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Old 07-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Red face White Screen of Death... Cannot do anything.

Whenever I try to open up Source Filmmaker, it opens up normally. It does the splash screen like normal. After it is done loading, it opens up the menu for loading/creating a new session. At the moment of loading that menu, the filmmaker itself minimizes. I cannot view it again. I can look at the preview (windows 7), in which case I see a white screen.

I have tried moving all of my sessions to a different folder.
I have tried verifying the game cache files, too.

I've been using this program for 3 days now, and then it does this all of the sudden.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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Fix

If a white screen is showing when you start the SFM and crashes when you click on it:

(I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BREAK YOUR COMPUTER MUCKING ABOUT WITH THE REGISTRY)

Click the Windows Orb (Start Button), and type "Regedit" in the "Run" field.
If you're asked to give permission to allow it to run, say yes.
Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Valve, SourceFilmmaker
Right-click "NewSessionWizard" and select "Export" (this is to save your settings just in case). Save the file somewhere you can find it.
Right-click "NewSessionWizard" and select "Delete". Confirm you wish to delete it.
Launch SFM and hopefully you should be back to square one.


I had the same problem mate, tried this and it worked.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot ivanskaterxD, it worked.
It appeared that my default new project name (the Directory key in the regedit folder you pointed out) ended with a dot, for some reason, and this made the SFM freeze at startup, just like Desseler.
I just edited my Directory key and everything came back like in the old days.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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Same problem here, it started out of nowhere yesterday and it was the third time I run the application that day.

I tried what you suggested and it didn't work, it still stays minimized and shows no sign of wanting to cooperate. Do I have to do something specific after deleting that reg entry? Like, start a new session and load from there or something? Because "Open recent" stays and does the same as before (which is nothing).
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