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Game restarts my pc
G0ons Offline
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago Game restarts my pc

Hi

When i load the demo i get to the point where just after the load screen and the game restarts my pc. I do not have this problem with any other game!

I have updated my graphics card & sound card to to the latest drivers. i have also updated the open Gl and directx software as per the troubleshooting guide..

Have managed to get through a couple of times and had no problem playing it. but it mainy wont work!

Dont wanna buy the game until i can get the demo working!

-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------
Engine build ID 20100818114615

Creating Engine Modules
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Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating gui module
Creating generate module
Creating haptic module
Creating scene module
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Initializing Resources Module
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Creating loader handlers
Creating resource managers
Adding loaders to handlers
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Initializing Graphics Module
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Setting video mode: 1024 x 768 - 32 bpp
Init Glew...OK
Setting up OpenGL
Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Version: 4.0.10151 Compatibility Profile Context
Max texture image units: 16
Max texture coord units: 16
Max user clip planes: 8
Two sided stencil: 1
Vertex Buffer Object: 1
Anisotropic filtering: 1
Max Anisotropic degree: 16
Multisampling: 1
Texture compression: 1
Texture compression S3TC: 1
Auto generate MipMaps: 1
Render to texture: 1
Max draw buffers: 8
Max color render targets: 8
Packed depth-stencil: 1
Texture float: 1
GLSL Version: 4.00
ShaderModel 2: 1
ShaderModel 3: 1
ShaderModel 4: 1
OGL ATIFragmentShader: 1
Adding engine materials
Initializing DevIL
Vendor String: Abysmal Software
Version String: Developer's Image Library (DevIL) 1.6.8pre Aug 12 2006
Version Number: 168
Adding engine post effects
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Initializing Sound Module
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Initializing OpenAL
Available OpenAL devices:
0. Generic Software on Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)(OpenAL default)
1. Generic Software on Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
2. Generic Software on Digital Audio Interface (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
3. Generic Software on Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio)
4. Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
5. Digital Audio Interface (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
Trying to open device 'Generic Software on Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)'... Success!
Number of mono sources: 32
Streaming setup: 4 Buffers x 262144 bytes each
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Initializing Game Module
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Adding engine updates
Initializing script functions
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User Initialization
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- DEMO VERSION -
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Game Running
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-------- Loading map 'menu_bg.map' ---------
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/static_objects/castlebase/menu_door.dae'
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/static_objects/castlebase/wall/default_extension.dae'
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/static_objects/decals/rose_petals02.dae'
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/static_objects/decals/rose_petals03.dae'
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/static_objects/cellarbase/stairs/welder_wood.dae'
MeshEntity Loading: 1944 ms
Primitive Loading: 431 ms
Decal Loading: 100 ms
Object Combining: 0 ms
Compilation: 2 ms
Combining: 1322 ms
Sorting: 1310 ms
Meshes: 5 ms
Bodies: 7 ms
Static Objects: 3800 ms
Cache out of date! Reloading collada file 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/entities/bottle/amnesia/amnesia_bottle_menu.dae'
Entities: 1147 ms
Compilation: 1 ms
Saving cache file for 'c:/program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/amnesia the dark descent demo/main_menu/main/menu_bg.map'
Total: 4973 ms
Meshes created: 28
Bodies created: 5
-------- Loading complete ---------
09-12-2010, 09:43 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

Try running game in adminstrator mode and give Amnesia.exe write permissions.

Also disable Windows Aero
09-13-2010, 06:56 AM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

(09-13-2010, 06:56 AM)Thomas Wrote: Try running game in adminstrator mode and give Amnesia.exe write permissions.

Also disable Windows Aero

Tried all of the above and unfortuantely it made no difference. Still restarted just after inputting my name at the menu.
09-13-2010, 06:07 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

Try not changing the name when u create user and try again. Might that some characters that you enter are not okay.

Also check what folders you can see in "My Documents/Amnesia/Main"
09-13-2010, 06:36 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

(09-13-2010, 06:36 PM)Thomas Wrote: Try not changing the name when u create user and try again. Might that some characters that you enter are not okay.

Also check what folders you can see in "My Documents/Amnesia/Main"

Hi Thomas,

I Didnt even get that far last time and im only inputting Mark anyway.

the files are:

Mark (file Folder)
first_start_flag
hpl
hpl_update
main_settings
09-13-2010, 07:04 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

Try A.2:
http://frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-3754.html

Perhaps u set up something strange. Wierd that it crashes after name entering though, the only thing that makes sense to me is some kind of write permission thing.

And oh, before starting, make sure that the "Mark" folder has permissions so that Amnesia can write in it.
09-13-2010, 08:14 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

(09-13-2010, 08:14 PM)Thomas Wrote: Try A.2:
http://frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-3754.html

Perhaps u set up something strange. Wierd that it crashes after name entering though, the only thing that makes sense to me is some kind of write permission thing.

And oh, before starting, make sure that the "Mark" folder has permissions so that Amnesia can write in it.

I may have mislead you on that.Its almost like it only has so many seconds from loading. It can crash before i select the player, or it can crash loading the menu, or even when the menu is present. The only time it doesnt crash is when i manage to start the game from the menu (continue/load game) which is very rare

I had tried A2 already and Mark has permissions (it has saved games in it)
I have tried using Steam and uninstalling that and installing via another link from the demo website, with no success.

I have also tried compatabilty mode set to XP.

Getting to that point of admitting defeat me thinx :-(
09-13-2010, 08:55 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

Turned down resolution?

And when installing new drivers, did you make sure to first uninstall the current and reboot?

It might also be as bad as some kind of overheating.
(This post was last modified: 09-13-2010, 08:57 PM by Thomas.)
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

(09-13-2010, 08:57 PM)Thomas Wrote: Turned down resolution?

And when installing new drivers, did you make sure to first uninstall the current and reboot?

It might also be as bad as some kind of overheating.

Yep. tried that. went to 1028x768

I orginally tried this game on 10.6. It crashed so i unistalled the drivers and installed 10.8 which is what im on now

I play Bad company 2 every day on max settings for approx 1hr, so i'm guessing its not overheating 10 seconds into Dark Descent.
09-13-2010, 09:06 PM
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Solved: 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Game restarts my pc

OpenGL drivers can be strange.

Try going into control panel and make sure everything is set to application controlled.

Also try setting shadows to low and turning off ssao.
09-13-2010, 10:08 PM
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