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Crozzdenook

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Helps
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:58:56 am »

Hey, I can't get my DF to load, Idk why, I have re-downloaded this a couple of times, and still nothing, anyone know a solution to this?
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Re: Helps
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 01:04:48 am »

First of all, you have to be more specific, and second of all, this thread should be in DF Bug Reports. Other than that, I don't have any advice to offer.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 01:07:59 am »

Well, sorry for placing this in the wrong thread lololol  :D

But, I click my DF Icon Acts like its gonna start then does not pop up (start)
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Re: Helps
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 01:56:57 am »

It could be a virus, buy a new computer just to make sure.

Also there is a move topic button down to the bottom left I believe.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 02:01:21 am »

DF is the only program not working, I have downloaded and reinstalled it many times, and it still does not work, all my other programs are working fine, my League of legends, WoW, Steam games, all work fine, for some reason DF is the only program not wanting to run.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 03:56:10 am »

- What operating system are you running?

- What are your system specifications?

- Are you using a desktop, a laptop or a netbook?

- How many processes are you running at a time while trying to start up Dwarf Fortress?

- How long are you waiting for the game to load when trying to run Dwarf Fortress?

- Have you checked for viruses/malware/spyware/rootkits lately?

- If you are running a version of Windows, when was the last time you reinstalled your operating system?

- Have you cleaned the dust out of the fans on your computer lately?

I can't think of any other questions to ask you but these should at least give us some information that actually could be useful for helping you diagnose your problem. Just saying that Dwarf Fortress is "not working" doesn't help us and neither does comparing Dwarf Fortress to those other games that are somewhat irrelevant when discussing your problems with not being able to run Dwarf Fortress. Please answer the afformentioned questions post-haste.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 04:09:27 am »

Hey, I can't get my DF to load, Idk why, I have re-downloaded this a couple of times, and still nothing, anyone know a solution to this?
DF need edit access to it's files. Try "run as administrator" option if u use windows 7
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Re: Helps
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 01:32:11 am »

- What operating system are you running?
Windows 7
- What are your system specifications?

- Are you using a desktop, a laptop or a netbook?
Desktop
- How many processes are you running at a time while trying to start up Dwarf Fortress?
Just DF and Chrome
- How long are you waiting for the game to load when trying to run Dwarf Fortress?
About 5 to 10 Mins
- Have you checked for viruses/malware/spyware/rootkits lately?
Yes
- If you are running a version of Windows, when was the last time you reinstalled your operating system?
About 2 months ago
- Have you cleaned the dust out of the fans on your computer lately?
Yes, Im a clean freak when it comes to my PC
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Re: Helps
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 02:08:59 pm »

I once had the antivirus COMPLETELY freezing my pc when I ran df. Try turning off.

edit: pretty outdated help, but might be of help for someone else.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 02:52:43 am »

It has been awhile sense I have posted, but I still have not been able to run DF, I am able to run up to--DF 0.31.12 (July 25, 2010)-- However, Anything beyond that is unable to "Load" The hourglass shows but, the DF screen will not pop up. I am not a very tech worthy person, I am unable to figure out the problem, I have tried to run the program as older versions of windows but nothing. I am sorry for the aggravation. But I loved playing this game.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 11:04:45 pm »

Try downloading one of the preconfigured DF distributions. Search for "Lazy Newb Pack" on these forums, for instance.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2013, 09:08:05 am »

maybe download another version, lnp maybe :-[
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Re: Helps
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2013, 07:13:36 am »

Run it in compatability mode for windows XP service pack 3. I've the exact same problem, also make sure you're not running it out of c://program files or program filesx86 as it never works that way for me
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Re: Helps
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 07:15:39 pm »

Weird problem- I use a mac, and can't run any version of DF past 40d. Why is this?

all the versions of DF more updated than that are .exe, and can't be run by macs.
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Re: Helps
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 02:42:21 pm »

Did you Extract DF? Maybe thats the problem.
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