It was better before

I tried out the demo and it worked perfectly. I enjoyed the game so I decided to spring for the real deal. Unfortunately, the actual game does not run. At all. I see just a flash of the title screen, but it crashes before the menu can even come up. I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1750. The never-to-be-sufficiently-damned error notice reads as follows:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: GSB.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4b2b87ad
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdb3b
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0002dd7e
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: e8ad
Additional Information 2: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
Additional Information 3: e8ad
Additional Information 4: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863

I’ve tried updating all of my drivers to no avail. I even reinstalled the program several times, running the installer and the program itself in various compatibility modes. So far, nothing works.

did you try the demo on that same PC?
The game writes debug info here:

\program files\gratuitous space battles\debugdata

emailing that to should help

Now that’s a highly obscure quote, even for sci-fi fandom. That made me chuckle. It’s been a while since I read those books. QX, o brave lensman! :wink: