[Launch Error] Can not start the game

Hello Owlcat,

I havent played the game over a year now and I tried visiting the game again yesterday and today but I can’t launch the game anymore.
When I launch the game I very briefly see the Unity launcher thing and it immediately disappears and nothing happens.

I already tried the most common things like repairing the game, uninstalling the game. I saved my save files in a backup and went for full clean install but still same error.

Updated video drivers just to be sure. All windows updates are also done. I am stuck what to do now.

I added the output.log.txt file maybe there is some useful stuff in there to debug what happens because I am not sure.

Initialize engine version: 2018.1.0f2 (d4d99f31acba)
GfxDevice: creating device client; threaded=1
Crash!!!
SymInit: Symbol-SearchPath: ‘.;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\system32;SRVC:\websymbolshttp://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;’, symOptions: 530, UserName: ‘PC-Marvin’
OS-Version: 10.0.0
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\Kingmaker.exe:Kingmaker.exe (00007FF627FE0000), size: 671744 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\Kingmaker.exe’, fileVersion: 2018.1.0.55711
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
tdll.dll:ntdll.dll (00007FF91A580000), size: 2019328 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
tdll.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.592
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL:KERNEL32.DLL (00007FF917990000), size: 733184 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.475
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll:KERNELBASE.dll (00007FF916650000), size: 2699264 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\UnityPlayer.dll:UnityPlayer.dll (00007FF8BD3A0000), size: 23281664 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\UnityPlayer.dll’, fileVersion: 2018.1.0.55711
C:\WINDOWS\System32\USER32.dll:USER32.dll (00007FF9183F0000), size: 1667072 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\USER32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.168
C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32u.dll:win32u.dll (00007FF916940000), size: 131072 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32u.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\HID.DLL:HID.DLL (00007FF914CD0000), size: 57344 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\HID.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GDI32.dll:GDI32.dll (00007FF919E30000), size: 167936 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\GDI32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.592
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcrt.dll:msvcrt.dll (00007FF919AA0000), size: 647168 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcrt.dll’, fileVersion: 7.0.17763.475
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gdi32full.dll:gdi32full.dll (00007FF916A60000), size: 1675264 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\gdi32full.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcp_win.dll:msvcp_win.dll (00007FF9169C0000), size: 655360 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcp_win.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.348
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ucrtbase.dll:ucrtbase.dll (00007FF9174D0000), size: 1024000 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\ucrtbase.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.404
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ole32.dll:ole32.dll (00007FF919F10000), size: 1396736 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\ole32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.503
C:\WINDOWS\System32\combase.dll:combase.dll (00007FF91A180000), size: 3325952 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\combase.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RPCRT4.dll:RPCRT4.dll (00007FF917CB0000), size: 1187840 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\RPCRT4.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.379
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VERSION.dll:VERSION.dll (00007FF911A80000), size: 40960 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VERSION.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcryptPrimitives.dll:bcryptPrimitives.dll (00007FF917450000), size: 516096 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcryptPrimitives.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\System32\advapi32.dll:advapi32.dll (00007FF919E60000), size: 667648 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\advapi32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sechost.dll:sechost.dll (00007FF91A4B0000), size: 647168 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\sechost.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHLWAPI.dll:SHLWAPI.dll (00007FF917DE0000), size: 335872 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHLWAPI.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SETUPAPI.dll:SETUPAPI.dll (00007FF917E40000), size: 4677632 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\SETUPAPI.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.404
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cfgmgr32.dll:cfgmgr32.dll (00007FF916CB0000), size: 303104 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\cfgmgr32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcrypt.dll:bcrypt.dll (00007FF9168F0000), size: 155648 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcrypt.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHELL32.dll:SHELL32.dll (00007FF9185B0000), size: 21954560 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\SHELL32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\System32\shcore.dll:shcore.dll (00007FF917860000), size: 688128 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\shcore.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\windows.storage.dll:windows.storage.dll (00007FF916D00000), size: 7643136 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\windows.storage.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\System32\profapi.dll:profapi.dll (00007FF916620000), size: 147456 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-nosymbols-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\profapi.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\powrprof.dll:powrprof.dll (00007FF9165C0000), size: 380928 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\powrprof.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\kernel.appcore.dll:kernel.appcore.dll (00007FF916580000), size: 69632 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\kernel.appcore.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cryptsp.dll:cryptsp.dll (00007FF916920000), size: 94208 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\cryptsp.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WS2_32.dll:WS2_32.dll (00007FF919C10000), size: 446464 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\WS2_32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\OLEAUT32.dll:OLEAUT32.dll (00007FF919B40000), size: 802816 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\OLEAUT32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.437
C:\WINDOWS\System32\IMM32.dll:IMM32.dll (00007FF91A150000), size: 188416 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\IMM32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\OPENGL32.dll:OPENGL32.dll (00007FF8FE050000), size: 1208320 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\OPENGL32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMM.dll:WINMM.dll (00007FF913990000), size: 147456 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMM.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DNSAPI.dll:DNSAPI.dll (00007FF915B90000), size: 811008 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DNSAPI.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IPHLPAPI.DLL:IPHLPAPI.DLL (00007FF915B50000), size: 249856 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IPHLPAPI.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.615
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINHTTP.dll:WINHTTP.dll (00007FF90A2E0000), size: 991232 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINHTTP.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.592
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMMBASE.dll:WINMMBASE.dll (00007FF913960000), size: 184320 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMMBASE.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NSI.dll:NSI.dll (00007FF91A0E0000), size: 32768 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\NSI.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GLU32.dll:GLU32.dll (00007FF903D90000), size: 180224 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GLU32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\gameoverlayrenderer64.dll:gameoverlayrenderer64.dll (00007FF8FC680000), size: 1736704 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\gameoverlayrenderer64.dll’, fileVersion: 5.23.87.7
C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSAPI.DLL:PSAPI.DLL (00007FF91A0D0000), size: 32768 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\PSAPI.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.dll:uxtheme.dll (00007FF913AF0000), size: 638976 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\uxtheme.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\MonoBleedingEdge\EmbedRuntime\mono-2.0-bdwgc.dll:mono-2.0-bdwgc.dll (00007FF8D0330000), size: 5996544 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pathfinder Kingmaker\MonoBleedingEdge\EmbedRuntime\mono-2.0-bdwgc.dll’
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSWSOCK.dll:MSWSOCK.dll (00007FF915DF0000), size: 421888 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MSWSOCK.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.292
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CRYPTBASE.DLL:CRYPTBASE.DLL (00007FF915FC0000), size: 49152 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CRYPTBASE.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSCTF.dll:MSCTF.dll (00007FF917A50000), size: 1486848 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSCTF.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.529
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwmapi.dll:dwmapi.dll (00007FF913E30000), size: 188416 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwmapi.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CRYPT32.dll:CRYPT32.dll (00007FF9175D0000), size: 1945600 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\CRYPT32.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSASN1.dll:MSASN1.dll (00007FF9165A0000), size: 73728 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSASN1.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d11.dll:d3d11.dll (00007FF914FB0000), size: 2613248 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\d3d11.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dxgi.dll:dxgi.dll (00007FF9152F0000), size: 794624 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dxgi.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
v_dispi.inf_amd64_547eeefb57db4499
vldumdx.dll:nvldumdx.dll (00007FF90F6B0000), size: 974848 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
v_dispi.inf_amd64_547eeefb57db4499
vldumdx.dll’, fileVersion: 26.21.14.3160
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINTRUST.DLL:WINTRUST.DLL (00007FF916960000), size: 364544 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINTRUST.DLL’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.348
C:\WINDOWS\System32\imagehlp.dll:imagehlp.dll (00007FF918590000), size: 118784 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\imagehlp.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rsaenh.dll:rsaenh.dll (00007FF9159B0000), size: 208896 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\rsaenh.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
v_dispi.inf_amd64_547eeefb57db4499
vwgf2umx.dll:nvwgf2umx.dll (00007FF8DC010000), size: 39546880 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository
v_dispi.inf_amd64_547eeefb57db4499
vwgf2umx.dll’, fileVersion: 26.21.14.3160
C:\WINDOWS\System32\clbcatq.dll:clbcatq.dll (00007FF9177B0000), size: 663552 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\System32\clbcatq.dll’, fileVersion: 2001.12.10941.16384
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wbemprox.dll:wbemprox.dll (00007FF905A20000), size: 69632 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wbemprox.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wbemcomn.dll:wbemcomn.dll (00007FF905340000), size: 544768 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wbemcomn.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wbemsvc.dll:wbemsvc.dll (00007FF90BBD0000), size: 81920 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wbemsvc.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\fastprox.dll:fastprox.dll (00007FF903010000), size: 987136 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\fastprox.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dbghelp.dll:dbghelp.dll (00007FF914DC0000), size: 2019328 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\dbghelp.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SspiCli.dll:SspiCli.dll (00007FF916480000), size: 192512 (result: 0), SymType: ‘-exported-’, PDB: ‘C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SspiCli.dll’, fileVersion: 10.0.17763.1

========== OUTPUTTING STACK TRACE ==================

0x00007FF8BE46013E (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
0x00007FF8BE46CE39 (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BDE6DF69)
0x00007FF8BDE6DF69 (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BDE6E1F2)
0x00007FF8BDE6E1F2 (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
0x00007FF8BDE8F156 (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
0x00007FF8BDE8AB06 (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
0x00007FF8BDEA185C (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BD90EBB0)
0x00007FF8BD90EBB0 (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BD910465)
0x00007FF8BD910465 (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BD84642A)
0x00007FF8BD84642A (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BD8376D9)
0x00007FF8BD8376D9 (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF8BDE7DCFA)
0x00007FF8BDE7DCFA (UnityPlayer) (function-name not available)
0x00007FF8BDE7E60B (UnityPlayer) UnityMain
ERROR: SymGetSymFromAddr64, GetLastError: ‘Attempt to access invalid address.’ (Address: 00007FF627FE1207)
0x00007FF627FE1207 (Kingmaker) (function-name not available)
0x00007FF9179A7974 (KERNEL32) BaseThreadInitThunk
0x00007FF91A5EA271 (ntdll) RtlUserThreadStart

========== END OF STACKTRACE ===========

A crash has been intercepted by the crash handler. For call stack and other details, see the latest crash report generated in:

  • C:/Users/[SNIP*]/AppData/Local/Temp/Owlcat Games/Pathfinder Kingmaker/Crashes

Hello! Please, send me the log as a file. Also, please add your save files.
Do you play on Steam or Gog?
Did you try to check the game files integrity?

I had the same problem, not just with PK, but with other recent Unity games (Deadfire, Battletech). Do you have Citrix installed on your computer? If so, it may be creating a virtual “Citrix Indirect Display Adapter” that causes Unity games to crash on load. You can fix by uninstalling (not just disabling) that virtual adapter from the Device Manager. At least my version of Citrix still works fine without it.

Can you assist with the process of uninstalling the citrix virual adapter? I uninstalled citrix which solved the problem. Unfortunately I need to have citrix on the PC. I attempted the reinstall citrix under the command prompt as described on the steamforum, but it would not install,

Thanks