Game crashes shortly after showing the splash screen

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    Tried installing the update but says it doesn't apply to the system (Win7 6.1 7600 fully updated).

    In the log, game crashes when loading graphics.
    In the background, two boxes opens with error messages.

    If this can be of any help, I was able to launch and play all the alpha versions. It's the first time I experience a crash at launch...

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    Like SMFSW, i was able to play the game in alpha version, now i cant. :D

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    Mine crashes with the splash screen as well, but I have Windows Vista.

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    Uninstall game. Delete all game content left behind. Redownload and it will then work. Did for me...

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    I've uninstalled, deleted all folders and reinstalled three times without success

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    I too am experiencing this crash. I have attempted to install this system update but experienced the error that it "does not apply to your system". Uninstalling and re-installing after deleting the folder content does not work either. This only occurred after the last update of Carmageddon via Steam. The latest version does not seem to work for me where previous versions have.

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    Updated 18/02/2015 (313,1 MB more or less)

    Still showing the funny error at Splash screen

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    Hear me out guys... try this and see if it works.

    1. Run Windows Update
    2. Install all essential updates.
    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until no new updates are found
    4. Download this specific update and install -
    5. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until no new updates are found
    6. Enjoy Carmageddon
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    updated all the bits ==> KB2670838 update doesn't apply to the system
    previous versions worked like a charm
    still crashes at splash screen...

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    I have the same issue as everyone else. Did updates, uninstalled and re-downloaded. And still the same issue. My computer is pretty much in a clean boot so nothing really program wise to interfere.

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    i cant log in. 25$ and only can see the max face...

    Windows 7 fully updated.

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    Seriously guys, read my response. I know you all think you're completely updated but you're not. Run windows update again. Then again. Then again. Keep downloading the updates and keep searching for new ones. THEN YOU GO TO

    You may or may not need to install that update.

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    Literally, unless you are subject to something like 180 instances of an update... you are not fully updated from release to current on windows 7

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    Game constantly crashing for me too. Haven't ran it once yet. Same as the other guy said that 2 boxes appear in the beginning. Running windows 7 and everything full updated. Please fix asap

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    My problem is with Windows Vista not with Windows 7

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    Just did the both uninstall and re install twice, all updates mentioned, and still crashing at the Splash screen.

    Speccy results here:
    Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    AMD FX-8350 32 °C
    Vishera 32nm Technology
    8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0 (Socket M2) 30 °C
    HP w2408 (1920x1200@60Hz)
    3072MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 31 °C
    74GB Western Digital WDC WD800JD-75MSA3 ATA Device (SATA) 36 °C
    465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BC142 ATA Device (SATA) 29 °C
    465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA) 23 °C
    15GB PNY USB 2.0 FD USB Device (USB)
    Optical Drives
    AMD High Definition Audio Device

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    i updated all and still the same problem.

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    I had this issue. I got the "update doesn't apply to this system" as well.

    Fixed that by downloading service pack.

    Once service pack installed, it installed the windows update.

    Game worked. =)

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    which service pack did you install Owen ?

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    It's ridiculous that we are required to install this Windows update to play the game. I have specifically uninstalled this update in the past because it causes massive problems with other applications (for examples see:

    So is Stainless now telling me that I cannot play C:R unless I install this crap update?

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    Uninstalled. Deleted every folder and file. Updated windows, checked for updates, checked that Windows update works. No more updates availiable. Reinstalled. Crash still happening. I have Windows vista. I play contemporary new games at 1080p, so not a resources problem.

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    I got this for $30 and woke up and it's on sale for 15. I can't even run the game. I cannot install the most recent windows update either, just as others here. Please fix this. I would like to at least play the game... but can't run it even once.

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    same here.... I paid $30 just to see MAX face and an error!!!! tried everything above still not working (windows 7)

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    I have the same problem. I am super excited about the game guys, please attend to fixing this major problem so everyone can assist with perfecting one of the most legend game franchises ever. There has to be a way to solve this without having to ruin Windows 7 with the broken updates.

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    Well, at least the update fixes the crash when loading the splashscreen.
    Now it just keeps loading...

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    On my side, the crash remains exactly the same. (I'm the windows Vista dude)

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    Win7 64 bits, all updates including the one mentioned here. After last carmageddon and windows updates (hours ago), i started seeing crash message on startup.
    Please just release linux version and let's forget about all this mess :) I will play android version until then...

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    With the open beta release i've installed the microsoft KB update for windows to solve the BUGGER ERROR, and all works fine till the last CR update, now i can't play it anymore!

    On startup a windows pop-up appears:
    (Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime library)

    Runtime error!
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Carmageddon_reincarnation.exe
    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Please contact the application's support team for more information.

    I've spent about 4-5 hours reading in the forums (here and in the steam ones) and I didn't found a solution.

    I've tried to verify the game cache (no errors was found)
    downloaded & installed all the windows updates
    reinstalled .net framework (updated 4.5.1), reinstalled visual C++ library (VCredist 2012 x86 & x64)
    deleted CR directory (both the path on the document one) and downloaded it again 10.6 GB: and it still doesn't start!!!

    I'm very lamed about it. Please help me! Thanks...

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    what about w8 users with same issue?i have w8.1 pro 64 bits fully uploaded, and my game still freeze after every race, when i click continue, if i click retry everything goes fine, sometimes the game crash in middle of a race and close itself

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    same here. Win 7 x64. C'mon guys, I bought this game on Tuesday, it has been 3 days and no fix

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