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Scarmiglione Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:11pm
Getting "E_INVALIDARG" error
I'm getting the following error when trying to launch the game (both from within Steam and from the executable):

DirectX Error
"The call 'CreateDevice' returned error 'E_INVALIDARG: An invalid parameter was passed to the returning function'"

Has anybody else run into this, or has any idea as to what could be causing it?

I installed the game and was getting the error, then tried restarting my laptop as well as re-downloading Monaco, but so far nothing has worked.

Last edited by Scarmiglione; Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:06pm
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jauboyjr Apr 25, 2013 @ 9:20am 
I have the exact same problem. Anyone know how to fix this?
Scarmiglione Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
Still haven't managed to fix it. Most of the info that comes up when searching for it is developer info, and next to useless without any context.

Any help would be much appreciated.

zyzzybalubah Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
Have you guys tried launching from the .exe?
Scarmiglione Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
FIXED [...or at least, found a workaround]!

Yes, tried launching directly from the .exe to no avail.

I ran this directly from the executable with Windows 7 compatibility settings and it ran fine. After saving the compatibility settings I ran it from Steam and everything runs smoothly.

1. Open Monaco.exe file location
2. Right-click and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
3. Walk through compatibility setup and find one that works for you (Win 7 worked for me)

Hope that helps for anyone else having this issue.

jauboyjr Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:44am 
Still no luck on my end
AndyN.  [developer] Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:01pm 
This error is actually submitted to our engine guys and they are looking at it. I hope we can get a fix for you soon!
zyzzybalubah Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
Sometimes installing these redists solves the issue you're having:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
jauboyjr May 2, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Thanks Andy!
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Date Posted: Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:11pm
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