Hi all. 1st, know that I am not a programmer or user of C+ anything, I just have done some investigation on my end and believe I know where to turn to for assistance, so HUMBLY, here I go:
A newly released game Warlock: Master of the Arcane is not quite working in Windows XP, nor is it supported in the games minimum system requirements. However, the recent pre-release demo did in fact work without a problem for XP users (its listed as Vista/7 only FYI). Now it does in fact work in XP, the problem is you get a recoverable crash what I think is the C+ debugger with the following error message:
Condition: sky::NewString("Error adding object to hash %s guid=%s", err.c_str(), guid.ToText().c_str()).c_str().LibStudioApplicatio n.cpp(117)
(please note I pasted this and am missing some periods, if this is incomplete I will paste exact error message!)
The reason I beleive this can be made workable is threefold:
1) The demo ran fine, and except for the size of the program, little has changed.
2) You can play the full game now without unrecoverable CTD, as you simply keep pressing 'n' or clicking no on the debug screen several times till it stops erroring and the game seems to play fine other than this annoying distraction, i.e. their doesn't appear to be any missing textures or wonked gameplay that myself and many others can detect.
3) I know from experience that their are several Microsoft DLL's and programs that are included in Vista and beyond that have working XP versions that simply require downloading and installing.
Again, I could be talking out my backside on this and making a fool of myself, and I apologize if that is the case. FWIW, this game is the closest thing to an updated successor to one of my most favorite PC games of all time, Master of Magic (way back in DOS days, remember those kiddies? With all the fun memory management skills one needed to posses to get the best games working?), hence me going to all this trouble. If the game actually crashed completely and had had the same problems in the demo, I wouldn't be here wasting you fine folks surely precious time.
I appreciate your help, and even your thoughts as to the plausibility of this being resolvable. And please, lets nip the obvious 'well duh, why don't you just upgrade to Vista/7 and be done with it, your way behind the times as it is' comments in the bud right now. Thats an entirely different argument for an entirely different forum, right?
Thanks in advance for your time, sincerely all . . .