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Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:33:02 PM »
Several years ago i purchased and downloaded a game, Elf Bowling the last insult.  It has worked fine for all these  years, all of sudden when trying to start the game i get a bass_fx.dll error which says it doesnt exist or is corrupt or something, error 998.

I contacted oberon media,they gave me a new download file, i did that, same problem.  I tried uninstalling and downloaded file again, no luck, same problem.

Nothing appears to have changed, but my grandkids really like the game.

Any thoughts or insight would be helpful.

thank you.

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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 10:36:03 PM »
Hi ;D

Are you talking about this game?
http://www.reflexive.com/ElfBowling717TheLastInsult.html

If after reinstalling it you still have an error of BASS_FX, please make sure that you don't have another BASS_FX.DLL in "windows\system32\" folder, as there might be some other software that installed it there :)

Let me know if it helps or not.
Have fun!
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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 10:50:16 PM »
Well i don't know if it was w reflexive.com or not, it was so long ago when i purchased it.  I will go ahead with the uninstall and reinstall and check it again.  Where do i look in the Windows/System32 folder?

I am quite a computer novice when it comes to those types of files.

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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 11:21:41 PM »
I used REVO to completely uninstall the game, then downloaded it again from the linke provided by oberon http:/download-games.pogo.com/exe/Elf_bowling-setup.exe.

I installed the game, entered my registration key, and yet i got the same error message.

I searched in SYSTEM 32 folder for BASS_FX and nothing was found.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 01:54:33 PM »
Hi ;D

I just installed the game from the link you've provided and the game starts and plays fine, without any BASS_FX errors...
Please make sure that there's BASS_FX.DLL file in games folder:
C:\Program Files\Oberon Media\Elf Bowling 7 The Last Insult

If it doesn't exists or you still have the same error, please download the file I've attached to this message, extract the "bass_fx.dll" file and copy it to the games folder.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 04:26:51 PM by (: JOBnik! :) »
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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 08:11:21 PM »
well i don't then.  there was a bass_fx.dll file in the folder, i still got the same error, so i unzipped what you sent, copied it over, started the game and received the same error plus one

cannot find import; dll may be missing, corrupt, or wrong version, file bass_fx.dll, error 998

and then i got a microsoft visual c++runtime library error

runtime error
program\c:program files
r6030
crt not initialized.

i only got the runtime error once when i first started the game after copying the file over, so i don't know if that an issue or not.

any new ideas.  if it worked for you, one would assume it should for me, so there must be something else but i am at a loss.

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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 12:50:56 PM »
Hi ;D

I really don't know why this happening with this game.

But for sure, BASS_FX.DLL is using only direct core Windows libraries and not using any registry information, nor storing any registry or any other files on system.

That should be checked with the developers of this game to check why that happening on your system.

There might be some registry entries that this games uses/stores for its only use.

You can try installing:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en

You can also try checking your system with some registry fix application to see if there're some registry error and fix them.
Have fun!
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Re: Elf Bowling bass_fx.dll error
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 02:47:48 PM »
Thanks for the help, i already contacted oberon before you and they only offered up the new file which led me to you.

The visual c thing happened one time and i have no further issues with it so i don't think it's an issue, but i will look in to it.

I'll look in to registry thing but somehow i think it's somethng else but i don't know what.

Thanks for the help.