(Windows 8.1 x64) hl.exe suspended after Created 2 years ago2017-02-09 23:59:51 UTC by EsprimoP EsprimoP

Created 2 years ago2017-02-09 23:59:51 UTC by EsprimoP EsprimoP

Posted 2 years ago2017-02-09 23:59:51 UTC Post #333398
It works fine on Win7 both x86 and x64, installed win8 then on launch, it won't start. I check the task manager, launch it, hl.exe appears, gets the status Suspended then disappears. Learned about DEP (Data Execution Prevention), followed steps for turning DEP off for chosen apps then I added the hl launcher on the list. Restarted computer, I launch it from the game directory (hl.exe). It launches. I send it to desktop as a shortcut then change the game parameter to launch my mod. Same story, gets suspended. Learned about turning DEP completely off through a command line. Successfully turned it off. Rebooted, same story. First launch succeeds, changing mod dir, nothing.
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 01:39:25 UTC Post #333400
If you can launch the game from the directory but not from a shortcut, have you tried running steam with elevated privileges?
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 13:36:11 UTC Post #333410
nosteam version here, if you're not supporting it, we can close this topic, no probs, there was another I made, but there were no problems with others, I never shared nor will share the pirated content, just to make things clear.
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 14:09:43 UTC Post #333412
For the sake of argument, let's say you have WON, not "nonsteam".
If it is WON, then I would think the game is simply too old to run under 8/10, as microsoft broke compatibility with a lot of old games with them. Try running sven-coop (free game) as it runs on the updated half-life engine, or try running half life in opengl. That should tell you if it's the game or your OS causing issues.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 14:16:20 UTC Post #333413
Won and other old games based on gldsrc engine work perfectly under both Windows 8 and 10 from my experience.
Check your windows installation and other vital components (like C++ Redist. , Direct X , and other (Drivers)).
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 14:35:58 UTC Post #333416
@Crollo
Cracked "Steam" version, not WON, with opengl. Not WON at all.

@Stojke
It would cease to work when I launch it after boot if It's the components, so...
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 15:05:31 UTC Post #333417
It can not be guaranteed unless all is checked. Sounds to me like you are running an either outdated version of windows (old build, not updated) or are using incompatible software components, with who knows what in your system, in your steam hack-mod.
Try running the game in compatibility mode for windows Vista or other older than 8.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 15:14:29 UTC Post #333418
Okay, so the hl.exe from the game dir which leads me to the original half life (valve dir). Tried every compatibility mod, on Vista Service Pack 2, it started, loaded a map, no problems. I closed it, run it again, same problem.
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 16:36:53 UTC Post #333421
It just acts as DEP is on.
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-10 17:32:19 UTC Post #333425
It has nothing to do with DEP, something is corrupt or misconfigured in your setup as whole.

Check all the dependencies again (DirectX, C++ Redis., etc), as upon exiting something might still be set / left running in memory as the problem fixes it self upon restarting.
Stojke StojkeOPL - 3
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-11 10:07:04 UTC Post #333430
u should understand that many cracked games contain malicious code, so this johnny dep might be trying to fight it offf
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-11 12:22:04 UTC Post #333431
It's the price of a sandwich. Just buy it.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-11 12:33:24 UTC Post #333433
I guess the only solution to this problem would be running the app in a virtual machine. I did think of this before, just wanted to solve this without it anyway, but there even might be a way, but hard :^)
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-11 22:12:47 UTC Post #333441
I guess the only solution to this problem would be running the app in a virtual machine.
Solution
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-12 01:05:56 UTC Post #333443
Already solved with this method :)
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-16 18:28:33 UTC Post #333556
I like Archie's method better.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 2 years ago2017-02-16 18:44:35 UTC Post #333557
Me too.
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