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Game freezes, unrecoverable when mob activates any special effect.

Discussion in 'Critical Issues (Blockers, Performance, Crashes)' started by dcdoc45, Jun 16, 2018.

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    I"ve been playing since 2012, with very few problems. After patch 53 the game is now unplayable. When I encounter a low level mob such as the skeles in the soltown catacombs combat proceeds normally. When I go deeper in the catacombs and encounter blood skeles, either archers or mages, once combat starts, the game freezes. I'm not able to do a /bug report, this happens every time I encounter a mob with some kind of special graphic effect on their attack, either melee or range.
    I cannot play the game in its current state, I can walk around the overworld map, I can tele, I can recall, I can enter towns from the map, fast travel etc. Its only when I encounter mobs with graphic effects to their attacks. I guess 6 years is just gone.
     
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    Can you at least go into the game do /bug and paste that info into this one?
     
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    6/16/2018 9:21 PM
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    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2) System RAM: 8135
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU RAM: 2007
    SotA.Win.64.791.Date.06.06.18
    Area: Novia_R6_Volcanic01_01
    Area Display Name: Sunless Barrens
    Loc: (-237.4, 51.1, -15.2)
    Debug: Tm92aWFfUjZfVm9sY2FuaWMwMV8wMXx8KC0yMzcuMzcsIDUxLjA5MywgLTE1LjIzMil8KDAsIDAuMTkyLCAwLCAwLjk4MSl8MjIuMTQ3NzR8MTB8MTAuODU=
     
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    Updated to newest nvidia drivers with a clean install of the driver.
    As soon as a bloodborne footman casts what looks like some type of fire spell the game freezes.
    I was able to battle successfully the bloodborne mages, but the footman froze the game.
    new /bug report:

    6/16/2018 10:04 PM
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    Reproduction Rate: 100%
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    Steps to Reproduce: fight with bloodborne footman in soltown catacombs
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    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2) System RAM: 8135
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU RAM: 2007
    SotA.Win.64.791.Date.06.06.18
    Area: Soltown Sewers
    Area Display Name: Soltown Catacombs
    Loc: (-196.0, 20.0, 31.6)
    Debug: U29sdG93biBTZXdlcnN8fCgtMTk1Ljk4NCwgMjAsIDMxLjU3OSl8KDAsIC0wLjc0LCAwLCAwLjY3Myl8LTk1LjE3MTU5fDIyLjM0NDcxfDEwLjg1
     
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    You are close to minimum spec, when it freezes, it could be worth checking if you are out of memory or at max gpu
     
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    Hrmm... I'm not seeing any crash logs on this, probably because it just freezes. Your machine is below min spec but honestly should probably run it reasonably well anyways.

    I would suggest a reinstall as a first attempt at a fix. We've seen some issues where asset bundles get corrupted by some virus scanners. I see other people playing on your GTX 750 and I don't think they have issues. You might try and make sure the GTX 750 is the active video card and not the built in Radeon card.
     
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    Try disabling some of the advanced display settings in video options - such as DOF, Camera Effects, Bloom, etc.

    Also make sure peripheral lighting is disabled unless you’re using a keyboard that supports that - it’s not a video option IMHO and should be moved to controls or interface menu / since people usually flip on all the options in the video menu thinking they will make the quality better.
     
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    Actually, I just confirmed you are using the Nvidia and it doesn't look like any ram is allocated to your integrated card so you get the full 8GB. Also, while 8Gb is not great, lots play with it and runs reasonably well. The bigger issue for you might be that the CPU have is dual core, no hyper threading and not super fast.
     
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    I'll look at the video settings but I believe I have everything turned off. I installed the nvidia 1050 Ti 4gb last night. the exact same thing happened. I don't want to dump a bunch of money into a computer that ran the game just fine before the summer update. The issues started immediately following the update. I did uninstall and reinstall the game also. No different.
     
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    Tried disabling your AV on-access scanning / excluding the SOTA folder and sub-folders?
     
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    6/22/2018 7:43 PM
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    CPU: AMD A6-5400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (2) System RAM: 16327
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU RAM: 4018
    SotA.Win.64.791.Date.06.06.18
    Area: Soltown Sewers
    Area Display Name: Soltown Catacombs
    Loc: (-183.2, 20.0, 20.2)
    Debug: U29sdG93biBTZXdlcnN8fCgtMTgzLjIxOCwgMjAuMDIyLCAyMC4xNTMpfCgwLCAtMC43OTYsIDAsIDAuNjA1KXwyNTQuNjQ4fDQxLjEwMDA2fDA=


    I added the sota directory to my AVG antivirus exceptions list. we shall see if that helps, also added more RAM
     
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    it appears to run fine now. The game has not frozen when I engage the bloodbone footman.
    Thanks for all ya'lls help. going into the solania mines now, it used to freeze there too.