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Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Doesn't Work On Windows 7

posted by ColorPrinter on - last edited - Viewed by 833 users

So I received SBCG4AP as a gift in the latest Indie Royale bundle. Unfortunately, every time I try to run any of the episodes on my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop, the game simply executes and then closes immediately with no message whatsoever. Every episode, every time.

I have checked my drivers and made sure they are updated. I have restarted my computer. I have run them as administrator. I can run Sam and Max, Puzzle Agent, and Poker Night at the Inventory. I can even run Back to the Future. But I can't get this game to run at all.

Any help would really be appreciated.

EDIT: Compatibility mode doesn't work either.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Did you try multiple Episodes or only the first one?

    I think the first step is looking for errors in the event viewer.
    Please also post your dxdiag info.

    Looking for errors in the event viewer
    Start the game until it crashes.
    Follow these instructions on how to start the Event viewer.
    Windows 7

    Windows 7/Vista:
    Open the "Windows Logs/Application" section.
    Open the search dialog by pressing CTRL-F.
    Search for "Homestar" without "". If you get a result, close the search window.
    Right click the entry, select "copy the details as text", and paste them in a new reply.
    Press F3 to see if you get more results, and if so, copy them as well.

    dxdiag
    Windows XP: Go to your start menu and click on run. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter
    Windows Vista / 7: Press the windows key on your keyboard or click on the start menu. Type in "dxdiag" and hit enter.
    Windows 8: At the start screen, 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.

    Open the file and press Ctrl+A followed by Ctrl+C to copy the contents, and paste them in a reply by pressing CTRL-V.
    Sometimes the Forums spam filter catches long posts like this. Don't worry, we can still see them and make them visible.

  • I have tried every episode, all have the same results.

    The Event View shows no errors or warnings whenever I run it. Here's my DxDiag file:

    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 3/4/2013, 00:42:29
    Machine name: JBM09A
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    System Model: Satellite A665
    BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore Version 2.00
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4026MB RAM
    Page File: 3879MB used, 4171MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GT 330M
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_A2
    Display Memory: 2743 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 986 MB
    Shared Memory: 1757 MB
    Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: unknown
    Monitor Id: SEC3641
    Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.998Hz)
    Output Type: Internal
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6658 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.17.12.6658
    DDI Version: 10.1
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 1/7/2011 21:27:00, 12859496 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4969-11CF-CB68-3CDD1CC2C535}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0A29
    SubSys ID: 0xFD301179
    Revision ID: 0x00A2
    Driver Strong Name: oem28.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section004:8.17.12.6658:pci\ven_10de&dev_0a29&subsys_fd301179
    Rank Of Driver: 00E60001
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
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    {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
    {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
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    {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
    {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY
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    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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    {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
    {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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    {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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    {F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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    D3D9 Overlay: Supported
    DXVA-HD: Supported
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
    Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0269&SUBSYS_1179FD38&REV_1001
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6069 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 3/22/2010 12:21:18, 2298400 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Basic
    Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
    Description: Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
    Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6069 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 3/22/2010 12:21:18, 2298400 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x1
    Format Flags: 0xFFFFF

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    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: ENE CIR HID Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1524, 0x0100
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: ENE CIR HID Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1524, 0x0100
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: ENE CIR HID Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1524, 0x0100
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: ENE CIR HID Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x1524, 0x0100
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x006D
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x006D
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x006D
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x006D
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: USB Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Cordless Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Cordless Receiver
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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    USB Devices
    -----------
    + USB Root Hub
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8086, 0x3B34
    | Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub20
    | Service: usbhub
    |
    +-+ Generic USB Hub
    | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x8087, 0x0020
    | | Location: Port_#0001.Hub_#0002
    | | Matching Device ID: usb\class_09
    | | Service: usbhub

    ----------------
    Gameport Devices
    ----------------

    ------------
    PS/2 Devices
    ------------
    + Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    | Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
    | Service: i8042prt
    |
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    |
    + Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys
    | Matching Device ID: hid\irdevicev2&col05
    | Service: kbdhid
    |
    + Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard
    | Matching Device ID: hid\irdevicev2&col06
    | Service: kbdhid
    |
    + HID Keyboard Device
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
    | Service: kbdhid
    |
    + Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
    | Upper Filters: kbdclass
    | Service: TermDD
    |
    + Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
    | Matching Device ID: *tos0100
    | Upper Filters: SynTP
    | Service: i8042prt
    |
    + HID-compliant mouse
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
    | Service: mouhid
    |
    + HID-compliant mouse
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    | Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_mouse
    | Service: mouhid
    |
    + Logitech HID-compliant Unifying mouse
    | Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC52B
    | Matching Device ID: hid\vid_046d&class_0004
    | Upper Filters: LMouFilt
    | Lower Filters: LHidFilt
    | Service: mouhid
    |
    + Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    | Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
    | Upper Filters: mouclass
    | Service: TermDD

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    Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
    ------------------------
    Drive: C:
    Free Space: 41.7 GB
    Total Space: 464.6 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Model: TOSHIBA MK5065GSX

    Drive: D:
    Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30F
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), , 0 bytes

    Drive: E:
    Model: ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
    Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), , 0 bytes

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    System Devices
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    Name: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_A5\3&11583659&0&F0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers - 2CA0
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CA0&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&20
    Driver: n/a

    Name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A29&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_A2\4&36714C63&0&0018
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor System Management Registers - D155
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D155&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_11\3&11583659&0&40
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 3B48
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B48&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E3
    Driver: n/a

    Name: LPC Interface Controller
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B09&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&F8
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers - 2C9C
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C9C&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&1C
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) QuickPath Interconnect - D151
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D151&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_11\3&11583659&0&81
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Registers - 2CAB
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CAB&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&2B
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 3B46
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B46&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E2
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder - 2C99
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C99&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&19
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers - 2CAA
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CAA&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&2A
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) QuickPath Interconnect - D150
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D150&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_11\3&11583659&0&80
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 3B44
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B44&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E1
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller - 2C98
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C98&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&18
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers - 2CA9
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CA9&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&29
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor PCI Express Root Port 1 - D138
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D138&SUBSYS_00008086&REV_11\3&11583659&0&18
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 3B42
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B42&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) QPI Physical 0 - 2C91
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C91&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&11
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers - 2CA8
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CA8&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&28
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor DMI - D132
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D132&SUBSYS_00008086&REV_11\3&11583659&0&00
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B3C
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B3C&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&D0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) QPI Link - 2C90
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C90&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&10
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8172&SUBSYS_818410EC&REV_10\4&107A3ADC&0&00E1
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Registers - 2CA3
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CA3&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&23
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Miscellaneous Registers - D158
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_D158&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_11\3&11583659&0&43
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B64&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_06\3&11583659&0&B0
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B34
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3B34&SUBSYS_FD301179&REV_05\3&11583659&0&E8
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder - 2C81
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2C81&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&01
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers - 2CA2
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2CA2&SUBSYS_80868086&REV_04\3&4F11E61&0&22
    Driver: n/a

    Name: Intel(R) processor System Control and Status Registers - D157
    De

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    DjNDB Moderator

    @ColorPrinter said:
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    Driver Date/Size: 1/7/2011 21:27:00, 12859496 bytes

    Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Date and Size: 3/22/2010 12:21:18, 2298400 bytes


    How did you check for driver updates?
    There are new ones on the manufacturers websites.
    You can try installing the latest graphics drivers and audio drivers.

  • @DjNDB said: How did you check for driver updates?
    There are new ones on the manufacturers websites.
    You can try installing the latest graphics drivers and audio drivers.

    I saw that before, and it seemed like a different update than what my laptop needed, but upon closer inspection I realized it was appropriate after all.

    Anyway, I updated my graphics driver and restarted my computer. Didn't work. I updated everything I could from Windows Update and restarted my computer. Didn't work. I updated my audio drivers from the link you provided and restarted my computer (twice, one of them was part of the install process). Didn't work. The game still just opens and immediately closes without so much as a window or error message.

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    DjNDB Moderator

    Okay, then we should try something else.
    Please try starting the game during a clean boot.

    If it still doesn't start, stay in the clean boot, and start process monitor.
    Then immediately try starting the game again. Process monitor will log what the game does while it tries to start. Once the Homestar101.exe is closed (you can check in the Task manager), press CTRL+E in process monitor to stop event capturing. Then save the process monitor log (in the menu select "file/save", choose "All Events" and "PML Format", and choose a location).
    Then .zip the PML file (which will reduce the size significantly), and upload it to an instant filehoster and post the download link.

    Booting clean in Windows Vista / 7:
    1. Click Start --> Type msconfig --> Press Enter
    2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
    3. Uncheck Load Startup Items
    4. Select the Services tab
    5. Check Hide all Microsoft services
    6. Click Disable all
    7. If running the game on Steam, re-check the "Steam Client Service"
    8. Click on OK
    9. Click Restart.
    10. After reboot, run the game to see if it works.

    After performing the necessary steps, restore your settings by doing the following:

    1. Click Start --> Type msconfig --> Press Enter
    2. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
    3. Click Ok
    4. Click Yes, when asked to restart your computer

  • Didn't work during a clean boot. Here's my PML file, zipped up:

    ColorPrinter_HomestarRuiner.zip

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    DjNDB Moderator

    I think i found the culprit in the environment variables:
    LUA_PATH=;;C:\Program Files (x86)\Lua\5.1\lua\?.luac

    The environment variable LUA_PATH conflicts with several TTG games.
    You can either remove the environment variable globally, or you can create a batch file for each episode that first unsets it:
    set LUA_PATH=
    Homestar101.exe

  • @DjNDB said: I think i found the culprit in the environment variables:
    LUA_PATH=;;C:\Program Files (x86)\Lua\5.1\lua\?.luac

    The environment variable LUA_PATH conflicts with several TTG games.
    You can either remove the environment variable globally, or you can create a batch file for each episode that first unsets it:
    set LUA_PATH=
    Homestar101.exe

    I'm not going to bother asking why this worked, but it did work like a charm. Thanks. :)

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