Game crashes on loading screen when entering new game


#1

i just downloaded the game off of steam and have been having issues getting into the game. I’ve tried reinstalling my graphics drivers and even ensured that the game was using my Nvidia driver instead of the Integrated Intel driver to run.

Here is my debug.txt:

[5:24:53:237]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[5:24:53:237]- Windows 7 detected
[5:24:53:237]- Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe"
[5:24:53:237]- Command Line argument:[]
[5:24:53:243]- Desktop resolution is 1366 x 768
[5:24:53:254]- Initialising Sound Engine
[5:24:53:315]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[5:24:53:331]- Attempting to initialise steam
[5:24:53:453]- Steam initialisation success
[5:24:53:453]- Requesting steam stats...
[5:24:53:453]- ...Steam stats requested
[5:24:53:453]- Initialising Direct3D
[5:24:53:677]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[5:24:53:691]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\me\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[5:24:53:691]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\me\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini]
[5:24:53:795]- Received stats and achievements from Steam

[5:24:53:796]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\me\Documents/My Games/democracy3/achievements.ini]
[5:24:55:815]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\me\Documents/My Games/democracy3/mod_dates.ini]
[5:24:56:0]- STEAMWORKS: 0 files enumerated for workshop
[5:24:57:293]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\me\Documents/My Games/democracy3/mod_status.ini]
[5:25:1:933]- Starting new game...
[5:25:4:427]- 

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE
[5:25:4:428]- 

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE
[5:25:4:521]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\SIM_PortraitManager.cpp,134]]
[5:25:4:545]- Pre-caching minister portraits
[5:25:4:545]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\app_game.cpp,511]]
[5:25:4:830]- Finished pre-caching minister portraits

and my drawdebug.txt

Initialising 3D Engine in fullscreen mode
Driver : nvumdshim.dll
Description : NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 
DeviceName : \\.\DISPLAY1
Checking For Shader Support
NumSimultaneousRTs:4
hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0)
About to Create 3D Device with width: 1366 and height : 768
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
dlc_extremism.dds
dlc_clones.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
m_jacket_2.dds
m_skin_2.dds
m_shirt_2.dds
m_tie_2.dds
m_face_3.dds
m_whites_3.dds
m_eyes_3.dds
m_hair_20.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 132265.dds
132265.dds
f_hairback_7.dds
f_jacket_5.dds
f_skin_5.dds
f_shirt_5.dds
f_face_10.dds
f_whites_10.dds
f_eyes_10.dds
f_hair_7.dds
f_glasses_5.dds
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187286.dds
f_hairback_5.dds
f_jacket_2.dds
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f_face_8.dds
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f_eyes_2.dds
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f_jacket_9.dds
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f_face_4.dds
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550323.dds
f_hair_3.dds
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749836.dds
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m_face_14.dds
m_whites_14.dds
m_eyes_14.dds
m_hair_9.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 567590.dds
567590.dds
m_jacket_1.dds
m_skin_1.dds
m_shirt_1.dds
m_tie_1.dds
m_face_8.dds
m_whites_8.dds
m_eyes_8.dds
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Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 108494.dds
108494.dds
f_jacket_3.dds
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f_face_7.dds
f_whites_7.dds
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Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 870338.dds
870338.dds
m_face_13.dds
m_whites_13.dds
m_eyes_13.dds
m_hair_6.dds
m_glasses_7.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 738308.dds
738308.dds
m_jacket_5.dds
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m_shirt_5.dds
m_tie_5.dds
m_face_12.dds
m_whites_12.dds
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Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 835705.dds
835705.dds
f_hairback_8.dds
f_jacket_1.dds
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f_shirt_1.dds
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f_hair_8.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 982915.dds
982915.dds
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391502.dds
m_face_15.dds
m_whites_15.dds
m_eyes_15.dds
m_hair_5.dds
m_glasses_2.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 950382.dds
950382.dds
m_jacket_20.dds
m_skin_20.dds
m_shirt_20.dds
m_tie_20.dds
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m_face_9.dds
m_whites_9.dds
m_eyes_9.dds
m_glasses_4.dds
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496462.dds
f_hairback_2.dds
f_hair_2.dds
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142482.dds
f_hairback_9.dds
f_jacket_7.dds
f_skin_7.dds
f_tie_7.dds
f_hair_9.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 663993.dds
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f_face_1.dds
f_whites_1.dds
f_eyes_1.dds
f_glasses_3.dds
Initialising Render target of 256 X 256 546585.dds
546585.dds

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated


#2

Just to be sure, I’ve disabled all mods (although the only ones I have are the official ones). Still no dice.