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All of my Sam and Max game son Steam crash

posted by Levybreak on - last edited - Viewed by 862 users
I just bought the Sam and Max complete pack on steam the other day, and to my surprise, every single Sam and Max game crashes on startup. I have no idea why this would happen, especially since a long time ago i downloaded S1 Ep4 and it worked fine. I looked through the telltale forums and steam support, and failed to see any problem like this. To be precise about the crashes, All the Season 1 games I click "Launch" and then immediately after steam's launching dialog closes I get the standard XP "Application has stopped working" dialog. With all the season 2 games my screen just flashes black and then back to normal, no game, no error. Any ideas?

Windows XP 32 bit
nVidia GeForce 6150 LE (getting a new card sometime in the next week)
2GB DDR2 RAM
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  • Can't you disable some software? Like the anti-virus and such? There must be something running background crapping things up.

    Maybe it's time to upgrade Windows?
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Levybreak;254231 said:
    Alright, I got a new graphics card (and motherboard and CPU since it didn't work in the old board)
    Did you reinstall windows after you installed he new Motherboard?

    A new dxdiag log would be great too.
    The Spoony Hou;254248 said:
    Can't you disable some software? Like the anti-virus and such? There must be something running background crapping things up.
    Instructions below.
    Booting clean in Windows XP:
    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
    3. Uncheck Process SYSTEM.INI file
    4. Uncheck Process WIN.INI file
    5. Uncheck Load Startup Items
    6. Click on the Services tab
    7. At the bottom, check Hide All Microsoft Services
    8. Uncheck all boxes in the window or click the button labeled Disable All
    6. Click OK
    7. Click Restart
    8. After reboot, run the game to see if it works.

    After performing the necessary steps, restore your system by doing the following:

    1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK
    2. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
    3. Click OK
    4. Click YES, when asked to restart your computer

    Based on Will's post
  • Alright, here's a new DxDiag report, I'll go start with an empty startup now...

    And no, I didn't reinstall windows. I just uninstalled some old drivers and installed new ones. :3
    (I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of reinstalation...)
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    Seg
    From the looks of it, you haven't installed the most recent drivers for your graphics card. While it's an ASUS, it's actually an ATI Radeon HD 4650 class. You should get the ATI drivers as they're maintained.

    ATI Catalyst 9.12 Display Driver for Windows XP Professional/Home Edition
  • I thought I had installed the latest drivers for it, but it turns out I had only installed the lastest CCC. Anyways, I updated it and the problem still exists. :S
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    DjNDB Moderator
    The clean boot changed nothing either?
  • DjNDB;254572 said:
    The clean boot changed nothing either?
    No, it did not. :(
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Levybreak;254814 said:
    No, it did not. :(
    Okay, time for some new ideas.
    Does the free Sam&Max Episode you can download from TTG directly still work?
    How about the demos of W&G or ToMI?
  • Alright, just tried the free same and max from TTG, and the launcher pops up, and then the opening gametap and telltale logos popup, and then it goes back to desktop and nothing happens.
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    DjNDB Moderator
    Do you see any Warnings/Errors around the times of the crashes in the Windows Event Viewer?
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