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#1 XyCrosier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:16 PM

Just purchased and installed Academagia on steam.  When launching, UAC requests admin permissions.  After I (begrudgingly) grant admin permissions, the game fails to launch with the following message:

 

"Steam initialization failed.  Application will be terminated."

 

I've verified the integrity of the game cache.  (no problems found)

I've restarted the PC.

I've tried reinstalling the game.  (issue still persists)

 

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

CPU: AMD Phenom™ II X4 980 Processor, 3.70 GHz

RAM: 16 GB

GPU: two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960s in SLI configuration.



#2 Academagia Fan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:33 PM

@XyCrosier - we haven't seen this one before...but it looks like it might be the Steam app vs our app.

Is this your first game on Steam?

 

Any more details on that error?

We'll google to see what we can find.




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#3 XyCrosier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:37 PM

No, I have many many games on steam.  No real info to add.  I checked the Academagia log (C:\ProgramData\Academagia\Academagia.log), and it really doesn't tell anything new/useful.

 

[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:30:06.4292002-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:30:29.4635485-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:32:25.2779061-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:39:42.6632513-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:45:24.4204205-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-20T23:45:41.7566157-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-21T00:00:15.2262157-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-21T00:01:13.9809479-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
[Academagia 3.0.6.0] - [2017-04-21T00:09:18.4677731-05:00] - [Info] - Steam initialization failed.
 
There's also nothing else in that folder.  No cache to clear or anything.
 
If it matters at all, I've got my Steam installed in a custom directory (not the program files directory).


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:49 PM

Ok - what happens when you try to start the game outside of Steam? Trying to see if it's related to achievements. That's the only thing that needs to be initialized I think.

 

If it works outside, then it's def the Steam app.

 

Edit: Found this .... https://steamcommuni...42262880299818/

Let us know if the instructions in that thread work for Academagia.exe




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#5 XyCrosier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:11 PM

Tried running the game directly via .exe as administrator.  Same error.

 

Installed the Visual C++ Redist 2008 (x86) package.

Shut down steam, restarted pc, launched steam.

 

Tried running the game again, both through the steam client, and via .exe as administrator.  Still the same error.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:18 PM

Ok at this point, we've submitted it to the dev team. Will let you asap.




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#7 XyCrosier

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

Thank you.  I'll check back later.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:53 AM

Update - our dev team has isolated the section of code that generates the error (coming from the steam dll). We are contacting their support as we do not understand the reasons why. So unfortunately, at this point, does not seem to be a quick fix.




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#9 XyCrosier

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:22 AM

Thank you for the update.  Hopefully when steam support gets a reply back to your team, it won't be too difficult to fix.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

if there is one thing I dislike about steam,  it's that it is very obtrusive. Hopefully that will get fixed soon.







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