greenego Jan 2, 2013 @ 3:05pm
Endless space don't start!!!
Hello!
Yesterday I bought and installed the game. It does not start!!
Show for a few seconds a black screen, then all is lost again.
What to do?
Showing 1-15 of 17 comments
< >
Adorad Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:32am 
Same thing.
Steph'nie  [developer] Jan 7, 2013 @ 12:51am 
For startup issues, please check your firewall (enable game mode on Comodo for instance), verify integrity of game cache in the Steam game properties, (re)install VC redistributable 2010, restart your PC/Steam.
ModusMoron Jan 7, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Same thing for me too :( I've tried the things Steph'nie mentioned but the game freezes as soon as it starts. I've bypassed the videos and just get stuck on the Endless logo. I guess I'm off to the Amplitude forums before asking for a refund from Steam, but this experience has been very frustrating and soured the game before I've even played it.
¦ö¦ ƒ ì ᴙ e ¦ö¦ Jan 7, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by Modus♥♥♥♥♥:
Same thing for me too :( I've tried the things Steph'nie mentioned but the game freezes as soon as it starts. I've bypassed the videos and just get stuck on the Endless logo. I guess I'm off to the Amplitude forums before asking for a refund from Steam, but this experience has been very frustrating and soured the game before I've even played it.
Can you even make refunds on Steam/through VALVe anymore? I'm pretty sure all sales are final unless you decide to chargeback on your credit card or something.
ModusMoron Jan 7, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
Dunno, I've never had a game bought through Steam not work before
¦ö¦ ƒ ì ᴙ e ¦ö¦ Jan 7, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
Originally posted by Modus♥♥♥♥♥:
Dunno, I've never had a game bought through Steam not work before
Yeah, I was pretty sure sales are final. No refunds, no exchanges. Unless you really complain your butt off to VALVe, they'll just ignore or disregard your inquiry. It's likely in the ToS somewhere.

Of course, you can always chargeback on your credit card, but this leads to VERY negative implications on your account, which you really don't want to have to deal with.
Steph'nie  [developer] Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:24am 
Can you try launching the game with the "-novideo" command (right click on the game, properties, set launch options)? Check if your drivers are up to date also.

Getting more info on your OS (Windows? Mac? English OS? What OS version? and so on) could help as well. :)
Kuzgun Jan 8, 2013 @ 2:37am 
Originally posted by Steph'nie:
Can you try launching the game with the "-novideo" command (right click on the game, properties, set launch options)? Check if your drivers are up to date also.

Getting more info on your OS (Windows? Mac? English OS? What OS version? and so on) could help as well. :)

Finally that solve my problem, Thank you Steph'nie... Great game by the way....
ModusMoron Jan 8, 2013 @ 3:50am 
I'm happy for you Kuzgun, but it didnt work for me :( The machine just locks up as soon as the Endless Space logo appears.
My system meets all the requirements (Windows 7, 8GB ram, audio & video drivers are up-to-date, English is the default lang)
¦ö¦ ƒ ì ᴙ e ¦ö¦ Jan 8, 2013 @ 5:16pm 
Originally posted by Modus♥♥♥♥♥:
I'm happy for you Kuzgun, but it didnt work for me :( The machine just locks up as soon as the Endless Space logo appears.
My system meets all the requirements (Windows 7, 8GB ram, audio & video drivers are up-to-date, English is the default lang)
PCs locking up refer to RAM issues. PCs force restarting refer to GPU overheating. If your computer just freezes entirely (no Ctrl + Alt + Delete, no nothing), you should consider upgrading your RAM to a better one (size does not mean everything; clock speeds and built-in coolers on the RAM sticks mean a lot).
ModusMoron Jan 8, 2013 @ 6:40pm 
I'm not so sure its the RAM. Here is what i have in my pc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445
I'm currently opening a bunch of ports in the router and RE-re-installing the game.
Thank you for the suggestions.
¦ö¦ ƒ ì ᴙ e ¦ö¦ Jan 8, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by Modus♥♥♥♥♥:
I'm not so sure its the RAM. Here is what i have in my pc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445
I'm currently opening a bunch of ports in the router and RE-re-installing the game.
Thank you for the suggestions.
Then likely, your RAM is locking up from collisions. I use G.Skill myself as well. Make sure to double check if any other programs are trying to access the same blocks of memory on your RAM, since if they do, this can easily cause lock-ups. Though this is probably difficult to determine on your end, so my best suggestion is to just run the game with nothing else running simultaneously.

This is coming from a person who gets RAM lock-ups once maybe every two or three months, and it's almost always resulting from programs trying to access the same blocks in the RAM. But it happens rarely, since PCs by default have counter-measures to prevent it. But corruptions every so often can cause it.

If programs try to access ROM, then your computer doesn't even freeze. It just BSoDs to protect the RAM literally telling you in the error message that it tried to access ROM. That's even worse than trying to write to the same blocks of RAM, lol.

Last possibility is your CPU overheating, but the chance of that is like, one in a million, and not on a consistent basis, so don't worry about your CPU that much lol. Unless it's faulty.
ModusMoron Jan 9, 2013 @ 5:16am 
IT'S WORKING!
I forwarded ALL the ports Steam suggests in my router, re-installed ES, rebooted, started ES and had it fail once again, rebooted and imediately tried starting the game and it worked!

Looks like I have a lot to learn about ES - there are so many things to do!
-MM
¦ö¦ ƒ ì ᴙ e ¦ö¦ Jan 9, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
Originally posted by Modus♥♥♥♥♥:
IT'S WORKING!
I forwarded ALL the ports Steam suggests in my router, re-installed ES, rebooted, started ES and had it fail once again, rebooted and imediately tried starting the game and it worked!

Looks like I have a lot to learn about ES - there are so many things to do!
-MM
Then you need to double-check the programs you have running at startup; some of them are causing collisions with ES, or the dependancies that it needs to install at first run.
Showing 1-15 of 17 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50