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Jun 3 2013, 9:39pm Anchor

I have a game (Will Not Fight For Food) that resets to "Not Ready" every time I restart Desura.  The files remain in Desura's 'common' folder but I have to verify them after every launch of Desura.  I have tried completely erasing all the files and re-installing from scratch multiple times and this problem never goes away.  Is there some way to permanently resolve this?  Perhaps a cache file somewhere that may be causing a problem?  Thanks so much for any assistance with this annoying problem.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 3 2013, 10:37pm Anchor

Ok if you want to try it out head here C:\Program Files (x86)\Desura\Cache\games then delete a folder called 15742 then delete the game from your common folder as well. Then try and install the game once more. Not sure why it is only effecting one game.

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Jun 4 2013, 3:33am Anchor

Thanks Henley.  I followed your instructions and when I quit and relaunched Desura after installing it anew it has once again reset to "Not Ready".  I wonder what the reason for this could possibly be?

Jun 4 2013, 7:03am Anchor

It happens when Desura can't find correct install check files. Game is "ready" (installed) when Desura finds a particular file marked as its install check file in predefined install directories. But since install settings seem to be set up just fine, something else may interrupt that process.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 4 2013, 6:39pm Anchor

OK now give these instructions a go Moddb.com this will clean your Desura install back to default. If this does not work then there is something really fishy going on here.

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Jun 4 2013, 9:40pm Anchor

I went ahead and erased everything except the Common folder and the Desura.exe and restarted.  It downloaded the replacement parts and updated, and I re-installed Will Fight For Food, quit Desura, re-launched and still it says Not Ready!

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 5 2013, 7:09pm Anchor

Did you do the second suggestion?

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Jun 9 2013, 11:08am Anchor

Hey, I'm having the same problem with Cubemen on Linux 64 with Desurium.
I tried manually deleting the game directories (~/.desura/games/16545 and ~/.desura/games/cubemen) and reinstalling, but after a client restart it's not ready again.

Which files do I have to remove on Linux to fix this?

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 10 2013, 7:52pm Anchor
null. wrote:Hey, I'm having the same problem with Cubemen on Linux 64 with Desurium.
I tried manually deleting the game directories (~/.desura/games/16545 and ~/.desura/games/cubemen) and reinstalling, but after a client restart it's not ready again.

Which files do I have to remove on Linux to fix this?


I cannot help you with Desurium.

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Jun 19 2013, 6:27pm Anchor

I did both methods one and two, erasing everything in Desura folder except the Desura app and common folder as well as deleting the Desura folder in the Program Data folder and neither of those methods changed anything.  After all was said and done I re-installed Will Fight For Food and ran it, and after quitting Desura and restarting it it was reset to Not Ready just as before.  I remain confounded!

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 19 2013, 7:41pm Anchor

So you have you reinstalled the game? The problem lies with the app not recording location correctly of the files. Desura needs to find "WWF.exe" to make sure it is ready to be played. If it cannot find it something during the install of the game did not complete. Now that you have cleaned out the personal settings (programdata clean did this) a fresh install should fix it. If it does not I am not sure what to tell you. Have you given the program admin rights?

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Jun 19 2013, 8:25pm Anchor

I have done all this.  I have deleted all of Desura, all the game files, the entire Desura folder in Program Data. I have deleted everything.  I have deleted everything and re-installed repeatedly.  It installs and says Ready and I play it and it's fine.  As soon as I quit Desura and re-launch it, that game and only that game say "Not Ready".  I have to Verify the files which of course it does becuase the installation is still there and then it will run again but it's strange, and a huge hassle.  Desura runs off a separate internal HD I use for games.  I don't have issues when of the other 100+ games in my Desura library.   I only have three ideas none of which can I solve at this point:  There is something wrong with Desura, or there is something haywire in the registry regarding this one game on my system, or the third possibility is that during installation it runs a Microsfot XNA 4 installer that says it won't run because there is a newer version on the system already.  If Will For Fight Food installer is too dumb to recognize this and instead decides one of the dependency installatinos "failed" maybe that is the cause, but it still says "Ready" after installing and the game runs without issue.  It is only after quitting Desura and re-launching it that the game always is listed as Not Ready again.  So something in Desura's system for deciding if a game was installed is bugged regarding this title on my system it would seem, since there are no issues with running it.

To Summarize:
* Deleted all files/folders to do with Desura on all drives multiple times and reinstalled repeatedly.
* After quitting and relaunching Desura it ALWAYS resets the status of the game to Not Ready even though the game remains fully functional and can be launched from Explorer without issue.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Jun 20 2013, 9:11pm Anchor

OK I've found the issue. Reinstall the game from scratch to get the new install settings. Simply put it was a spelling error in the search file. We had it set to WWF.exe instead of WFF.exe honestly just a dumb mistake sorry about the hassle.

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Jun 25 2013, 6:48pm Anchor

Hurray!  Finally it's working properly.  Thanks so much for sorting that out with me.

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