Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Compatibility

Nov 16, 2010 at 12:32 AM


The editor crashed the moment I tried to run it, so I thought I should create a Codeplex account and get on the horn with you.  :)


My system specs:

Windows 7 64-bit, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended,  XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0... and all the accompanying programs.


Here are the full error specs...


Action taken:  Double-clicked gleed2d.exe


GLEED2D has stopped working

  Stopped working

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH
  Application Name:    gleed2d.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:    4c7eb0d4
  Fault Module Name:    KERNELBASE.dll
  Fault Module Version:    6.1.7600.16385
  Fault Module Timestamp:    4a5bdbdf
  Exception Code:    e0434f4d
  Exception Offset:    0000b727
  OS Version:    6.1.7600.
  Locale ID:    1033

Nov 16, 2010 at 4:18 AM

I'm not sure if XNA redistributibles have backwards compatibility, but if they don't, that would be the problem.  The current version of Gleed runs on XNA 3.1, which you could download, but I've heard that that then requires you to install Visual Studio 2008... rather a moving target.  There's another discussion that talks about how to convert the Gleed source for 4.0 compatibility.

Nov 17, 2010 at 12:19 AM
Edited Nov 17, 2010 at 1:48 AM

Q: Will 3.1 and 4.0 conflict if I download both of them?  Turns out I already have 2008 and 2010 express.  Are there any issues I should know about?

I am interested in modifying the source for 4.0 compatibility as well if I must.


A:  I was able to run Gleed2d with no problems as soon as I downloaded the XNA 3.1 redistributable.

I discovered that XNA redistributables 3.1 and 4.0 will not conflict if you have both of them installed on your machine.  The description sort of explains why:

"The XNA Framework Redistributable download provides game developers with the XNA Framework run-time libraries they can include with their product for redistribution on Windows XP and Windows Vista."