Descriptive Problem Summary:

Byond does not load past "Loading Game Information"

Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
1. Attempt to start Byond.exe
2. Fail

Expected Results:

Play byond games.

Actual Results:

Game does not start.

Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often?
Every time.
In other games?
Cannot load games.
In other user accounts?
Cannot log in to change user account
On other computers?
I only own the one computer.

When does the problem NOT occur?

Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked? (Visit to download old versions for testing.)
498.1163 was the last version that worked.

Workarounds: No known work arounds. I have:
1.Updated my firewalls to allow byond.
2. Set up port forwarding
3. Completely uninstalled, rebooted, and reinstalled the program several times.