Archive for January, 2012

Windows 7 64 bit problems Update Solved?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

OK.  I think I have solved this.  Some machines were not installing all of the files in the GameData folder.  This is the folder that has all the text files that contain all the “Game Data” naturally.  Certain key expansion files were being omitted.  I’ve remade the installer and uploaded it to BMT Micro and it looks like everything is working fine now.  If you are having a problem you can redownload the installer, uninstall the game and then reinstall it with the new installer.  OR you can go and grab the latest update zip and use it.  Go to the installation location i.e. Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum and delete the old GameData folder and then use the update to copy the new GameData folder to that location.   Please contact me if you are still having problems.

Download the Update 1.08b here

I’ve recently had a few people contact me with problems getting the SI: Rectification content to run with Windows 7.  I’d like to figure out what is going on here for my own piece of mind.  If you have experienced a problem starting a new game with the Rectification content box checked then could you send me an email (  My hunch is that the new data text files are the culprit but one of the cases so far was on a machine with a fresh install.



SI: Rectification Update 1.08b

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

This is an update that fixes some problems introduced in 1.08a.

Download the Update 1.08b here

Important Fixes:

Overhaul of the event timing system so that some events that were being shortchanged a turn got their full length of duration.

Fixed rare AI bugs dealing with special goals for Assertion of Weakness defense

Fixed AI bug where strategy pool for determining AI actions was not weighting all the “Bully Neighbor” goals appropriately

Fixed bug that sometimes prevented artifacts scavenged from the battlefield from appearing in players vault

Fixed problem with final prestige totals not being displayed above players at the end of the game


Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08b then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.