hollow0n3 Oct 21, 2012 @ 12:23am
Crash on startup
Title says it, the game crashed with a blue screen followed by a reboot for me.
Didn't even hit the real intro, but since something exactly like this happend before to me...
I assume I will have to disable the steam community for it.
The last time this happend it was with world of goo.
I begin to suspect that my nvidia card should be replaced.

Edit: Exact same problem as mentioned before, exact same solution. It worked afters disableing the steam community for the game.
Last edited by hollow0n3; Oct 21, 2012 @ 1:01am
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hollow0n3 Oct 21, 2012 @ 2:59am 
Now it crashes when I am around the crypt in chapter 1, it slows down.. then crashes and I don't even get any meaningfull error message.
XP Home SP3 and otherwise mostly outdated system here, it still meets the requirements for this game tho.

EDIT: Just my luck, two files were not matching up after validating. If you happen to find yourself starting with a save you already deleted.. validate. Let's hope this works now.
Last edited by hollow0n3; Oct 21, 2012 @ 3:32am
hollow0n3 Oct 21, 2012 @ 5:22am 
It continues to not work properly. In chapter 2 I got yet another random crash.. followed by a corruption of my save, which now causes crashes when I attempt to load it.
Another minor bug I noticed involves the subtitles and the spoken lines getting mixed up for objects that got more then one description avaible.
How many years is that game on the market again? I can't be the only one who gets to "enjoy" theese bugs.

EDIT: I was not the only one, checking the file version reveals that steam uses version 1.0.0.1.
There was an update on the developer website dated early january 2010. To version 1.11.
Why is that update NOT on steam?
See: http://www.focus-home.com/support/runaway_atof/?lang=en
Last edited by hollow0n3; Oct 21, 2012 @ 5:37am
hollow0n3 Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:56am 
Time for an update from me.
Steam support was not really helpfull. They even ignored my repeatedd mention of the links on the steam support forum page for this game beeing dead.
Unfortunally the same is true for the support from pendulo studios, it seems that they do not check their support email accounts and even the website for the game itself linked to a forum that was not where it should be.. another dead page.
Going over the website for Yesterday I found a working link to their forum.
I posted there. Official pendulo support was not active on said board for over a month.

If you really really really want to play this game buy a physical copy.
GyéBen Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:06pm 
Hi!

The exe's version is for some reason always 1.0.0.1 even after installing patch 1.11

If you have an AGP videocard, try setting AGP aperture to a bigger value in BIOS.
More information can be found here: http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmviewfaq.aspx?faqid=59067
Otherwise, get a better videocard.

And unfortunately there are also some subtitle glitches. I'm not sure if you can do anything with them.

At last, I'd like to mention that you can contact Pendulo Studios for real on their Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pendulostudios
Last edited by GyéBen; Nov 5, 2012 @ 1:06pm
hollow0n3 Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:53pm 
Quote from the requirements:
ATI Radeon 9800/Intel GMA 3000/Nvidia GeForce FX 5900 or Higher

I got an Nvidia GeForce 6600 in this box. That *should* be enough.
And I did not try Twitter yet, getting an answer there would be not the best sign tho.. since it would really imply that they do not look at their email or own forum anymore.

Edit: They answered the post, unfortunally their solutions are things that don't work.
I did verify the game files several times before after crashes already and they are currently all okay.. not to mention that removing that *.blog file only forced a steam update without fixing the crash.
Last edited by hollow0n3; Nov 6, 2012 @ 8:53am
hollow0n3 Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:45am 
A short update, over a week after they finally asked my specs they didnt even say that they will look into it. The broken links I reported at the start of it all are still not fixed and the only activity on Pendulos board is from spambots.

If you really want their games buy retail copies since you can install updates by yourself then.. or get your money back easier if the updates dont do anything. I for one will not buy any more of their games. If they can not even manage to maintain their own websites links .... they can't care too much about how they look to customers that end up having problems with their games.
hollow0n3 Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:33pm 
Checked their forum again, 10 posts from spambots, no answers to my problem since they got my specs on the 8th nov when they ran out of the usual tricks to suggest.
Uninstalling the game now.
Do not buy this game, it is buggy and there is no functional support.
I will not buy any future games made by Pendulo, if they want to change my mind they should at least keep their own forums in order and at least attempt to fix the broken links and the completly ignored email-adress they call their support.
Mercemidi Sep 11, 2013 @ 7:47am 
Wish I had read this post before I started playing. I cannot pass the point where he is supposed to get his medication in Chapter 2 and it crashes every time. Can't get past it.
Sabata Sep 11, 2013 @ 7:56am 
Same to me, the game dont start only black sceen! Very disapointed!
Cyber-Freak Dec 4, 2013 @ 8:49pm 
posted possible solution on the forums, incase anyones subscribed to this.
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