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Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 08 Sep 2013, 23:52
by Sayuuk
Hey guys,

I just purchased the AN2, but when the "Activation" window in the end opens, the whole PC freezes and only a reboot fixes it.

I've tried manually running the init.exe as Administrator as well as normal to no avail.
I've also tried running the patchdllxml.exe but it "stops working" as Administrator/normal, not sure if this is related.

All this on Windows 8 with FSX installed on its own SSD.

Is there anything else I can try?


Thanks
Stefan

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 09 Sep 2013, 00:30
by Alex
Hello,

What happen when you run init.exe ?
Please check that init.exe running in non compatible mode.

And about FSX, it's in full screen mode or in window mode ?

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 09 Sep 2013, 02:03
by Sayuuk
Actually I think it already resolved itself.

Running init.exe (without FSX running, as that's what it's like when its run by the installer) still freezes the PC, showing a little "Loading..." window.

But - just for fun - I tried selecting it in FSX and it asked for my Serial.

However, now whenever I select any BUT the Aeroflot version, I only get a (mostly) black screen in the VC and in exterior views a lot of textures seem to be missing.
The aeroflot version works fine though...


Did some part of the activation not run through normally?

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 00:02
by Alex
Could you please email me at support@sibwings.com screenshots with init.exe properties (compatibility) and screenshots with issue when you run init.exe without FSX.
Something not normal with activation system.
But when you select An-2 in FSX could you enter serial ?

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 00:16
by Sayuuk
Alex wrote:Could you please email me at support@sibwings.com screenshots with init.exe properties (compatibility) and screenshots with issue when you run init.exe without FSX.
Something not normal with activation system.
But when you select An-2 in FSX could you enter serial ?
Yes, when I first selected it, a window popped up that said "You need a key blablabla" and I was able to activate it normally.

I could send you some screenshots, but the short version is this:
No compatibility settings selected, I only tried "Run as administrator" from the context menu, which didn't help.

I cannot take normal screenshots of the issue, because by then the PC is completely frozen. I can move the mouse around and sometimes click on things after a while, but no new programs will launch & existing ones crash.
It looks like the little window that pops up for split second now when selecting the aircraft in FSX ("Loading...")

Right now I'm happy I can fly the Russian version, I don't really get why the other ones don't work.

Thanks
Stefan

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 16:32
by Sayuuk
Sayuuk wrote: Right now I'm happy I can fly the Russian version, I don't really get why the other ones don't work.
Found the solution.

For some reason all but the texture.cfg belonging to the Russian version where empty.
I simply copied the Russian texture.cfg with the normal fallbacks to the other textures and everything works perfectly now.

Cheers
Stefan

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 10 Sep 2013, 16:36
by Alex
great!

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 03:31
by minihorsewhynot
Hello im having a similar problem. My problem is when i start up fsx to activate the product fsx freezes completely it does the Waiting for program to respond similar to a fatal error but in the background i can see is started another program and it says Key Required (not responding). Im just wondering if theres anyone who has a similar problem or better... a fix

Re: Activation window => PC freezes

Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 11:11
by Alex
Just run FSX\SibWings\An2\bin\init.exe program for activation, or Start -> Programs -> SibWings -> An-2 -> Activation