Please Help! World of Goo will not load

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Please Help! World of Goo will not loadeth3real05/17/2009 - 20:38

Hi, I purchased this from Steam. When I try launching, it just goes straight into a black screen and kicks me back to the desktop. It does not show up in the task manager afterwards.

Below is the crash log I pulled from the steamapps folder:

Exception: Access Violation (code 0xc0000005) at address 004898C3 in thread 6C0

Module: WorldOfGoo.exe

Logical Address: 0001:000888C3

0012EDE0 004898C3 0001:000888C3 WorldOfGoo.exe

Params: 000C031A 00000200 00000000 012C0190

0012EE0C 7E418734 GetDC+6D

Params: 004A8BD0 000C031A 00000200 00000000

0012EE74 7E418816 GetDC+14F

Params: 00000000 004A8BD0 000C031A 00000200

0012EEA4 7E42A013 IsWindowUnicode+A1

Params: FFFF03E5 000C031A 00000200 00000000

0012EEC4 7E42A998 CallWindowProcA+1B

Params: FFFF03E5 000C031A 00000200 00000000

0012EEEC 4FDF6407 CheckFullscreen+657

Params: FFFF03E5 00000200 00000000 012C0190

0012EF18 7E418734 GetDC+6D

Params: 4FDF6040 000C031A 00000200 00000000

0012EF80 7E418816 GetDC+14F

Params: 00000000 4FDF6040 000C031A 00000200

0012EFE0 7E4189CD GetWindowLongW+127

Params: 0012F010 00000001 0012F034 01320AEE

0012EFF0 7E4196C7 DispatchMessageA+F

Params: 0012F010 000007D0 011F0982 0012F010

0012F034 01320AEE OverlayHookD3D3+B6DE

Params: 0012F324 0012FAFC 011F0F9C 0012F324

0012F324 011F0F1C 0002:0001AF1C TFWAH.dll

Params: 011F3664 0012F368 00000224 0012F368

0012F984 011C1017 0001:00000017 TFWAH.dll

Params: 0000000D 004AD270 00400000 00000000

0012FB08 5F1C000A 0000:00000000 TFWAH.dll

Params: 01006B00 0012FD10 00000000 034943E0

EAX:00000000 EBX:00000000 ECX:0061AE48 EDX:0049B220 ESI:00000000 EDI:00000200

EIP:004898C3 ESP:0012ED34  EBP:0012EDE0

CS:001B SS:0023 DS:0023 ES:0023 FS:003B GS:0000


Windows Ver: NT 5.1 Service Pack 3 Build 2600

Windows XP Pro SP3
Asus A8N-SLI
Geforce 7950X2
Newest drivers + direct x installed.

I should meet the specs for this game.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have always wanted to try this game. I have heard great things and the sale on steam made it too good of a deal to pass up. It's too bad I haven't been able to play it though...

Re: Please Help! World of Goo will not loadSoultaker05/18/2009 - 06:57

Are you using ThreatFire anti-virus/firewall? That's probably what causes it. It's a known bug with their software, but unfortunately they never fixed it. (Or maybe you aren't using the latest version?)

There are some suggestions to working around the problem here:
- Crashes on Boot in Vista-32 (Threatfire Stops World of Goo!)
The best solution would be to add an exception for World of Goo in the Advanced Controls window, if you're using the stand-alone version of the game, but since you got it from Steam, the best option seems to be to stop ThreatFire before running World of Goo.

Last modified Mon, 05/18/2009 - 07:04 by Soultaker
Re: Please Help! World of Goo will not loadeth3real05/18/2009 - 19:35

Thanks for the solution. I did have threatfire installed. Uninstalled it and it works perfectly now. Enjoying it immensely so far.