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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 3/20/2019 1:11:04 AM   
rjord1

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Varacka

Unfortunately I have been unable to locate or install wmp. I have been trying for 2 days now. I am probably going to have to just get a refund and at some point reinstall windows.


Try this

How to install Windows Media Player
Open Settings.
Click on Apps.
Click on Apps & features.
Click the manage optional features link. Apps & features settings.
Click the Add a feature button. Manage optional features settings.
Select Windows Media Player.
Click the Install button. Install Windows Media Player on Windows 10.

Same screen make sure Internet Explorer is installed

< Message edited by rjord1 -- 3/20/2019 1:12:50 AM >


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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 4/30/2019 5:36:52 PM   
Galahad78

 

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And, if it is already installed and I have been playing Distant Worlds for years without any hitch? Now suddenly it does not start

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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 5/1/2019 5:37:08 AM   
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Something changed at least. Have you played it since last windows update? Any other signs of worms eating away your disk space? Hardly a trend, but any chance of malware or security software messing with the install?

If it is not a windows update explanation, I would reinstall and check that my backup of internal files have happened.

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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 6/28/2019 7:35:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: oxygen1234

I have turned Direct Play on and it didn't change anything.

However, I have good news, I managed to get the game to work!

I changed the line in the Startup.ini from

playmovie 1

to

playmovie 0

And the game started up.

Note, that I previously tried changing it from:
playmovie 1
to
'playmovie 1
as suggested above, and although it might sound crazy, it didn't work. I verified this multiple times:
This does NOT work:
'playmovie 1

This does:
playmovie 0 


Thanks for your help.



This did the trick for me! Thanks a lot for sharing, I was starting to get desperate

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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 10/25/2019 2:10:44 AM   
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I have Directx 12 checked. I have tried everything. Thanks for your help.

I´m having problems trying to paste the crush dump. Something about posting a link, phone number or email. I´m trying different ways till de page accept the post.

System . IO . FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft .DirectX .DirectSound, Version= one . cero . 2902 . cero, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft .DirectX .DirectSound, Version= one . cero . 2902 . cero, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'

at DistantWorlds . Main . qmbyEdRQMR(Int32 , Int32 , Boolean )
at DistantWorlds . Main . . ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height, Boolean windowedMode, Splash splashForm)
at DistantWorlds . Start . svgKzBihdw(Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows . Forms . Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows . Forms . Form.SetVisibleCore(Boolean value)
at System.Windows . Forms . Control.set_Visible(Boolean value)
at System.Windows . Forms . Application . ThreadContext . RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows .Forms . Application.ThreadContext . RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows .Forms . Application.Run(Form mainForm)
at mmP6HR3GskDjJd0R5l . dDCIkVtUG4JNU0e9Xx . TTMacjII1EX7pTuhitJG(Object )
at mmP6HR3GskDjJd0R5l . dDCIkVtUG4JNU0e9Xx . xPmHyXsrjyA()

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RE: Game Does NOT even start - 11/6/2019 10:15:11 PM   
rjord1

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: MarGon

I have Directx 12 checked. I have tried everything. Thanks for your help.

I´m having problems trying to paste the crush dump. Something about posting a link, phone number or email. I´m trying different ways till de page accept the post.

System . IO . FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft .DirectX .DirectSound, Version= one . cero . 2902 . cero, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft .DirectX .DirectSound, Version= one . cero . 2902 . cero, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'

at DistantWorlds . Main . qmbyEdRQMR(Int32 , Int32 , Boolean )
at DistantWorlds . Main . . ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height, Boolean windowedMode, Splash splashForm)
at DistantWorlds . Start . svgKzBihdw(Object , EventArgs )
at System.Windows . Forms . Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows . Forms . Form.SetVisibleCore(Boolean value)
at System.Windows . Forms . Control.set_Visible(Boolean value)
at System.Windows . Forms . Application . ThreadContext . RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows .Forms . Application.ThreadContext . RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
at System.Windows .Forms . Application.Run(Form mainForm)
at mmP6HR3GskDjJd0R5l . dDCIkVtUG4JNU0e9Xx . TTMacjII1EX7pTuhitJG(Object )
at mmP6HR3GskDjJd0R5l . dDCIkVtUG4JNU0e9Xx . xPmHyXsrjyA()



Not sure if you got this fixed but you need to reinstall DirectX as files are missing.

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