The previous Beta worked fine, except for graphical issues. But the new .805 Beta has crashed/hanged on loading screen everytime since I updated Elemental using Impulse. I am posting all files requested to a text hosting site as indicated by the reporting sticky. Links to the text files are included below. I CANNOT locate the zip files. The folders C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Stardock\Impulse\backup, C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Stardock\Elemental - War of Magic, and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Stardock\Impulse\Temporary do not have any zip files. I have attempted to start the game over 20 times now so I assume there SHOULD be some memory dumps somewhere. But the fact it cannot move past the loading screen might be why there are no dumps??
I have already tried adding Elemental to my exceptions list, disabled my firewall, turned off "real-time" virus monitoring on Microsoft Security Essentials, and uninstalled and reinstalled the game. I have also hit both the "reset-data" and the "purge use data" buttons on the Impulse preferences and again uninstalled and reinstalled the game. I also updated my video card drivers as suggested. Still cannot get past the loading screen.
Here is my gear:
Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.21 GHz
3.00 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
300GB Harddrive with 146 GB free
If you have any suggestions as to where the zip files might be on my particular machine please let me know and I will amend the post with the required data. Please also let me know if you can help me run the game. I am very excited to see the changes in BETA 3