For a while now my friend has been unable to play Tribes: Ascend. It shows the updater, he clicks "Play" and then after seeing the splash screen, it shows a black window in the corner of the screen. There is no decoration on the window, just a black square.
It then shows a Crash Dialog which says the following:
SECURE CRT: Invalid parameter detected. Address = 0x7647b9bc (filename not found) [in C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll] Address = 0x4801b1 (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\tribes\binaries\Win32\TribesAscend.exe] Address = 0x4a88c3 (filename not found) [in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\tribes\binaries\Win32\TribesAscend.exe]
His installation was done via Steam and we have tried validating the game cache and reinstalling Tribes: Ascend. One time we searched for the drive for "tribes" and deleted all that was for Tribes: Ascend. It is however possible that I may have missed something.
His Operating System is Windows 7 (64bit) and his graphics card is a NVidia GeForce GT 440 if that helps at all. This problem is exclusive to this game so I doubt it is a graphics card issue.
In Event Viewer, it says the following on the crash:
Faulting application name: TribesAscend.exe, version: 1.0.1082.1, time stamp: 0x502d8d6f Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17651, time stamp: 0x4e211319 Exception code: 0x00000001 Fault offset: 0x0000b9bc Faulting process id: 0x1778 Faulting application start time: 0x01cd85d00cb37c7c Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\tribes\binaries\Win32\TribesAscend.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: 6fb53755-f1c3-11e1-9242-14dae903e189