Unable to Create or Open a project [ADDRESSED]

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:35 pm Post

When I try to create a new project, it creates the folder for the new project and then the program crashes with an "unhandled win32 exception in Scrivener.exe" error message. When I start up Scrivener again, it tries to open the project it created when it crashed and gives me an error which says the project that was created is incompatible with the current version of Scrivener.

At this point, I cannot get past the create a project screen and can't use the program.

I am using XP pro on my laptop.

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:38 pm Post

I would move what sounds like the partially created project to the recycle bin and try again with the blank starter template.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:39 pm Post

I created a new project in the opening sequence without a problem, added chapters too, haven't tried to import anything yet.

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:43 pm Post

I've tried deleting the project that's corrupt and starting over. The program just crashes again as soon as I try to create a new project, no matter what type I try to create.

I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program. No success. I still cannot get past the create a project screen.

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:46 pm Post

I can confirm this, since I've gotten the same error.

I clicked on "blank document," and gave it a file name. When I hit "create," it crashes. Then when I try to open it up again, I get a popup saying that the file is incompatible with that version of scrivener. Only way I can get the program to start again is to delete everything having to do with scrivener in my registry and try again. For the moment, I'm running it as XP.

I've tried deleting the original *.scriv file and restarting (after deleting all scrivener entries from my registry.)

For the record, I'm running slackware 13.1, wine 1.3.4, winetricks enabled.

Going to try running it as Vista and Windows 7 and see what happens...

Edit: it's not a permissions thing, since the files created have all correct privs.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:51 pm Post

Well this obviously is not a permanent solution, but try downloading the zipped .scriv folder I'm uploading to this thread, unzip it, and after Scrivener presents the new project window, use the Open Existing button to open this instead of trying to create a new one.

If that works, keep the zip file around so you can "create" new projects when you need them.

Obviously this isn't a solution, but until we get the issue sorted out you can at least start with the program. I'm going to have to boot up my XP partition to try and replicate this.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:52 pm Post

Okay, for the second issue, we haven't done any trial testing in WINE yet. So there may indeed be all kinds of flaws in that setup.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:54 pm Post

Okay, for the second issue, we haven't done any trial testing in WINE yet. So there may indeed be all kinds of flaws in that setup.


Right, but it's the same bug as the other people were having. It's not a flaw in my setup, since I run all kinds of windows programs without issue.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:00 pm Post

I downloaded the blank_starter and unzipped it to my computer. I opened Scrivener and tried to open the blank project and Scrivener crashed. When I tried to restart Scrivener, it crashed each time until I deleted the blank_starter project.

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:09 pm Post

Hmm, okay. Yeah going to need to boot up XP to continue this I think.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:11 pm Post

For what it's worth, same thing happened to me when I tried to open up the blank document. Again, deleting everything having to do with scrivener in my windows registry and deleting all *.scriv files let me open the program again.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 pm Post

I feel left out watching everyone else play with their new toy and I'm stuck sitting here with a box that won't open. :(

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:50 pm Post

Okay, finally got XP up and running again. Ran the installer; created a new project; no problems. Blank project was created, I typed some stuff into it, closed it, opened it again. So what SP is everyone on? I'm using SP3.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:53 pm Post

I'm running Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3, v.3244 Build 2600

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:56 pm Post

kind of moot for me, but I had to install the MS Virtual C++ 2008 and MS Virtual C++ 6 sp 4 libraries to get it to run.

For what it's worth, I got the same error with Vista and Windows 7 modes.
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