Windows 8 issue: GLC.exe has stopped working


#1

I have installed the latest Humble Bundle 6 version (1.62 posted 2013-04-03 at 22:00) on my Windows 8-64 setup (with AMD HD7750@1920x1200 with the latest Catalyst driver, FX-8350, 16GB RAM). I’ve never installed the game anywhere before.

The game will not start beyond a short display of the title screen, the error I get is ‘GLC.exe has stopped working’ and Windows does not find a solution. I have tried deleting the preferences directory in My Games repeatedly, set various different screen resolutions and windowed or full-screen mode. I mainly use Linux, but I really want to play this game on Windows, as I don’t want to waste the disk space I have assigned to Windows 8…

Files in debug appear not too informative:

debug.txt:
----DEBUG FILE----
Windows 7 detected
GSB Debug File. App version Full 1.62
Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1200
Writing default options
Initialising Direct3D
Initialising global vertex buffer
creating render targets
success in initialising 3D
Initialising Direct Input
Finished Initialising Direct Input
GBufferedFile failed to open file

drawdebug.txt
Initialising 3D Engine in fullscreen mode
Driver : aticfx32.dll
Description : AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
DeviceName : \.\DISPLAY1
Getting fullscreen refresh rate
Found 55 adapter modes at 1920 x 1200
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[66]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[50]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[70]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[50]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[50]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[72]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[75]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[50]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[25]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[29]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[30]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[50]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[59]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[25]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[29]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[30]
Found adapter modes at 1920 x 1200 refresh[60]
Using 75 as refresh rate
Checking For Shader Support
NumSimultaneousRTs:4
hal_caps.PixelShaderVersion >= D3DPS_VERSION(2, 0)
About to Create 3D Device with width: 1920 and height : 1200
Attempting hardware Vertex Processing
Finished initialising 3D Engine
Initialising Render target of 512 X 512 rt_ship
rt_ship
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_offscreen1
rt_offscreen1
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_offscreen2
rt_offscreen2
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_transition
rt_transition
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_distortion
rt_distortion
Initialising Render target of 2048 X 2048 rt_selection
rt_selection
titlescreen2048.bmp


#2

Hopefully some other members that run GSB under win 8 can offer some advice.
At the moment i only have questions:

  • Was there an errors.txt in the debug folder ?
  • Do you get the title screen music ?
  • Do you have any mods installed ? <-(from what you have said i doubt it, but it pays to ask)
  • Have you tried the install file on another PC <-(Determine if the error is hardware conflict or the install file itself)

#3

Thanks for your questions/suggestions darkstar.

Not, the only files were the .txt-s I have posted.

Not that I am aware of.

No, it’s a fresh setup. (Actually I had(/have) never played GSB)

Yes, it worked. But that computer was Windows 7 (and uses different graphics driver versions).

I believe it’s probably somethung to do with Windows 8 (I have tried WinXP and Win7 compatibility modes), or the newer AMD Catalyst drivers.