Mars error. Invalid game root directory

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Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Futurebot » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:38 pm

I cant for the life of me figure this one out. Tried reinstalling, verifying, launching with different settings, launching as admin and in compatability mode.
I get a mars error everytime I try to launch the game. The log sais invalid game root directory.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Mecron » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:51 pm

did you delete your profile by hand? Uninstall often leaves it behind.

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Futurebot » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:43 pm

thanks for the reply!

I tried deleting the files that remained in the steam folder by hand and it doesn't change anything. Are there any other files I need to remove?

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Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by zanzibar196 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:55 pm

Try the %appdata% folder under roaming


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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Futurebot » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:18 pm

Deleted the game, the folders in steamapps, and the folders found in appdata.

Still same error, except now I get it earlier in the launch process.

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Mecron » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:33 pm

are you using the default install paths? Anything special about the drive you are installing to?

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Futurebot » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:58 pm

Install path is on an external hard disk but that hasn't been a problem with any other games. Game gets the same 'treatment' as all my other games.

I tried reinstalling on my primary disk but I still get the same error.

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Futurebot » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:51 pm

This is still not resolved.

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Re: Mars error. Invalid game root directory

Post by Mecron » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:38 pm

sorry but you are having a problem with a game that the publisher has left unsupported for 3 years now. Our options to help you are limited. Have you tried a completely surface directory?

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