KlinkKlink Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:10pm
ERROR DEFINING AN EXTERNAL FUNCTION ERROR DEFINING AN EXTERNAL FUNCTION
I just bought the game yesterday and much to my dismay, It was broken right off the bat. When I try to boot it up, I immediately get a mesage that reads "Error defining an external function". When I click abort, it either goes to the desktop or actually runs the game but with no music. Oh, mother. It there something I can do to fix this? Or better yet, what exactly causes this? Thanks.
Last edited by KlinkKlink; Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:37pm
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KlinkKlink Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
The full error message reads...
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ERROR in
action number 1
of Create Event
for object objDevolver:

Error defining an external function.
dissolvedmonkey Apr 14, 2013 @ 4:23pm 
i've played this for a while now and it's only just started erroring. very odd. sometimes it'll start up past the error but without the soundtrack
Kippasnix Apr 14, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Yeah it did this to me the first time I ran it, and once since. Restarting my computer has always fixed the problem, I wish I could pinpoint it though.
Flesh_Bag Apr 16, 2013 @ 3:26am 
I'm getting this exact same problem and unfortunately restarting wont fix it. It has been working perfectly since I bought it but now.....
Cubby Crusader Apr 16, 2013 @ 4:26am 
I would very much like to see this resolved
TuZhao Apr 16, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
I've been playing the game without problems for months. Now I get this exact error. Did something change recently? I didn't update any driver or stuff.
Cubby Crusader Apr 16, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
yeah me either. maybe it's something with a recent steam update?
KlinkKlink Apr 16, 2013 @ 5:18pm 
How often is Hotline updated? Do you know?
Cubby Crusader Apr 16, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
no clue, i just bought it recently, made it a few levels in then this happened. i think it's something with steam itself though, maybe updating something and not being fully compatiable.
Welshie Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
This is odd, I saw that same window pop up with that error message months ago whilst on the last level. I stood right next to the final boss whilst he emptied the clips, then when he went to shoot himself he killed me as well and the error popped up. Regardless, this is pretty strange, I just started getting thi error tonight and I didn't notice HM updating recently. Any ideas anyone?
Welshie Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:57pm 
Also TuZ, nice Carmaggedon avatar. AND, if you install the package in the redist folder (vcredist) then restart das computer it should work, it did for me.
Last edited by Welshie; Apr 16, 2013 @ 11:16pm
TuZhao Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by BlunderBuS5:
Also TuZ, nice Carmaggedon avatar. AND, if you install the package in the redist folder (vcredist) then restart das computer it should work, it did for me.
Thanks ;)
In fact I reinstalled the vcredist, rebooted, and the game worked fine. Now it's Dead Island not starting anymore, I think it might have something to do with different VCRedist versions for every different game :(
Wintermute May 9, 2013 @ 11:04am 
I've never played the game or got past the start up because of this error. Kinda written off the £7 as lost money now.
Cubby Crusader May 9, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
the comment above your worked for me. and give it a try. the game's good
Error May 10, 2013 @ 8:33am 
This F******** game got a lot of problem, i got this game in about couple weeks ago and i didn't get to play it, it's SUCKS!!!!
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Date Posted: Apr 14, 2013 @ 12:10pm
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