Game Crash with Extremism

Hi guys,

After installing Extremism, Democracy 3 starts as usual, however when I click a country (any country), and start a game (with any settings), the game immediately crashes ‘Democracy 3 has stopped working’. I am on Windows 8. The error seems similar to this one: http://positech.co.uk/forums/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8582

My debug log appears to show an error, and it is here:

[code][6:32:26:521]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[6:32:26:522]- Windows 7 detected
[6:32:26:522]- Command Line: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe”
[6:32:26:522]- Command Line argument:[]
[6:32:26:523]- Desktop resolution is 1600 x 900
[6:32:26:523]- Windowed but matching fullscreen dimensions == initialising borderless window mode
[6:32:26:531]- Initialising Sound Engine
[6:32:26:548]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[6:32:26:561]- Attempting to initialise steam
[6:32:26:561]- Steam initialisation failed
[6:32:26:561]- Initialising Direct3D
[6:32:26:582]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[6:32:30:411]- Starting new game…
[6:32:30:761]- Failed to find neuron:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 389

[6:32:30:761]- Failed to find Pandemic for CPMDC,:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 369

[6:32:30:769]- Failed to find neuron:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 389

[6:32:30:769]- Failed to find Blackmarket for Publictaxreturns,:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 369

[6:32:30:947]- Failed to find neuron: []:.\src\SIM_Simulation.cpp 580[/code]

My drawdebug is here:

Initialising 3D Engine in windowed mode Driver : nvumdshim.dll Description : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 DeviceName : \\.\DISPLAY1 Checking For Shader Support NumSimultaneousRTs:4 hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0) About to Create 3D Device with width: 1600 and height : 900 Attempting hardware Vertex Processing Finished initialising 3D Engine Initialising Render target of 512 X 256 rt_minister_compositor rt_minister_compositor Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/dissolve.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/locked_achievement.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/ministercacher.fx] window_background.dds 19px_highlight.dds 19px_grey.dds ui_general_textbutton.dds Initialising Render target of 2048 X 1024 rt_transition rt_transition spark_red.dds spark2.dds spark.dds Open Sans Semibold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_36.dds Open Sans Bold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_32.dds Positech-Logo2013_1024.jpg circular_wipe.dds mainmenu_atlas.dds mainmenu_spacer.dds dlc_socialengineering.dds ui_mainmenu_backdrop.jpg ui_atlas1.dds ui_scrollbar.dds ui_scrollbar_slider.dds ui_scroll_left.dds ui_scroll_left_h.dds australia_details.jpg canada_details.jpg france_details.jpg germany_details.jpg uk_details.jpg usa_details.jpg greece_xietanu.jpg ui_policy_slider.dds gui_square.dds gui_checkbox_fill.dds cityscape.jpg loading_gear.dds

It says an Intel 4000, but I have a NVIDIA card as well. I have run it with both cards, getting the same crash.

Thanks!

Same issue here, unfortunately. The only mods I use at present are Positech ones; disabled everything but Extremism to try to get it running, but no dice.

I’m afraid I have the exact same problem. I have no other mods, just both the official DLCs.

Here is my debug:

[code][20:32:25:543]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[20:32:25:543]- Windows 7 detected
[20:32:25:543]- Command Line: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe”
[20:32:25:543]- Command Line argument:[]
[20:32:25:550]- Desktop resolution is 1600 x 900
[20:32:25:551]- Initialising Sound Engine
[20:32:25:611]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[20:32:25:618]- Attempting to initialise steam
[20:32:25:618]- Steam initialisation failed
[20:32:25:618]- Initialising Direct3D
[20:32:25:972]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[20:32:25:988]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\John Olson\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[20:32:25:988]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\John Olson\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[20:32:26:2]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\John Olson\Documents/My Games/democracy3/tut_seen.ini]
[20:32:34:600]- Starting new game…
[20:32:34:923]- Failed to find neuron:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 389

[20:32:34:923]- Failed to find Blackmarket for Publictaxreturns,:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 369

[20:32:35:53]- Failed to find neuron: []:.\src\SIM_Simulation.cpp 580

[/code]

And here is my drawdebug:

Initialising 3D Engine in fullscreen mode Driver : aticfx32.dll Description : AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series DeviceName : \\.\DISPLAY1 Checking For Shader Support NumSimultaneousRTs:4 hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0) About to Create 3D Device with width: 1600 and height : 900 Attempting hardware Vertex Processing Finished initialising 3D Engine Initialising Render target of 512 X 256 rt_minister_compositor rt_minister_compositor Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/dissolve.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/locked_achievement.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/ministercacher.fx] window_background.dds 19px_highlight.dds 19px_grey.dds ui_general_textbutton.dds Initialising Render target of 2048 X 1024 rt_transition rt_transition spark_red.dds spark2.dds spark.dds Open Sans Semibold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_36.dds Open Sans Bold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_32.dds Positech-Logo2013_1024.jpg circular_wipe.dds mainmenu_atlas.dds mainmenu_spacer.dds dlc_socialengineering.dds ui_mainmenu_backdrop.jpg ui_atlas1.dds ui_scrollbar.dds ui_scrollbar_slider.dds ui_scroll_left.dds ui_scroll_left_h.dds australia_details.jpg canada_details.jpg france_details.jpg germany_details.jpg uk_details.jpg usa_details.jpg ui_policy_slider.dds gui_square.dds gui_checkbox_fill.dds cityscape.jpg loading_gear.dds

I’m having the exact same problem.

Disabled and Uninstalled all mods, apart from DLC
Tried playing multiple nations
Debug:

[code][20:52:32:868]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[20:52:32:868]- Windows Vista detected
[20:52:32:868]- Command Line: “E:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe”
[20:52:32:868]- Command Line argument:[]
[20:52:32:869]- Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1080
[20:52:32:880]- Initialising Sound Engine
[20:52:32:925]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[20:52:32:930]- Attempting to initialise steam
[20:52:33:78]- Steam initialisation success
[20:52:33:78]- Requesting steam stats…
[20:52:33:78]- …Steam stats requested
[20:52:33:78]- Initialising Direct3D
[20:52:33:196]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[20:52:33:475]- Received stats and achievements from Steam

[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS: 10 files enumerated for workshop
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 0…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 1…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 2…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 3…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 4…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 5…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 6…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 7…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 8…
[20:52:33:992]- STEAMWORKS:Requesting workshop subscription 9…
[20:52:34:392]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Inflation / Deflation Simulation 1.0
[20:52:34:392]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:392]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Disaster and Emergency Situations Pack
[20:52:34:392]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:392]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Positive Situations
[20:52:34:392]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:392]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Policies Pack
[20:52:34:392]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:392]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… National Stock Market 0.6b
[20:52:34:392]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:442]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Economic Realism Pack v2.1
[20:52:34:442]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:442]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… DES Pack - No Terrorism Edition
[20:52:34:442]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:675]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Department for Education and Families
[20:52:34:675]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:675]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Greece (circa 2011)
[20:52:34:675]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:34:675]- STEAMWORKS: File details obtained for index 0… Ultimate Game Balance Updated
[20:52:34:675]- Workshop content up to date, skipping download…
[20:52:41:624]- Starting new game…
[20:52:41:918]- Failed to find neuron:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 389

[20:52:41:918]- Failed to find Blackmarket for Publictaxreturns,:.\src\SIM_Neuron.cpp 369

[20:52:41:965]- Failed to find neuron: []:.\src\SIM_Simulation.cpp 580

[/code]

Drawdebug:

Initialising 3D Engine in fullscreen mode Driver : nvd3dum.dll Description : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 DeviceName : \\.\DISPLAY1 Checking For Shader Support NumSimultaneousRTs:4 hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0) About to Create 3D Device with width: 1920 and height : 1080 Attempting hardware Vertex Processing Finished initialising 3D Engine Initialising Render target of 512 X 256 rt_minister_compositor rt_minister_compositor Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/dissolve.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/locked_achievement.fx] Creating shader from file:[data/shaders/ministercacher.fx] window_background.dds 19px_highlight.dds 19px_grey.dds ui_general_textbutton.dds Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_transition rt_transition spark_red.dds spark2.dds spark.dds Open Sans Semibold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_36.dds Open Sans Bold_24.dds Open Sans ExtraBold_32.dds Positech-Logo2013_1024.jpg circular_wipe.dds mainmenu_atlas.dds mainmenu_spacer.dds dlc_socialengineering.dds ui_mainmenu_backdrop.jpg ui_atlas1.dds ui_scrollbar.dds ui_scrollbar_slider.dds ui_scroll_left.dds ui_scroll_left_h.dds australia_details.jpg canada_details.jpg france_details.jpg germany_details.jpg uk_details.jpg usa_details.jpg ui_policy_slider.dds gui_square.dds gui_checkbox_fill.dds cityscape.jpg loading_gear.dds Deleting texture: rt_minister_compositor Deleting texture: window_background.dds Deleting texture: 19px_highlight.dds Deleting texture: 19px_grey.dds Deleting texture: ui_general_textbutton.dds Deleting texture: rt_transition Deleting texture: spark_red.dds Deleting texture: spark2.dds Deleting texture: spark.dds Deleting texture: Open Sans Semibold_24.dds Deleting texture: Open Sans ExtraBold_36.dds Deleting texture: Open Sans Bold_24.dds Deleting texture: Open Sans ExtraBold_32.dds Deleting texture: Positech-Logo2013_1024.jpg Deleting texture: circular_wipe.dds Deleting texture: mainmenu_atlas.dds Deleting texture: mainmenu_spacer.dds Deleting texture: dlc_socialengineering.dds Deleting texture: ui_mainmenu_backdrop.jpg Deleting texture: ui_atlas1.dds Deleting texture: ui_scrollbar.dds Deleting texture: ui_scrollbar_slider.dds Deleting texture: ui_scroll_left.dds Deleting texture: ui_scroll_left_h.dds Deleting texture: australia_details.jpg Deleting texture: canada_details.jpg Deleting texture: france_details.jpg Deleting texture: germany_details.jpg Deleting texture: uk_details.jpg Deleting texture: usa_details.jpg Deleting texture: ui_policy_slider.dds Deleting texture: gui_square.dds Deleting texture: gui_checkbox_fill.dds Deleting texture: cityscape.jpg Deleting texture: loading_gear.dds D3DEngine Restore called

I have the same problem. I do not crash when I am only using the social engineering official DLC mod. I got the extremism DLC today (14 May 2014) about 4:30pm (central usa standard time, the same time as Chicago, Illinois, USA). However, after I try to start playing the USA or the UK with the extremism DLC, democracy 3 crashes with democracy3.exe has stopped working. I have Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. I have 8GB of RAM. I have a 2.33 GHZ Quad processor with Intel Core ™ 2.

On 15 May 2014, steam updated my democracy 3 game from version 1.13 to version 1.14. Now, my extremism DLC works fine.

Check your version - a complete re-install took me from 1.12 to to 1.14 and fixed the problem for me. Not sure why the auto-updater missed this, but hey ho.

Reinstalling left me on 1.13. Maybe the update not on steam yet?