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#1 mikepin

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:07 PM

I have simcoaster by EA Games. I have a 56k modem with 256 mb of ram running windows xpsp2 with spybot sd, avast anti virus, and MS antispyware. This is the problem. Sometimes it'll let me play and most of the time it won't because of a "Game.exe failure." Everytime this happen's I get a microsoft error reporting box along with a black screen. I've been successful at reporting this "Game.exe"
failure at least a dozen time's to no avail. I have went to EA Games website to see if there was any support there..........nope. I've google searched, blah,blah,blah...all to no avail with this problem. I've put Simcoaster in my firewall (IE) exception's list, turned off or disabled all virus protection, and started the game in "safemode" as the read me file instructed in the event of problem's with gameplay this will lower audio/video card setting's so the game run's properly and still get the game.exe failure. I've even searched out the Game.exe file which is located in c:/windows/prefetch as a PF file and the search reveals simply Game in c:\program files\bullfrog\simcoaster with 7,329kb so I know I'm not over stretching my memory.
If anyone can help with this issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :thumbsup: mike

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:21 PM

this is an effect of a known malware/virus something... best thing to do is post a hijack this log and clean up your system thoroughly. sorry i couldnt help more.

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#3 mikepin

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:32 AM

Okay thanks for the help Legoman! :thumbsup: I've posted an HJT logfile so maybe there's something there we can fix and straighten out this issue. Thanks
again........awaiting response.

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 08:00 AM

Okay this is what I have done now. I uninstalled simcoaster,did a full system search and got all the simcoaster/game.exe file out. Re-installed simcoaster. I put simcoaster on my firewall exceptions list (just in case that was causing the failure) and ran a program compatibility wizard setting resolution to a lower level in the hope that would help. It did not and I got the dreaded Game.exe failure again. There is a program istalled with simcoaster called "safemode" that adjust various adio/video/screen resolution/gameplay...etc... levels when game is started in that mode and it was in the program compatibility wizard "list" so I ran the wizard selecting the "safemode" program. I still got the game.exe failure. I am going to post another HJT logfile (for the hell of it...I've already uninstalled simcoaster, to hell with that game) showing all hidden files just to see if I have something amiss still yet, but as far as I can tell that game simply is not compatible with windows xpsp2 because as you can see no matter what I do it will not run.
Thanks for the help though,
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:12 PM

I just wanted to post on this real quick and say that this isn't an effect of a virus or malware there Legoman. The game.exe file is within the cd installation disk and is supposedly a "help" file that make's the game run faster and smoother. I've seen the post of Game.exe vbs being a trojan or virus and some search's say it is a porn dialer....hmmm...why would EA Games install a dialer in simcoaster? At any rate when I search,locate, and scan the "failing" file Spybot, MS antispy, Avast antivirus all come up with nothing. I've also watched carefully during re-install and have seen the game.exe file pass by as the download is ocurring. Totally stumped as to why this game.exe failure is happening and given up. I can get no information other than that it is a virus or malware and it is neither.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:25 PM

EA games did not do that.... crazy mind broken hackers did.

i'm still scratching my head. y is this happening? maybe windows is recognizing it as something? maybe one of your antivirus/scanners? i was pretty sure that this had something to do with malware/and all that crap.

sorry i cant help anymore.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:40 PM

Please don't post a second HJT log as it will confuse the volunteers.
Did you check to see if there were any patches for the game, and you have the right ActiveX?
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Posted 26 December 2005 - 02:00 PM

Well I just gave Sim Coaster as a gift this Christmas to one of my daughters and have somewhat the same problem. I don't believe this is a adware/virus/etc. problem. It is very consistent and basically dies right after I start it up. Install works great. But then when running, game.exe fail...my guess is it's an incompatibility between that program and the latest version of XP or service packs for XP. I'll try on some of my other computers to see if I get the same fail.

I tried running in win98 compatibility mode and made no difference. If anybody has any other ideas let me know.

BTW, this came in a set of four sim games and the other three seem to be working ok, but I think Sim Coaster is the last to install...I might try reinstalling the latest game of the set to see if it helps.

Boy, things like this make the xbox more attractive all the time :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 04:06 PM

lol, its a sign to get Roller Coaster Tycoon isntead.

That is really weird. Usually when I have some kind of error problem, reinstalling the game works just fine.




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