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Populous: The Beginning

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

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@dww11438858 Hey, can you try launching the game from the exe in D:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Populous - The Beginning rather than using Origin to launch it?

Thanks, please let us know how you get on. 

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

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@EA_David Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I have just given it a shot now. Tried all available .exe files in D:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Populous - The Beginning. It tries to launch, however it just drops back to origin. I have tried closing Origin, below is the resulting error report

 

Description
Faulting Application Path: D:\Origin\Origin.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: Origin.exe
Application Version: 9.12.0.34172
Application Timestamp: 56eb24b6
Fault Module Name: MSVCR120.dll
Fault Module Version: 12.0.21005.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 524f7ce6
Exception Offset: 000a46a9
Exception Code: c0000409
Exception Data: 00000005
OS Version: 10.0.14393.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 2ba9
Additional Information 2: 2ba98bbf75bc4c8eb819530558edbad3
Additional Information 3: fdbb
Additional Information 4: fdbba07bf6d3b3adcbdaa323a78e7ab6

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 5135803e4d378480238acd8a28d380f4 (116137126112)

 

Any other ideas to try?

 

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

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@dww11438858 Thanks. What version of Windows are you using? I don't think it's a part of the problem, but I just want to check. 

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@EA_David No worries. I am using Windows 10 home edition. Version 1607 OS Build 14393.105 64 bit operating system. I usually keep it updated automatically.

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

Community Manager

That's great, thanks. Just to check it off, have you tried launching just the PopTB exe in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode?

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Hey @EA_David. Just tried it now. It still bumped me back to origin and the usual D3Ddpop3w has stopped working, which is interesting. In saying that it actually came closer to launching than previous attempts.

 

Error log below.

 

Description
Faulting Application Path: D:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Populous - The Beginning\popTB.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: popTB.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.1
Application Timestamp: 365c11d8
Fault Module Name: popTB.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.0.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 365c11d8
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0011232d
OS Version: 10.0.14393.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: a595
Additional Information 2: a59554c4cc0b98f4ef93b67106217e33
Additional Information 3: e18b
Additional Information 4: e18b33a1a697fda5a586cc7bd6c5d306

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: b79b3cfbd05d3d1d41fb4b3fa41b56ed (379959292)

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

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Well this is an interesting development. It has just suddenly decided to work for no reason. Though I did have origin closed at the time. It's just launched the game. Will keep you all posted to see if it is stable and will work again. Many thanks to @EA_David for all of his assistance.

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

Community Manager

Thanks for the update. If the problem returns can you try restarting with a Clean Boot and see if that helps with the stability?

 

https://help.ea.com/en/help/faq/how-to-clean-boot-your-pc/

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Re: Populous the beginning wont start

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Hey all still having issues with Populous 3. Just remember to change all of the compatibility settings as recommended. Xp with SP3 is the best OS compatibility to use. Also try to launch the poptb.exe without origin running. But if you can't get it working, always feel free to chat to the EA guys on here. Good Luck all

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Ended up un-installing populous 3 and did a fresh install. Has been working perfectly from origin from the first try. No other issues experienced since.
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