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OnLegendary86 Jan 27, 2013 @ 5:18pm
Game "stopped working" and won't play
Hey,

I bought Iron Brigade as part of today's Amazon deal, got my download code, installed and tried to play. At least 5 times now, I get no farther than a black screen and dialogue box informing me it's stopped working. No help, nothing. So I deleted the local files and reinstalled...same issue.

Any idea what I should do? I'm on Windows 7 with PC specs that should handle this game just fine.
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x77 Jan 30, 2013 @ 7:31am 
Same wont run for me either. win7 64bit
OnLegendary86 Jan 31, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
I found the absolutely stupid explanation. This game uses Games for Windows Live, but it's bugged and crashes UNLESS you download the GFWL client and sign into it BEFORE you launch Iron Brigade. Then you have to leave it running behind the game.

That's so freaking stupid, because in other games that use GFWL in Steam (Dawn of War 2 comes to mind), the client works in the game.
DFJustin Feb 1, 2013 @ 11:22am 
Originally posted by Jayne_Cobb:
Have you tried to manually runthe directx, vc, and gfwl installers that come with Iron Brigade?

Please let me know if these steps help you guys, and if not, write in to support AT doublefine DOT com so I can help resolve your problems.
Castaa Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
Originally posted by OnLegendary86:
This game uses Games for Windows Live, but it's bugged and crashes UNLESS you download the GFWL client and sign into it BEFORE you launch Iron Brigade. Then you have to leave it running behind the game.

I'm running Windows 8 x64 and have the latest GFWL redistributable and client installed (v3.5). I'm running a GTX 460 with up to date drivers. The game launches but the screen goes completely black and the process appears to hang. I've tried launching the GFWL client prior to launching the game but the result is the same.
Last edited by Castaa; Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:29pm
OnLegendary86 Feb 2, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Sorry @Castaa. For the other guys, based on some limited Googling I was able to find people having the problem who said the GFWL client was the problem. So installing that and running it before IB has fixed my problem. No trouble after doing that.

It shouldn't be this hard to play a great game!
OnLegendary86 Feb 2, 2013 @ 9:16am 
Originally posted by DFJustin:
Originally posted by Jayne_Cobb:
Have you tried to manually runthe directx, vc, and gfwl installers that come with Iron Brigade?

Please let me know if these steps help you guys, and if not, write in to support AT doublefine DOT com so I can help resolve your problems.

Thanks for making a great game and supporting it. DF is awesome.
Jenks Feb 2, 2013 @ 6:11pm 
I'm having the same problem. I was playing all day, and now I get an error when launching it as soon as the screen goes black. I uninstalled and reinstalled, same thing.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: IronBrigade.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.3
Application Timestamp: 50d0e975
Fault Module Name: IronBrigade.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.3
Fault Module Timestamp: 50d0e975
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 002a4e26
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Jenks Feb 2, 2013 @ 6:43pm 
I was able to resolve it by going into the save folder and deleting the prefs file and screen.dat file.
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