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UNABLE TO INITIALIZE GUI <CWELCOMEBOX>

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Well, I finally upgraded to Windows 10 with a new monster rig and when I open the game and press the tilde, "`" key, I get this error message:


CONTROL MANAGER: UNABLE TO INITIALIZE GUI <CWELCOMEBOX>


Does anyone else get this message and/or know what this issue is and how to resolve it? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I have my game loaded on a slave drive and run it from there instead of C drive.

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I'm having the same issue.

Sacred 2 gold on Windows 10, with the latest community patch. The game starts and the menu bars (Single player, etc.) are visible. However, many elements are not displayed, for instance:

- unlike on screen presented here, in the graphics options I can see only 'Graphic Details', 'low', 'medium', ..., 'custom', but not 'General quality', 'Texture quality', 'Shadow details' or the rest,
- in the character creation screen I can see bars corresponding to skin colour or hair colour, but not the names of the bars,
- in game, I don't see the potion name or the stuff that NPCs say.

And when I press tilda, I can see the messages

INPUT MANAGER: UNABLE TO ACQUIRE DEVICES
CONTROL MANAGER: UNABLE TO INITIALIZE GUI <CWELCOMEBOX>

Was anyone able to solve this issue?

 

Edit
I'm still getting the message "CONTROL MANAGER: UNABLE TO INITIALIZE GUI <CWELCOMEBOX>". However, it turns out that some texts weren't displayed due to missing fonts. Following answer from here:

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to fix this problem simply go to (wherever you installed steam)\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Sacred 2 Gold\locale\en_UK and you will find 2 .ttf files, namely AntqSSK.ttf and ZabriskieScript-Bold.ttf, simply run them and click on the install button in the top left corner and there you go problem solved

This helps in the case of English version being installed. You can find solution in the case of different language here.

After all, I'm not sure whether missing fonts are connected with the control manager message.

Edited by 7XL415y0kag2GG8gk1uF
partial solution found
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