A few days ago I bought Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition from GOG. I've installed both FE and FE: LH. FE: LH runs fine. But FE does not work. I am having the same issue as the op reported. Game runs for a few seconds, it displays the first loading screen, and then goes back to desktop. No error messages.
As op indicated, I tried every possible way to fix this that I could think of: compatibility modes, running as Administrator, reinstalling the game and the Visual C++ packages, updated drivers, deleting the Prefs.ini file, etc. I also tried setting the shortcut to run the game minimized, but in my case when I click to bring up the window, the game goes back to desktop and it does not work. Running maximized or normal window don't work also.
I did some further investigation and I found and old post on Steam forums pointing to a similar problem:
I tried the suggested workaround to rename the SDNXLOverlay.dll file, and the game does work after that. So, I have a few questions:
- Is it safe to rename / remove this SDNXLOverlay.dll file? Will the game lose some critical functionality by doing so?
- Is there any other solution to this issue?