Thread: Game won't start, please help.

Game won't start, please help.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Game won't start, please help.

    I've installed the game, however when I try to start it, I get a message informing me that 'battlestationsmidway.exe has stopped working'. Selecting view problem details reveals the following information, which is somewhat incomprehensible to me.

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: Battlestationsmidway.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 00000000
    Fault Module Name: Battlestationsmidway.exe
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00a1b45b
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: 3210
    Additional Information 2: 1d97e3229635039f5eb1113abb09ad8d
    Additional Information 3: 862b
    Additional Information 4: 8d98c42d7276d8b3e1b9fbd40d327204

    I'm sure I have the specification's to run the game:
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM 3.00 GB
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

    and I installed the DirectX on the disk. I realise I may be being quite dense - I'm not too proficient with computing by any standards - but can anyone tell me why the game isn't working?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    I think the problem lies elsewhere. I'd contact Eidos support.

  3. #3


    no eidos support!
    this error is nothing for eidos support!

    here the possible solution!

    but BEWARE, my solution implies modification of the registry, so it may be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. If there's a problem, you're on your own.I don't assure it works for you. OK, I warned you, let's go to work.

    1 opened REGEDIT.
    2 gone to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects
    3 renamed to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects_bak
    4 started Designer
    5 logged in
    6 exhulted in happiness because it logged it without problems
    7 shut down Designer.
    8 opened regedit
    9 there was a brand new HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects: selected it
    10 File->Export, exported to a new .reg file, say newbo.reg
    11 gone to regedit
    12 deleted HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects
    13 renamed HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects_bak to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects
    14 double clicked newbo.reg, YES, importing the data back to registry
    now the new, correct registry data has been overwritten over the old corrupted one
    15 said a prayer
    16 started designer and enjoyed it!

    Obviously Designer, on the last session messed up some data on its registry settings.

    Hope it may help

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    battlestations midway

    any help would be really greatful.
    i have installed battlestations miday on my dell inspiron laptop but it wont open.
    all that pops up is a little window and it says "Battlestationsmidway.exe has stopped working"
    please someone help as im really looking forward to playing the game but i am no pc wiz so please simple instructions