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Pillars of Eternity Crashes A) Start of new game, before prologue speech B) Ability select in Combat


Dumaraz

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Hi Folks,

 

First time playing and installing this game on sale from STEAM during the Christmas-Winter Sale.

 

Right to the point...

I can't play this game for more than 5-10mins without continuous crashes.

 

0. The game crashes with an "Oops" message when I either A) Start a New-Game, just before the prologue speech B) after successful char creation and initial-dialog at the starter encampment as soon as I gain control to move my char. C) during combat with the first wolf or bandits in the prologue, as soon as I select an ability from ANY individual character [my main] or the warrior girl I start with as my partner.

Typically, before the game crashes in instances B) and C) the mouse-cursor hand ALWAYS disappears, but I can pan my camera around seconds before the game finally minimizes with an Oops Error-Crash window.

I will create a video on youtube with a link. screenshots won't do this justice.

https://youtu.be/2cwHUXmOXJM

 

[skip to 2:30mins to see the mouse-cursor disappear and the game crashes 10secs at the start of attack.]

1. Please see attachments for SAVEGAME [zipped], OUTPUT_LOG.txt, SYSTEM SPECS.

 

output_log.txt

 

DxDiag.txt

 

81677c95-94f2-422e-8a48-75471ebcafd2 quicksave.zip

PS: So far, this game only remains stable within the character-creation screen, if I let my PC idle. That's it. -_-

 

[EDIT: Added YouTube Video of the "Combat-Enemy Select/Attack Crash."]

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Hey Dumaraz,

 

Welcome to the forums and thanks for joining us! After looking at your logs, I notice you have EVGA Precision X installed. This application has been known to cause frequent crashes to the game. Please uninstall or disable the app and you should be good to go!

 

Thank you for your support!

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- Fixed - 

I re-installed the game from steam-library, and the very first-thing i notice is my mouse-cursor has DIFFERENT animations on people and a sword-icon on hostiles [e.g. the young-wolf] in the prologue!

The game no-longer crashes and I see tons of animations from abilities. 

Wow, I had no-idea -- Wish someone had watched my youtube vid or checked those files -_-

Thanks anyway. I suppose IT don't work weekends for obsidian like I do in NYC.

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- It's not fixed - 

Loaded a save file later today, and again, my MOUSE-CURSOR is not appearing onscreen when highlighting people and selectable loot.

Game freezes on ability casts and does not show any animations, utimately crashing! >_< >_< >_<  ;(  ;(  ;(  ;(  :banghead: 

Well, I'll give this 2-3 days... Hopefully a DEV will look at my log file in my first post.

I will probably refund this game on steam after a week since i can't play. How frustrating.

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Hi Aarik D, your solution worked.  :bow:

 

I never played this game for more than 15mins, and I'm glad I can finally enjoy it now!  :geek:  :dancing:  :w00t:

 

it was indeed my EVGA utility which I primarily use to throttle fan-speed control. I'm sad this is source of my issues. [i will see if I can find an update that may work for this... I wonder if some of my other older games are struggled because of this... Damn, I never knew!)

This game REALLY reminds me of Baldur's gate. I played that game to death and ultimately purchased the expansion: Tales of the Sword coast, then its Sequel Shadows of Amn following through with it's expansion Child Of Bhaal.[i think...]

 

15 years later when I was a teen, this game still feels fresh!

 

Awesome JOB guys!

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