I'm excited to start working with Twine, but I've run into a problem before I'm even able to open the program. After installation, when I clicked on the icon, I got this message: "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect." I've no earthly idea what to make of that. Did anyone else have this problem?
EDIT: I am running Windows 7, 32-bit version, and I even reinstalled the packaged files. Nothing.
I was hoping to download an older version to see if this was just an issue with 1.4; I HAD a previous version (I want to say 1.3.5) but I recently had to reinstall Windows so I can't say for certain that it used to work on this system.
I found an installation for 1.3.5 and it's running just fine. So it's just an issue with 1.4 apparently.
The manifest for Twine 1.4 claims to require the VC++ 9 runtime, however, its Windows installer includes a redistributable installer for the VC++ 10 runtime.
I'm, currently, unsure if Twine 1.4's manifest is wrong or the wrong VC++ redistributable was packaged into the installer (it's probably the latter though, since the Twine installer should silently install the VC++ 10 runtime).
Try downloading and installing the VC++ 9 runtime (which came as part of Visual Studio/C++ 2008):
n.b. You will be given the option to download the redistributable for three different architectures, you want the one for x86 (vcredist_x86.exe).
I KNEW it was a Visual C++ thing, by the side-by-side error, but I assumed it was the way that Twine.exe used the resources that were there.
The funny thing is, I installed the 2012 C++ pack, but it never occurred to me to install the 2008 one. C'est la guerre.
So now we've got a fix. You're an angel.