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Fleshcult

Take the role of an incubus or succubus. Seduce mortals into your lair · By Oneirolith

Opening the game problems.

A topic by blblblblbl created Jun 29, 2021 Views: 554 Replies: 6
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Well, hello i've have some issues latelly with starting the game.


1- I checked some others topics but i couldnt find anything useful, i took the game out of the file it came in, and put it on a new one.

2- The thing to start the game deletes itself, it just dissapears from the file.

3- I did this with and without the Windows10 antivirus.

Developer (1 edit)

I don't think the program is deleting itself. When I looked into this problem with another player they saw it vanish when it wasn't even running, so I'm pretty sure there's something external doing it. In their case it was an antivirus called Segurazo. If it's not that, I don't know if I can be much help to find out, because I've never seen it happen myself.

EDIT: I checked it using VirusTotal. 66 antivirus programs give it a clean bill of health but BitDefender Theta, Panda and SecureAge flag it as a generic threat (i.e. they think it smells weird). If you're using an AV based on those, that might be it.

As a side note, if you find extracting ZIP files confusing you could try the Itch App, which automates that whole process. It won't fix whatever's deleting the fleshcult exe though.

It worked!! Thanks.

Developer

What was the trick? It might help other people

It was Segurazo, i just right clicked it, went to the file. Executed the uninstall and rebooted my pc.

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Wait, what should I do to play the game? I still don't understand and the only antivirus I have on my pc is something called SMADAV or something like that. I extracted the downloaded file into a new folder and when I opened it, I then clicked the file that has the game icon on it but it says that the program cannot be started because file " api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll " is missing from my computer. After that the File that I clicked (The one with the game icon) dissapeared. Any help please?

Developer

The error about api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is likely misleading. That's a part of Windows for running programs written in the C language. It's very unlikely that you're missing it, SMADAV probably just blocked access.

I've been having on-going problems with false positives from some kinds of anti-virus software because I use PyInstaller to make the game. SMADAV is a new one on me, I'm having trouble finding any information about how it works, so I don't know if I can be much help. Sorry about this!

I have plans in the new year to replace PyInstaller entirely, so hopefully that should help, but I haven't settled on a date for when I'll have that done. In the meantime there's not really much you can do other than tell SMADEV to make an exception, if that's something it allows.