Crashes on startup


Hi I attached the dump file of the crash that is occurring when I attempt to start Black Lightening. I'm running Windows XP SP2

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Closed Nov 4, 2007 at 9:46 PM by jayonas
I just got a confirmed report that the steps outlined in my comments fix the problem, and thus so should the code fix that I put in when it was reported.


jayonas wrote Oct 28, 2007 at 3:15 AM

Hi! Sorry it took me so long to notice your post.. I thought I'd get an e-mail when someone posted something, but apparently not.

My best guess as to your problem is that you don't have SGE installed. Note that I'm not intending that it be a requirement that users have SGE installed, it's just that I've only tested BL on machines that have SGE installed, so I didn't notice this bug would happen when someone doesn't have it installed. I think that I've modified the code to fix it so that it won't be a problem in the next release.

To fix it on your machine, you'll either need to install SGE (Simutronics Game Entry.. you can download it from Simu's web site if you're not familiar with it) or manually modify your win.ini file. To do that:

1) Open the file C:\Windows\System\win.ini with a text editor such as Notepad.
2) Add the following lines to the bottom:

LauncherPath=C:\Program Files\SIMU\Launcher.exe

3) Save and close the file.

Installing SGE would also fix the problem because it will make that modification for you.

Let me know if that works, and I'll close this work item if it does. Again, sorry it took so long to reply to this. Now that I know it won't e-mail me, I'll try to be more diligent about checking the site in the future.

jayonas wrote Oct 28, 2007 at 3:18 AM

Nuts, I messed those instructions up. For step 1 in modifying your win.ini file, it should be "C:\Windows\win.ini" instead of "C:\Windows\System\win.ini".

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