Starpoint Gemini

Starpoint Gemini

Starting Main Campaign Causes Game Crash
Just downloaded the game yesterday and Ive just completed the tutorial, evey time I access the gemini campain it crashes on the loading screen. Help!

Might be worth mentioning i can access the second campaign (DLC i think) but id rather play the main game first.


Graphics Card GeForce GTX 680M
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820QM CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.70Ghz
Ram 8.00GB

Windows 7 and 64 bit operating system aswell.
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Thoemse Jan 14, 2014 @ 7:19am 
Same issue. I cannot play this game. Using Win 8.1 64 bit.
InfernalMachine Feb 1, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
There's a game guide (in German) here that gives a solution for 64bit Win7 and Win8. You need to change the compatibility mode of the executable (StarpointGemini.exe) to run as WinXP Service Pack 3.

To find this file, right click the game in your Steam library, choose Properties, and under the Local Files tab click on Browse Local Files. Then right click on the file StarpointGemini.exe in Windows Explorer, choose Properties, and under the Compatibility tab, check the box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and choose "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" as the mode. Click on "Apply", then "OK" and that should allow you to play the gemini campaign.

Hope this helps.
Malakie Feb 16, 2014 @ 10:42am 
Same problem and changing to win compat mode does not fix it... I saw another thread where they talk about copying, changing and renaming some file.. I do NOT want to hassle with that nor should we need to.... This is an easy fix for the devs and it needs to be fixed with a patch so those of us who just bought into the series can play the first one as the second game is developed...
delaneyshak Mar 12, 2014 @ 7:09pm 
Same problem & Infernal Machine's soloution doesnt work for me either
szadek676 Sep 28, 2014 @ 7:52am 
Go to the game folder and open the file called ActivityRecored.txt. There will be a line marked "Error! D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx: ..." You can delete this file and then validate the game through Steam to redownload it, or open it with Photoshop and resave it.

Fair warning this is not a quick fix, there are a lot of corrupted files I've gone through 8 so far and still finding more. Its seems that all the marked *** that are used in the first level of the game are corrupt.
chatins Dec 22, 2014 @ 2:13am 
Here is the fix that worked for me with Windows 8.1. 64-bit

1) Put the .exe in Windows 7 compatibility mode. Properties, Browse
2) Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (August 2009) from Microsoft website
3) Unpack the files in the Steam Graphics directory
4) Install DirectX9 in the Steam Graphics directory (This is what steam usually does automatically for you) It will NOT mess up your other games!
5) The game will run perfectly.
Tron Jun 13, 2015 @ 1:32am 
I have the same issue.
a_[w] Nov 11, 2015 @ 7:16am 
same thing, tried all of solutions provided here, nothing works.
Windows 8.1 64
Last edited by a_[w]; Nov 11, 2015 @ 7:17am
danheg Nov 22, 2015 @ 5:33am 
Originally posted by a_w:
same thing, tried all of solutions provided here, nothing works.
Windows 8.1 64

I had bought this game from direct2drive before it was on steam and had the same problem. The solution was getting the free content update from them. Have you tried contacting them on their own website?
Liandri Jan 8, 2016 @ 8:02am 
Was having the same problem, while tutorial worked just fine. Checked ActivityRecord.txt - it reported a error in D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx. I fixed this by shutting down Radeon Pro.
DStar7 Nov 18, 2016 @ 9:55pm 
sorry for necroing this one, but i had the same problem and after trying all above without success, i found a 2012 post that solved it for me. it says:

Originally posted by comp86:
In the game folder, open GameConfiguration.cfg. Find "Fullscreen", change the 1 to a 0. Start the game and load the campaign. Once you're in the game, save the game and exit. Go back to GameConfiguration.cfg and change the 0 back to a 1 and save. Load the game and load your save. Problem solved.

I hope this helps
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