Seems like something changed...
While I keep meaning to give it another go but always shying away because of how embarrassingly bad I was at it the first 2 times, I rather use it as a canary in the coal mine after system changes, knowing how moody it is. Now my antivirus (Emsisoft) updated a while back, ran it after that update, worked fine. Then, possibly relevant, I also updated LibreOffice, albeit just from one dead branch to another, 4.4.6 - 5.0.6. Try it again a while later, stumble into the change resolution but won't launch issue. Analyzing wait chain showed up an Emisisoft component that wasn't always running before.
Well, turn off Emsisoft so that component is shut down (the file guard service remains on), run KoDP, loads... Oddly enough, after restarting Emsisoft, still loads, so guessing the conflict is after that component does something.
But either way, I got to this other issue described in this thread now. Never happened before, but now when it does load again, I get this warning, about fonts not displaying and need to choose small fonts. (System font scaling is the default 100%/96 DPI.) Click continue and the non-fixed text, so all numbers and stuff in textboxes, doesn't display at all. And when I click Preview on the OErasmus.fon file in the game folder, it's blank.
May it have smth to do with some fonts installed by LibreOffice (saw several more when checking Windows/Fonts after that update)? Or with one of those Windows security updates dealing with fonts, but those have been there for a while...
Now I've been messing with things, changed the fonts setting to allow installing fonts by shortcut and, though I never hit install myself, I see an Erasmus Regular shortcut in fonts, but if I hit preview it says file / is not a valid font file, and if I try to delete it nothing happens. Also no Erasmus in registry under fonts.
Also tried to replace the OErasmus.fon file in game folder with another valid .fon file from Fonts, still no go.
So a) any chance to get it to run again?
and b) how do I delete that font shortcut from there now?
Later edit: Actually installed the font and rebooted. That replaced the link with the font file in Windows/Fonts and previewing works, and after rebooting the game worked too, started just fine with antivirus active, no more font warning, fonts visible. Then it stopped working again. No idea what's going on.
Post edited September 11, 2016 by Cavalary