Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone

Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone

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Kolano May 30, 2013 @ 8:14pm
Crash on Startup
I'm unable to start the game, it immediately crashes on startup.

302, 303, 305 start up normally, but 301 and 304 both immediately crash.

Windows 7 x64
nVidia GeForce 580
Last edited by Kolano; May 30, 2013 @ 8:18pm
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Piasecznik May 31, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
ExcideSC May 31, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
i got the same problem aswel
Kolano May 31, 2013 @ 11:31pm 
See this...

Likely due to running multiple monitors.
Last edited by Kolano; May 31, 2013 @ 11:31pm
They all crash for me. Funny thing is every other Telltale game works fine, from S&M season 1 though to TWD.
JagPaw Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:44am 
multiple monitors?! damn, lets see if this guy is right...
JagPaw Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:45am 
OK, yes, unplugging my extra monitor fixed it. That's lame but at least I can play now!
drongo Jun 1, 2013 @ 11:29am 
thanks for the tipp. when in the game, you can switch to window-mode. then it works with second monitor active.
Scar107 Jun 1, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
So not worth playing on my smaller screen. My second moniter is my TV.
Kolano Jun 1, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
You can play on whatever screen you'd like. You just need to disable whatever other device is connected. Such is easily accomplished via the Display/Screen Resolution control panels.
Coda Jun 6, 2013 @ 10:19pm 
Um... let's roll out a bug fix for this, Telltale. That's a rookie mistake.
Steele Jun 13, 2013 @ 11:15am 
This problem also came up for me, but because I had a 360 controller plugged in. Unplugged it and the game started up fine.
Hero_Crellos Jun 27, 2013 @ 3:24am 
fixed when i disable the other monitor
ϟ Ericz Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:58am 
Hate these lame things... I'm not supposing to disable anything.
Well, at least there are an easy "solution". Thanks for that.
Cid Nov 6, 2013 @ 5:57am 
lol... ok... that was easy (can't believe I was waiting all the time for a bug fix -.-' )
(did this on Windows 7!)

make a screenshot - because all your stuff will be moved to your primary monitor ;)

right click in the desktop
"monitor settings" (had to translate it, last but two entry/third entry from the bottom up)
disable the second monitor by changing the last drop down from "extend" to "only use screen X
(do not close the window yet - you want to switch back to two screens!)

start each part of the game (one by one) and do this:
click options
click the arrow on the right
full screen off
resolution to whatever you like (has to be smaller than the resolution windows uses) (+apply)
exit the game

reenable the second screen
and move all your icons back to their old position

+ two screens
+ game will not crash
- window instead of fullscreen (smaller than it could be and you see the desktop)

(Telltale should start thinking about windowed fullscreen - quite cool for e.g. MMORPGs when you can manage your TS / read instant messages/browser stuff/watch temperature/speed/... of your PCs components... on your second screen - without minimizing the game/the game being minimized when the game loses the focus)
R153nm Feb 4, 2015 @ 1:55pm 
Here is a significantly better solution for multi-monitor users. Navigate to the executable and change the compatibility settings for the exe. Choose 'Disable visual themes' and 'Disable desktop composition'. Voila.
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