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Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Wraith9666 » 12 Aug 2019, 19:38

Hi Guys, straight to the point, the game crashes every time i launch skirmish while tutorials load just fine.
My OS is Win 10, and I downloaded latest Unofficial Patch
After the crash i get this report :
EXCEPTION: ACCESS VIOLATION
0x005cd194
EAX:00000000h ESI:00d4d1d8h
EBX:00000000h EDI:00000000h
ECX:0248fbd8h EBP:00004000h
EDX:08bfc39ch ESP:0248fba0h
EIP:005cd194h EID:00000000h
SS: 0000002bh CS: 00000023h
DS: 0000002bh FS: 00000053h
ES: 0000002bh GS: 0000002bh
Flags: 00010202h CF:0 PF:0 AF:0 ZF:0 SF:0 OF:0

It happens both with EE2 and EE2 AOS
Previously i couldn't even run the game because of Windows Defender, but i put the EE2 folder to Exceptions list, And the game launched. Maybe it has something to do with Windows Defender messing with folders created by the game in documents ? A simmilar crash happened when i tried to Save a new nation created in editor.

I dont know much about modding, so i ask you kindly for help with this problem.


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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 12 Aug 2019, 20:29

Hi.
Please click on the following link:
empireearth2://GenerateMD5Checksums-Rep ... 66-EndNick

The browser should ask you to open "EE2 1.5 Launcher". When you accept it will generate a list of files in your folder (and their checksums). When a report link opens, please paste it in this topic. After that I can verify if there's anything wrong with your installation.

About the Windows Defender, it reminds me of the BitDefender blocking from: viewtopic.php?p=20307#p20307
It seems like the newest versions of Windows Defender have Anti Ransomware modules: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/yon ... er-access/
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You can check it to see if there are any options that would allow EE2 to have full access to the Documents folder.
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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Wraith9666 » 12 Aug 2019, 21:04

Thank you for replying so fast,

I have older Windows Defender version, without ransomware protection.
I disabled the updates when i noticed that most of them is causing problems with a lot of games and mods.
I will try disabling WD at all and see if it works

There's link to the report

https://patch.ee2.eu/patch15/Installati ... 666.report
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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 12 Aug 2019, 21:09

Thanks for the report!

All files seem to be fine.

Could you please first try to fully disable the "Ransomware protection" in Windows Defender and see if you're able to start the Skirmish game?
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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Wraith9666 » 12 Aug 2019, 21:18

Ok So i got it to work by disabling Controlled folder access in WD entirely.

I tried giving access only to EE2.exe and EE2X.exe but it didn't work.

Do you know what exact application file should i authorize to access to controlled folders so that i don't need to Disable that WD function ?

I cant give that authorization to the entire EE2 folder, and giving it to every single file manually would be a pain in the ass

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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 12 Aug 2019, 21:34

OK, since we know it's the issue, you can allow all "compiled" game process files:

Unofficial Patch Files\DisabledUP15Units\EE2.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\DisabledUP15Units\EE2X.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\DisabledUP15UnitsDX9\EE2.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\DisabledUP15UnitsDX9\EE2X.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\EnabledUP15Units\EE2.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\EnabledUP15Units\EE2X.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\EnabledUP15UnitsDX9\EE2.exe
Unofficial Patch Files\EnabledUP15UnitsDX9\EE2X.exe

They are started depending on selected options in UP1.5 Settings, but the default one is "EnabledUP15UnitsDX9".

I'm not sure how Windows Defender will behave after a Minor Update of UP1.5, or after using the "Clear Cache" option, because then those .exe files are deleted and re-generated. So then you might need to repeat the whole configuration procedure again.

Isn't there any option to simply allow access for all programs to selected folders? That would be:
Documents\Empire Earth II
Documents\Empire Earth II The Art of Supremacy
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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Wraith9666 » 13 Aug 2019, 00:24

Thanks a lot for your help !

Dr.MonaLisa wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 21:34
Isn't there any option to simply allow access for all programs to selected folders? That would be:
Documents\Empire Earth II
Documents\Empire Earth II The Art of Supremacy
Unfortunately you can't do this because it works in the opposite way - you choose what folder does it protect ( and whole documents folder is chosen by deafult) and exceptions doesn't seem to work on that function.

But I'm completely fine with what we achieved ;) I can finally play one of my favorite games !
Thank you very much for your time !

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Re: Game Crashes after Launching Skirmish

Post by Dr.MonaLisa » 13 Aug 2019, 02:03

Glad that you're able to play now.

Have fun.

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