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POL Crash - Windows 7, Steam

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    #1 winterlight



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      Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:31 AM

      Hi guys,


      Started up FFXI after a long hiatus and POL crashes very soon after character enters the game world.  I can login no problem but once the character and the world starts rendering POL crashes soon thereafter



      - Windows 7

      - Hook

      - Steam overlay is turned OFF

      - Tried this with both Steam running and not running in the background

      - I can run the game fine in Steam without Windower

      - I have a non-Steam version of FFXi installed on the machine as well (doesn't start, presumably because Steam did something to that install once I bought it on Steam)


      The Windower flavor ran fine about 18 mos ago with the Steam version installed.


      Any help would be appreciated.



      #2 winterlight



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        Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:21 AM

        Fixed this.


        Looked in the Windows application crash log and found this:


        Faulting application name: pol.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4e3bcddc
        Faulting module name: blinkmenot.DLL, version:, time stamp: 0x5600c232
        Exception code: 0xc0000005
        Fault offset: 0x0002112d
        Faulting process id: 0x19d4
        Faulting application start time: 0x01d32dcea80b316b
        Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FFXINA\SquareEnix\PlayOnlineViewer\pol.exe
        Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windower4\plugins\blinkmenot.DLL
        Report Id: 39ab0af3-99c2-11e7-8ade-5cf370747cef
        blinkmenot isn't even supported anymore.  
        renamed the DLL and it works fine now
        It is curious that Windower uses the Steam install ahead of the normal one...

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