Mapper2 - Error Initializing Input Devices [RESOLVED]

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Robert B, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Robert B

    Robert B Kitty's got some rads!

    May 29, 2017
    Occasionally I've had the problem where the Mapper2.exe program would error out at startup with the message "Error Initializing Input Devices". Sometimes just trying to restart the program resolved the issue, other times I had to reboot.

    I've done a search for the solution in the forums and not seen one. Recently, I stumbled upon the solution. When this error occurs, you can eliminate it by running the Mapper2.exe program as Administrator. I'm guessing there is a privilege conflict that this setting overrides and corrects the issue.

    I just wanted to share this discovery with the NMA crew...
     
  2. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Funny thing that...it sometimes happens when I'm running another program (media jukebox), when I quit that program the mapper runs fine.
     
  3. Robert B

    Robert B Kitty's got some rads!

    May 29, 2017
    Agreed @.Pixote. . It's an odd error that comes and goes. Let everyone know if running the mapper2.exe in admin mode works next time you get the error and have the media jukebox running.
     
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Lived Through the Heat Death
    Moderator

    Apr 24, 2005
    I'm only getting it if I alt+tab out of the mapper, then forget I had it open already and start mapper.exe again.