Caoster wrote:I am getting "application is stalling" when I start the game. And the log files aren't updating, so there is nothing to report. I did a fresh install of from Gamersgate, and then an install of 1.04 from the patch. I got that error. Then I tried this fix. Got the same error.
If you want to play the game, you have the choice between two evils:
A. Install and use the latest 1.04 beta patch
: the installation process works.
: no stars for the experience of elements are shown, which is bad if you want to enjoy followig the development of your regiments as a feature of the game. See also other problems reported in the thread above.
B. Install the official 1.04 patch
: the stars for the experience of elements are shown. I dont know whether anything else has been improved in comparison to the 1.04 beta patch.
: awkward installation process to make it work (see message #20 in the linke above), and see some reports of other problems in that thread.
: You cannot buy reinforcements for garrison troops, so eventually all your garrisons will die. Maybe this will happen to the AI garrisons as well, so that you remain on a par with the AI in this respect. (Maybe this happened already in the 1.04 beta patch, I haven't checked.)
Both patches don't address several glitches and errros which have been reported in this forum many times, but for most of these problems there is a workaround.
A problem is that bugs and glitches are only found by accident, while playing the game, but that often known and unmended bugs deter potential players (and buyers) from starting a game, waiting for the next patch instead.