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Won't start!

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 pm
by Longrange
Hi, having difficulties starting the mod, base game runs fine. When I hit start game, I get the spinning blue windows icon for about 2 seconds then nothing. No processes running in TM, no event logs or anything seem to be generated.

Specs are: AMD FX6100 hexacore, 16GB ram, AMD HD7850 gpu. Game files are not on my "C" drive (Small SSD) if it could make a difference.

I've tried xp sp3 compatability, which did nothing, I have not touched the str shaders, just the shader and world model.

One of my favourites when I was younger, be nice to play it again, screenshots of the mod look awesome.

EDIT: forgot to say, Windows 8 pro version.

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:56 pm
by Shelim
Oh, I never tested the mod on W8, I don't have that OS myself ^^"

Just a couple of control question:

1.) Can you run it as administrator?
2.) Can you run task manager (process tab) and confirm that Drakan.exe is running after you press Start Game?
3.) Do you run mod via shortcut or via executable in folder?

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:01 pm
by Angiesaurus

I've actually got the same problem when running the 10th Anniv mod. The launcher loads fine, but once I press Launch Drakan nothing happens. :( I've checked TM, but there is no process running in the background. I'm running it on Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm not as tech savvy as I used to be, so I'm not quite what else to try. I've tried poking my head around for a solution, but haven't come across anything on here.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give. :D

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:14 pm
by Thrysca
i have windows 8 pro cant get the mod to work it wont launch game launches but not the mod

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:08 am
by AXE
Recently got a new pc for my wife, it has win8. She could not stand Metro, so loaded Classic Shell.

Wonder if it would run under the shell with compatability. Give me a week to try it out.

Acer board, with 8 gb, and a onboard 1gb ati graphics, running 3.4 MHz quad = $400 back to school special! 8)

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:17 am
by AXE
Tried today win8. It did not run even with AiO patch installed. Managed to watch the start movie upto the Order emblem. 1200 fps. The issue was no mouse pointer so could not continue. Changed many of the dev options on startup to no avail. Had to run it in a windowed mode to center the game onscreen. Tried through Metro screen and desktop! Same

Re: Won't start!

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:37 am
by UCyborg
I was playing with Windows 8 in the days before official release. Had nothing but trouble with it. Game was lagging terribly and fullscreen didn't work, there were borders around the window... And Drakan wasn't the only old game that behaved badly on Windows 8, but worked great on 7. Windows 8 is just a compatibility breaker IMHO. I mean, if a program can run normally on everything from Windows 95 to 7, but not on 8??