Moriarty wrote:GOG version. Windows 7 64bit.
Just upgraded to the latest version (used to work), now it doesn't start. Well, it does start but...
* Run sis64, game starts but there's a tiny dialog behing the game that says: "DBGHELP.DLL too old". Game loads fine but it's impossible to do anything on the main menu. Closing the dialog (which is hidden behind the game) is the only thing that can be done. This then crashes the game.
Moriarty wrote:I have two dbghelp.dll files in my sis install (32bit and 64bit version), both with modified dates of 2019-05-30.
Ironically it seems to be crash handler that's crashing the game.
Hmm... Yes, this is less than ideal. The crash handler shouldn't be hit unless you've hit a serious error -- but, ideally, it would work better than it is. Inside your Stars in Shadow/ directory, you should have two files `vc_redist.x64` and `vc_redist.x86`. Try running both. They *might* update your dlls and allow the crash handler to export more useful crash diagnostics.
Moriarty wrote:Thanks for the prompt responses. I'm afraid it's none of these things.
This is running on a proper PC, 16GB RAM, Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, discrete graphics card (Geforce GTX 1050 2GB).
No virus scanner or anything that should be touching running programs.
Plenty of free RAM (only about 6GB is in use right now).
Moriarty wrote:I think I've figured it out. I have a software firewall. It was set to completely block SIS/64. Apparently SIS doesn't like this. If I allow it to access "localhost" it works.
Moriarty wrote:It's a firewall from 2012 so getting it could be tricky. Maybe there are different ways to block the packets that Windows does differently?
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