Instant CTD. WTF?

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#1 Posted by neozephyrox (18 posts) -

My brother and I have been trying to play this game for the past thirty minutes but as soon as we boot up the game it instantly crashes to desktop. What the hell? Anyone else having this problem right now?  This is ridiculous.

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#2 Posted by Sjupp (1948 posts) -

Does it give you a black/white screen at startup or is it just "failed to run/critical error/whatnot" ?

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#3 Posted by neozephyrox (18 posts) -

neither. it just shows the zoomed out pic of the table with the book on it. then it makes the first 3 notes of the intro song. then crashes to desktop without any notification of any kind

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#4 Posted by KarlPilkington (2812 posts) -

Use more skill.

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#5 Posted by neoepoch (1317 posts) -
@Chabbs0 said:
" Use more skill. "
Use less troll.
 
@neozephyrox:
This is a Steam game right? So it is assumed to have the latest updates?
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#6 Edited by LittleBigJono (291 posts) -

Best advice I can give is don't waste your time. The co-op (whether it be online or lan) just seems to break the game for me, even with all the patches they've been pouring out. Admittedly it works for some people it seems but me and a mate have been trying for days and the furthest we've got is chapter 3 with all the bugs before it just dies. Guess you can just wait until paradox or whatever irons everything out? Or play single player.
 
EDIT: My bad, i reread your post and my reply has nothing to do with it. Sorry, I don't know how to help if it won't even let you get in-game.

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#7 Posted by august (4065 posts) -

Your video drivers and direct x updated?

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#8 Posted by MisterDunlap (285 posts) -

Don't mess with co-op for a bit. I'm pretty sure they're still working on the insane bugginess of it right now. So if you really want to play, do it in single-layer, and avoid co-op for the time being. You might check it out in a week or so, and see if it's improved since then. That's my advice at least.

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#9 Posted by izzygraze (931 posts) -
@neozephyrox said:

" My brother and I have been trying to play this game for the past thirty minutes but as soon as we boot up the game it instantly crashes to desktop. What the hell? Anyone else having this problem right now?  This is ridiculous. "

Best to ask on the steam forums: 
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1071
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#10 Posted by neozephyrox (18 posts) -

i am trying to get updates to dx, xna, and .net. based off of what someone posted on the paradox/magicka forums.   Honestly i don't see how my computer could play the game at all if i didn't already have those things installed.  Up until today, i was playing the game for hours on end in co-op and single player with only minor issues.  then today for no reason it just starts crashing when i load it up. 

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#11 Posted by neozephyrox (18 posts) -

well, i reinstalled directx and just tried to run the game for kicks. apparently that's what it needed. i can play again. even though the game is still pretty buggy

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#12 Edited by MrKlorox (11149 posts) -
@neozephyrox: I'll try that. Mine crashes immediately after the title card as soon as the music starts.
 
edit: Ran the dxwebsetup in "\steamapps\common\magicka demo" and it grabbed something from the 2006 SDK and that's all it took. As for why, I have no clue. Pretty sure I've installed a game or two that's newer than 2006.
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#13 Posted by Daavpuke (180 posts) -

Yeah, the installation process is really really weird. Luckily, it only took me 2 tries for that 3.1 .net thing to install properly and start the game right. I've been playing co-op all day yesterday and it makes the game even better than the already awesome single player.

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