Whenever this happens, before or if deleting config.xml doesn't work, run from the command line so that the console output stays visible after the program exits.MikkoM wrote:I am having problems running this version as well. When I try to run FreeOrion from the desktop icon, it opens a window with text that then closes fast and that`s it.
Start Menu -> Run... "cmd" (or if that fails) "command"
cd to the directory with freeorion.exe in it, and run "freeorion"
The same spew of text listing command line flags should result from the error, and at the top (you'll probably need to scroll up), right under "freeorion" being run, should be some error text. (If the scrollback doesn't go far enough, you can increase the Height of the Screen Buffer Size on the Properties of the console window).