I’ve been trying to get Bryce 7 Pro (Bryce_188.8.131.52_Win32.exe) up and running on my machine for the last day or so, and after install, I keep getting the same start-up error message:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAZ 3D\Bryce7\Bryce.exe
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.
I’ve read up on this a little, and if I’m correct, it means that the .exe should have installed a couple of different versions of the same module, selecting the proper one to use depending on the environment and/or circumstances (which is where the term “side-by-side” comes from). It must have some means of determining which module to select, and of course, the proper module must be available once it has made its selection. I’m guessing that in my case, the necessary module is not available or is somehow not able to be selected.
This problem was apparently very prevalent with Vista, but is supposedly not linked to any particular OS (I’m running Win7 64-bit); that is, it’s a fault with the application or installer, not with the OS.
Has anyone else had this problem with Win7, and if so, how did you resolve it?