Unable to start "Democracy 3"


#1

Windows 7, English (UK).
Crashes on blank screen. Have tried running in administrator and compatibility (XPsp3) mode, have uninstalled & reinstalled.
Bought the game from Humble, I don’t use Steam.

Debug file:

[14:32:23:837]- ----DEBUG FILE---- [14:32:23:838]- Windows XP detected [14:32:23:838]- Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe" [14:32:23:838]- Command Line argument:[] [14:32:23:845]- Desktop resolution is 1366 x 768 [14:32:23:909]- Initialising Sound Engine [14:32:24:220]- Attempting to initialise steam [14:32:24:220]- Steam initialisation failed [14:32:24:221]- Initialising Direct3D [14:32:24:462]- Initialising global vertex buffer [14:32:24:500]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\xx\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini] [14:32:24:500]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\xx\Documents/My Games/democracy3/stats.ini] [14:32:24:531]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\xx\Documents/My Games/democracy3/tut_seen.ini]

Any suggestions welcome! Happy to give further details as needed.


#2

For anyone wondering how I solved this - I edited the prefs file and changed windowed=0 to windowed=1. It seems to be a screen resolution issue.

But it works now, which is good.