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Ever since I got the game I've been having crashes on the start up screen. The last two times I've tried to start it, it not only crashed but locked up windows and I had to restart manually. Has anyone else had this problem?
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post #2 of 16
Its very temperamental with me as well, sometimes it will crash while loading and it always crashes while exiting (Vista 64 here)
It has a major problem if Dreamscene is running as well, i have to pause it for the game to load normally.
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post #3 of 16
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I was worried that it could be because of my over clocked cpu but it's good to see that someone else is having the same issue in vista x64. I also get the crash when I exit the game and that didn't bother me as much because well... I'm exiting the game lol.
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Yeah, well i never really bothered to see what the problem was, the Dreamscene one bugged me a lot till i found out that i had to pause it for the game to work, but since i usually play for hours it doesnt really bother me if it crashes a bit while starting up. But i never had lockups really.
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post #5 of 16
I had that problem also and I think it was due to the new update for TF2. What I did was check the game cache integrity and defragment the game cache, which you can do in steam.
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post #6 of 16
The game has updated quite a few times really since i installed it, and it always had this problem. But i will try your suggestion for checking the integrity, hopefully it will help out!
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by CrackClocker View Post
I had that problem also and I think it was due to the new update for TF2. What I did was check the game cache integrity and defragment the game cache, which you can do in steam.
Thanks for the input, I'm going to try this out now. +reps to both of you.
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post #8 of 16
Try it with just one stick of ram in and see what happens. Maybe run a memtest as well.

Sometimes Vista has a hard time communicating with video drivers and locks up. Does the sound keep looping?
post #9 of 16
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I just defraged the game and it didn't work. I also set my cpu clocks to default and my video card is at stock speeds. Nothing changes.

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Try it with just one stick of ram in and see what happens. Maybe run a memtest as well.

Sometimes Vista has a hard time communicating with video drivers and locks up. Does the sound keep looping?
I hear music that I'm playing in the background but only for half a second every second or two.
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Sorry for the double post but I found some info that you guys might find handy. I'm reading it now but I figured I'd post it first.

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