Batman Arkham Asylum problems
Scenario : You have acquired the highly anticipated game – Batman Arkham Asylum and can’t wait to install it. But after installation, the game does not work and you are encountering various Problems. Googling does not provide you any solutions. Even the eidos Forum do not help.
Solution : I know…..this game was released in 2009 and i am a “bit” late in posting but i acquired this game recently and ran into the below errors for which i had to google 2 days to get a solution.
For those who still do not know, Batman : Arkham Asylum, written by veteran Batman writer Paul Dini, is based on the long-running comic book mythos. The story goes as follows : Joker, Batman’s arch enemy, has instigated an elaborate plot from within Arkham Asylum, where many of Batman’s other villains have been incarcerated. Batman investigates and comes to learn that the Joker is trying to create an army of Bane-like creatures to threaten Gotham City, and is forced to put a stop to the Joker’s plans.
The game received high praise from critics, earning a 92% average on GameRankings, a game review aggregator. The game also holds a Guinness World Record for ‘Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever’, with an average score of 91.67 from reviewers. Several awards were given to Arkham Asylum, including a Spike Video Game Award and the Best Game BAFTA Award. A sequel, Batman: Arkham City, is going to be released soon.
The first error i received was that XLive.dll is missing and hence the game cannot run. This was a simple enough problem and a quick search told me that i needed to install “Games for Windows”.
The installer for it can found here.
The next error i faced was the one i literally banged my head for. It was the .NET framework error as shown below. I tried their forums, i tried the various Gaming sites but i could not find the solution for the problem. As you can see in the below image, the launcher was not properly renedered and thus made me unable to enjoy the game.
The solution came as a sudden stroke of inspiration. I was going through the wikipedia page when i came across this statement :
The Windows version makes use of Microsoft’s Games for Windows service, allowing players to earn gamerscore, and also uses nVidia’s PhysXengine for improved physics.
Now i knew that PhysX comes as an installer with your Nvidia Graphic Card, however my card is an ATI and hence i do not have it pre-installed. So i thought that i should download it and use it and thats what i did. And guess what ??
It worked. The PhysX version i exactly used was : PhysX_9.08.14_9.09.0814.
Hopefully this helps you avoid the same mental stress i went through. Comment below if you still need help.