Hey everyone! I have been away from the internet for a while and I had a wish to get back to playing with Stonehearth again.
But, in my hiatus, one of the updates has completely made it impossible to play! I cant even get a error code or anything, which is why I cant do this in the normal format. My steam goes into “In game Stonehearth” for 3-4 seconds, then back to online. No game window or anything.
I have messed with the stonehearth.json file, as people recommended, I have uninstalled the game and deleted the game folder with no avail.
Because you tried reinstalling the game, I’m going to assume you have no old mods installed which could mess things up. Because the game worked in the past, it seems unlikely that we can blame the graphics card drivers or operating system version (unless you’ve changed either since then).
Having said that, have you checked this topic? With the early access steam release, a lot of anti-malware and privacy programs were found that interfere with the chrome browser in stonehearth.
If there is no answer there, try uploading your stonehearth.log here as there may be hints in there.
Have you tried deleting stonehearth and doing a fresh install? You’ll need to manually delete the folder from steam though. Easiest way is to ask steam to delete local content and then in properties, browse local files and delete the stonehearth folder from steam/common.
It has helped me a few times when I get game breaking bugs
In your stonehearth.log you have a pretty critical clue:
core.system | Could not find an open port to host Stonehearth!: open: The requested service provider could not be loaded or initialized
Stonehearth is built from the ground up as a multiplayer game (although they haven’t added any multiplayer modes yet). This means that it has a client and a server, even when you’re just playing single player. For communication with the client, locally or across a network, a server needs to have an open port. Your computer is denying that somehow.
I think you need to take a close look at anything that might be blocking ports for Stonehearth. A firewall is the obvious suspect, but it may not be the only one.
I was reading another post earlier (by @albert) about a problem similar to this. It turned out to be bloatware (from Lavasoft to be specific) that had been installed alongside another program. Maybe check your “programs and features” under windows settings and see if something smuggled itself in.
Feces. Well, that exhausts my debugging skills. This is usually the point where I threaten to dump a coffee in my computer if it doesn’t behave.
People far smarter than I shall have to help If I notice anything while I’m surfing the world wide interwebs or the forums I’ll make sure to link it here. Nothing more frustrating than a mystery bug keeping you out of a great game
Also, even though this may not be relevant, I also have issues running things like Minecraft and Unturned. Even though games such as Dirty Bomb or CS:GO run fine. In addition, when I checked my firewall to add a rule? It gave me an error saying MMC encountered an error with the snap-in. I have tried to fix this issue with no avail.