I installed GSB using the Humble Bundle 6 Steam key, and when I go to launch the game, I get a wait cursor for five seconds and then nothing - No game screen, no error messages. A GSB process appears in Task Manager and sits at 100% utilization of one of my cores which must be killed manually. This appears similar to problems some other people have mentioned, but the solutions they’ve tried don’t work for me. I’ve tried:
Updating my video drivers (Latest nVidia WHQL)
Launching the game directly from the .exe in the install folder
Launching with Run As… Local Administrator
Disabling my 2nd monitor in Display Properties
editing prefs.ini, except it’s nowhere to be found
Manually creating c:\Documents and Settings[username]\My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles and [odd actual My Documents subtree location]\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles (with and without spaces in the GSB name) in the hope that the game creates a prefs.ini when attempting to launch.
There are a couple of odd things about my configuration that may or may not be relevant:
Win XP x64 with 8GB memory
Dual Monitors (on a single nVidia 8600GT)
The My Documents folder for my user account is not on C:, but the overall Documents and settings folder is. This has badly confused a couple of applications in the past, and I was totally unable to find a prefs.ini file in either of the locations it’s reputed to reside.
What should I try next?