My game is crashing after I hit the Engage button. I see the loading screen with the Cryptic icon, the loading bar creeps along a little bit, and then crashes, and I get a Cryptic Error report which then attempts to send hundreds of megabytes of debugging information (at a max upload speed of around 60KB/s I've only let it do this once).
I have filed a support ticket on this, but I've only had one reply since the original automated acknolowledgement, and that itself appeared to be an automated message as well about the launcher issues that were going on earlier this week, and it was several days ago (the 29th).
I haven't played the game for several months (although I'm certain it WAS working when I stopped playing it), so I thought I'd get back to it a few days ago. I patched up the game and tried to run it and began experiencing the issue (I've not been able to play it at all). Some days after struggling with this issue I filed a support ticket as I've pretty much run out of ideas. My main concern right now is that I'm also missing the 3rd year anniversary event. I realise it ends on the 14th which is just under a couple of weeks away, but at the rate things are going I'm concerned those days are going to run out fast.
In the event someone who may be able to help sees this thread, I have tried the following (I also list some other pieces of information that may be relevant) (in no particular order):
I tried using a utility called Process Monitor to try and view just what the game was trying to access in case it could reveal the cause of the error, but I didn't have any luck in identifying the cause of the problem.
I was running the latest Catalyst driver (13.1), but updated to the beta driver to see if that fixed the issue. Sadly it did not.
I have tried running the game with all non-essential programs closed. I have also tried running the game whilst Windows was using Aero Basic, and I have also tried running it whilst Windows Firewall and Windows Defender were disabled.
I have tried force verifying the game's files, and running the game in its safe mode.
I have also tried launching the game directly from gameclient.exe, and I have tried running it as an Administrator and in compatability mode for various different operating systems in the list.
I have also tried deleting gameprefs.Pref (both of them), along with almost every game file except the largest ones, that I have only done one at a time as my internet speed isn't the fastest, and I wanted to avoid any unnecessary downloads. The only ones I haven't redownloaded are sound.hogg, texture.hogg, texture2.hogg and texture3.hogg.
I do not have TeamViewer or Desktop Fusion installed.
I have also tried running the game on only one monitor (I have two), but this didn't work either.
I do not run the game from Steam, nor has it ever been installed with Steam.
It's possible I might not have remembered everything I've tried, but I will update my post if I have forgotten anything and remember it later.
I also deleted Cryptic Error temporarilly in case I got a more revealing error as to what might be the problem. I was eventually able to see the following:
I have been having the same issue since Jan 30. The game was working fine one day, and then the next I tried to play and it does the same thing you are describing. I am not tech saavy, so I can't be of help. Just though it might make you feel better that it isn't just you.
As another thing I've tried, today I set the Launcher options to disable On-Demand patching, and spent the entire day downloading an additional 4.8GB of data. Unfortunately this did not help resolve the issue for me.
Originally Posted by idrona
Hm.. Google suggests that it might actually be some bug with STO and AMD,
The game crashes my entire computer!! Never use to happen but recently it has happened every day over the course of the last week, usually 40 min into game time!
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