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Leudic 20 de May, 2013 a las 16:24
Can't start the game
When I get to the launcher and press play, the logo comes up, and then opens the program, but it is just an overlay of my desktop that I can't interact with.
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ColdEquation  [desarrollador] 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:01 
What version of Windows are you running? Is there anything about your configuration that could complicate the game window initialization (multiple monitors, SLI)? Does the game show up on the task bar?

You could check the launcher configuration to see if there is another graphics device to select. Also, make sure there aren't any programs running that might steal focus (browser, music player, overclocking agent).
Leudic 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:38 
Windows 7, nothing out of the ordinary, yes it shows up on the task bar and takes *50,000 K ram on the task manager, there is no other graphics device to select, and here are my specs just incase you need them:
Última edición por Leudic; 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:41
Leudic 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:39 
Hewlett Packard
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
Intel(R) Core (TM) i5 CPU 2.67 GHz
4.00 GB ram (3.80 GB usable)
64 bit operating system
Leudic 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:42 
It also doesn't recognize that I have closed the window out and won't let me start it again without either doing it outside of steam, or restarting steam.
Leudic 20 de May, 2013 a las 18:44 
finally, it appears this was a problem back in alpha as well; from what this person describes, it would seem that we have the same problem
http://cadenzainteractive.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1251
Leudic 22 de May, 2013 a las 6:26 
any word on what's goin' on?
ColdEquation  [desarrollador] 22 de May, 2013 a las 10:46 
It's possible that one of the game's dependencies failed to install. You should have "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0" and "Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh" listed in your installed programs in control panel. If those are missing, you can find the installers in "Steam\steamapps\common\Retrovirus\Redistributables" to run them manually.

Unfortunately, currently the game will not perform very well on that machine. We are looking into ways to improve performance (simpler shaders, better occlusion culling) to reduce the min specs and improve the experience overall. We are even considering a major overhaul of the graphics engine, as the XNA Framework isn't being developed by Microsoft anymore.
Leudic 22 de May, 2013 a las 10:59 
installed them all (though I'm pretty sure I was already up to date) and there is no change; guess I'll have to wait for some kind've fix. Looking forward to being able to play, good luck.
GamerMischief 2 de Oct, 2013 a las 20:19 
I'm having the same issue as well. Has anyone been able to fix this?
Draculajr 3 de Oct, 2013 a las 8:02 
i cant start the game,installed all depencities and still crashes after i hit start in the launcher, it wont start if i do it from the folder or directly with the retrovirus exe. this is the crash report i got in the crash.txt

Engine Thread
260
System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.
at System.Reflection.RuntimeModule.GetTypes(RuntimeModule module)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeModule.GetTypes()
at System.Reflection.Assembly.GetTypes()
at Cadenza.Paragon.Projects.EntityBuilder..ctor(Engine engine)
at Cadenza.Paragon.Engine..ctor(IProgram program, String[] args, SettingsFile userSettings, Thread applicationThread)
at Cadenza.Paragon.Engine.RunEngine(IProgram program, String[] args, SettingsFile userSettings, Thread applicationThread)
at Cadenza.Paragon.Engine.<>c__DisplayClass6.<Run>b__3()
at Cadenza.Paragon.Engine.RunLoop(String name, Action action)
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