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OCTGN reinstalls every time I start it?

 After I install OCTGN, every time I click the icon to start the game it reinstalls, or seems to. Is that the normal way for the program to run? It may be, it seems to start fine, but I wonder if I'm just doing something whacky?

I'm not sure I follow, could you provide more information?

Hi Kelly,

First, thanks for your reply about the help ticket closure, that makes sense. This issue doesn't seem to create any problems, it just seems strange. When I click on the shortcut for OCTN.exe, after rebooting my computer, it seems as if the game newly installs. I'm attaching three screenshots (OCTGN-1, OCTGN-2, OCTGN-3) in the order they happen.

After the process indicated in the screenshots happens, the program operates correctly. If I then close OCTGN and click on the same shortcut, the game seems to start normally. I've attached screenshots OCTGN-4 & OCTGN-5 of what happens in that second instance.

If I re-boot my computer, the first time I click on the shortcut, the process outlined in OCTGN1 - 3 happens again the first time, etc.

The good news is, and I'll close my other post, the program is up and running for me. I'll ask for help in a different thread to see if I can improve performance in any way, as it's fairly laggy, but I'm pretty sure that's due to my computer specs. However, if I've done something incorrect with installation that creates this odd sequence of events, maybe that's part of the reason for the slowness?

Anyway, the program is quite excellent, at least for Android Netrunner, and I'm glad to have gotten it up and running.


Chris Buhl


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Oh ok, so OCTGN itself keeps reinstalling. Could you, after rebooting, look at the properties for the shortcut to OCTGN and send the location it points to?

Sure, it points to OCTGN.exe, a file in the OCTGN sub-directory where the program installed (so Documents->OCTGN->OCTGN).

If that is the case then it wouldn't do that. Sounds to me like your shortcut is pointing to a different folder.

I don't think so. Attached are screenshots showing the properties for the shortcut, and the folders the program installed into.


It's simply not possible for the installer to do that unless the wrong exe is being run the first time. Try using the shortcut that OCTGN makes for you in your start menu.

I know it seems strange, but that is what's happening. The shortcut I'm using is the one that was created on install. I went to the directory that it points to to see if there's another file called OCTGN.exe (although i realize that's impossible). There's not, this file is the only one. So I simply double clicked on the OCTGN.ext file on the hard drive, and the same thing happened. There is a file in the directory called OCTGN.exe.config, could that be the intended file?

There is no link in my control panel to allow me to uninstall OCTGN, which I would think I should do and then reinstall, to see if this persists? Is there a preferred way to uninstall, or should I simply delete all the files in the folder?


You should search around and see if you have another octgn.exe somewhere if you would.

Only the two files I mentioned (screenshot attached)


Hey, after you start it and it kicks off the update(but before you press any buttons in the update), could you go to my documents/octgn/octgn/logs/log.txt and send that to me?

Sure thing, it's attached here. There are 10 files in that folder, titled log.txt.1 (through 10), as well as this log.txt file, in case any of them matter.


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Also worth noting, at the point I sent this log, the install window was up, as was a dialogue saying "An unexpected problem has occured, we will now close OCTGN" After I hit OK to that dialog, the install window was still up. I had not noticed that in the past, but I'm guessing that happens regularly.

I then clicked "Install and the program started. At the end of that process, in the install window, is a long list of stuff that looks like a log of some kind. I copied those details and pasted them into a .txt file attached here in case that's helpful. And since I'm posting another reply here, I'm also attaching the log.txt file to this post, but this is the log after the program started correctly (after install, etc.)


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Have you tried killing all octgn's in your task manager, then downloading the lastest version from and installing it?

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