Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.8.0)

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by hmudd67 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:14 pm

I can get it to work by installing an earlier version of Nvidia drivers that is earlier than 160.0 but I was not able to get it to work with the latest Nvidia drivers until I found the post by dshuang. I was able to change display settings while in the program after using the fix and it still works fine.

Any idea as to what causes this problem?

Thanks!

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by Tyrgalon » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:05 pm

Updated Sots to ANY 1.8 and now can´t get it to start, Im getting the configurations error, but vcredist_x86.exe hasn´t fixed it so far. Using Windows xp.

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by silvaril » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:01 pm

Heya

Please try cycling through the full list of VC patches:
Visual C++ 2005 redist X86
Visual C++ 2005 SP1 X86
Visual C++ 2005 SP1 security update X86
Visual C++ 2008 redist X86
Visual C++ 2008 SP1 X86

Please note that Microsoft's naming convention in this set of downloads truly sucks.
So please take the downloads one at a time, and alter the downloaded file name in each case to differentiate each properly.
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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by R2dical » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:12 pm

*Moving posts from Modding Forum*

R2dical wrote:
Tyrgalon wrote:I tried reistalling everything and not using the mod. Same problem came up, I think the 1.8 update breacks it...which means I can´t play the mod :/
Unless someone comes up with a fix.

Yep, well this is an issue with sots and your pc, not the mod. Have you tried:

1) Reinstall with a registry cleaning in-between.
2) Installing the packages that come on the sots cd... vcredist_x86, directx and DotNetFX (make sure you use the correct OS versions then try a reboot and reinstall. This sounds like a vcredist issue you have, maybe you need the newest version, get it from the microsoft website)
3) Updating graphics drivers to latest.
4) Try the display.cfg trick (I had this once), you need to copy one (theres one on the wiki) into your SOTS folder after a clean install.


Tyrgalon wrote:I don´t quit understand 1 Im afraid :/

Problem with 2 is that Im using a none registered windows xp 32 operating system, so can´t visit a microsoft website :P
Also directx and dotnetFX is in order, I know that for sure. I also remember seeing a vcredist_x86 install/update included in one of the sots expansion installation processes.

3 shouldn´t be an issue since Im able to run sots ANY 1.71, or are the graphics that different?

I got 4 to work with 1.71 but after applying the 1.8 update I got the same error message about application configurations.
Like silvaril says its prob a VCRedist issue, you don't need to register to visit microsoft site, even a google search for vcdist will work. There are some new 2010 versions also, try that first.

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by Tyrgalon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:47 pm

Ok, I will try that out, never encountered this application or thing so I hope I don´´t miss anything. Ty for the help so far :)

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by Tyrgalon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Yes it worked! :D now I can play the ACM mod as well :) ty so much guys, would really have been a pitty to not be able to play sots at its best.

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Re: Fix for launching latest SotS ANY (1.7.2) & Complete (1.

Post by silvaril » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Heya

No Problem.


To make life easier in the future, have a Link to "Latest Supported Visual C++ Downloads":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2019667

Every current release of VC++ from 2005 to 2012 and download links from there... :)
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