For curiosity, I decided to install the 2020 demo and check it out. I downloaded the "manual install" .7z file, and decompressed it to "L:\GPL 2020 Demo\". My main GPL installation is on my "G:\" partition, but that is getting a little bit full so I decided to use a different drive.
I set up a shortcut for "gpl2020demo.exe" and started it up, and everything went nice and smoothly. I set up my controls, and did some laps with the Lotus 33 at Zandvoort using the default "DEMO2020__GPL" player.
I then decided that I wanted to try using the 60FPS patch, and that I wanted to set up GEM to do the patching for me. So I went to my current GEM installation ("G:\AllGPL\GPLSecrets\"), started it up, and clicked on the "Installs" button. I added the path "L:\GPL 2020 Demo\gpl.exe", and clicked on "OK". However, GEM then displayed a message saying "No players found in GPL install. Please start GPL manually and create a player before starting GEM+." GEM then shut itself down. I checked the demo installation, and made sure the "players" directory looked correct. I tried to add the installation to GEM again with the same result.
I then thought that maybe GEM was having some problem with the spaces in the path name for the demo installation. So I renamed the demo directory to "L:\GPL2020Demo\". I started the demo again using "gpl2020demo.exe" to make sure that the directory change had not messed up the demo, and everything worked ok. I then went into the "Player Info" screen in GPL and created a new player called "Keith20Dem Ballard". I quit GPL, and checked the "players" directory again, and GPL had correctly set up a new player directory called "Ballard__Keith20Dem".
I went back to GEM, and again tried to add the demo install, but again I got the "No players found..." message and GEM shut itself down.
So I've run out of options and I'm a bit confused. Can anyone tell me why GEM won't accept the 2020 Demo as a new installation? Does it have to be on the same drive perhaps? Thanks for any help given.
Edited by Saiph, Jan 07 2020 - 08:37 AM.