I just got GSB on Steam, but I have a problem with the game: When launching it, GSB.exe will start and just run in the background, eating a single CPU core continuously without ever terminating. There is no GUI or splashscreen or whatever showing up. The last time I saw something like this was when trying to run the new XCOM on XP x64 (which required a binary hack and stub DLL workaround, as it was calling NT 6.x specific file-related functions, [see here]. XCOM ignored Microsofts compatibility library for this, so it had to be hacked so the calls would be redirected to the correct DLL on both XP and XP x64).
However, I have found people on this forum who obviously have been running the game on XP x64 just fine, so I’m not sure whether the OS is really the problem (maybe an incompatibility was introduced with a later patch?!). Here is my configuration:
- Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 (fully updated)
- 2 x GeForce GTX 580 in SLI, driver 301.42 WHQL (Edit: Updated to 314.07 WHQL, no difference)
- 2560x1600 screen resolution
- Creative Labs X-Fi XtremeGamer, driver 2.18.0015
Is this because of the game being incompatible with XP x64 in its latest version, or is this something else? Has anyone else encountered this kind of behaviour, and if yes, can it be fixed?
Also, if there is any way for me to provide additional data (like maybe running the EXE in a debug mode or something?), please let me know how to do that.
Edit: I just downloaded the demo of the game to see if it would behave differently. And well, the demo works just fine, no problems at all. It’s just the full version that seemingly doesn’t want to run… The demo version seems to be 1.50, full version 1.62.
Also, I now checked out the supposed locations of the debug log, but the full version does not even write one. It also does not create its folder in %HOMEPATH%\My Documents\My Games or %HOMEPATH%\Local Settings\Application Data\My Games, but the Demo doesn’t do that either…
Can I somehow get an older version of the full game to try that out?!