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Cant get blender 2.49a to start

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:59 pm
by ShaneJ
Hi,
I extracted the 2.49 and 2.49a releases for vista 64 and after 2.48 working like a charm I cant get the 2.49s to even start.

I get this error message when i attempt to start blender

C:\Users\Shane\Blender\blender.exe

The application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.

And I cant just simply use 2.48 because i foolishly deleted it thinking the side by side thing had something to do with having 2 versions of blender on my machine.
Any help would be appreciated and thanks for your time.

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:17 pm
by LetterRip
There was a bug in the windows release, should be fixed now.

LetterRip

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:33 am
by Drugon
No I am getting this issue also, re-downloaded and everything.

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:34 am
by Stravonski
I also downloaded this today for my Vista 64 PC. I got the same error. :( Any idea on how to fix this? :?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:31 am
by stiv
Most likely either weird Vista permissions problems or graphics card/driver issues.

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:44 pm
by Stravonski
stiv wrote:Most likely either weird Vista permissions problems or graphics card/driver issues.
I have the newest drivers for my video card and I haven't had "wierd Vista permissions problems" with any other software I have recently installed.

I did get Blender running on my Vista 32 laptop so I guess I can use it there, but my desktop is where I like to do most of my work.

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:23 pm
by stiv
Latest drivers are not the same as working drivers. 64 bit drivers for Windows have been problems in the past and I won't even mention the Aero mess.

Without some actual details on the error and maybe some hardware info, there is not much more to do other than guess. Some posters have mentioned running in XP compatibility mode.
Please see the application event log for more detail.

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:51 pm
by HellfirePatzi
Hi ShaneJ,

i got the same error msg on my vista 64bit system. I simply downloaded and installed the "Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistribution Package (x64)" which can be found here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... 7CFDFFEE4E

and after that it works. maybe this will help you.


Greetz

Patzi

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:19 pm
by dvidale
HellfirePatzi wrote:Hi ShaneJ,

i got the same error msg on my vista 64bit system. I simply downloaded and installed the "Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistribution Package (x64)" which can be found here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... 7CFDFFEE4E

and after that it works. maybe this will help you.


Greetz

Patzi
I had the same error for Vista64 and Blender 2.49b and I downloaded that package and it's working fine now. Thank you.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:54 am
by Impulse Fire911
omg this worked i reinstalled vista and i forgot i even installed this on my other version. no wonder it wasnt working :)

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:31 am
by Wefyb
OK, I have just about the same problem as you, but with one MASSIVE DIFFERENCE(sorry about the caps but there needed)




Im using Windows 7, i also have 2.49b, which seems to be having that same "side-by-side" error, and no, i cant just download the program thats been talked about for so long because my computer refuses to except it, is there any OTHER ways people know of to make it work?

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:38 pm
by jbrower115
The same goes for me, Wefyb. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

--j

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:54 pm
by jbrower115
Check this out:

http://www.seangw.com/wordpress/index.p ... incorrect/

and:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/c ... layLang=en

I put that MS Visual C++ thing on and Blender started right up! Hope this helps.

--j