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Launcher and FS2_open crash at startup under XP


I've got FS2_open to work just fine in Linux, but I also wanted to get it to work under XP.... as of now I have all the files from the installer downloaded to my freespace2 install directory (i.e. launcher, .exes, .vp) when I start the launcher, the launcher crashes with the "would you like to send this crash info to MS box".. if I startup up fs2_open directly, the log complains about seg-faulting in openal.dll... on the other hand, from Linux I have symbolic links set to the .vps, etc and fs2_open works just fine (pretty effects sound, movies, sound).. so it is safe to assume the placement of the files is ok, but under XP (SP2) fs2_open just dies... anyone have an idea why the launcher is not even starting up?

Best Regards


updating the openal dll's fixed both the launcher and the game crashing at startup... I guess the launcher tried to access the openAL32.dll too...

The XP launcher should have been popping up a warning saying that it couldn't find OpenAL but I guess you must have had v1.0 installed and confused it.


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