Stonehearth not starting

Hi so, I can’t start up the game. Whenever I try I get the following error message:

[quote]Error starting application:

Error reading file “C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stonehearth\user_settings.json”:

Not JSON!

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Also, I’ve verified the integrity of the game. Uninstalled and reinstalled the game and restarted my computer already.

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Hey there @chris_dftba - this should be a quick fix, do me a favor and try manually deleting the user_settings.json file, then relaunch the game. The file is automatically generated by the game if it doesn’t exist, so that you fix the issue. Alternatively, you could copy/paste the file here and I can try and determine what broke.


In case you’re curious why uninstalling the game didn’t fix this - Steam (assuming you’re using Steam) only removes files it added to the folder. Since the file was created by the game upon launch (not by Steam during install), Steam doesn’t remove it, thus leaving it broken.

It worked, thank you very much!

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My pleasure! Have fun :smiley: