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I just installed C2 on my computer this morning, but whenever I attempt to load it, the program crashes before doing anything. The message in the subject above pops up twice in a row and that's it. I was really REALLY looking forward to playing this after so many years, so any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated!

PC Specs are attached.
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Same here =(
SilentMage: Could you post the exact error message and its details?
Heyyo,

What version are you running?
Post edited October 18, 2013 by ThE_MarD
Here is the error message associated with the crash:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: CARMA2_HW.EXE
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 3662d4f7
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18247
Fault Module Timestamp: 521ea8e7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00038e19
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: ce89
Additional Information 2: ce8972dc37ba100f92bbff41f877aa94
Additional Information 3: 3151
Additional Information 4: 315170d801653da10189a997a5d86f40

And here's the error message when it appears again:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: CARMA2_HW.EXE
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 3662d4f7
Fault Module Name: AcLayers.DLL
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17974
Fault Module Timestamp: 507d0f4c
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00010fd0
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7c2f
Additional Information 2: 7c2f6bcc052514a9f2fca5567d6fb711
Additional Information 3: 1cd8
Additional Information 4: 1cd8d08e3a5b7dd5a91af147a666f28f

As for your question, ThE_MarD, I'm not sure what you mean. You're asking about hte version of C2?
Exactly the same thing happens to me.
This is the same problem I have. It's also the same problem I had with the actual disc version, which I was hoping was fixed for this release, since it says its for windows 7. Thought they would've updated it. >.>
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SilentMage: Here is the error message associated with the crash:
Same here,
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: CARMA2_HW.EXE
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 3662d4f7
Fault Module Name: AcLayers.DLL
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17974
Fault Module Timestamp: 507d0f4c
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00010c55
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1035
Additional Information 1: ce89
Additional Information 2: ce8972dc37ba100f92bbff41f877aa94
Additional Information 3: 3151
Additional Information 4: 315170d801653da10189a997a5d86f40

and

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: cCARMA2_HW.EXE
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 3662d4f7
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18247
Fault Module Timestamp: 521ea8e7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00038e19
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1035
Additional Information 1: e9f8
Additional Information 2: e9f8e847274eead64e1abb4498818987
Additional Information 3: bc17
Additional Information 4: bc1722e2c2475ad665a4b2c4b784c62c

Only common equipment I seem to have with you is Intel quad core processor (altough i5-2500K), 8 GB of RAM, and 64-bit Windows 7 (altough mine's Professional).

Not sure which triggers which crash. This time changing the name of the executable gave me the latter one. Oh well, I know that they will get this sorted in less time than I've waited to play this again.
Post edited October 20, 2013 by SqFKYo
This double error crash is really specific to this new GOG version of the game. I never heard of it before from anyone.
Makes me think that it's one of the additionnal tools coming with the release (IPXwrapper, winmm.dll or its libraries, wsock) that might be the culprit.

Could any of you who encounters the issue, try to install a vanilla C2 with the V2 patch + nGlide and report whether it works or not?
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Toshiba-3: This double error crash is really specific to this new GOG version of the game. I never heard of it before from anyone.
Makes me think that it's one of the additionnal tools coming with the release (IPXwrapper, winmm.dll or its libraries, wsock) that might be the culprit.

Could any of you who encounters the issue, try to install a vanilla C2 with the V2 patch + nGlide and report whether it works or not?
Unfortunately I haven't had a working CD/DVD of C2 for some time (it got damaged when I moved a few years back), so I cannot say if this happens with the old retail copy in Win7...

Can anyone else potentially test this out?
been going back and forth with support for over a week now, and still stuck with the same error. At one point, I was able to get it down to only crashing with 1 error, but now it's back to 2, and I don't know why. Regardless, it's not going well.. Anyone else have any progress?

Also, any combination of patches and glides and anything else I can find, has not done anything.
Post edited October 28, 2013 by Festae
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Festae: been going back and forth with support for over a week now, and still stuck with the same error. At one point, I was able to get it down to only crashing with 1 error, but now it's back to 2, and I don't know why. Regardless, it's not going well.. Anyone else have any progress?

Also, any combination of patches and glides and anything else I can find, has not done anything.
I managed to get down to one crash when I fiddled with the compatibility modes and set it to either W98 or WinXpSP3. Didn't get it to run unfortunately after trying all what the support could think of :(
I have the same problem and I fiddled with the glide settings and the compatibly settings and admin on and off and the same thing.

I sent a message to tech support so hopefully they can resolve what the heck's going on with this.

Edit: They sent me a message to unplug my 360 USB controller, so I tried that and even unplugging my external USB harddrive, just in case. My mouse and keyboard are USB too but I can't unplug them, obviously, because I don't have a non USB keyboard and mouse. I don't see why that would cause problems for a game though?

Edit 2: Got another reply after I said the USB thing didn't work.

1) Please make sure that you use "Run as Administrator" to install and to start the game (right click on the shortcut or setup file and select "Run as Administrator").

My response: Allright. I uninstalled the game, ran a registry cleaner to remove the stuff left over in the registry, and ran setup as administrator. The shortcut is also already set up to run as adminstrator, Still doesn't run.

2) Please add the game to your anti-virus/firewall software's exception/trusted list.

My response: All right. I added them to avast antivirus and comodo firewall, still doesn't work. Also just tried to disable my avast shields for 10 minutes and ran with it completely disabled, didn't work.

3) Install the June 2010 DirectX runtime package, then use the DirectX web installer.

You can find the ZIP file containing the 2010 package installation files here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

You will have to extract the files into some folder, then open that folder and launch the DXSETUP.exe file in order to proceed with the installation.

Afterwards, download the latest DirectX web installer and use it as well:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

My response: Every time I install a game on steam it always installs directx, but for the purpose of troubleshooting, I installed them both and rebooted. Did not work.

4) Please make sure that DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is using its default setting. To do this, follow these steps:
I) Open Menu Start
II) Right click 'Computer' and click 'Properties'
III) Click 'Advanced system settings'
IV) Open tab 'Advanced' and click 'Settings' in 'Performance' section
V) Open tab 'Data Execution Prevention'
VI) Change DEP setting to the first option (Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only)
VII) Confirm with OK.

My response: All right. This option was not set right, I changed it to the recommended setting, rebooted, still did not work.

5) Please go to the game's data directory (default: C:\GOG Games\Carmageddon 2 Carpocalypse Now\data) and change the name of the CUTSCENE folder.

Well this one.. is a bit of a oddity. It's installed to C:\Games\GOG\Carmageddon 2 Carpocalypse Now, not the directory specified. Changed the folder to just CUT though, still did not work. Uninstalled, cleaned my registry, had the installer, running as admin, install to C:\GOG Games\Carmageddon 2 Carpocalypse Now, tried running the game again, still crashed. Tried changing the name of the cutscene folder to just B, Still crashed

Also I had ffdshow video and audio say to ignore every single .exe in the game directory. This of course did not work.

Edit 3: Another idea, another failed attempt:

To make sure that no third-party applications are interfering with the game, please try to install and run the game in “clean boot mode”. Instructions on how to do that can be found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

My response: I uninstalled carmageddon 2, ran a registry cleaner, and rebooted in clean boot mode, as instructed. Still didn't work.

I also tried compatibility mode while in clean boot mode. I tried every mode I have. (95, 98/ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP service pack 2, XP service pack 3, Server 2003 service pack 1, Server 2008 service pack 1, Vista, Vista service pack 1, Vista service pack 2, and 7.) Still did not work.
Post edited November 06, 2013 by RetroJaro
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RetroJaro: I have the same problem and I fiddled with the glide settings and the compatibly settings and admin on and off and the same thing.

I sent a message to tech support so hopefully they can resolve what the heck's going on with this.

Edit: They sent me a message to unplug my 360 USB controller, so I tried that and even unplugging my external USB harddrive, just in case. My mouse and keyboard are USB too but I can't unplug them, obviously, because I don't have a non USB keyboard and mouse. I don't see why that would cause problems for a game though?
I also got quite a nice amount of tech support, but eventually they gave up... I still have hope though *sigh*.
I had this problem too, until I updated my graphics drivers: AMD 13-9_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql did the trick. Not sure if it's really the drivers, but I only did that and rebooted my computer since then, so I suppose it was my problem.
Post edited November 05, 2013 by Mwyann