Older Altera Quartus versions fail to launch the GUI with a Fatal Error: Segment Violation at (nil)
Some customers that are required to use older versions of Quartus. Some older versions of Quartus were released with Intel PSG was still Altera. When the software starts up there are settings to check the Altera website for updates and to confirm a connection to the Internet before launching the GUI.
In these cases, a user may see a fatal error and the GUI never launches: