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Synergies Mod Discussions => General Discussion => Topic started by: TheDivided on November 29, 2013, 04:20:43 PM

Title: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: TheDivided on November 29, 2013, 04:20:43 PM
I have just downloaded the synergies.mod and put it in the mod folder. When I tried launching it through the modlauncher, it doesn't launch. I will click "Launch TL2 with mods" and then the modlauncher will close, but the game will not start. I have looked through some files and stuff and discovered that my computer thinks the mod file is actually a movie clip? Instead of saying MOD file under "Type of File" it says "Movie Clip". Could this be whats effecting it? I can't use steam because I'm going upnorth later and I'm not going to have a connection on the way up there so I want to play single player synergies. But I can't do this if it will not launch. What can I do?
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Salan on November 29, 2013, 04:26:38 PM
odd, sounds like a corrupt file.   Have you used synergies before?

You COULD do it through steam and not worry about updating it while up north as well right.  hmmm.

do you have modsaves in the directory that could be conflicting?
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: TheDivided on November 29, 2013, 04:39:26 PM
My friend just recently introduced me to it and was helping me set it up when we found this problem. He can run synergies no problem. I have not used it before and no, I don't have any modsaves in the directory.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Salan on November 29, 2013, 04:47:27 PM
try to redownload it? use 7zip to unzip it and put it into the mods directory?  I think it goes in SYNERGIES folder in there..?
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Larecjv on November 29, 2013, 04:51:54 PM
Just in case you are a visual learner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVkEfQlucZ4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVkEfQlucZ4)  it shows how to install the synergies mod, same procedure for any mod.

About the mod being identified as a video clip, dont worry about it, .mod is a format used by some digital cams and as such most media players associate a .mod file as a media file, in this case a movie clip.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: TheDivided on November 29, 2013, 05:04:20 PM
I have tried downloading two different versions, nothing worked. I followed that tutorial exactly and it is still doing the same thing. So I have decided to use steam in offline mode, so I subscribed to the ver.500 of the mod and tried launching it with steam, and it still will not launch..
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on November 29, 2013, 10:43:00 PM
Im in a similar situation.. i've been running Synergies, LOA2, Far East Preview for months .. all was good..  now.. my mods dont seem to be registering in mod launcher anymore.. my chars are all black with question marks.. message is it needs to load mods ( Synergies and Far East) but letting it run its auto load routine i comes back the same.. ive tried moving the new version of Syn out and putting old vers in.. but same.. no go.. same with FEP and FEP2... i try to load syn solo to create a new char and still no go.... load other mods... and i crash out ... Anyone else had similar probs??? have i broken Torchlight II  :-\
Im about to do a uninstall re-install (oh joy dl 1.4gb again)
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Salan on November 29, 2013, 11:36:15 PM
what about LOA2? no issue with that?

hmmm
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Bue on November 30, 2013, 12:30:54 AM
@TheDivided -- Are you crashing right away after launching the game from the modlauncher?  Is it launching with any mods at all?  Will it launch in vanilla?

@AbbyLaunch -- Does running the restart and autoload crashes the game, or are you just getting your character list with question marks?
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: TheDivided on November 30, 2013, 01:50:57 AM
No, I'm not crashing right away because the game won't even launch to begin with. I tried just a simple FPS display mod and no, that's not working either. What do you mean by "launch in vanilla"? If your asking if TL2 launches regularly without using the modlauncher, then yes, it does launch in vanilla. I'm currently up-north right now and using my phone because there is no wi-fi up here. So I have little service, i'll try to respond as quick as I can.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Salan on November 30, 2013, 02:18:50 AM
Try removing ALL saves from the modsave directory.   ?  Doubt its it.  But best to cover basis.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on November 30, 2013, 04:25:15 AM
@ Blue... im getting my char list.. pulling list from Left side shows no mods loaded :(
I have no chars showing (only ? marks) that are from any modded builds... Vanilla chars with modded gears show but chars are missing items as in weps (mods weps) in the display screen... launching will get part way thru launch n crash out.... Vanilla Torch runs ok so far.. something is broken :(

Auto restart does not load the mods...
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Bue on November 30, 2013, 08:02:49 AM
@TheDivided -- What I was asking if you crashed right away was after you hit the launch TL2 with mods button, do you crash before the load/resume/new game screen? 

@AbbyFox -- the characters will show the question marks or be missing features (hairstyles, gear) if the class/items, etc. are not available  in vanilla Torchlight or any mods that you may currently have loaded (if any).  For example, my warlock shows as a question mark when I launch without Synergies because the game does not have a warlock class.  Try this:  get to your character load screen, select a character and take note of the mods the game wants to restart and load for you when you try to play.  Cancel out of the restart option and quit the game.  Make a backup copy of your modsave directory if you haven't already.  Restart the modlauncher and manually select the mods that are bound to that character and see if that makes a difference.

Regards,
Bue
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on November 30, 2013, 02:31:54 PM
@Blue.. ty but ive tried it... no go... im blind to all mods or simply crash out when i do the manual add with Non Synergies or Far East Mods.... hmmm mbe my Torchy is addicted to Syn now :0 wants more....lol.. ty for the help.... doing the full uninstall/install option now... sigh... sadness
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Bue on November 30, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
@AbbyFox - Did you blank out your mod list prior?  The reason I ask is because this was happening to a friend of mine when we were trying to get together for a MP game.  She had been running fine before, she added a mod she wanted to try, and I added it to my list as well.  I could launch the game, but she crashed every time.  We removed the mod from our list, yet again I could launch the game, but she kept crashing.  It did not matter what she had on her mod list, she crashed, so the problem was not related to the mod themselves, but the mod launcher.  She tried a number of things -- reinstalling TL2, Steam, deleting mods and downloading them again, backed up and then removed the contents of her modsave directory, tried with a copy of my modsave directory -- still crashed.
 
I was finally able to replicate it, and nothing I tried at first would enable me to launch the game.  Argh, now I can't play at all ...  However, by trial and error, I found that when in modlauncher, if I unselected ALL the mods, I could launch the game through modlauncher.  Then I quit the modlauncher and manually clicked the mods to put them back on my list (loading from an .sch list did not work), and it worked.  My friend did the same, and hours after we had initially tried to start our game, we could finally play.  The rare times the crash has occurred since, the clear the modlaunch list and manually readding them has worked every time.

Regards,
Bue
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Salan on November 30, 2013, 04:50:08 PM
I knew that launcher was flaky... I wonder how many of our MP conflicts are similar to this.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: TheDivided on November 30, 2013, 05:15:52 PM
@Blue

When I hit "Launch TL2 with mods" nothing happens. The modlauncher just closes. Game doesn't launch AT ALL. No error message, no "TL2 has stopped working" just nothing launches. The game does NOT open when I hit "Launch TL2 with mods". Nothing opens.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on November 30, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
Well.. i did a full re-install of the game... started a few new chars n so far ok.... have Syn up again :D but i did have a strange thing happen... put LOA2 FEP FEP2 and Syn in and.. no mod showed in start screen... closed... put Syn only.. ahh have mod :D.. working ... i thinking yup.. its a launcher issue.. i have all my chars, saves and mods etc backed up so nothing lost so far ... i'll give this a few days of hell to see if mbe i can find a breaking point with the launcher.. ... Thanks Guys for the assist.. i'll keep u posted as to what goes (and does not) :D
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: Bue on November 30, 2013, 06:39:28 PM
TheDivided, at this point, you may want to look and see if you can find anything on the runic games forums or perhaps the steam forums in case someone else has this issue, but suggested solutions may not be available for you if you only have internet access through your phone.  There is simply not enough information to determine what is happening, and it's something I've not seen myself -- the only other thing I can suggest trying is to run modlauncher with no mods selected after deleting your Torchlight 2 directory under runic games in your My Games folder (if you're on Windows 7 or 8 -- I have no idea where it would be under Vista or XP), which will result (if it doesn't just close again) in vanilla Torchlight basically, except your saves will be stored in the modsave folder.  If that works, click Synergies to add to your mod list.  I can't see Synergies being the root of this problem -- I've run Synergies alone a number of times and never encountered this behaviour.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Regards,
Bue (not Blue  ;) )
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on December 01, 2013, 12:15:46 AM
@Bue... I agree... its not a Synergies issue... it other for sure.. im playing with various mods atm to see what happens... So far.. on a clean install of TL2 i have Synergies working fine... LOA2... Touch of Experience both work fine... If i put Far East Preview in the mix it crashes... but.. i dont think its Far East causing the prob...
I'll keep testing... ... my shared stash works fine from back up..
GL TheDivided... a clean install is only part of the fix i think.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on December 01, 2013, 02:27:42 PM
@TheDivided..... do u have a lot of things in your shared stash that are from different mods... ie: Synergies HP and Mana pot.... weps n gears from Far East Preview, Syn, Loa, other mods???? I've been trying different backed up shared stash files and it looks like this could be our crash maker!!!! Can u crash your game when in choosing char screen, that is only in choosing... not going as far as trying to launch?? as in choose chars made with say Mamba then choose one made with another mod??
Im getting a feeling that too many common items with minor changes (name) in major mods and conflicting with each other (In shared stash) kinda making mod launcher have hissy fits trying to work out where everything comes from.... The testing goes on..
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: AbbyFox on December 05, 2013, 03:13:55 PM
Findings so far.... Far East Preview revisions up to end Oct are fine and working. After this crashes and not loading the mod occur. (Zyph, had some problems with Guts corruption around that time so strong possibility this is a major factor). Far East Pack 2 is fine to most recent version. Synergies to current version is fine. LOA2 is fine.
Items in Shared Stash seem to be another crash trigger (even selecting a char without loading will crash). I have many shared stash saves and... using ones made in November can be a lesson in frustration... ofc.. i have some nice items in there. Most are FEP, Syn and LOA and LOA2 items...
Loading Mamba mods will only work with earlier stashes.
Arcania is the same.
btw.... a lot of my crashes were related to "oakwood.jpg" but Zyph pulled that out in November i believe.
So.. atm.. all is working fine.. building up my collections again and even better... Able to play again  ;D

Is there a way of opening/viewing the contents of shared stash without loading in the game... will guts allow editing of contents??

Hope this has been some help guys.
Title: Re: Syngergies Won't Launch
Post by: donghai1264 on February 28, 2017, 05:35:49 AM
I had met this error too, and found solution for my case.
* Right click on the Torchlight2.exe ---> Properties ---> In General Tab, in attributes part unstick "Read-only", in security part stick "Unclock"
Hope this is useful to you!!!
Sorry for my English  :-[