Stencyl won't launch

IvanNC

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 Hello everyone.

Ok, so what happens is this:   I click on the icon to launch Stencyl,  it does show the Stencyl logo in a red square right in the middle of the screen , but after that, it goes away and nothing else shows up. Like if the program isn't launching.

I checked the task manager and it says it's running,  but I never see anything.   I don't have anything else open and I tried to reboot and re-install, and always get the same result. Never opens.

Any ideas how to fix this?   

THis is the first time I download Stencyl, and not able to run it.

 Also, I have the latest version of Java. ( Java 7 update 9 )  and I'm running windows 7

« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 05:55:06 pm by IvanNC »

Joe

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Welcome to Stencyl. Try using Java 6 (although we do already bundle that).

IvanNC

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Welcome to Stencyl. Try using Java 6 (although we do already bundle that).


Hi, thanks.      I un-installed Java 7 and downloaded Java 6 and installed.   But it still does the same =\ . Doesn't launch. 


Any ideas?  =\



Joe

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Try launching Stencyl from the command window and checking if any error messages pop up. Assuming you used the default installation settings, you can try the following:

(x86 machine)

cd "C:\Program Files\Stencyl"
java -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -Djava.library.path=lib -jar sw.jar -Duser.home=%USERPROFILE%

(x64 machine)

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Stencyl"
java -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -Djava.library.path=lib -jar sw.jar -Duser.home=%USERPROFILE%

IvanNC

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Try launching Stencyl from the command window and checking if any error messages pop up. Assuming you used the default installation settings, you can try the following:

(x86 machine)

cd "C:\Program Files\Stencyl"
java -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -Djava.library.path=lib -jar sw.jar -Duser.home=%USERPROFILE%

(x64 machine)

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Stencyl"
java -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -Djava.library.path=lib -jar sw.jar -Duser.home=%USERPROFILE%

Hi, thank you once again.        I have an x86 machine.  I opened the command window and copy and pasted each line.  THe first one just opened the stencyl folder.  The 2nd one opened a what it hink is called "MSODS" (one of those black screens)   but ithat screen was open only for a few seconds.  Nothing else happend after.    The task manager says theres a""javaw.exe"running when i did that, but stencyl never showed up.     I tried also relaunching stencyl,  and still no luck.

Maybe I'm not doign the command sequence right?

Joe

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To launch the command window, make sure you're pressing the Windows key, typing "cmd", and then pressing Enter.

IvanNC

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To launch the command window, make sure you're pressing the Windows key, typing "cmd", and then pressing Enter.

Thanks! I tried that and the command window open.   It did the same, but now makes more sence.  THis is what the command window showed:

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C:\Program Files\Stencyl>java -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -Djava.library.path=lib -jar sw.
jar -Duser.home=%USERPROFILE%
[LOG] The Stencyl workspace is: C:\Users\IvanNC/AppData/Roaming/Stencyl/
[LOG] Log file 'C:\Users\IvanNC/AppData/Roaming/Stencyl/stencylworks/logs/
11-17-2012_1101_PM.log' created/opened.
[LOG] Mirroring logs to the standard output...
[LOG] Current Working Directory: C:\Program Files\Stencyl
[LOG] Reading... global
[LOG] LANGUAGE WARNING: Empty Line.
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/global.lang
[LOG] Reading... prefs
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/prefs.lang
[LOG] Reading... gamedg
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/gamedg.lang
[LOG] Reading... spritedg
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/spritedg.lang
[LOG] Reading... tset
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/tset.lang
[LOG] Reading... actor
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/actor.lang
[LOG] Reading... scene
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/scene.lang
[LOG] Reading... snippet
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/snippet.lang
[LOG] Reading... blocks
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/blocks.lang
[LOG] Reading... blockhelp
[LOG] Finished reading lang/en/blockhelp.lang
[LOG] Initializing Stencyl
[LOG] Failed to load Growl library
[LOG] Activated: Welcome Center
[LOG] Checking workspace writability and location: C:\Users\IvanNC/AppData
/Roaming/Stencyl/temp


And then it stays there for like 10 minutes, until I decide to finish the task cuz everything is frozen.

Any thoughts? =\   .      Btw, thank you so much for your help!

Joe

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That all looks normal. Did you try running Stencyl as an Administrator?

IvanNC

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That all looks normal. Did you try running Stencyl as an Administrator?

How do I do that?         Or, If you mean the user,  my computer has only 1 user, wich is the administrator (me).



AHh well, I'll try stencyl in a diferent computer later next year. 

THanks for all your help  though;D

BindOnAccount

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Right click the Icon and then Run as Administrator.... Don't mean to be rude but if you don't know how to run things as admin should you try to create games?

IvanNC

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Yes I should.  THankss

IvanNC

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It does the same if is runned as Administrator.   No luck :(  .  I will try on a diferent computer and see if it turns there.

Hello, I have just downloaded Stencyl on my MacBook Pro. When I try to open it, the icon shows up for about 5 seconds but goes away after that.  :-\ Any Ideas? Please Help!!!