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So I bought the Overlord pack today on Steam for $3, downloaded and started to play the frist one. I was having quite a lot of fun even though it was the tutorial, but once I try and go through the gate after turning the wheel, it crashes while loading.



I have tried searching on google for a fix, but I can't seem to find one, so I'm either horrible at googling, or I'm blind.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this darned error?
Feels like a waste of money, even if it was only $3.
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Any luck with compatibility mode?
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Any luck with compatibility mode?
How would I run a steam game in compatibility mode? I've tried making a shortcut on the desktop, but it doesnt have a compatibility option
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Steam is generally just a launcher.
If you go into your steam folder you should see a directory for overlord in the steamapps folder.
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Steam is generally just a launcher.
If you go into your steam folder you should see a directory for overlord in the steamapps folder.
Just tried that, still crashes when loading the exact same level. I've defragged the files and even verified the integrity, so I'm not sure what it could be.
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I just DL'd the game today, although I haven't had a chance to progress as far as you have (dang Christmas wrapping to do) but could this be one of the issues?

http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/200...t-startup.html
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I just DL'd the game today, although I haven't had a chance to progress as far as you have (dang Christmas wrapping to do) but could this be one of the issues?

http://filenetworks.blogspot.com/200...t-startup.html
Nope, that link is for Overlord 2, not the first one which I'm having problems with. I just loaded it up onto my mums laptop, which is also Win7 and it got past the error point fine, I've transfered the save and am about to try it on my computer to see if theres a difference.


EDIT:
Looks like that fixed it, it's been going fine so far and I've completed quite a few areas and it hasn't had another runtime error yet, I just hope it doesnt pop up again later.
Edited by DillanNZ - 12/25/10 at 1:51am
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post #8 of 11
That's great for you but I don't have another computer to play this on, does anyone have an actual fix for this problem other than to use a different computer?
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That's great for you but I don't have another computer to play this on, does anyone have an actual fix for this problem other than to use a different computer?
Could you perhaps use a friends for a few minutes?
Where are you getting stuck exactly? You could send your save to me, and I can get past the loading screen for you and send it back and hope that works.
That is, if your having the same problem as I was.
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I am getting the same error but I don't make it past anything. I crashes on the very first black screen with all that white text and logos... also using a laptop with a GTX 260m and win7. I tried running it in compatibility mode as well with no change.

Anyone else has any ideas?
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