#655 crash at start windows 8

2 days ago

Using the latest version for windows which I downloaded yesterday I was unable to start the program after running setup.


  • Anonymous

    hi im having same problem windows 8 64 bit wont start

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BEX
    Application Name: vegastrike.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 4f77de06
    Fault Module Name: MSVCR90.dll
    Fault Module Version: 9.0.30729.6871
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4fee6073
    Exception Offset: 00069db9
    Exception Code: c0000417
    Exception Data: 00000000
    OS Version: 6.2.9200.
    Locale ID: 18441
    Additional Information 1: bc87
    Additional Information 2: bc87b5e588e39a5e6f92160ca8f6c96b
    Additional Information 3: 9e82
    Additional Information 4: 9e82b00a7598dac7141fcf14708999dc

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  • Anonymous

    Try to launch it in compatibility mode for win xp, it works fine for me then.


  • Anonymous

    I also have Win 8.1 64-bit and the same problem: setup works but the main program refuses to start. The error report is the same as 2013-11-08 above, but my version is


  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    The workaround of running in winxp compat mode worked for me, how can the code be modified not to require that and work as installed ?

  • Klauss++
    2 days ago

    Savegame and precomputed procedural textures (and other forms of temporary files) should be written in User Data, not Program Files. In Linux, those files are written in the user's home directory, inside a hidden subdirectory called ".vegastrike".

    Windows builds should do the equivalent windows thing, store in a subfolder of User Data. Can't remember how that's done though, I haven't done windows stuff in ages. But perhaps someone can?

    I think if one looks into src/savegame.cpp one can find all the required code.

    Last edit: Klauss++ 2 days ago


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