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Supreme commander steam issue

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January 2, 2012 3:48:38 PM

hello everyone!
i recently got supreme commander from steam on its holiday sale (gold pack for 10 bucks :)  however, when i start the program, it immediately says that the program has stopped working (this is windows vista saying this) i have no idea what is wrong. can anyone help? this is the error code :


Failed to setup initial search path.

Program : c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\supreme commander\bin\SupremeCommander.exe
Cmd line arguments :

Callstack:
Unknown symbol (address 0x00402d89)

Last 100 lines of log...

CDiskWatch::EnablePrivileges: Unable to enable privilege: (null) -- GetLastError(): 51708800Notifications may not work as intended due to insufficient access rights/process privileges.
Running "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\supreme commander\bin\SupComDataPath.lua" failed: ...apps\common\supreme commander\bin\SupComDataPath.lua(20): attempt to call global `SHGetFolderPath' (a nil value)
stack traceback:
...apps\common\supreme commander\bin\SupComDataPath.lua(20): in main chunk
January 3, 2012 7:37:03 AM

Try running the .exe using admin rights. Right click run as administrator.
If it works you can set it to default under the properties dialogue.
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January 3, 2012 1:18:02 PM

^ +1

also, try through steam: go to library right click on game and select verify game cache. Maybe it failed to install something properly.
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January 5, 2012 2:49:45 AM

EXACT Same problem, verify game cache did nothing, even deleted and downloaded all over again...aaaaarrgg!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: SupremeCommander.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.1
Application Timestamp: 4e5bbd66
Fault Module Name: MSVCR80.dll
Fault Module Version: 8.0.50727.6195
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dcddbf3
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00011eeb
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 4c0d
Additional Information 2: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
Additional Information 3: 4c0d
Additional Information 4: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
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January 5, 2012 2:58:45 AM

Holy Sharkoly batman I figured it out!, found the supreme commander.exe buried in the steam folders and right clicked, clicked on properties, and set compatibility mode to winXP service pack 3, also checked the run as admin just in case, I guess it couldn't handle win7. Thanks...me..you're welcome me. :D 
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January 12, 2012 10:59:38 PM

actually, i found the problem. i am running vista, and user account controls was turned on. my father, who works on networks, suggested turning it off. BINGO! vista thought the program was installing a virus, and kept terminating the program. now it is running fine!
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January 29, 2012 12:03:23 AM

update everyone. i recently got a bigger hard drive. when i moved my steam folder, every game worked fine except for, wait for it, supreme commander. it says "this game is not avaliable right now, please try again later" anyone know how i can fix it? (mabye if i uninstall it from the other hard drive?)
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