Greetings fellow hearthlings!
I just got an awesome new laptop a few months ago and one the first I did was install Stonehearth onto it, especially after hearing about the new recent A.C.E update!
Unfortunately, everytime I click on the green “PLAY” button on Steam to launch the game, it gives me the usual prompt that says: “Preparing to launch Stonehearth”, then it says that Stonehearth is running on my Steam Library window for about 2-5 seconds and the green “PLAY” button reappears, just as if nothing happened. Additionally, Stonehearth shows up on my Task Manager while it is supposedly launching, but then immediately disappears once the green “PLAY” button reappears on my Steam Library window. No error message or reason whatsoever on why Stonehearth won’t launch is displayed.
Strangely enough, Stonehearth launches and runs perfectly fine on my new laptop when I ran the game at 32 bits, which, after hours of digging on how to resolve the problem myself on the Discourse and Steam forums, I was able to do by editing the user_settings.json to force it to run on 32 bits. While I was delighted that my laptop could at least run Stonehearth, I would much prefer to run Stonehearth on 64 bits instead, since I imagine that Stonehearth is rather intensive on the CPU and RAM-usage, particular when knowing that Stonehearth isn’t the most optimized game out there.
EDIT: After logging in a few more hours of playtime, I found that playing Stonehearth on 32 bits has even more issues of its own. After about an hour of playtime, sometimes even within 10 minutes of gameplay, the game will suddenly freeze, forcing me to close the game using the Task Manager. This occurs even when I had started a new game, where the first instance happened when I had just 7 hearthlings. Sometimes the game even crashes to desktop in the middle of a load screen. I have to save constantly to avoid lossing progress, which is very tiresome, on top of having to launch the game up everytime.
(This is the Stonehearth.log that is generated when I attempt to run Stonehearth on 64 bits)
2020-12-30 22:04:49.733769 | server | 1 | app | Stonehearth Version 220.127.116.119 (x64)
2020-12-30 22:04:49.734773 | server | 1 | core.config | user id is f1e9e128-9426-11e5-af25-d050994f7ba8
2020-12-30 22:04:49.734773 | server | 1 | core.config | session id is 323a5d90-ab26-4f16-b542-f276112fb708
2020-12-30 22:04:49.734773 | server | 0 | app | Steam present.
2020-12-30 22:04:49.735299 | server | 0 | core.system | Initializing crash reporter
I do not have a crash.dmp file to upload (I’m a new user so I wouldn’t even be able to), perhaps because Stonehearth isn’t even able to run long enough to generate one, but that’s just my belief on why that is.
If I’m missing other important deliverables that can help you troubleshoot, please let me know!
Versions and Mods:
The most recent version of Stonehearth (Which I believe is v1.1???)
ACE Pre-Release v0.9.5.3b - “The MASSIVE Update!”
Extra Map Options
[ACE Mod] Composting
Dani’s Core Mod
***I uninstalled all these mods when I tried to run Stonehearth at 64 bits, but still, no dice
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti /w 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM
CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 @ 1.30 GHz to 1.50 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz) /w 4 Cores & 8 Threads
OS: Windows 10 64-bit, x64-based processor
RAM: 16 GB
Have you attempted basic troubleshooting steps?
I tried all the solutions proposed and then some, like running Stoneheath.exe as an administrator, launching the game offline, disabling my anti-virus and/or firewalls, uninstalling any mods, reinstalling Stonehearth (which I did 4 times), reinstalling Steam, forcing Stonehearth to run on windowed mode, updating my drivers, etc., but all have resulting in failure for me.
The thing is, they were satisfied with running Stonehearth at just 32 bits, which is a decent but not ideal solution. I would like to run the game at 64 so I get the smoothest possible experience.
I know for certain that it is still possible to run this game at 64 bits! I used to play Stonehearth on a desktop PC on 64 bits and it worked just fine. I don’t remember exactly when was the last time I played Stonehearth, but I do know for sure that it was around when A.C.E’s Drinking Update was released.
I have +220 hours logged into this game already, and I hope to bring that number up some more during the holiday break!
I wish everyone an early happy new year! And thank you in advance for anyone who helps me!