific directory on c:\ (or whichever drive you happen to use for various programs).

 

As for the ports that you're using, are they in a similar location?

 

The WAD directory (or directories), are they/it separate?

 

All on the same drive, don't know about the directories. I'll check

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Okay, so I have all of the IWADS in their own folders, but I have my source ports saved onto my desktop directory (mainly because it makes playing WADS easier)

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Ah, in this case you may want to avoid installing the ports directly onto your desktop; if you want to make them user-specific place them under AppData\Roaming at least.

 

For general convenience a shortcut to the said directory can be created and placed onto the desktop if required.

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2 minutes ago, AF-Domains.net said:

Ah, in this case you may want to avoid installing the ports directly onto your desktop; if you want to make them user-specific place them under AppData\Roaming at least.

 

For general convenience a shortcut to the said directory can be created and placed onto the desktop if required.

Alrighty then, I'll try that. Hopefully my luck changes

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With the setup here, I tend to have it in a directory under d:\ (originally c:\ - but that's a minor detail).

 

While testing Doom Explorer it was similarly placed inside a test directory, the port and wad directories were then set to my current doom installation area.

 

I can only speak for running ZDaemon specifically though.

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Interesting.. never used ZDaemon/Zandronum installers and didn't know where programs are placed by default.

Imho its not good idea to place program files in hidden folders - Doom Explorer in this situation cant find them (unless the user allows hidden folders in windows explorer).

 

TheRevenant212: I suggest you install all programs (and wads) in a folder with normal access, for example C:\GAMES

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