kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:22am
game won't start, desktop icon is a blank page.
i tryed everything, every solution that is on the forums, but nothing seems to work.
hope someone can help, 82,- is a lot for something that doesn't even start up. :(
Last edited by kenpachl; Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:46pm
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[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:39am 
If your desktop icon is blank, that means that the shortcut can't find the path to where the icon file is stored. This usually means that the game is either not installed correctly, or the shortcut is referring to the wrong location.
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:45am 
i installed it through steam (ofcourse) but even when i pres the play button in steam itself the game won't start, it does absolutly nothing. no window no error and no game.
no when i go to the installation folder there is a PA.EXE, when i double klick that. it gives me the error: ("the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). click OK to close the application") -_- now what
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:54am 
What are your system specifications?
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 6:59am 
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

tell me if you need more.
i found out that the game is suppose to be around 5GB right?
but when i ask it to install its around 500MB (WTH!!!) WHY
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:03am 
No, the game needs only 582 mb of local content.

I'll take a look at what the possible issue might be. In the mean time, you could make sure that you have the latest version of DirectX 9c installed.

Click here[forums.uberent.com] For the official response for your problem.
Last edited by [RLM] Ghostflux; Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:04am
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:10am 
i tryed that before, and installed those. checked all my drivers to, everything is up to date and installed. bevore i posted this discussion i searched the forums for HOURS!!.
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:12am 
The user named battletech on the ubernet forums seems to have had the same issue as you're having right now. He used this link[www.microsoft.com] and rebooted his computer and it seemed to have fixed the issue.
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:38am 
still not helping, have the same problem afthere reboot
i think the next step should be to compleatly reinstall my computer.
realy want to play that game!!!
Last edited by kenpachl; Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:44am
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:45am 
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log

That's the log file location. Perhaps you could upload them and share them here and in your post on the ubernet forums.
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:51am 
they all say the same, there are 4 of them.

1. [15:48:19.000] INFO Log file C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log\PA-15-48-19.000.txt opened
[15:48:19.000] INFO Looks like we are running via Steam

2.[15:48:29.015] INFO Log file C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log\PA-15-48-29.015.txt opened
[15:48:29.015] INFO Looks like we are running via Steam

3.[15:49:55.000] INFO Log file C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log\PA-15-49-55.000.txt opened
[15:49:55.000] INFO Looks like we are running via Steam

4.[16:36:35.000] INFO Log file C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log\PA-16-36-35.000.txt opened
[16:36:35.000] INFO Looks like we are running via Steam
Last edited by kenpachl; Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:53am
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 7:57am 
This post[forums.uberent.com] pretty much has the same problem as you have. It seems to be a DirectX dependency problem. But I'm not sure which DirectX package would actually work for you.

You could try opening up PA in compatibility mode to see if that works, but otherwise I don't really know how to help you any further.

Baron von Whimsy (Banned) Jul 21, 2013 @ 8:46am 
Less than a minute via google to confirm Just Fred's prognosis.
Reinstall directX.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109
[RLM] Ghostflux Jul 21, 2013 @ 9:07am 
Originally posted by Adam:
Less than a minute via google to confirm Just Fred's prognosis.
Reinstall directX.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=8109

I've already posted that link in an earlier post. Either he did not bother to actually reinstall DirectX, or this method isn't working for him unfortunately.

Originally posted by kenpachl:
still not helping, have the same problem afthere reboot
i think the next step should be to compleatly reinstall my computer.
realy want to play that game!!!

Reinstalling the operating system is a kind of drastic move as you lose all of your other stuff, and it's still risk because there's no guarantee you're not going to run into the same problem again.

So I would recommend you wait with doing anything drastic and just wait for some replies on the ubernet forums.
kenpachl Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
i had to reinstall anyway so that was no prob. and the reinstallation fixed it for me btw :P
thx for all your help guys.
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