I have a Dell ultrabook that I've been playing Sins on for a few years...until v1.90/1.91. Now it just crashes almost immediately on starting (splash loading screen), whereas all prior versions worked OK.
Not sure what changed with the game to cause this. I verified I have the latest drivers for everything and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game several times.
The crash screen shows this:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe
Application Version: 18.104.22.168
Application Timestamp: 59c26d37
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.23864
It doesn't look like there's a minidump file or anything else being created.
Not sure if this is related, but I also tried starting with Dev exe, and I get the following output before the game window closes:
Could not extract Image Info from Texture: .\Textures\Buttons_Research2_Disabled.dds
Does the file exist?
Assert @ D:\SinsRebellion\main\CodeSource\Engine/Render/Texture/FileTexture.cpp(502)
Context: Can't create texture: .\Textures\Buttons_Research2_Disabled.dds
HR: (D3DXERR_INVALIDDATA)-Invalid data
In case this has anything to do with DirectX, I know DirectX10 has some issues on this machine, as there is another game I play on it where I had to force DirectX 9 to be used for it to work.
OS is Windows 7x64, with all the current updates.