roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:23am
Game sticks starting
game says its running but don't start nothing is showing up in the log. Initally I thought it was just takeing a long time to load so I tried starting it then going to bed but it was still not loaded when I got up this morning.
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Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:27am 
Hey there,

We are aware of this issue. We are working on a fix now. Can you please let me know what operating system you are running?


P.S. There are reports of people just trying to open it a few times, and it will work eventually.
Last edited by Drathy; Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:28am
roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:30am 
I am running windows 7 home permium with 64 bit operating system. I have tried a few times with mods, without mods now have just tried a uninstall reninstall will let you know if that changed things
roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:31am 
nope uninstall reinstall and no mods still have no start
roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:36am 
ah ha got it run in folder from game folder as a admin has done the trick at least for me. hopefully this will help you with the steam start bug
Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:36am 
Thanks, so far it's been only people on Windows 7. Did the game work previously for you (on other versions?) or was it newly purchased?
Last edited by Drathy; Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:36am
Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:58pm 
We have done some updates and are now testing a possible fix. You can try it out for yourself by using the "Development Branch" of the game. Please let us know if this works for you if you a moment: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=721479594
Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 2:13pm 
If any of you are still having this issue, please help us by following along with this. It's a bit technical, so let me know if you have any issues.

VIDEO: http://www.screencast.com/t/yP7AjEWgs1

It involves:

1. Opening up your Wayward folder.
2. Opening up cmd, and setting the directory to the Wayward folder. (using cd path/to/folder)
3. Setting some values:


4. Running the game in this manner.
5. Copying the information from the cmd window for and pasting it to me.

I'm pressing enter after each line to "execute" the command as shown in the video.

Hopefully you can still get it to hang/not work in this manner. I'm looking for the information it gives when the game doesn't load, not when it does. In my window, it shows it loading fine.
Last edited by Drathy; Jul 31, 2016 @ 2:13pm
Mentro Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:10pm 
I had the same issue. Browsing to the install directory and creating a shortcut to always run as administrator fixed it for me.
roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:42pm 
mine shows nothing for some reason game just hangs, like before doing the cmd thing :{ so I can't even paste you a log of some sort becouse nothing comes up at all

roweanmcroy Jul 31, 2016 @ 5:44pm 
E:\>cd E:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Wayward

E:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Wayward>set ELECTRON_ENABLE_LOGGING=true

E:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Wayward>set ELECTRON_ENABLE_STACK_DUMPING=true


Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 6:00pm 
Thanks for testing that out! I'll report back when I have some other ideas.
Drathy  [developer] Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:44pm 
Can anybody that has this issue confirm if the following solution in this video:

1) Did not work.
2) Worked.
3) Worked, but only sometimes.

Caerold Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:33pm 
Win 7 here. Steam won't launch Wayward. It starts a process but no game and I have to kill from task manager. Launches fine directly from exe.

All you did in the video was mark "run as admin" right? This had no effect. Still borked on Steam. No issue from exe.
Last edited by Caerold; Jul 31, 2016 @ 11:33pm
Drathy  [developer] Aug 1, 2016 @ 1:23am 
Another test for ya'll to try:


Open this link, and right click anywhere on the page and select "Save as" to save it to your computer. Replace the launch_options.json in your Wayward folder with this one and see if it runs for Steam, or at least gives some types of logs and/or errors.
Last edited by Drathy; Aug 1, 2016 @ 1:26am
roweanmcroy Aug 1, 2016 @ 2:08am 
bedtime for this girl will try it in the morning though and thanks Drathy for being so on top of things
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