Author Topic: Heroine's Quest - The Herald Of Ragnarok - Now available on Steam!  (Read 36367 times)  Share 

Crimson Wizard

  • AGS Project Tracker Admins
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2013, for spearheading the AGS 3.3.0 project
    •  
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    •  
I have the same problem with agsteam.dll.

Only the "script link failed" message is displayed at the very end of installation.

All of that said, agsteam.dll isn't part of the installation. It is utilized when you run the game. So if you're having this issue during installation itself, it might be something else entirely?

"Script link failed" is a well known AGS error, displayed when game cannot load up plugin. It usually also mentions which plugin function it failed to link to, which may be important to know if the game uses more than one plugin.

If it is definitely related to agssteam.dll, there was already a discussion about it failing to load here: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=44712.msg636548630#msg636548630
Usually the issue seems to be related to missing Windows components, that are required for DLL to load up.
Several posts down that thread plugin's developer posted an updated version of plugin that supposedly works better and has less requirements.
« Last Edit: 30 Jul 2017, 14:42 by Crimson Wizard »

MJL

  • Global Moderator
  • AdventureX Crew
  • Mittens Duke
  • Mittens Founder
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    •  
  • MJL worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!MJL worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Cool. Sounds like the Steam build is the drm-free build also, then. This problem is only going to repeat, the solution, rather than having each individual find and sort out these problem files, is just not distribute them in the first place ;)

Radiant

  • AGS Baker
  • Mittens Knight
  • With a gaze, you can command dragons.
    • I can help with publishing
    •  
    • I can help with story design
    •  
  • Radiant worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Radiant worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
Hello.

I have the same problem with agsteam.dll.

What version of Heroine's Quest are you playing?

I have downloaded the version provided by Frodo (Screen 7 website). The only change is that error message doesn't appear at the end of installation, only when I try to run the game.

Also, both agsteam and steam_api dlls are present, so I don't think it's Steam-free version.

Anyway, what do I do now?

I've downloaded and installed C++ 2015 and RC3 update Crimson Wizard links to. I get the same error message.

Dave Gilbert in further posts says that this solution had worked for some people and for some hadn't.

The topic you link to becomes all the more confusing later, because monkey says about windows DLL downloads which "avoid the need for any particular C++ runtime to be installed". So the problem may not be C++-related after all?

If this is the wrong topic for this discussion, please point me to correct one (the one from link maybe?), I don't intend to spam in an otherwise general Heroine's Quest topic.

I won't be playing HQ very soon, of this I am sure though. :(

The funny thing is, I remember downloading the game right when it was first released, installing it and running for a while. I had no time to play it though and removed it from hd. But I do remember it had worked.
« Last Edit: 30 Jul 2017, 22:27 by eMTe »

Crimson Wizard

  • AGS Project Tracker Admins
    • Best Innovation Award Winner 2013, for spearheading the AGS 3.3.0 project
    •  
    • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
    •  
I will avoid discussing C++ runtime here, that would add to general confusion.

Radiant, I think you may need to find out which of the newest dlls to use with your game, from the monkey0506's folder he referenced in his post (https://bitbucket.org/monkey0506/ags2clientstub/downloads/). I cannot give any advices here because I do not know how many of these are required for HQ. Also I never tested any of these myself.

Snarky

  • Global Moderator
  • Mittens Earl
  • Private Insultant
    • I can help with proof reading
    •  
    • I can help with translating
    •  
The discussion about problems with Steam integration in AGS games more generally (technical and philosophical), and how to avoid them has been split off here.

Radiant

  • AGS Baker
  • Mittens Knight
  • With a gaze, you can command dragons.
    • I can help with publishing
    •  
    • I can help with story design
    •  
  • Radiant worked on a game that was nominated for an AGS Award!Radiant worked on a game that won an AGS Award!
The funny thing is, I remember downloading the game right when it was first released, installing it and running for a while. I had no time to play it though and removed it from hd. But I do remember it had worked.
So eMTe, could you please download this test build and see if it runs for you? This doesn't include music or speech, but you can copy *.vox from your earlier build if you want. This is just to test if it fixes the "script link failed" error. Thanks!

http://crystalshard.net/test/Testbuild.zip