Oddly enough, I have two systems, one runs DWU perfectly, the other does not.
System #1 (DOES run the game perfectly):
i7-3770s, 24 GB ram, GTX1080, SSD, Surround 7.1, Windows 10 running in 1920x1080 res
System #2 (does NOT run the game):
i9-9900k, 48 GB ram, GTX-1080ti Poseidon, STRIX Raid DLX 7.1 Surround, Windows 10 Running in 3840x2160 UHD 4K (NOTE: I have reduced resolution to 1920x1080 in an attempt to run the game)
Symptoms: The game runs, generates a universe BUT the moment it starts the game where it normally pops up the game start dialog, it hangs a second with that dialog partially opened then CTD's.
Have tried every trick in the book I can think of. I have tried compat settings, changing the resolution, scaling etc etc etc. Still no go.
So has anyone figured out what is causing this issue?
I just installed the game (from Steam) and also installed the Bacon mod with the RetreatUE on Windows 10 64bit on a Laptop with an Intel/Nvidia double graphics card, probably the most complicated setup to install any game on.
My problem was three things that needed to be done...
in your "...\Steam\steamapps\common\Distant Worlds Universe" folder there is a text file called "startup.ini". In this file change...
playmovie 1 to playmovie 0
Install DirectX9... the files does not come with the Steam installation so use this one...
I had to start the game with Administrator mode for the Bacon mod to load, but I don't think I needed to do that with the standard game. Most likely because the Bacon mod throw a modal popup when the exe is run.
I hope this help for you too...
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