I have Counter Strike: Condition Zero game. Whenever I install it in a folder like
C:\FolderName and launch the game after intallation, the game starts with 2 intro videos (I found those videos inside game installation folder, both have .avi extensions).
But a pretty weird behavior I noticed. If I remove and install game again in
C:\Folder Name the game works fine except that those 2 intro videos won't play at launch. Pretty weird.
To confirm if this is the exact reason, I tried at least 15 times installation of this game with different named folders. Few with folder name with spaces, and few without spaces. And it confirmed that those intro videos won't play if the folder name has any spaces.
Those video files have this path:
C:\My Folder Name\czero\media OR
The game launch
hl.exe file has path:
C:\My Folder Name OR
The game installs properly in both cases but videos play only in 2nd case i.e.,
Looks like either the game tries to avoid .avi files or some Windows feature forces the game to not play those files - whenever there are space(s) in folder name.
I would ask it on gaming SE network, but I strongly feel this weird behavior is just because of space in main folder name and related to those .avi files only.
Can there any particular reason for it? Is it because of some Firewall/Antivirus/UAC protection and rules?