Today I have started getting errors that I never got before.
Fatal Error: Failed to load D3DCompiler_42.dll. Verifying Files in the launcher or reinstalling may fix this issue.
I tried Verifying the file in the launcher and it didn't fix the problem. I would rather not have to reinstall if I can help it (I don't have physical discs as I bought the game through Cryptic as a download, and really don't want to have to redownload.)
Well I have tried reinstalling the game (I lucked out I still had the installer on my computer). I tried reinstalling DirectX 9.0c. I continue to get the error. This makes no sense. Why start getting this error today but not any day before. I've been back for a little over a week now and all that time I didn't have any problems till today.
I don't know what I did but I finally got the error to go away, and was able to play for a couple hours. Then the game hangs and then crashes giving the following error.
Fatal Error: Read Wrong Number of bytes: 13
Technical Details: Read Wrong Number of bytes: Animation_Library/Sto_Face/Dualpistol/Sto_Dualpistol_Aimmode_Idle_Waiting.Atrk: 13
I'm beginning to think that drive is getting ready to crash on me. I luckily have 2 installed, a PATA and a SATA. The PATA holds my Windows operating system and the SATA holds ST:O. Bad thing is if the drive is going bad it will be expensive to replace (and no money to replace right now) its a 1TB drive, on top of that only a year old.
I just wanted to update. Like I said yesterday I thought the drive was getting ready to crash (fail), and it did indeed fail on me. Seeing how it was mainly my games drive and Windows was on the PATA I am fine. During my research I noticed that Western Digital has RMA procedures, all I need is the serial number off the drive to RMA it. If they will RMA it and send me a new one ( or even a used one that is pretty sound) I may do that.
Good luck on that. Half the time I never get a RMA to go through. I tossed my last laptop into the trash (well storage) because Toshiba gave me the run around on fixing a couple of issues until the 1 year anniversary lapsed my warranty and they fell back to it being out of warranty response.