Fatal Error! Managed Return -1 - FIXED


Been trying to run the creator this morning ahead of my session.

Keep getting the error “managed return -1” when I try to run it.

Have removed all the messed up files as per the thread on “Failed to execute script manage” but it is still not starting.

Any thoughts?


Maybe you have deleted too much? Was it running flawlessly until today?


Try this:

  1. rename the entire Cache directory:
    C:\Users[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Syrinscape\Syrinscape SoundSet Creator
    to something like this:
    C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Syrinscape\Syrinscape SoundSet CreatorBACKUP

Then try running again.

If the Creator successfully starts (creator a fresh database and everything), then yes, you’ve broken the data somehow…

If it still won’t start, then something else is wrong.

Let us know how you go.

*cross fingers and toes


Great success. That got it to open. I tried to transfer my samples into the new folder and got the same error again, so I would imagine one of the samples I had uploaded is causing a disconnect somewhere.

But it runs now! I’ll start again. Thank you Benjamin! :smiley:


Hurray! :slight_smile:

  • uncrosses fingers and toes


I just got this error a couple of times.

And simply tried to start a few times in a row, and now the Creator has started…



I’m getting this error too. Weird thing is, I haven’t started making any files or editing or anything. I generally start it and that’s it. I even tried an uninstall and reinstall. :frowning:


Maybe a matter of server load? It would be interesting to know, if there were a lots of accesses that may have lowered the server response time… :smiley:


Hi all!

Just subscribed, just starting to use it and getting this “Fatal error” message. Not a good start to be sure.

Some way to fix this?

Thanks and kind regards


Hi @klemosda, give this a try and let us know how it goes :smile:


Hello Steve,

Many thanks for the info, nevertheless I had already tried this solution to no avail (not 100% sure I am doing it right). Several questions:

  • Uninstall and reinstall does not seem to work, is it neccesary to install it in C:/ or any other directory is OK too?
  • What it would be superb is for the appp to open whitout any further tinkering in the computer, is there any patch/previous version where Syrinscape works 100% at start?

Thank you in advance for the support .

Kind regards


Could you give a description of your system? What OS are you using? Any special hardware?


HI @klemosda

I know it’s annoying to hear, but there are 1000s of people starting the Creator with no problems every day, so we are definitely looking for something unusual about your system.

Soooo… Tell us, your device, operating system, send us the logs, found here:
C:\Users[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Syrinscape\Syrinscape SoundSet Creator
(you may need to set this “enable_server_logging = true” in the config first)

We are actually setting the Creator up to work online (as a part of the Master/Minion dev). The interface will be in Browser hosted by our servers and the server will be… our server… so that’ll take a lot of the complexity off people running this pretty full on piece of software. (The Player will be a Minion anywhere… on the same PC or a phone or anything)

That’ll help too.


Hi Benjamin!

Thanks for the info and help. I attach you here both my system and the log, hope it helps:

  • System

AMD Athlom II X3 450
Windows 7 Ultimate SP#1 64 Bits
NVIDIA GeForce GTx750

  • Log

2017-07-26 17:27:53,720 WARNING py.warnings:8 z:\ic\projects\syrinscape\editor_django\venv\src\pyinstaller\PyInstaller\loader\pyimod03_importers.py:389: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead

2017-07-26 17:27:54,039 INFO soundsets.management.commands.run_syrinscape:61 Looks like we were started by the tray/menubar app. Starting a loop to watch the tray/menubar process. Will shutdown if it dies.
2017-07-26 17:27:54,910 INFO soundsets.management.commands.run_syrinscape:128 # VERSION: 0.8.2-20170203
2017-07-26 17:27:54,911 INFO soundsets.management.commands.run_syrinscape:134 Django server running on
2017-07-26 17:27:54,913 INFO soundsets.management.commands.run_syrinscape:144 Unity socket server running on
2017-07-26 17:27:54,918 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify A Wolf’s Demise
2017-07-26 17:27:54,928 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:521 Sample::verify: Adding to transcoding queue
2017-07-26 17:27:54,930 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify A big deep angry pig monster
2017-07-26 17:27:54,931 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=0a05bc11d160e76e63ec561a4985c636, original md5=0a05bc11d160e76e63ec561a4985c636
2017-07-26 17:27:54,931 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify A nervous wait
2017-07-26 17:27:54,956 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=ec2be2315d67753c49156117c974eccd, original md5=ec2be2315d67753c49156117c974eccd
2017-07-26 17:27:54,956 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Angry pig monster 1
2017-07-26 17:27:54,957 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=2f5c95902be6c9f8560f356435c69e2f, original md5=2f5c95902be6c9f8560f356435c69e2f
2017-07-26 17:27:54,957 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Big gruff animal
2017-07-26 17:27:54,960 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=4df4a2a1d20659378802d577bc8edf8b, original md5=4df4a2a1d20659378802d577bc8edf8b
2017-07-26 17:27:54,960 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Carrion Crows
2017-07-26 17:27:54,961 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=4310c6b06e434562b654eb0d4f8f6619, original md5=4310c6b06e434562b654eb0d4f8f6619
2017-07-26 17:27:54,961 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Crow flying by
2017-07-26 17:27:54,963 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=fae41d6ed4f78bbc5e9225955ebffe91, original md5=fae41d6ed4f78bbc5e9225955ebffe91
2017-07-26 17:27:54,963 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Crow sheeky 1
2017-07-26 17:27:54,967 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=7cb4724f5d26c4c27d412e1a0f97db27, original md5=7cb4724f5d26c4c27d412e1a0f97db27
2017-07-26 17:27:54,967 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Darkelf harpist
2017-07-26 17:27:55,029 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=577ea5449cf95b51924c4b26b7b067fa, original md5=577ea5449cf95b51924c4b26b7b067fa
2017-07-26 17:27:55,029 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Deep growl
2017-07-26 17:27:55,036 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=929fa2ece2b83fd74308ad43a3c57912, original md5=929fa2ece2b83fd74308ad43a3c57912
2017-07-26 17:27:55,038 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Deep rumble
2017-07-26 17:27:55,043 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=9fb9235afd0eeec66076850e79081a92, original md5=9fb9235afd0eeec66076850e79081a92
2017-07-26 17:27:55,045 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Dire chipmonk
2017-07-26 17:27:55,049 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=7bf6872607e9e7cae47f119839bad5b5, original md5=7bf6872607e9e7cae47f119839bad5b5
2017-07-26 17:27:55,049 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Dusk Of A Northern Kingdom
2017-07-26 17:27:55,052 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:521 Sample::verify: Adding to transcoding queue
2017-07-26 17:27:55,052 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Echoes
2017-07-26 17:27:55,071 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=4bc40d81ad10d704a31d17b8a29a71aa, original md5=4bc40d81ad10d704a31d17b8a29a71aa
2017-07-26 17:27:55,071 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Endfadeloop - Ben’s Rain
2017-07-26 17:27:55,073 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=097b67783db128775d7cd9fe6dc643fa, original md5=097b67783db128775d7cd9fe6dc643fa
2017-07-26 17:27:55,073 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Endfadeloop Spooky Wind with Crackles
2017-07-26 17:27:55,079 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=628878f308823194796db2f9c6b8e76b, original md5=628878f308823194796db2f9c6b8e76b
2017-07-26 17:27:55,079 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Fat crow
2017-07-26 17:27:55,081 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=869d228c84583e92cb0484fd08b62966, original md5=869d228c84583e92cb0484fd08b62966
2017-07-26 17:27:55,081 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Fat slow dire chipmonk
2017-07-26 17:27:55,082 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=e3dfbddc62725310640487480810b455, original md5=e3dfbddc62725310640487480810b455
2017-07-26 17:27:55,082 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Flatuous beast
2017-07-26 17:27:55,082 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=70adbc8776bc25cda8ed9400f6f63bdf, original md5=70adbc8776bc25cda8ed9400f6f63bdf
2017-07-26 17:27:55,084 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Flies
2017-07-26 17:27:55,085 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=854b5b25acd562c97135878d1f514d95, original md5=854b5b25acd562c97135878d1f514d95
2017-07-26 17:27:55,085 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Happy pig
2017-07-26 17:27:55,086 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=6b7785c1694d63b4fb6278d7ae52e243, original md5=6b7785c1694d63b4fb6278d7ae52e243
2017-07-26 17:27:55,086 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:482 Sample::verify Last Battle

If you are able to give a hand here you will receive a Horn of Unlimited Wine ™ (5 charges) at home!

Kind regards


This log looks incomplete…

Are you sure you got it all?


It should get to this:
2017-07-27 10:53:52,848 DEBUG soundsets.models.sample:515 Sample::verify: current md5=2966c15de5580a916db4c17a2ef64dad, original md5=2966c15de5580a916db4c17a2ef64dad
2017-07-27 10:53:52,848 INFO soundsets.models.sample:567 Creating Sample objects for all matching files in the samples directory: C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Syrinscape\Syrinscape SoundSet Creator\media\samples
2017-07-27 10:53:59,437 INFO soundsets.management.commands.run_syrinscape:207 Ready to run!
2017-07-27 10:53:59,489 DEBUG unity_connector:43 connectionMade: 1 clients connected
2017-07-27 10:54:00,585 WARNING editor.views:118 send_initial_config is already running!

OOOORRRR show an error… (mysterious) :-/


Maybe there’s a problem with the “Last Battle” Sample… was it HUUUUGE!?!


I have the same Managed Return -1 error.

This is my first installation, never used Syrinscape software before.
I tried to uninstall and reinstall. Same issue.

Please not that I don’t have a C:\Users[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Syrinscape\ folder
On the other hand there is a C:\Users[YOURUSERNAME]\AppData\LocalLow\Syrinscape\Syrinscape SoundSet Creator folder that is empty

System is Windows 10


Still not fixed for me!



SO the “LocalLow” directory is the Syrinscape Player’s Cache.

Looks like something is stopping the Creator from writing anything at all to the admin directories.

Maybe run as admin and answer YES when you get asked for permissions?

Works at all?