I have a Steam copy of Dreamfall Chapters and it crashes at startup. I see no loading screen and I'm unable to reach the main menu. Immediately after starting the game it shows the crash dialog and that's it.
- Validated game files, obviously. No additional data was downloaded by Steam, so I guess everything is in order.
- Searched for background applications which might not be compliant with the game by running msconfig and disabling all non-Microsoft services as suggested in the "The game crashes when starting" question here: http://redthreadgame...before-posting/. Didn't help, and I do not run any background services apart from Steam anyway.
- Looked for corrupt Windows font files as suggested here: http://redthreadgame...-start/?p=46744. Run FontFrenzy app, chose "repair fonts folder". Then chose "Defrenzy" option to remove all fonts except those which originally shipped with Windows.
- As I run Windows with fonts being displayed at the 125% scale, I reverted this to default 100%.
Unfortunately, nothing of above helped. So let me provide a little bit more info. I have quite an old PC, but I still qualify the minimum system requirements (specs are in the DxDiag file embedded below), I do not run any background software (no firewall or antiviruses, no additional game clients apart from Steam, Windows Defender is also disabled). I haven't run Antivirus check immediately after this, but I did scan my PC for malware/spyware/viruses a few days ago and I was clear.
And I believe that's it. I can think of no additional data that I can provide. So any help would be greatly appreciated. I cannot provide "output_log.txt" from the "Dreamfall Chapters_Data" folder as it wasn't generated. I believe it's because the program crashes immediately.