Fatal error and WOG won't start.

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Fatal error and WOG won't start.windex11/21/2008 - 21:15

It took me a few minutes to noice the fatal error window that tries to subliminal tell me something for about .001 of a second...

WOG installer 1.20
No pers.dat file
completely fresh XP pro install with SP3 (WOG is the first proggy I'm trying to install!)
single monitor at 1440x900

Error log:
Exception: Access Violation (code 0xc0000005) at address 004B1C57 in thread 2A4
Module: WorldOfGoo.exe
Logical Address: 0001:000B0C57

0013F1B0 004B1C57 0001:000B0C57 WorldOfGoo.exe
Params: 007F0098 00000007 00000000 00000000

0013F1DC 7E418734 GetDC+6D
Params: 004A88E0 007F0098 00000007 00000000

0013F244 7E418816 GetDC+14F
Params: 00000000 004A88E0 007F0098 00000007

0013F274 7E42A013 IsWindowUnicode+A1
Params: FFFF0251 007F0098 00000007 00000000

0013F294 7E42A998 CallWindowProcA+1B
Params: FFFF0251 007F0098 00000007 00000000

0013F2BC 4FDF6407 CheckFullscreen+657
Params: FFFF0251 00000007 00000000 00000000

0013F2E8 7E418734 GetDC+6D
Params: 4FDF6040 007F0098 00000007 00000000

0013F350 7E418816 GetDC+14F
Params: 00000000 4FDF6040 007F0098 00000007

0013F3A4 7E428EA0 DefWindowProcW+180
Params: 00DEDC88 00000007 00000000 00000000

0013F3CC 7E428EEC DefWindowProcW+1CC
Params: 0013F3DC 00000018 00DEDC88 00000007

Re: Fatal error and WOG won't start.windex11/23/2008 - 21:10

Apparently the above means that I either:

a) Didn't have flash installed
b) Didn't have an up-to-date enough version of DirectX.

As these were the only two things I changed to get the game to work.  Fiddling with the display resolution or settings did nothing.

Thanks for the hidden, cryptic error message 2D boy! ::)