Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

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Barbosa706 Jun 14, 2020 @ 7:16am
Game won't load
So every time I start the game I click play and once I click play the circle of death starts and that is where it stays forever. What do I do?? Why won't this game work anymore?
Originally posted by Fyst:
We've had a lot of this problem after the last couple Windows updates. We aren't sure what Microsoft changed but here are the most common solutions:

-Disable fullscreen optimizations: Go to the game install folder. Right click on sins of a solar empire rebellion.exe, select properties, compatability. check the box for disable fullscreen optimization.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTOuQ8bdLI
-Try turning off windows real time protection anti virus (or any antivirus)
-Verify your documents folder is not on OneDrive. (see https://steamcommunity.com/app/204880/discussions/0/2288338908693685635/ for details)
-Check if the game works in dev mode? (Click the arrow beside Play in the launcher and check “Use Dev Exe”)
-Try starting in windowed mode (Open c:\username\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Setting\rebellion.user.setting and change VideoIsWindowed TRUE to FALSE
-Try pressing alt-enter after starting it in windowed mode.
-Disable any Nahimic sound stuff.
-Verify you have the latest graphic drivers.
-In the NVIDIA control panel try different scaling settings.
-Try different resolutions.
-Try reducing any in-game graphic settings.
-Verify the game cache in Steam.
-Go to Windows Defender->Virus and Threat Protection->Virus and Threat Protection Settings->Manage Controlled Folder Access and try removing the Sins install folder.
-Turn off and disable MSI Afterbuner
-Check if Sins is entered under Controlled folder access in Windows ransomware protection. It will need to be added to the exception list.

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Fyst  [developer] Jun 14, 2020 @ 8:57am 
We've had a lot of this problem after the last couple Windows updates. We aren't sure what Microsoft changed but here are the most common solutions:

-Disable fullscreen optimizations: Go to the game install folder. Right click on sins of a solar empire rebellion.exe, select properties, compatability. check the box for disable fullscreen optimization.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXTOuQ8bdLI
-Try turning off windows real time protection anti virus (or any antivirus)
-Verify your documents folder is not on OneDrive. (see https://steamcommunity.com/app/204880/discussions/0/2288338908693685635/ for details)
-Check if the game works in dev mode? (Click the arrow beside Play in the launcher and check “Use Dev Exe”)
-Try starting in windowed mode (Open c:\username\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Setting\rebellion.user.setting and change VideoIsWindowed TRUE to FALSE
-Try pressing alt-enter after starting it in windowed mode.
-Disable any Nahimic sound stuff.
-Verify you have the latest graphic drivers.
-In the NVIDIA control panel try different scaling settings.
-Try different resolutions.
-Try reducing any in-game graphic settings.
-Verify the game cache in Steam.
-Go to Windows Defender->Virus and Threat Protection->Virus and Threat Protection Settings->Manage Controlled Folder Access and try removing the Sins install folder.
-Turn off and disable MSI Afterbuner
-Check if Sins is entered under Controlled folder access in Windows ransomware protection. It will need to be added to the exception list.

Last edited by Fyst; Sep 25, 2020 @ 1:13pm
stealthbcc Jul 1, 2020 @ 9:18pm 
I have the same issue still. I tried what was shown in the youtube video and it didn't work. I had tried multiple changes including steam check game files. Nothing works. When do the developers think they get this patch to play. I want to play this game again.
Spidermonkey Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:56pm 
Have not been able to play the game for a better part of a year and this tread helped me get it going in a window but constantly crashes. I am completely heart broken and severely miss this game.
stealthbcc Jul 2, 2020 @ 9:21pm 
I know, when will the developers be able to fix this, I dont want to uninstall the game because of having to reinstall the game. Please developers fix this game so we can all enjoy it again.
deutschZuid Jul 3, 2020 @ 2:21pm 
Disabling full screen optimization worked
solops1 Jul 7, 2020 @ 3:38pm 
Originally posted by Barbosa706:
So every time I start the game I click play and once I click play the circle of death starts and that is where it stays forever.

I had this problem on a brand new laptop. Disabling full screen optimization worked.
Last edited by solops1; Jul 7, 2020 @ 3:38pm
El Hardino Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:24am 
Hello i just wanted to ask about i proper fix for the loading problems. I have tried every method that has been listed and none of them work and I am very annoyed at this. I know this isn't the developers fault but i would like to see a fix for this.
E Stone Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:12am 
im having the same problem but im using proton do you know what i should do?
Volsyden Aug 3, 2020 @ 8:38pm 
sad, unplayable. i requested a refund. tried everything to get this game to work. you all should request refund as well devs really screwed up and they dont have any future plans for a fix. good by Sins, i loved this game too.
jcanas3321 Aug 17, 2020 @ 3:56pm 
Just found out last night that if you go to the file location and launching the game from there will enable windowed mode. I was able to get a game started, saved and exited.
Mjolner Aug 30, 2020 @ 5:37pm 
disabling optimizers worked for me
DaIceBurg Sep 6, 2020 @ 1:47pm 
Did not work for me anyone notice that the workshop is gone for this game too? I blame steam if you delete and redownload it even has a error come up

I am so over this ♥♥♥♥ service GOG here I come.
Last edited by DaIceBurg; Sep 6, 2020 @ 1:48pm
AdAstra_17 Sep 11, 2020 @ 4:47am 
Fenstermodus und Borderless funktionieren!
minibeas Sep 15, 2020 @ 8:05pm 
The regular game does not want to launch for me... Dev mode works. I have tried all the standard stuff from below...

• Try starting in windowed mode (Open c:\username\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Setting\rebellion.user.setting and change VideoIsWindowed TRUE to FALSE

• Try pressing alt-enter after starting it in windowed mode.

• Disable any Nahimic sound stuff.

• Verify you have the latest graphic drivers.

• In the NVIDIA control panel try different scaling settings.

• Try different resolutions.

• Try reducing any in-game graphic settings.

• Right click > options > compatibility > disable fullscreen optimisation

• Verify the game cache

• Go to Windows Defender->Virus and Threat Protection->Virus and Threat Protection Settings->Manage Controlled Folder Access and try removing the Sins install folder.
Go to the game install folder. Right click on sins of a solar empire rebellion.exe, select properties, compatability. check the box for disable fullscreen optimization. then click change high dpi settings. check

From Event Viewer

Faulting application name: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe, version: 1.9.5.0, time stamp: 0x5eb176c0 Faulting module name: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe, version: 1.9.5.0, time stamp: 0x5eb176c0 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0001cc55 Faulting process id: 0x6ec Faulting application start time: 0x01d68bc45d36d3c6 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe Report Id: 4a898431-adf4-40b8-8cb9-1f10b36f4be2 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

Fault bucket 2028979457708901501, type 1 Event Name: APPCRASH Response: Not available Cab Id: 0

Problem signature: P1: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe P2: 1.9.5.0 P3: 5eb176c0 P4: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe P5: 1.9.5.0 P6: 5eb176c0 P7: c0000005 P8: 0001cc55 P9: P10:

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These files may be available here: \?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_Sins of a Solar _e4f2e02d925aa69d6275309a1f40b98f060e275_4f1d0b5d_20426966-7859-4425-8fba-25355a34c193

Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 4a898431-adf4-40b8-8cb9-1f10b36f4be2 Report Status: 268435456 Hashed bucket: 816277543d38f2a28c286211194dc47d Cab Guid: 0

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Riotshielder21 Sep 18, 2020 @ 3:37am 
Originally posted by Barbosa706:
So every time I start the game I click play and once I click play the circle of death starts and that is where it stays forever. What do I do?? Why won't this game work anymore?

You should check to make sure you dont have any optimising software that comes with say motherboards for the sound on the back IO like Asus Sonic Studio / Radar or MSI Nahimic
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