Crash on startup using Windows 7


#1

I originally purchased the game and ran it on my Windows Vista computer and everything worked just fine despite being Windows Vista. Well I have a new computer now running Windows 7 64bit and the game will not work. The load screen comes up ?and then everything freezes. If I click the mouse button then the game crashes and Windows tells me the game has stopped working and do I want to close it etc… Is there some kind of issue with this game and Windows 7?


#2

Nope, it was developed on windows 7:D. Almost certainly this is firewall related, or some other security software or setting, so it’s worth toggling anything like that off as a test to verify if that is the cause.
Does it draw the main loading screen? If it draws anything at all, it’s unlikely to be a critical video card issue, unless you don’t have much video memory (unlikely on a W7 machine).
Ultimately, you can email the files from

\my documents\my games\gratuitous space battles\debug

to me at cliff@positech.co.uk and I can take a look.


#3

I have actually gotten this problem a few times before. All I had to do was reinstall the game and it worked again.


#4

OK, tried disabling the firewall and game still crashes. Tried reinstalling game…no love, it still crashes. Have emailed in the debug files.


#5

Got same error.
I’ve reinstalled the game but nothing happend. After reinstalling, AND THEN DELETING CONFIG FOLDER FROM “[user_profile]/Documents/My Games”, IT WORKED!


#6

hmmmm, no good for me, i have the same prob, but deleting the config didnt work. however, there is tons of stuff in there that could cause a memory clash or somthing… watever its called.


#7

just to help the way i fixed it was i removed any saved ships that used mod hulls i no longer had in my game