how I fixed my runtime error (windows 7)

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how I fixed my runtime error (windows 7)

Post by eidolad » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:50 am

Caution: the following self-help involves manual deletion of file folders on a Windows 7 system. Don't blindly do these steps unless you know what you are doing in the Windows file system.

After some hardware changes on my PC as well as applying several Pandora game patches, I was then getting the same "runtime error" reported by other forum users. I saw several of the threads had reported the issue but didn't tell us how the scenario was resolved, if it was resolved, etc. So here is my little story:


This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

...After trying all sorts of changes/resets/tests/log analysis/forum diving, the resolution turned out to be very straightforward: nuke my Pandora app and config via:

a) "delete local content" in Steam for this application. However I saw that this is not clean out the configs/directories entirely, so I performed the following extra steps just to be sure. I cannot confirm whether steps B and C below were even necessary...but I wanted to "dust off and nuke the site from's the only way to be sure".

b) (optional step) Rename the existing Pandora game config directory (on my Windows 7 PC):
from: C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Proxy Studios\Pandora
to: C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Proxy Studios\Pandora.orig

c) (optional step) Delete the Pandora game subfolder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Pandora (just the Pandora folder and nothing else)

d) install Pandora Esclipe of Nashira and see if the problem recurs.

Now the game launches perfectly.

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