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DWU crash - 3/17/2016 11:28:08 AM   
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My desktop hard drive crashed. DWU ran under an upgrade Window 10 from Window 7 with no problems. I've installed it to my laptop again with a upgrade but from Windows 8.1 but it will not get past the initial opening screen (about 1 sec) crashing out with no messages. I've tried various suggestions I've found in the forum but nothing makes any difference. I've not done a clean Windows 10 install as that is total out of the question as I have too much installed.

I'm playing the latest Beta but I did try the initial game but that did not even start.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/17/2016 1:05:03 PM   
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What suggestions have you tried?

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RE: DWU crash - 3/17/2016 2:31:58 PM   
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Run as admin, compatibility modes, turn off intro, use Windows media Player, reinstall net frame and game, oh and swear. The last didn't even make a difference.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/17/2016 2:37:38 PM   
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I forgot adding installed folder and exe to Windows Defender exceptions and removing read only to the installed folder.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/17/2016 3:05:27 PM   
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I've just checked the Publishers Certificate and it's dated to 14/7/15.  Now I know little about certificates or why they are needed but could this date be causing the problem?

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 12:18:53 AM   
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Is this a Steam or a non-Steam version?
If it's a non-Steam version, is the game updated with the last patch 1.9.5.12?

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 12:50:29 AM   
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No, not steam, I avoid that like the plague if it's possible. Yes latest patch as I beta initially. The original does nothing but at least with the patch I do get the loading screen even if it is only for a sec or two.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 3:03:48 PM   
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Can you find any crash log file at:
\Documents\My Games\Distant Worlds Universe

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 5:44:24 PM   
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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 5:49:51 PM   
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I'm now going to add to this sorry tail of woe. I've got a new all singing and dancing virgin computer with Windows 10 problem is it also can't dance the DWU. It does exactly the same thing. Have I got a pig in a poke on my hands because I'm not best pleased.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 5:55:19 PM   
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I've looked at the log on the new computer and it say's

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WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].

There is no such key word in this location.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 6:08:35 PM   
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System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound,

Open the game installation folder, find a subfolder named redist and open it.
Find a file named DXSETUP.exe and run it.

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RE: DWU crash - 3/18/2016 10:30:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: VPaulus


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ORIGINAL: Chris H

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System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound,

Open the game installation folder, find a subfolder named redist and open it.
Find a file named DXSETUP.exe and run it.



It's started to dance. Thanks

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