Author Topic: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)  (Read 2746 times)

Offline astral1

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07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:52:21 am »
Patcher runs fine, updates OK, then says "latest version, please run game".
Game attempts to start, get black screen with Hourglass cursor.
Cursor changes to gauntlet hand, then windows pops up an error, "mythos has stopped working  . . . .  "

Have tried to run as administrator, compatibility mode XP service pack2, also tried running at 640 x 480 screen res, and 256 colours.
Game stops at the same point every time.

Please help.

update:
Just tried uninstall - reboot - reinstall.  Sometimes helps  :)

On this occasion, it has not worked. Game does exactly the same as above.
Patches fine, but wont start.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 07:21:43 am by astral1 »

Offline [Moderator] Illumi

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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 01:03:02 pm »

Did you already try to relogin already?  :)




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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 01:13:58 pm »
Fixed.
i went into the mythos folder and renamed several of the files that were updated (file date shows this) . then ran the updater again.  something must have corrupted this morning.

i am now able to log in  :)

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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 07:20:11 am »
Do you have any idea how VAGUE that is? Renamed WHAT files? AND renamed them to WHAT?

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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 07:26:47 am »
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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 01:19:37 pm »
If you view the files in windows explorer, you can see the file dates, as said above.
Then rename the relevant files from eg.   fileversion.xml  to  oldfileversion.xml
This way you dont lose the files, and the game will replace them . There are  3 files updated, so its not too complex.

update

The 3 files i renamed are as follows     in the Mythos\bin folder        UpdateInfo.ini      and    Fileversion.xml
                                                             in the data_mythos folder    ntlfl.cfg

This workaround sometimes needs to be repeated for the game to work.
Best of luck
« Last Edit: February 10, 2012, 01:30:15 pm by astral1 »

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Re: 07/02/2012 patch stops game from working (Windows Vista)
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 12:54:50 am »
Hello there! Thanks for posting this! I'll add it to the FAQs: http://mythosforum.t3fun.com/index.php?topic=88.0

Please behave.

Thank you for your cooperation.