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help me with particle forge please for the 37th time

By on July 29, 2010 11:59:47 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

soase-fredled

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my particle forge is still not working and the devs arent doing a damn thing about it

i have put it in the sins directory-didnt work

i have copied the fmod binw and d_d3x6_36 or whatever its called into the particle forge-nope

i have net 3.5

i have windows 7

so if anyone can help it would be MUCH aprecciated

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July 30, 2010 2:04:30 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

What exactly is the problem?  What are your system specs? 

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July 30, 2010 10:47:11 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

as soon as i start it up it says "particle forge exe has stopped working,windows is checking for a solution to the problem.

what system specs do you need?

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July 30, 2010 12:24:23 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Does it say anything about tempdata local mini dump (random numbers)?

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July 30, 2010 7:52:53 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

no the particle forge window doesnt even open

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July 30, 2010 11:30:29 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I've put several thread out there asking about the same issue. They really should make a detailed tutorial on how to use it.

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July 31, 2010 9:10:42 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

exactly!

 

& @fredled: you should really put stuff like this in the modding section of the forum, i think. that way u can get help easier. you did extract the file though, right?

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July 31, 2010 1:14:53 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

i have to extract them to my desktop because when i try to extract them into the sins directory it says it cant extract managediron,particle exe,or forgelibrary there

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July 31, 2010 1:59:21 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

There is a lot of people having problems with this. Not to mention that it should be put in the root directory where base files should NOT BE modified.

I read in an old post somewhere that you can run particle forge from a mod folder as long as the particle forge has access to the particles and textures. 

I will bundle particle forge with all the necessary files that are needed and the user just needs to place it like any other mod. Edit the desired particles, enable the Particle Forge mod and test away. 

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July 31, 2010 3:45:28 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

okay thanks man

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July 31, 2010 4:33:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

okay i tried to enable it as a mod but it still has the same problem

- System
   
- Provider
      [ Name] Windows Error Reporting
   
- EventID 1001
      [ Qualifiers] 0
   
  Level 4
   
  Task 0
   
  Keywords 0x80000000000000
   
- TimeCreated
      [ SystemTime] 2010-07-31T20:25:09.000000000Z
   
  EventRecordID 4117
   
  Channel Application
   
  Computer corbo-laptop
   
  Security
- EventData
     
    0
    CLR20r3
    Not available
    0
    particleforge.exe
    1.0.3345.32477
    49a89b3b
    System.Xml
    2.0.0.0
    4a275e0f
    2818
    123
    System.InvalidOperationException
     
    C:\Users\corbin\AppData\Local\Temp\WER991C.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
    C:\Users\corbin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_particleforge.ex_d366c4a98b9bbf1be8b1ce958787e4e96311dd84_09f89f15
     
    0
    b52b4f07-9ce1-11df-99cd-00219be69fc4
    1
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July 31, 2010 4:35:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

and heres another view:

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Windows Error Reporting" />
  <EventID Qualifiers="0">1001</EventID>
  <Level>4</Level>
  <Task>0</Task>
  <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-07-31T20:25:09.000000000Z" />
  <EventRecordID>4117</EventRecordID>
  <Channel>Application</Channel>
  <Computer>corbo-laptop</Computer>
  <Security />
  </System>
- <EventData>
  <Data />
  <Data>0</Data>
  <Data>CLR20r3</Data>
  <Data>Not available</Data>
  <Data>0</Data>
  <Data>particleforge.exe</Data>
  <Data>1.0.3345.32477</Data>
  <Data>49a89b3b</Data>
  <Data>System.Xml</Data>
  <Data>2.0.0.0</Data>
  <Data>4a275e0f</Data>
  <Data>2818</Data>
  <Data>123</Data>
  <Data>System.InvalidOperationException</Data>
  <Data />
  <Data>C:\Users\corbin\AppData\Local\Temp\WER991C.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml</Data>
  <Data>C:\Users\corbin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_particleforge.ex_d366c4a98b9bbf1be8b1ce958787e4e96311dd84_09f89f15</Data>
  <Data />
  <Data>0</Data>
  <Data>b52b4f07-9ce1-11df-99cd-00219be69fc4</Data>
  <Data>1</Data>
  </EventData>
  </Event>
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March 9, 2011 3:54:49 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

FYI--having same prob.  Windows 7 with net framework 4.0 installed.

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March 9, 2011 4:51:45 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Particle Forge 3 right?

Sooooooo.

Paste these folders(from the main sins directory) into the Particle Forge 3 folder:

Particle

Texture

Mesh

PipelineEffect

d3dx9_36.dll

and, to be safe, paste all the other .dll files from the main sins directory.

Make sure that there are these files in the particle forge folder:

ParticleForge.png

ParticleForge.pdb

particleforge_trans,png

Ironclad.png

 

Cool, if anything else is wrong, I will watch the thread...

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March 10, 2011 10:34:25 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thanks--just saw this reply.  Yep PF3 for me.  I'll go do your suggestion now.  I had run PF3 in Xp with no issues.  Will post back if your fix opens a door to the underworld and demons surge through my computer into this dimension as a result--or if it works.  I'll just add it to this reply.

Ah--a file was missing from my first paste.  I found it and when added...

That it appears to work (I'll have to uninstall and entrenchment mod to see further). When I copied and pasted all the directory files from the game into PF3 it works fine but if you drop PF3 into the root directory of Sins it doesn't.

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January 6, 2012 4:43:55 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I have Win 7, NET 4.0.

I had the same issue win starting PF3...

I placed PF3 directory into ..\Users\MyAccount\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games

Then i copied these directories from original SOASE directory:

Mesh, Particle, PipelineEffects, TextureAnimations, Textures into PF3 directory (and did the same with Entrenchment directory).

Then i copied these files from SOASE directory:

d3dx9_36.dll
xinput1_3.dll

With this PF3 runs correctly.

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