Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Killburnmk3 Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:31am
Crashing on startup
I have played the game back in the day often - but it does not run on my new PC. I reinstalled it several times, and used nearly any option available in the lauch tool. Any good guess?
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SethB Oct 24, 2013 @ 6:32pm 
I just decided to pick this game up, and installed it. I get the same problem, it crashes on startup. Big waste of money here.
Killburnmk3 Oct 24, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
I have checked the issue, as it seems there is no work around. It is a hardware problem, my guess the grafic card, as good the game itself is - its not worth the time to resolve it by myself. The Devs got the data for the problem and nothing happened, that was 2 years ago.
Iron Monkey Oct 24, 2013 @ 11:07pm 
I played this game fine for a little over an hour the day I got it and worked fine, next day I tried to play it and it crashes my entire PC (not just the game). This also happened with Frozyn Synapse which I got a few days before this one. Just seems really weird that these two games would do that. I can play way more taxing games like Borderlands 2 and Civilization V for hours on end with no problems. Even other indie games like Trine 2 and Terraria no problem.

It's a shame really since I was enjoying it, but with a problem like that I don't even want to bother. :sadpanda:
ogeraisi Oct 26, 2013 @ 2:00am 
try using custom.exe in the install directory and mess around with the settings
Killburnmk3 Oct 26, 2013 @ 4:56am 
Already done, no positive changes. If I disable everything I can hear the music with a black screen, but getting only error messages when starting a new game (at leat I guess that I am starting a game). In every error message the word "open" is written wrong "opne". And yes, I have tried to disable the user account control, virus scanner and checked if there is any access protection in the way - but no, there should be no reason for the erorrs.

The only one user with the same problems reports that he had 2 mouses and 2 keyboards where the copies where false ones - after the removel of them, all was good. But I have no "ghost" devices in my system.
longsh0t419 Dec 19, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
i just bought the game on the holiday sale and ran into the same prob.... Fixed it by running it in windowed mode... hope this helps you...
Killburnmk3 Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:49pm 
nope, like I sad, I have tried any option in the menu available that included fullscreen/ windowed mode and all the other options there - nothing seems to work
Kurisu No Patto Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:00pm 
Windowed mode fixed my problem (thanks).

Originally posted by longsh0t419:
i just bought the game on the holiday sale and ran into the same prob.... Fixed it by running it in windowed mode... hope this helps you...
SethB Dec 28, 2013 @ 10:55pm 

Killburnmk3 Dec 29, 2013 @ 4:47am 
it might helps some people, but not me
Briciofer Feb 26, 2014 @ 3:05pm 
I have the same problem, the game just doesn't work, I seach a lot of things and still, crashing when I Start :(
Triela Jan 15, 2015 @ 7:21am 
crashing when start, windowed mode not help.
Mirilene Jan 16, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
Had the same problem. As laughable as it may sound: After I shot down Xfire both Chantelise as well as Recettear started to work again without any problems ...
Killburnmk3 Jan 16, 2015 @ 4:14pm 
Well, it never worked for me.
Anonymate Jan 16, 2015 @ 11:31pm 
Killbummk3, what GPU are you using?

Anyway, you could open the Device Manager and disable your graphics card driver on Display Adapters. Of course it is not the ideal solution, but it could work and you could use it temporarily to play this and other games that do not work with your graphics card.

If you are using a processor with Intel HD make sure to install the Intel HD driver as well (actually, I'm not sure it is a requirement, or windows 8 will just find and install it automatically, but good to make sure). I suppose Recettear can run well with Intel HD graphics; not sure though.
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