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Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #405 on: November 16, 2015, 06:38:55 PM »
Is the entire game deleted or just some files? It might be trying to open the incomplete game. Off hand I am not sure where Phil put the settings, whether in the Registry or an XML in the AppData folder.
The entire game (INN) is deleted, there is nothing there for it to load, thus I thinking that it's encountering an error trying to load something which isn't there.

Offline troflip

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #406 on: November 16, 2015, 06:40:21 PM »
I'll see if I can repro. In the meantime, you should be able to hold SHIFT down while starting SCI Companion, and that should reset all settings to default.

First, can you take a screenshot though? It *should* throw up an error message that the game is missing (see attached), then let you continue. Maybe the error dialog ends up behind SCI Companion or something?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 06:43:09 PM by troflip »
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Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #407 on: November 16, 2015, 06:43:37 PM »
I'll see if I can repro. In the meantime, you should be able to hold SHIFT down while starting SCI Companion, and that should reset all settings to default.

First, can you take a screenshot though? It *should* throw up an error message that the game is missing, then let you continue. Maybe the error dialog ends up behind SCI Companion or something?
Still nothing... Ugh, it was fine earlier. But now it just locks up the Explorer Window and the mouse icon spins.

Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #408 on: November 16, 2015, 06:45:45 PM »

Now, SCI Companion ISN'T apparently running... BUT now when I try and delete the SCICompanion.exe, I get that (after trying to run the exe).

Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #409 on: November 16, 2015, 06:47:16 PM »
Yup, you've got invisible leftovers. Check Task Manager.

Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #410 on: November 16, 2015, 06:48:29 PM »
Yup, you've got invisible leftovers. Check Task Manager.
SCICompanion.exe isn't listed in the Task Manager though. I'm confused.

Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #411 on: November 16, 2015, 06:49:38 PM »
Well, easiest way out then would be to simply shut down the computer and restart it.

Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #412 on: November 16, 2015, 07:04:21 PM »
Well, easiest way out then would be to simply shut down the computer and restart it.
Okay, I've restarted. How do I get rid of "invisible leftovers"?

Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #413 on: November 16, 2015, 07:12:06 PM »
Okay, I've restarted. How do I get rid of "invisible leftovers"?
You just did. No SCI Companion, with visible windows or otherwise, should be running now, allowing you to clean up.

Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #414 on: November 16, 2015, 07:15:59 PM »
Okay, I've restarted. How do I get rid of "invisible leftovers"?
You just did. No SCI Companion, with visible windows or otherwise, should be running now, allowing you to clean up.

But yet, then I delete the .zip I used, and the copy of SCI Companion I had, and emptied my recycle bin, re-downloaded SCI Companion, and tried to run it, and it did the spinny cursor again, and now... Now, as you can see. I can't delete it again, because it's apparently "in use".

Offline troflip

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #415 on: November 16, 2015, 07:28:05 PM »
Open regedit.exe, then go to
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mtnPhilms\SCICompanion

Then right click on the SCICompanion and choose Export. Send the resulting .reg file to me so I can see if there is anything strange.

Then delete the SCICompanion reg key altogether.

("re-installing" SCI Companion won't do anything, as there is no install).


fyi, if something is open in "System", that's pretty low level. You don't have any anti-virus software or something that might be interfering with things?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2015, 07:32:48 PM by troflip »
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Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #416 on: November 16, 2015, 07:56:31 PM »
Open regedit.exe, then go to
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mtnPhilms\SCICompanion

Then right click on the SCICompanion and choose Export. Send the resulting .reg file to me so I can see if there is anything strange.

Then delete the SCICompanion reg key altogether.

("re-installing" SCI Companion won't do anything, as there is no install).


fyi, if something is open in "System", that's pretty low level. You don't have any anti-virus software or something that might be interfering with things?
I don't think so. I can't even SEE SCICompanion.exe in my Task Manager. I have to go into command prompt and do "taskkill /F /T /IM SCICompanion.exe" to get rid of it, or restart.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #417 on: November 17, 2015, 08:32:23 AM »
What about in the processes tab?
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Offline CTxCB

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #418 on: November 17, 2015, 09:08:37 AM »
What about in the processes tab?
Wasn't there. Apparently AVAST is giving SCICompanion a false positive result. I sent a message to Phil telling him how he can sent a report to the AVAST Labs, about the false positive result.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2015, 09:11:16 AM by CTxCB »

Offline Kawa

Re: SCI Companion V3 - alpha build notes/bugs/feature requests
« Reply #419 on: November 17, 2015, 09:54:38 AM »
So once again Avast messes up regular use of a perfectly safe and legitimate application. Nothing new here, carry on.

Edit: interestingly, VirusTotal's copy of Avast doesn't agree.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2015, 09:56:13 AM by Kawa »


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