RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

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RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#1 Post by iichan_lolbot » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:52 am

Test case:
0) Download RenPy 6.99.11 SDK from official site
1) Run renpy.exe

Expected result:
RenPy starts

Actual result:
Messagebox appear, informing that there is no lib\windows-i686\renpy.exe
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This happens on both Windows XP SP2 x86 and Windows XP SP2 x64.
There is no antiviruses or other programs that tweaks behaviour of other programs, just clean OS installation with a few games and office apps.

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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#2 Post by PyTom » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:27 am

I'll check it out tonight. What happens if you go and run the named file directly?
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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#3 Post by iichan_lolbot » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:20 am

PyTom wrote:I'll check it out tonight. What happens if you go and run the named file directly?
The same issue.

Our user got this error whire trying to start a game downloaded from https://download.moonworks.ru/travnica- ... osteam.zip
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So, we asked to test SDK as well and this is how we got the scanario from this topic.

No log.txt is created, so we don't have lots of details for this case.

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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#4 Post by PyTom » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:21 pm

That's not really the question, though. I want them to go into lib/windows/i686, and run the travnica.exe there. (It won't run properly, but I'd like to see the error message that comes up, if any.)

I'll also be testing shortly on my own windows xp install, but I'd be a little skeptical if this is a widespread problem.
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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#5 Post by iichan_lolbot » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:35 pm

PyTom wrote: (It won't run properly, but I'd like to see the error message that comes up, if any.)
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Translation is something like this: "Application wasn't started because it was uncorrectly configurated. Retrying to install this application might solve the problem."

I believe this is "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem."
The message which happens when VCRedist.exe wasn't installed.

More than that, user reported that he installed AutoCAD with some dependencies on one of his Windows machines, and this issie with starting exe is gone there.

Which VCRedist should we recommend for installing on other XP machine and mention in some sorts of FAQs?

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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#6 Post by PyTom » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:49 pm

It's the Visual C++ 2008 version. The weird thing is we should be distributing msvcr90.dll and Microsoft.VC90.CRT.manifest in the windows-i686 directory.
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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#7 Post by iichan_lolbot » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:48 am

PyTom wrote:It's the Visual C++ 2008 version. The weird thing is we should be distributing msvcr90.dll and Microsoft.VC90.CRT.manifest in the windows-i686 directory.
Well, actually I don't see them in windows-i686 of 6.99 zip-packed SDKs since 6.99.6.

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Re: RenPy 6.99.11 does not start on Windows XP SP2

#8 Post by Divona » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:14 am

iichan_lolbot wrote:
PyTom wrote:It's the Visual C++ 2008 version. The weird thing is we should be distributing msvcr90.dll and Microsoft.VC90.CRT.manifest in the windows-i686 directory.
Well, actually I don't see them in windows-i686 of 6.99 zip-packed SDKs since 6.99.6.
msvcr90.dll and Microsoft.VC90.CRT.manifest doesn't seem to exist in windows-i686 directory of Ren'Py 6.99.11 SDK. However, it's there in Ren'Py 6.99.12 SDK.
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