I applied the alpha patch last week and it completely broke Twilight. More specifically, the game now crashes to desktop when the Metaverse button is clicked on, displays all races as having 15 ability points in race set-up in standard games but does not show the list of abilities on the left side of the screen and crashes to desktop out of the "game loading" screen before reaching a playable state. It's useless presently. Before asking for help I figured I'd wait for impulse and install that way, but after installing impulse and re-starting my computer, when I tried to run impulse I got a pop up with a red circle with a white X in it and the following error:
Unhandled exception has occurred in your applicaiton. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.
Unable to load DLL 'uxtheme.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT:0x8007007E).
Clicking "continue" removes the error message but the initial loading screen for impulse stays in the center of the screen indefinitely and has to be closed in the process manager.
I'd really appreciate some help so I could get this to work, since I've been looking forward to playing a finished version of Twilight since I pre-ordered last fall. If it can not be made to work, I'd appreciate a refund, but I'd much prefer if it were possible to get the game playable. Thank you .