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crash on start up

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:47 pm
by soldyne
Nevermind, I found the problem. someone else here also had the same problem (should have read through more posts I guess).

the issue was my soundcard (in fact I think I have the same sound card as the other poster). I disabled the sound card by managing devices through control panel. plugged my speakers into the integrated motherboard sound output ports and it started right up. I guess creative labs isn't as creative as they used to be. oh well.


I have the steam version of the game.
I have reinstalled the game through steam client.
the error message suggests that MMDevApi.dll is the cause, but, I have this .dll in my system32 folder already. no other programs fail with this error. I tried searching for a solution online and all I find are snakeoil salesmen trying to sell me some fly-by-night registry fixer upper software.
I was able to find one site that I could download MMDevApi.dll but it was an older and smaller version of the one I already have.
This is the dump I get for the error. I cant even get the game to start up.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Hinterland.exe
Application Version: 1.0.1229.1711
Application Timestamp: 49594c4c
Fault Module Name: MMDevApi.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bda29
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00018c7d
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: a7aa
Additional Information 2: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d
Additional Information 3: a7aa
Additional Information 4: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d

Same Problem

Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:46 pm
by Nobody
Dear Tilted Mill~

I get the exact same issue as posted in this thread. Fix it!

I am reporting your poorly working game to Valve via Steam. That will be bad for your business.

Fix it! I want my money back!

~Paying Customer

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:11 pm
by asmomo
why haven't the responded, why are they not helping?