I know at one point I was able to launch the Experimental builds, but since at least 0.C-4223 up to current 0.C-4360 it is no longer launching. Double-click EXE, wheel spins, nothing happens.
I do not use the graphical experimental, but the console version instead. I have not modified any of the configuration files before trying to launch. And based on an earlier thread regarding someone else unable to launch it from two years ago - yes, I am extracting the .zip file to a new directory and retaining subdirectories.
Task manger shows not one, but three copies of the cataclysm exe running, each with 116k of working memory. I am not running the graphical version, but have downloaded that to try it. Catalcysm-tiles.exe shows similar, but not exactly identical behavior - rather than three copies, I only have one copy running, still at 116k of working memory.
Digging through my event logs shows nothing of note. Oddly, I am not able to kill the process either. Taskmanager and pskill both claim to have stopped the process, but nothing happens. As far as I am aware, my copy of windows is running up to date patches.
The stable version works fine. That said, having seen the experimental features, I’d rather be playing that.
Any ideas where I can start digging to figure out the cause of the problem? If it crashed or gave me something to work with in a log file I’d at least have an idea as to where to start, but right now - no clue.