Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

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Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by Joseph_D32 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:12 pm

I run NESMaker on two computers, one at home and one at work.
The one at work runs Windows 7, it works fine on there.

BUT, at home, running Windows 10 64-Bit, I get a black box (which I'm assuming is where the NESMaker logo is supposed to pop up), and then... nothing. The app closes.
I'm not a game developer, but I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by Joseph_D32 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:14 pm

btw, running 4.0.6 and trying the Adventure tutorial.
I'm not a game developer, but I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by dale_coop » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:29 pm

Try to download again the NESMaker zip file.
And deactivate your antivirus (or add an exception for the NESMaker folder)
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by Mihoshi20 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:00 pm

ALso make absolutely sure your Win10 install is 64-bit and that you have .net framework 4.5 or above installed and also as Dale mentioned that your anti-virus software isn't being over zealous and removing/quarantining critical parts of NESmaker.
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by dale_coop » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:05 pm

And another advice, to put your NESMaker folder in "Program Files" (or "Windows") folder. It's system folders, needs special privileges in order to work properly.
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by Scythe&GenGames » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:30 pm

I know what it is, it's that stupid windows smart blocker which says your pc protected you from this app crap.

To make it run just right-click or ctrl-click clicking properties then uncheck unblock and click okay to make the change, then reopen the app.
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Re: Windows 10 NESMaker not starting

Post by darkhog » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:48 pm

Or disable smart block. Smartblock has a very high rate of false positives and as such should be only a punishment for people who have absolutely no idea that downloading random e-mail attachments is bad. If you know what you're doing, you should disable SmartScreen altogether, because it isn't that smart and in the past let in actual viruses (such as WannaCry).
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