I’ve had my eye on this game for quite a while. I got a chance to try it during the free weekend on Steam and after about one hour of trying it out I purchased it. After that it’s been nothing but a crash-fest. I have lost so much time and progress. I may spend hours slowly creeping around and picking off enemies around a military base but before I complete the objective it crashes. All my ammo is then used up and all the enemies are reset. It’s just become a terrible nightmare. I love the game so much, the world is so enveloping and I want to keep pressing on but I can’t until this is resolved! At this point it’s a huge waste of money if I never get to play it properly. Furthermore I have spent now a dozen hours trying to troubleshoot to no avail.
For the love of all humanity please fix this game. I don’t even care if anything gets changed or added I just want to be able to play it as it is.
I cannot give any clue as to what causes the crashes as far as what’s happening. They happen anytime. I have even paused it and came back a minute later to find it crashed.
Sometimes it appears to freeze. When I ctl-alt-del to get to Task Manager I then can see a “This program has stopped working” Windows error hidden behind the full frozen game screen. I choose the Close this application option. It then proceeds to write a typically 7gigabyte dump file to appdata/local/crashdumps. Before I realized it was doing that it used up every bit of my SSD system drive.
That kind of crash happens about 30% of the time and does not trigger CrashReporter.
It is listed in Event Viewer as a BEX64 error. This is usually an error triggered by Data Execution Prevention. It’s not so easy to disable DEP for a 64 bit app, but DEP can be completely disabled via the command line. I have done so and somehow even with DEP disabled the crash and error still appear.
The other 70% of the time it’s a fast close to desktop and CrashReporter is triggered.
It could happen absolutely anytime anywhere from 1 minute to 6 hours into a play session.
90% of the time it’s within 5 minutes of play. I can start the game right back up after a crash and the odds are the same. Every once in a while it sticks and I settle back into playing only to be rudely ejected at usually some critical point, such as I just won a massively difficult battle against the bots and was 2 feet away from the mission objective and then all that progress (and ammo) is lost.
I have tried safe mode, I have done multiple memory checks without error, check disk ran multiple times, verified Steam cache, cleaned registry and junk files, reinstalled to different drives, disabled all Windows visual themes and extras, set graphics to every possible setting (it crashes the least on Ultra settings). I have ensured all my drivers and Windows updates are up to date. I have ran virus and malware scans. I have tried with Steam in offline mode, and with Steam overlay disabled. It might be a little more stable with Steam in offline mode but I still get both kinds of crashes. They all seem to be different forms of memory violations as far as I can glean from the dumps. It really doesn’t seem like there’s anything I can do to help at all. Furthermore I have a lot of games working absolutely fine and no similar issues which would surely turn up. Even Ark Survival Evolved is running without issue and that’s a miracle. My system is very stable right now, event viewer is pretty clean of problems. DX Diagnosis shows no problems found.
I have tried underclocking, overclocking and running at standard spec both GPU and CPU.
Steam forums are full of people experiences tons of crashes so I don’t think I have a messed up system.
I only play single player, wouldn’t even dream of trying MP with such instability.
Intel Core i5 3570k
16 GB DDR3 RAM
nVidia GTX 2060 FE