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walkingdead101.exe stopped working

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I am getting same error that most of you are. For the record I was able to play all episodes of the walking dead without a problem a few months back and haven't played since, today I bought the 400 days dlc and tried to start the game for the first time in months and now I am getting this error. I don't know if its related or if some new update on my computer/steam is causing the problem.

What I've tried:
-Running game on offline mode
-Running as system admin
-Steam Properties Compatibility mode for both Vista and Windows 7 checked with admin privilege checked (all other settings unchecked)
-Contacting Steam support (They send me here)
-Disabling Norton Anti Virus and windows firewall.
-Verifying game cache

None of these worked. Please help!

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Using that prefs.prop the game crashes on my system too, which means it's corrupt in some way.

    If you are lucky you can restore your savegames this way:
    Please disable steam cloud for TWD (In Steam, right click TWD and select "properties". Open the tab "updates" and remove the checkbox from "Enable Steam cloud synchronization for TWD").

    Then try the "restore previous version" feature (right click, "properties", "restore previous version") on the prefs.prop in the savegame folder ( %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Telltale Games\The Walking Dead ).

  • In 2012 I played through ep. 1-5, and had the "walkingdead101.exe stopped working"-error. After a while it got resolved and I could play through all episodes.
    Now, after the release of 400 the same error came back... What do i do?
    Tech info supplied in the .zip...

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    @mulholland said: In 2012 I played through ep. 1-5, and had the "walkingdead101.exe stopped working"-error. After a while it got resolved and I could play through all episodes.
    Now, after the release of 400 the same error came back... What do i do?
    Tech info supplied in the .zip...

    Please check the properties of the Steam.exe, your Steam icons, and the games .exe files, and disable any compatibility mode settings.
    Sometimes compatibility mode is checked, but is grayed out. Then you have to click on "Change settings for all users" at the bottom to disable the checkbox.
    Afterwards try if the game works.

  • @DjNDB said: Please check the properties of the Steam.exe, your Steam icons, and the games .exe files, and disable any compatibility mode settings.
    Sometimes compatibility mode is checked, but is grayed out. Then you have to click on "Change settings for all users" at the bottom to disable the checkbox.
    Afterwards try if the game works.

    Now it works, thanks for the quick reply.

  • Hi,

    I disabled the steam cloud.
    But unfortunately I can't use restoring previous version of the data file, because there isn't one saved to replace with.

    So I guess the only way is to delete the corrupt file and putting in the backup one from C/ User / Public / Public Documents / Telltale Games / The Walking Dead
    ?

    But the saves are lost because they are depending on the corrupt prefs.prop ?

    If I delete the corrupt prefs.prop, checking steam my cache.
    Could steam download from the cloud a new and uncorrupted prefs.prop file so that maybe the saves will be saved?

    And If I buy the new DLC, Am I able to play it directly or do I have to replay all episodes before?

    Again,
    thx for your help and your time. :)

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Yes, the saves are lost if you have no other backup.
    Most likely your corrupted prefs.prop is already synced with the steam cloud, and steam cloud doesn't keep a version history as far as i know, so there's no going back.

    The best move is probably deleting/renaming the entire savegame folder. That way you don't have a mix of files in your next playthrough.

    You can start 400 days with random choices, just like any other episode.

  • Ok, I will try if steam is able to deliver an uncorrupted one and if not.. I'll delete the whole savegame folder.

    I'll test it tomorrow.

    Just some questions:
    -The Game will create a new folder automatically?
    -Should I enable the steam synchro or better let it disabled?
    -At the moment, the game starts only in a window mode if I enable the compatibillity mode otherwise only visible in taskmanager.
    Before I had such a problem the game was working faultlessly without it.
    So is it recommended to en/disable the comp. mode?

    Anyway, the main thing is that the game will run again.
    Because I wanted to replay the game with my girlfriend. :-)

    I'll update you later about the result.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Yes, the game will create a new savegame folder.
    I would let steam cloud disabled.

    I recommend to fully disable compatibility mode:

    Please check the properties of the Steam.exe, your Steam icons, and the games .exe files, and disable any compatibility mode settings.
    Sometimes compatibility mode is checked, but is grayed out. Then you have to click on "Change settings for all users" at the bottom to disable the checkbox.
    Afterwards try if the game works.

    If you made absolutely sure, that the method mentioned above didn't work to disable it, you can try disabling it in the registry.

  • Hi,

    I am also facing a "walkingdead101.exe stopped working error"
    Could You help please ?

    Thanks

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    @vitali_marrenra said: Hi,

    I am also facing a "walkingdead101.exe stopped working error"
    Could You help please ?

    Thanks

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
    Driver Date/Size: 12/13/2007 19:31:00, 5263360 bytes

    Description: Enceintes + redirection casque (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
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    The problem is most likely caused by your old graphics- or sound driver.

    Since it's a notebook that's difficult. I am not sure if you can use the latest driver from nvidia, but you can try.

    I don't have any reliable source for a recent compatible sound driver though.

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