Game crashes on startup! Any help?
6 years ago
Kent, England

Pretty much what the title says Wanted to try run this game as its probably one of my favs of all time. I downloaded the game from resources but it crashes on startup. Just get a black box on the top left of the screen. I'm running windows 10 and I've tried all compatibility settings none of em work. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Are you using DxWnd?


I recall that dxwnd has a problem with crashing if you try to open it with the default settings. I also recall I was able to look up a solution for it online. I think it was this one:

Kent, England

Nice, I got it to work with DxWnd.

For anyone who needs help.

  1. Download DxWnd and the 'The Hobbit(TM).dxw' from the link in the 'Resources' section.
  2. Go to File -> Import in DxWnd and import the 'The Hobbit(TM).dxw' file.
  3. Then just run the game normally from the 'Meridian.exe' and you're good to go. (You'll know if it worked cos the DxWnd symbol will appear when you launch)

Hope this helps anyone else struggling to get the game working.

Thanks for your help! :)

Edited by the author 6 years ago
MD_Pi likes this
Michigan, USA

I know this is a super old thread, but I think I'm gonna pin this so that any newbies who have the same question will see it right away. Thanks again for throwing your solution here!

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