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i keep getting an error every time i try to make a random map in-game

Cannot create Random_Map.H3M in data directory
Run the game as administrator.
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TraitorMarine: i keep getting an error every time i try to make a random map in-game

Cannot create Random_Map.H3M in data directory
it also works if you create a folder in the main directory called "random_maps"
Post edited March 31, 2017 by ApplesDaMan
Where is the "main directory"? The only 4 things that show are Documents, Tools, and 2 short cuts one for the game and one to uninstall.
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tokobot19: Where is the "main directory"? The only 4 things that show are Documents, Tools, and 2 short cuts one for the game and one to uninstall.
The folder you installed the game to?
Post edited May 31, 2017 by Plokite_Wolf
And if you don't know the folder, I believe the default is C:\GOG\ then look for HoMM3 folder inside.

You could also right click the shortcut, click Properties, and click Open File Location.
I just had this same error, even though I installed and ran the game as Administrator. Creating the "random_map" folder fixed it, so I'd second that suggestion, if you're still having issues.
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montyatreus: I just had this same error, even though I installed and ran the game as Administrator. Creating the "random_map" folder fixed it, so I'd second that suggestion, if you're still having issues.
hey guys,

could you please specify in which folder exactly you`ve created the 'random_map' folder?

Thanks in advance
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SOLVED.

Creating folder "random_map" in the main HOMM3 folder (C:/ GOG Games) works.

thanks
Post edited July 17, 2017 by Puzonk
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montyatreus: I just had this same error, even though I installed and ran the game as Administrator. Creating the "random_map" folder fixed it, so I'd second that suggestion, if you're still having issues.
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Puzonk: hey guys,

could you please specify in which folder exactly you`ve created the 'random_map' folder?

Thanks in advance
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SOLVED.

Creating folder "random_map" in the main HOMM3 folder (C:/ GOG Games) works.

thanks
The one where you installed the game.

Check my post above on how to locate it.
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TraitorMarine: i keep getting an error every time i try to make a random map in-game

Cannot create Random_Map.H3M in data directory
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ApplesDaMan: it also works if you create a folder in the main directory called "random_maps"
I am also having this problem, but I've tried both running it as admin and I tried making the "random_maps" folder, but neither f them are working for me, can someone help?
I'm having the same problem. I tried creating a new folder and I called it "random_maps" but it didn't work, only thing that happened then was that I couldn't even play the normal scenarios. I created the folder in homm 3 complete.

Any other suggestions please? Or dumb it down to the level of a 2-year old in case I did something wrong. I also tried running as admin.
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f3f18: I'm having the same problem. I tried creating a new folder and I called it "random_maps" but it didn't work, only thing that happened then was that I couldn't even play the normal scenarios. I created the folder in homm 3 complete.

Any other suggestions please? Or dumb it down to the level of a 2-year old in case I did something wrong. I also tried running as admin.
It worked for me when i named the folder "Random_Maps" instead of "random_maps"
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f3f18: I'm having the same problem. I tried creating a new folder and I called it "random_maps" but it didn't work, only thing that happened then was that I couldn't even play the normal scenarios. I created the folder in homm 3 complete.

Any other suggestions please? Or dumb it down to the level of a 2-year old in case I did something wrong. I also tried running as admin.
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Lethra: It worked for me when i named the folder "Random_Maps" instead of "random_maps"
Thank you, "Random_Maps" instead of "random_maps" did the trick for me as well.
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TraitorMarine: i keep getting an error every time i try to make a random map in-game

Cannot create Random_Map.H3M in data directory
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ApplesDaMan: it also works if you create a folder in the main directory called "random_maps"
WHERE IS THE MAIN DIRECTIRY it doesnt work for me either
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ApplesDaMan: it also works if you create a folder in the main directory called "random_maps"
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STLNVX35: WHERE IS THE MAIN DIRECTIRY it doesnt work for me either
Did you read the posts above?