Can't play / install: msiexec, .NET framework, XNA Framework and / or error code 2908
Bought the game and installed it, but it tries to install msiexec then just closes out without starting or displaying anything game related, which appears to be the error at https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6218-USFX-5568.
Yes, I've restarted my computer.
The first time I tried this, the steam popup also said it was installing .NET framework 4.0, but it only says it's installing msiexec for subsequent attempts.
I already tried directly installing from the dependency folder, in this case _CommonRedist. The .net Framework in the DotNet folder was apparently already installed, so I just repaired it. When trying to install the XNA framework, the installation process stops halfway through with error code 2908. I didn't see any installer for msiexec.
I had similar (possibly the exact same) problems installing Gnomoria and Wizorb, which also uses XNA / .net Framework: http://steamcommunity.com/app/224500/discussions/0/810920513828877441/
I've also asked Microsoft support about the problem in 2 separate threads, but they apparently gave up after "turn it off and on again" didn't work:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/net-framework-initialization-error/21d069d4-44b7-403a-9e1f-de6d75ffdc36http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/problems-installing-xna-framework-error-code-2908/af80e635-b2fa-477f-ac49-e6781d699f54
It's not directly game related, but I'd really like this problem fixed. I love indie games like this, but I'm not going to keep buying them if every single one won't start because they depend on XNA framework.