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ToMI 2 crashes after clicking "Launch game"

posted by ariy on - last edited - Viewed by 325 users

I tried EVERYTHING!!!

I get to the point in the launcher where I click "Launch game", and after clicking it I get: "Telltale games has encountered a problem and has to be closed" message.
In "Additional data":
AppName: monkeyisland102.exe AppVer: 2009.8.19.32126 ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 00000000

I have a rather new system with Win XP SP3, and nVidia 9800GT. All other stuff (games) works great, including ToMI chapter 1.
I tried the following:
*Adding chapter 2 to the DEP exception list.
*Updated DirextX to the newest.
*Updated video drivers.
*Temporarily disabled all startup services.
*Temporarily disabled firewall.
*Re-downloaded and re-installed game, both from the email link and from the "My games" link.

*I even tried to un-install, disconnect from the internet, and re-install. I was hoping it's a network problem in the unlocking mechanism, and maybe a manual unlock will do the trick. It didn't... I looked at "regedit" after un-installing, and it's all still riddled with ToMI 2 entries!! May explain why un-installing doesn't really help...

Nothing helped, and ToMI 1 still works by the way.

I emailed support a few days ago, no response.

Is there a patch/fix coming soon? From looking at the forum, this game has massive problems, and by how it looks now, it's not going to change!! At least TellTale doesn't announce otherwise. I believe that paying customers deserve as little as knowing what is going on, and what is going to happen!

Please just say something.

Thanks.

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  • Is your desktop set to 32 bit? That's the most common problem/solution.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    You really tried a lot already, so the chances are slim that i find anything, but if you want i can take a look at your system configuration.


    Please start dxdiag:
    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.

    Now click on the button that says "save all information".
    It will prompt you to save a file. Save it where you can find it.


    Now you have two options to make it accessible to us. Pick the one that works best for you:
    [LIST=1]
    [*]If you know how, you can zip the file and attach it to a message.

    [*] You can upload it to Rapidshare and copy the link to the file into a new message.
    [/LIST]

  • Just so you know, I downloaded the newly posted install file.
    Now I don't even see the launcher window!!!

    I checked again - I am on 32 bit video.

    I also tried this: I un-installed ToMI, and used registry cleaner to get rid of any residues. I disconnected from the internet, hoping to get to a manual unlock screen like other guys here. Didn't work. As I said, I don't even get to the launcher screen.

    I have attached the dxdiag dump.

    Thanks.

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    @ariy said: I have attached the dxdiag dump.

    Your audio drivers are really old.

    Description: SB Audigy Audio [D000]
    Date and Size: 8/12/2002 11:03:30, 837548 bytes


    Description: Realtek HD Audio output
    Date and Size: 9/19/2007 11:16:32, 4617728 bytes

    Download and Install the latest drivers from here:
    SB Audigy

    Realtek HDA


    If you don't use the Realtek one you might also consider deactivating it.

  • ariy, you could try deleting your config file... maybe it got corrupted somehow. That would at least explain any crashes for the launcher.

    Under Windows7 it's under My Documents/Telltale Games/Name of the Directory where you keep the game/prefs.prop . I imagine the path is similar for other Windows versions.

    Just move the directory somewhere else and try again.

    Other than that I can really only imagine the copy protection acting up somehow, because the launcher itself basically consists of an Internet Explorer instance and the Securom libraries and I imagine it's pretty hard to mess up a system badly enough that Internet Explorer won't load anymore.

  • @DjNDB said: Your audio drivers are really old.

    Description: SB Audigy Audio [D000]
    Date and Size: 8/12/2002 11:03:30, 837548 bytes


    Description: Realtek HD Audio output
    Date and Size: 9/19/2007 11:16:32, 4617728 bytes

    Download and Install the latest drivers from here:
    SB Audigy

    Realtek HDA


    If you don't use the Realtek one you might also consider deactivating it.

    OK, I did this: since the Audigy is REALLY old, I set all audio stuff in "control panel" to the Realtek. I went to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and renewed all audio-related drivers, Realtek included.
    Unfortunately, it didn't change anything.

    My intuition also (like hansschmucker) say the problem is in the copy protection mechanism. An alternative is improper use of the DirectX API. Both seems out of my control right now.

    Only Telltale can solve this, with ToMI 1 as a reference of how things are done to work better...

    If you have any more ideas, I will thank you.

  • @hansschmucker said: ariy, you could try deleting your config file... maybe it got corrupted somehow. That would at least explain any crashes for the launcher.

    Under Windows7 it's under My Documents/Telltale Games/Name of the Directory where you keep the game/prefs.prop . I imagine the path is similar for other Windows versions.

    Just move the directory somewhere else and try again.

    Other than that I can really only imagine the copy protection acting up somehow, because the launcher itself basically consists of an Internet Explorer instance and the Securom libraries and I imagine it's pretty hard to mess up a system badly enough that Internet Explorer won't load anymore.


    Tried it. Didn't work.
    Thanks.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @ariy said: OK, I did this: since the Audigy is REALLY old, I set all audio stuff in "control panel" to the Realtek. I went to the motherboard's manufacturer's site and renewed all audio-related drivers, Realtek included.
    Unfortunately, it didn't change anything.

    My intuition also (like hansschmucker) say the problem is in the copy protection mechanism. An alternative is improper use of the DirectX API. Both seems out of my control right now.

    Only Telltale can solve this, with ToMI 1 as a reference of how things are done to work better...

    If you have any more ideas, I will thank you.

    At least your drivers are fresh now :)

    Lacking reasonable ideas I'll keep stupid guessing mode on:

    What is your Internet Explorer Version?

    Have you tried the clean boot again since you updated episode and drivers?

    Could you make a MD5 Checksum of your installer?

  • I rebooted after the drivers' installation, which was after the game re-installation.

    However, you might got onto something with the md5 sums. Here:
    f7881954e637407ce0560e3ddaf3f6fb *ToMI_SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe (-new from today)


    15fa62de4f5583bbaae96bddca5c9ed4 *SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe

    None is like yours!

    What is going on?

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @ariy said: I rebooted after the drivers' installation, which was after the game re-installation.

    However, you might got onto something with the md5 sums. Here:
    f7881954e637407ce0560e3ddaf3f6fb *ToMI_SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe (-new from today)


    15fa62de4f5583bbaae96bddca5c9ed4 *SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe

    None is like yours!

    What is going on?

    It was not about rebooting, but about booting without background applications running.

    The Checksum issue is more interesting though. Even my old version has a different one and i don't expect telltale to craft individual files for each account.

    593507aba0d37a13bcab3d5f327c509f *SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup_old.exe
    ad3f461222ae16278a92e823b77ce6b9 *ToMI_SiegeOfSpinnerCay_Setup.exe

    I have an Idea. Make a clean download after deleting the browsers cache and make another MD5 checksum. It is very unlikely that you get the same one as the first time if the file was corrupted during download.

    What browser are you using for downloads and are you using any download manager?

    Deleting temporary internet files:

    Internet Explorer 7: In the menu choose "Extras/Delete Browsing History...". In the resulting Window select "Delete files..." for "Temporary Internet Files".

    In recent Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 you can delete the cache/temporary internet files with CTRL-Shift-Del.

    In Firefox you would only select "Cache".

    In Internet Explorer only select "Temporary Internet Files".
    Uncheck all other boxes in each case.

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