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by BasiliskWrangler
October 29th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

CB - if you get a fix that works, make a new topic (separate from this one) that identifies the problem and gives a clear solution, and I will sticky it.
by BasiliskWrangler
October 28th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

Hmm, I'm out of ideas.

The only thing I can do now is offer a bounty: I'll give a free Steam code to our next game ("TRP") to whomever finds a workaround / fix that gets Eschalon (1,2, & 3) to run on the latest version of Windows. The workaround needs to work for everyone, not just your computer.
by BasiliskWrangler
October 26th, 2017, 9:09 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

CrazyBernie wrote:
October 26th, 2017, 8:31 pm
... it's possible the Blitzmax engine isn't friendly with this type of storage medium (?).
Maybe. But, BlitzMax just rides on top of your OS and communicates via standard system protocols. The underlying code communicates with the filesystem just like any other piece of software, through the OS.
by BasiliskWrangler
October 23rd, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 22874

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

Leezar wrote:
October 23rd, 2017, 8:18 am
The Rectum Parasite
We have a winner.
by BasiliskWrangler
October 22nd, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

Well a quick Google search on "Windows 10 Steam read write error" reveals several recent posts:

Google search results


Anyone want to glance through these and see if any work?
by BasiliskWrangler
October 21st, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

The eb3.cfg gets dumped into the %APPDATA%\Basilisk Games\Book 3 Saved Games\ folder along with the save slots. If you delete it it'll act like a new install but that tmp folder seems to prevent it from doing anything else. So the way it works is, when you play your game, Eschalon writes all map & ...
by BasiliskWrangler
October 21st, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

I know where the files were installed. I tried running the .exe file as administrator, but nothing changed. I don't think an .ini file was created. Is there another way to switch to openGL? Um, no it's going to default for DirectX on a Windows machine unless it finds a OpenGL flag in the .ini, but ...
by BasiliskWrangler
October 20th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

Hmmm...Bernie, can you run the .exe. as Adminstrator, see if that fixes it? (EDIT) Oh, sorry I misses the part where you said you tried it. Honestly, I do not have a Windows 10 machine in the office! :oops: I run Windows 8.1 and a Linux distro for all my development. I will probably get a copy of Wi...
by BasiliskWrangler
October 20th, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book III Support [Windows]
Topic: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)
Replies: 30
Views: 5875

Re: Game crashes on startup (Windows 10)

Book 3's engine is essentially identical to Book 2, so I don't think it is a compatibility issue. I wonder if you could find where Steam installed the game, and run the .exe as "Administrator". It may be having a problem building the save-game folders or creating the initial .ini file. If you can fi...
by BasiliskWrangler
October 17th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: TRC
Topic: Testing
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Testing

1..2..3...Making sure this forum is readable and accessible by everyone.
by BasiliskWrangler
October 9th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 22874

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

The Rogue Profiteer Sounds cool. I'd give this title a 4 out of 5 stars. The Realm Protectors. Too fantasy sounding. Rating: 3 / 5 Tax Returns Protector Man, this doesn't sound like a fun game at all! Rating: 1 / 5 The Red Planet Seems like a low-effort attempt at a title. Rating: 2 / 5 The ____ Wo...
by BasiliskWrangler
October 8th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 22874

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

Painted Lady wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Okay, I can't stand not taking a bit of a guess - sort of....

The ____ World
The ____ Wars
Well, the initials are "TRP", so you're going to be way off on these guesses. :wink: Though I do admit the first word is "The".
by BasiliskWrangler
October 7th, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 22874

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

We just finalized the name for our sci-fi RPG! :D The initials are TRP, which will be revealed soon-ish. Logos are in the works now. I need to secure the domain name this next week.

TRP is a placeholder where ZATMOS was.
by BasiliskWrangler
September 14th, 2017, 5:32 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book I Support [Macintosh]
Topic: Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing
Replies: 3
Views: 4100

Re: Won't open - ERROR: gfx.pak missing

Hey. In case anybody else has this problem, I found that the following worked for me. Right-click on the eschalon_book_1.app icon and select Show Package Contents. Open the folder Contents, then open the folder MacOS and open the object eschalon_book_1. The game should run as usual. Where did you d...
by BasiliskWrangler
August 30th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 22874

Re: The State of the Basilisk, Summer 2017

So is Zodiac dead? Well, no... but it's showing no signs of life at the moment. The project has been packed up and moved off my development workstation while I focus on the next RPG. I'll likely eliminate references to it on the main website to avoid ongoing queries about it. I'll review the projec...