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The Wambat Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:55pm
Crash On Stratup-help?
So I've had this game for a couple weeks now off of Steam and I really enjoy it bu tall of a sudden today, it decided to stop working. The game begins to load like normal and the screen goes black for a second but then the window closes and the game crashes like it never even started up. Please help me. What should I do?
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borsdy Oct 11, 2012 @ 1:53am 
i had this problem after the patch too! playing the gfwl version first fixed it for me
GlassCharles VI Oct 11, 2012 @ 6:53am 
Posted by weedo on the old forums: "I went into the game directory and launched game.exe directly, that's the GFWL version and it did work fine. Then I launched the Steamworks version and it works fine now too. I guess you have to launch the GFWL version or it wont work at all."

Worked for me.
[RUF]Soundcreepy Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:01pm 
wow, yea, that cleared it up for me as well. Just sucks for the people who couldn't run the gfwl version in the first place.
The Wambat Oct 11, 2012 @ 11:59pm 
Ya that seams to work. I find it odd though that this would happen. It had me really bummed out for a while.
MrSegraves Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:05am 
It's still crashing for me, even when I do that. Any other tricks?
[40th] Lawrence Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:07pm 
wtf is gfwl version?
The Wambat Oct 23, 2012 @ 11:04pm 
Colonel Lawrence: GFWL is "Games For Windows Live" it's like Xbox live I guess but for PC Windows.

MrSegraves: Sometimes it still crashes for me but I found that it works like 100% of the time if it is run through windows live instead of steam but sometimes it does not give me the option to choose windows live so it crashes... I find that if you just try to open it like 5 times then it will probably display the option. I don't understand the system but at least I can still play it.
Deadlychris Oct 24, 2012 @ 1:22am 
I've been havign a problem like this... I c an see the Game.exe Folder, but how do I launch the game from it? Thanks in advance ;) ~ Squirtle
terarosekise Nov 2, 2012 @ 8:47pm 
What is the game directory? How do i launch the Game.exe version? thx for the help if anyone responds...
The Wambat Nov 4, 2012 @ 6:11pm 
I don't know if it is possible to launch the game from the exe but on my computer which is Windows 7 there is a 'link' theat has a picture of the game shortvut on it... it basically is the shortcut and you can launch it from there but Iv'e never tried launching from the exe soooo.... idk I hope someone else can help more.
maximo995 Nov 4, 2012 @ 10:32pm 
terarosekise: find the Steam directory on your hard drive, then look in /steamapps/common/toy soldiers. There are two applications: Game and GameSW. "Game" is the GFWL version, "GameSW" is the Steamworks version. You should be able to launch either by double-clicking them. There are also two other smaller files named Game.exe in there - you don't want those, just the ones with the TS icons.

If you can't start the GFWL version at all, you may want to try manually updating/installing Games for Windows Live directly from Microsoft. I know this fixes problems for some people. I even had to do that once when I was trying out a Warhammer demo a while back. Just Google "GFWL Client" and it should put you on the right track.
The Wambat Nov 5, 2012 @ 9:01pm 
Thank you maximo995 that's very helpful!
eupawel Jan 27, 2013 @ 9:17am 
windows xp sp3, crash after click play - also crash after try run by: game.exe, GameSW.exe :/
Elennar Jan 27, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
Crash on start....
does anybody have the same problem?
Predator_Fett Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:12pm 
Still have the same problem. It's offensive to me how much BS I've gone through just to get this to work. I would go to sleep happy if the company who released this worthless port went out of business.
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