Packaged Unreal projects will not open on my PC
Packaged Unreal projects will not open on my PC (apologies, this seemed the most appropriate forum to post in)
Hi all, rather strange one this… indeed I have been able to find few (if any) posts anywhere with a similar problem – at least not any which don’t drive an error code. I would be so grateful for any insight / help please.
My problem is that I find any packaged (self-contained) Projects / Demos / Games using the Unreal engine will not open on my PC. I double-click the .exe, the egg timer pops up for a second and then nothing…
There are certainly UE4 developed projects the mix (the ‘Unreal Kite’ demo), but also many which I have downloaded from the Oculus VR Share Developers website which will also be UE4 and potentially (though I can’t be sure) UE3.
All Unity packaged project open fine on the PC for which I’m seeing the issue and indeed I have tried opening the problematic UE files on two other PC’s and they open fine. Clearly then, there has to be an issue with this specific PC and it’s driving me nuts trying to resolve it, as I’m rather hoping to start developing my own UE concept demos for Oculus moving forward.
I am running Windows 8.1, on a 2x Titan X rig (SLI enable or disabled), Nvidia 356.04 Beta Drivers (though the issue has remained for every past iteration I’ve ever had installed on this PC – circa 6x Nvidia driver versions over 6 months) and have applied every Windows update available. The issue was previously an annoyance (i.e. didn’t get to run the Kite demo on my rig), to now becoming a real show-stopper problem.
After pouring through these forums and trying several .DLL replacement fixes I’ve come across, used to fix other peoples similar issues starting packed UE content (all be it in those cases, it had driven an error message, where mine has not) I came across the suggestion of using Dependency Walker for 64bit to generate a log. I have complete this for two of the twelve UE packages that won’t open and have attached the log files to this post (‘Henry’, which I sourced from here: https://share.oculus.com/app/henry-trailer and ‘Mythos’ which I sourced from here https://share.oculus.com/app/mythos-of-the-world-axis ).
I’ve poured through the logs (which are a little overwhelming tbh) and can’t see any path errors, missing or invalid modules, or load failures that jump out as being the cause, though there are some related to Missing Modules for API-MS-WIN-CORE-KERNEL32-PRIVATE-L1-1-0.dll, API-MS-WIN-CORE-PRIVATEPROFILE-L1-1-0.dll and a API-MS-WIN-SERVICE-PRIVATE-L1-1-0.dll). The two examples logs I’ve given end with similar messages such as “Exited ‘package name here’ (process 0xA3C) with code – 1073741819 (0xC000000005)”
If anyone has any ideas / suggestions, or better still can look at the logs with a more knowledgeable head than mine, I’d be truly grateful. Over the past few weeks I have tried the following the try to resolve:
asked Oct 04 '15 at 12:46 PM in Packaging & Deployment
Solved the issue! Avast was messing with UE4. Now if you too are using it, chances are you suffers from the same problem or it is also related to your own anti-virus acting the same.
Here's what I've done, but remember I'm french so i'm translating my own UI and it might not be exactly accurate:
And voila! It solved it for me. Since I had the exact same issues than you all, chances are high that you suffers the same issue with avast or your own anti-virus
answered Dec 26 '15 at 10:30 PM
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answered Oct 13 '15 at 01:26 PM
I have the exact same problem. I am running a PC with Windows 10 right now. Just like 2 weeks ago i had no problems at all with running the exes and now I can't open any packaged projects. It doesn't matter if they are my own or example projects or originating from a different unreal 4 version. I also tested it with 2 other PCs that run the applications without a problem. It is very weird because no error message appears and there isn't even a process in the task manager for the application even though the explorer window crashes because of it.
answered Nov 17 '15 at 08:38 PM
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