From: Sydney, Australia
I'm having the same problem. I install DW Universe and it will start to launch the game and then disappear after a few seconds. I have WMP installed and gone thru this thread. The DW_CrashDump appears to indicate that the file Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound is missing. I have DirectX 12 installed and .NET Framework 4.5. I tried to reinstall them but Windows won't let me telling me that they are already installed. Any help would be appreciated.
I will post the CrashDump file below.
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.DirectX.DirectSound, Version=1.0.2902.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'
at DistantWorlds.Main.v0N2iKhKFv(Int32 , Int32 , Boolean )
at DistantWorlds.Main..ctor(Int32 width, Int32 height, Boolean windowedMode, Splash splashForm)
at DistantWorlds.Start.iTYOzJ5MC8(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 jLxldM9XTqtG17kf9b.oM5LtUV4H5mWoatiYO.w3E0UgaaIQdie9YPk0SR(Object )
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].
in the startup.ini file in main folder make sure the line reads as
Also make sure directx is updated.
so it does not play the video.