View Full Version : City Life 2008 Crash
09-30-2008, 10:07 AM
I cannot get City Life 2008 to launch. After starting the game, Steam hangs for about 30 seconds. Then the screen changes resolution as if to begin the game only to have it switch back to my desktop with an error message saying that "City Life has stopped working."
I am running Vista 64 bit.
I just verified the integrity of the game cache. It took a little longer than the verify process usually does but it fixed the problem. I guess something didn't download correctly.
10-20-2008, 07:32 PM
So does it work now?
12-03-2008, 11:56 AM
This is happening to me too. After searching for solutions and trying a bunch of stuff I've developed a theory.
When the game goes to decompress resources the UNC's are too long for Windows. I've tested this by manually decompressing the files. This gives me an error that the files names are too long and will be truncated.
As a work-around I've uninstalled Steam from the default folder (c:\program files\steam) and am reinstalling it at the root (c:\s) to shorten the path.
I hope this works. I've been VERY disappointed. Every other game I've ever bought on Steam has installed and run perfectly. Unfortunately it looks as if City Life 2008 was rushed to market on Steam with little to no testing. I hope this isn't the start of a pattern for Valve. I may have to rethink my commitment to Steam as my primary source of games.
mutant headcase rubber chicken
01-22-2009, 10:36 AM
Well it's 2009 now but I wanted to try out the 2008 version on my new gaming computer. The problem is I am having this same problem: "City Life has stopped working." I am running Windows 7 beta 64-bit -- I guess that's what I get for using a beta OS. Still, I've run many other games in Steam and they have all worked. I tried verifying the integrity of the game cache but it made no difference. Any ideas?
11-12-2009, 12:39 PM
meh, citylife 2008 doesnt work too great to be honest, when i try to play it the citylife.exe raises its ram usage VERY slowly for 5mins before it finally starts, all i can do i look at it raise the usage.
anyway, try emailing montecristo.
01-22-2010, 01:43 PM
Works perfectly here:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Hell, it even worked well on my old system:
Win XP Pro 32bit
8800 GTS 640
01-05-2011, 07:58 AM
Exactly the same happened with me too. Everything worked normally, now that I've downloaded a new graphics card driver happened to me this How do I fix it without the driver to delete?
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