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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/3/2014 2:08:37 AM   
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I've had issues with Distant Worlds not running before.. but I resolved all of them.. I remember installing everything before running the game..

XNA framework,
any and all .NET frameworks.. just google them and download from microsoft..
i even went into Programs and Features in my Control panel and looked for anything in there to check and tick (internet explorer and windows media) make sure they are installed..

and of course install all directx you can.. 9,10,11 whatever..

then install all visual basic runtime 2010 and etc.. google them from microsoft..

thats how mine worked..

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/3/2014 11:25:18 AM   
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@Dagfinn

Please open the game installation folder and find a subfolder named redist.
Open it and find a file named DxSetup.exe. Please run this file and check if the issue persists.

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/3/2014 3:26:41 PM   
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Oh Yeah!

Success! DWU up and running.

Thanks for the support

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/6/2014 1:07:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: VPaulus

@Dagfinn

Please open the game installation folder and find a subfolder named redist.
Open it and find a file named DxSetup.exe. Please run this file and check if the issue persists.


This fixed my problem to

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/10/2014 12:10:19 AM   
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Yea the game won't work for me through steam just doesn't launch like others encountered. Downloaded it from matrix and installed it again that way and it works. Kind of a bummer I liked the steam achievements and such but not a huge deal.

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/10/2014 7:20:46 AM   
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If you installed a working matrix version, maybe the steam version wills start working as well? The matrix installers installed the necessary stuff, which could help them both.


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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/11/2014 11:49:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bingeling

If you installed a working matrix version, maybe the steam version wills start working as well? The matrix installers installed the necessary stuff, which could help them both.



Yea thats a still no working

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/12/2014 9:48:47 AM   
VPaulus

 

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Wheere is the game installed on Steam? Which folder?

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 12/12/2014 6:26:00 PM   
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Now I guess this could be a potential issue. As not to use all my SSD space up I have my steam games directed towards the D drive. When I installed I Distant worlds through the matrix games download i went ahead and put it on the C drive since its relatively small.

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RE: Game will not start - Windows 8.1 - 1/19/2015 7:52:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Ralzakark


quote:

ORIGINAL: VPaulus

@Dagfinn

Please open the game installation folder and find a subfolder named redist.
Open it and find a file named DxSetup.exe. Please run this file and check if the issue persists.


This fixed my problem to



I just wanted to add my circumstances and thanks for this info as well.

Just downloaded directly from Matrix today and ran through the installer. It seemed to have no problems with the game, .Net, and XNA installations, and I saw some mention on DirectX flash by as well. I had the same issue as reported above on my Win7Pro OS. Manually running the DxSetup.exe got me up and running!

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