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Old 03-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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it won't launch!

it seems I am one of many victims of this problem. The game won't launch, it won't give an error it just won't play.

I'm running Windows 7, 64bit. I've downloaded all the various files people have suggested in the other threads. I've downloaded sonic generations (which works!), i've updated direct X etc. I've checked the integrity of the files. The config screen works, just the game won't.

I've put a ticket in with Sega, but their been slow.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hi,

I posted this in another thread:

Even if you are running x64, you have to download Visual C++ 2010 (x86)

Link here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=5555

Enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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I have had this problem with several games from Steam.

Try opening the executable directly:
C:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\sonic4\sonic_vis.exe

When I tried to run this file, it would give me the error:
"d3dx9_41.dll not designed to run....blahblah..."

If this is your issue, it can be fixed by "breaking" the directx installation and reinstalling. Change the name of this file to something recognizable like "d3dx9_41_NAMECHANGED.dll" and run the directx installer. Mine is called "dxwebsetup.exe" This will notice that the _41 file is no longer there, so then it will download and reinstall it. If you don't change/remove the _41 file, it will see it and assume it is correct.

After installation of this file, try it from Steam again and it should work.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:04 AM   #4
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Sorry for the late response.

The error I get is that:
MSVCR100.dll is missing frmo your computer. Try reinstalling blah blah.

Would your fix work for that?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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Sorry for the late response.

The error I get is that:
MSVCR100.dll is missing frmo your computer. Try reinstalling blah blah.

Would your fix work for that?
Download and install Visual C++ 2010:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=5555
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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I am another person that has this type of problem, and I must ask, what exactly is visual C++, and how do I use it?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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The Microsoft Visual C++ package you will be downloading is just files that helps things work with newer technologies and Windows. There is nothing to use. My last post in this thread has a description of the error that my method fixes. It only fixes files starting with "d3dx" or other DirectX files. Anything else is a different problem.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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The Microsoft Visual C++ package you will be downloading is just files that helps things work with newer technologies and Windows. There is nothing to use. My last post in this thread has a description of the error that my method fixes. It only fixes files starting with "d3dx" or other DirectX files. Anything else is a different problem.
Oh, well in that case, Visual C++ doesn't seem to do anything, and when I try to open Sonic_vis, it says "The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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Oh, well in that case, Visual C++ doesn't seem to do anything, and when I try to open Sonic_vis, it says "The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
Try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-5e4958558090

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I would install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable dll that is needed for projects built with Visual Studio 2010.

Download the files below depending on your operating system version. I would install all versions as they may be needed for different programs. Check in Programs and Features, do you show that you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable? If not, download from the links here.

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package for (X86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packager for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en


Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en


Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=5555

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=14632

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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Try this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-5e4958558090

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I would install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable dll that is needed for projects built with Visual Studio 2010.

Download the files below depending on your operating system version. I would install all versions as they may be needed for different programs. Check in Programs and Features, do you show that you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable? If not, download from the links here.

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package for (X86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packager for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en


Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package for (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en


Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=5555

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=14632

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Thank you so much, but I found a solution. Ever since I downloaded APB reloaded, sonic 4 started working. I guess it must've downloaded a missing file.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #11
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Confirmed! Problem with launch is solved after APB Reloaded game.
Don't panic! This game is free for play on Steam :-)
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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I've installed MS XML version 4 and 6, and the game launched after that.
Just download it from microsoft website.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #13
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I downloaded all the MS Redistributibles and mine still isnt working (Win 7 64Bit) I'm giving APB reloaded a download to see if that works...
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #14
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I downloaded all the MS Redistributibles and mine still isnt working (Win 7 64Bit) I'm giving APB reloaded a download to see if that works...
I am glad to report that installing APB Reloaded (Free To Play) somehow fixed my Sonic Launching problem. Sounds strange, and I didn't expect it to work, but it did! Hope this helps!
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