Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Guinsoo
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Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Guinsoo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:53 pm

Hi there,

I was very happy to see you have updated Reus on GOG to 2.4.0.18 a few days ago. However, after downloading and installing the new version, the game won't start anymore. There's a short black screen and then it crashes to desktop, with no error message or anything. The errorReport.txt file in the game directory contains the following:

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Version: 1.4
Thread: Main

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Die Datei oder Assembly "SpaceTech.Font.dll" oder eine Abhängigkeit davon wurde nicht gefunden. Das angegebene Modul wurde nicht gefunden.
Dateiname: "SpaceTech.Font.dll"
   bei Reus.IntroScreen.LoadContent()
   bei Microsoft.Xna.Framework.DrawableGameComponent.Initialize()
   bei Reus.Application.Initialize()
   bei Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame(Boolean useBlockingRun)
   bei Reus.Program.ActualMain()
   bei Reus.Program.Main(String[] args)

0xffffffff Reus.exe->Reus.IntroScreen.LoadContent
0x00b8 Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.dll->Microsoft.Xna.Framework.DrawableGameComponent.Initialize
0x01b1 Reus.exe->Reus.Application.Initialize
0x0039 Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.dll->Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame
0x0006 Reus.exe->Reus.Program.ActualMain
0x003c Reus.exe->Reus.Program.Main


The previous version of the game (GOG 2.3.0.17) worked just fine without any crashes whatsoever and it still does (reinstalled the old version). So it has something to do with the new version only.

Any ideas?

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Maarten
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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Maarten » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:37 pm

Hello Guinsoo,

Strange, I cannot reproduce that here.

Could you verify that there is a "SpaceTech.Font.dll" file in your game folder? If there isn't, then redownloading/reinstalling the game might solve the problem.

Are you using the direct download link from GOG?

Guinsoo
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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Guinsoo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Hi Maarten,

thanks for reply. Yes, it's the download link from the GOG game tab: Reus 1.4 (GOG-18) 400 MB English/OS:Windows, file name is setup_reus_2.4.0.18.exe with a size of 400 MB (420.367.752 Bytes).
And yes, there is a SpaceTech.Font.dll in the game's main directory with a size of 522 KB (534.528 Bytes).

I installed the older version (setup_reus_2.3.0.17.exe, still had the old installer on my drive) to a different directory and the SpaceTech.Font.dll from this version is only 511 KB (523.264 Bytes). This old version still starts and runs without any problems.

But that gave me the idea to replace the SpaceTech.Font.dll from the new version with the one from the old version - and now the game starts without crashing! Loading an autosave seems to work fine as well. No long term experience, though.

So the error probably has something to do with the changes made to SpaceTech.Font.dll...? Could using the old file cause any problems when playing the game?

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Maarten
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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Maarten » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:43 am

Hello Guinsoo,

What a strange issue. Great to hear you've found a workaround for now. I'll look into this, thanks a lot.

Maarten

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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Guinsoo » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:15 pm

Looking forward to a fix for this.

Thanks,
Guinsoo

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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Ihateregistering » Sun May 08, 2016 3:04 pm

I seem to be getting the same error. Any chance someone could post the older 'working' version of the file?
File properties of my SpaceTech.Font.dll: Size: 534,528 bytes, 536,576 bytes on disk.

Version: 1.4
Thread: Main

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'SpaceTech.Font.dll' or one of its dependencies. The specified module could not be found.
File name: 'SpaceTech.Font.dll'
at Reus.IntroScreen.LoadContent()
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.DrawableGameComponent.Initialize()
at Reus.Application.Initialize()
at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame(Boolean useBlockingRun)
at Reus.Program.ActualMain()
at Reus.Program.Main(String[] args)

0xffffffff Reus.exe->Reus.IntroScreen.LoadContent
0x00b8 Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.dll->Microsoft.Xna.Framework.DrawableGameComponent.Initialize
0x01b1 Reus.exe->Reus.Application.Initialize
0x0039 Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.dll->Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame
0x0006 Reus.exe->Reus.Program.ActualMain
0x003c Reus.exe->Reus.Program.Main

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Re: Version 1.4 not starting anymore - SpaceTech.Font.dll missing

Postby Ihateregistering » Sun May 08, 2016 3:09 pm

This is still affecting my game. Haven't been able to play the game at all from the date of purchase.


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