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Game crashing on startup

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Glen Kabis, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Just downloaded the torrent for GSC2012, installed the game to C:\Games\GSC2012, but I am getting this error when I attempt to start the game. Any suggestions?

  2. same here.

    Renaming d3d9.dll to d3d9_.dll inside the gsc root folder fix the crash but then you loose the minimap i think (i don't use it)
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  3. I'm also having this same problem. Renaming d3d9.dll to d3d9_.dll is the only way I can get the demo to work. But then the track map is missing. Is there a way to fix this?
  4. Thanks that lets it run now.
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  5. Wild guess, are you using the MSI Afterburner utility?
  6. Yes I am.
  7. That's the one causing the crash (it happened to me too).

    If you want to keep using the map, you can set the application detection level in RivaTuner Statistics Center to None for the GSC.exe profile.

    As a downside, if you have set a 2D and a 3D clock profile in Afterburner, when you open Game Stock Car it will stay with the 2D profile clocks. There's a workaround for that, too.
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  8. I'm also using Afterburner.
  9. Had the same problem. Set the disabled on screen display in Afterburner for GSC.exe. That fixed it.
  10. So what good does the d3d9.dll file do in Game Stock Car 2012? I removed it from my directory and game runs great. AMD Phenom X4 965 and ATI 6970 card here.
  11. Renato Simioni

    Renato Simioni
    Reiza Studios

    It´s there solely for the in-game trackmap. If you remove it you lose the map, but there are no further side effects.
  12. I love the 3 tracks I've raced on so far. doesn't take long to remember the turns!
  13. Taruma is such a cool flowing track, so is Jacarepagua Oval.
  14. Samuel Fuller

    Samuel Fuller
    Premium Member

    hi all I have downloaded GSC 2012 but when i start the game it pops up config. thats fine. but then before i press anything it pops up thank you for trying game stock car which i guess is ending credits any help would be much appreciated. thanks.
  15. Alright, got a fix for the crash at start, while keeping MSI Afterburner and the map plugin working. Here we go.

    -This is a fix for the people getting a game crash right at the start, while they are running MSI Afterburner. If you're not using MSI-A, this fix is not for you, sorry.

    Step 1) Open MSI Afterburner, go to settings, then the On-Screen Display tab, then click in the "More" option near the bottom, as shown in the picture.

    Alternatively, you can just open the MSI On-Screen Display window from the icon at the taskbar (bottom right, the one with the little "60" on it).

    Step 2) Now, you have to add GSC.exe to the profile list. To do so, click on the big "+" as shown in the picture.

    Step 3) Now, make sure you have selected the GSC.exe profile (just click on the name in the list) and then click the wrench icon for more options, as shwon in the picture.

    Step 4) Nearly done. Now check the box which says "Enable compatibility with modified Direct3D runtime libraries" as shown in the picture.

    Also, in this menu you can see a very useful tool, the Framerate limit. With this, you can limit your max fps, this is useful if you have big fps jumps during races. In GSC though, it can be done with a .plr tweak, in the line "Max Framerate=".

    Step 5) Now you can restore the d3d9.dll if you had changed its name or moved it, and enjoy having a working game with a track map.

    I hope this can help you all, I found about this reading about Skyrim. Knowledge, you never know when it will hit you :whistling:
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  16. Thanks a lot.
  17. Thanks that helped a lot! One more thing that happened with me.
    Got the game to start with the above tips, but as soon as I wanted to start single player it crashed. I then closed Fraps and all was working 100%
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  18. Von Butters

    Von Butters
    Premium Member

    I found the older version of fraps killed the game, but when using version 346 or above, ive never had a problem.
    Im not sure what its up to now, 4 maybe?
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  19. Thanks for the heads up. i will check for an update on my Fraps and advise
  20. Updated Fraps and works like a charm thanks :)