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PC Terraria not launching on Windows 10

Discussion in 'PC Technical Support' started by Ugogogo, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Ugogogo

    Ugogogo Terrarian

    When I try launching Terraria, steam says that I am ingame for 2 seconds then suddenly i'm back at normal and meanwhile Terraria hasn't launched at all
    It happened only AFTER I installed windows 10
    A friend of mine doesn't seem to have that problem
    Does someone knows what to do?
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  2. EvohhGaming

    EvohhGaming Terrarian

    Did you put it in compatibility mode?
     
  3. Ugogogo

    Ugogogo Terrarian

    I tried that too but it just acted the same
     
  4. darthmorf

    darthmorf Party Girl

    Please provide your PC specs.
     
  5. Ugogogo

    Ugogogo Terrarian

    It used to work on this pc with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1
    I don't think this could be the cause
    Also I'm not good with computers how do I check that?
     
  6. Installed Windows 10 yesterday. Same thing, Terraria won't start. I'm using Steam version which seemed to try reinstalling XNA on start and that failed.

    Deleting local content on Steam and reinstalling helped me.
     
  7. Hax4Ever

    Hax4Ever Terrarian

    Re-install it, re-install drivers, or update some drivers.

    It works completely fine for me (if not better) on windows 10.
     
  8. EvohhGaming

    EvohhGaming Terrarian

    I have a problem.. When I play the game, it opens fine. But it lags soo much it is unplayable. It used to work on windows 7, and 8.1 with no lag and no I cannot play my favorite game! (P.S already tried verifying, restarting, updating graphics drivers, putting on lower settings and everything else)
     
  9. Ugogogo

    Ugogogo Terrarian

    Deleted local content
    Reinstalled
    Still doesn't work
     
  10. JohnnyGui

    JohnnyGui Terrarian

    Have you tried installing the XNA Framework by opening the xnafx40_redist.exe file in the Terraria folder?
     
  11. Hax4Ever

    Hax4Ever Terrarian

    Try updating your drivers.
    Make sure to install directx.
    Because it works fine for me.
     
  12. Ugogogo

    Ugogogo Terrarian

    It worked
    Thanks a lot
    Thanks to the others too for their help
     
  13. JohnnyGui

    JohnnyGui Terrarian

    You're welcome. Glad it got fixed ;)
     
  14. sid3aff3ct

    sid3aff3ct Official Terrarian

    I'm having the same problem, I get this error:
    System.Threading.SynchronizationLockException: Object synchronization method was called from an unsynchronized block of code.
    at Terraria.IO.Preferences.Save(Boolean createFile)
    at Terraria.Main.SaveSettings()
    at Terraria.Main.OpenSettings()
    at Terraria.Main.Initialize()
    at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game.RunGame(Boolean useBlockingRun)
    at Terraria.Program.InternalMain(String[] args)
    But running xnafx40_redist.exe doesn't solve anything :(
     
  15. kane_1371

    kane_1371 Terrarian

    same problem here.
    Fun fact, if I try to launch it from the folder it works but when I want to launch it via steam there is nothing, it does not launch.
     
  16. wildman425

    wildman425 Terrarian

    If your in windows 10 reinstalling the XNA didn't help me neither did reinstalling the app what I had to do is go to:C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\terraria and right click on the Terraria.exe file and choose "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR" that seems to fix all the issues i was having. Might want to make a shortcut on the desktop for now. Please let the community know if this works for you as well.
     
  17. kane_1371

    kane_1371 Terrarian

    that is how I got it to work but as mentioned it doesn't run via steam, another game with same issue is Shogun 2
     
  18. I have the same issue. The game does not start after opening in Steam, not through Windows Explorer. Who has a workaround to this issue? Or will it be addressed in a future update?
     
  19. ShuVi

    ShuVi Steampunker

    guys please read and try the possible solutions posted before

    i list it up what could help:
    -Reinstalling XNA Frameworks
    -Reinstalling Terraria
    -Reinstalling DirectX
     
  20. kane_1371

    kane_1371 Terrarian

    Already mentioned it does not work