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Offline Alarice

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Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« on: August 01, 2011, 07:18:02 pm »
Hello,
probably there was a post about this, i read most of the topics but got lazy to finish.. forgive me :facepalm:

Basically, i was playing happily doing all quests, everything worked fine [with minor bugs/glitches] until i got to Chinatown and went to see Ming in the temple. When i tried exiting the temple afterwards, i got an error from a game saying that there's not enough space in disc to save(which is not right) and game crashed to desktop. Although it did save it. Then i tried getting back to game. I got on main menu, but when i tried to load a saved game it crashed me to desktop with no error window. I deleted most of previous saves, but it still does it. Got new patches and stuff..nothing helped.
I would really appreciate it if someone could help me! thanks!

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 08:44:57 pm »
The map might have been corrupted. Not sure about this but you might try to move Chinatown hub map to another place and restart.  Re-entering the area should rebuild it. If it gets rebuilt to a virgin (unexplored) state, you can try continuing from a pre-Chinatown save.

I'm just guessing here. This is something that I would try but it's pure speculation. Waiting for a suggestion from a more experienced player might be wise.

EDIT: Just noticed "Got new patches and stuff..". It's not a good idea to switch patches mid-game. Revert to your original patch before loading saves.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011, 09:23:13 pm by Dom »

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 11:14:34 pm »
No, it's not that, i tried relocating files. Heck, i even re-installed the game and tried making a new character, it still crashes. i opened the game with console on and saw errors that i've never seen before when starting a game. there are the errors:

SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    suitvolume "0.25"
                    ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    sv_aim "0"
             ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    default_clan "Player_Ventrue"
                                ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    default_gender "1"
                     ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    damage_floaters "1"
                      ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    footstep_normal_vol "0.5"
                            ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    footstep_normal_dist "256"
                             ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    footstep_heavy_vol "0.85"
                            ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    footstep_heavy_dist "512"
                            ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    ai_report_task_timings_on_limit "1"
                                      ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
  File "<string>", line 1
    ai_think_limit_label "1"
                           ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
couldn't exec user.cfg
  File "<string>", line 1
    r_anamaorphic 1
                  ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

anyone has an idea what could it be?
p.s. it wasn't just chinatown i couldn't open, i couldn't open previous saves of other locations as well.
thanks  :facepalm:

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 10:27:00 am »
Windows 7 (64) doesn't allow the game to create/overwrite files in "C:Program Files (x86)\...". It will create another instance here:

C:\Users\[Your Windows Name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire

Have you tried examining those files?

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 10:37:11 am »
hey,
I have Vista(yes yes i know x) ) although, i checked the location and the local folder appears to be empty. i lost my hope :(
thanks a lot tho! :smile:

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 10:54:33 am »
Maybe Vista does the same thing but in a different location. Don't give up. Somebody more experienced might help.

I've mentioned the previous issue due to the fact that you can't even start a new character on a fresh install. Some files are obviously remaining. Another thing you can try is installing the game outside the "Program Files" folder. Install the VTMB in the c:\Games\ and see if it works. Then try moving one of your saves there.


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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 09:37:41 am »
tried, nothing helped. i start to think it's my system's fault ;| may have to get someone to look into it, as i'm as green as spring leaf at this kind of stuff.
thanks a lot anyway=)

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 11:06:49 am »
sorry for double posting.
I kinda fixed it, i re-installed the game again this time i didnt install the patch and it works! lol as ridiculous as it sounds, patch's fixes bugged it all up.

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Re: Game crashes to desktop everytime i try to load a saved game
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 02:17:30 pm »
lol as ridiculous as it sounds, patch's fixes bugged it all up.

That shouldn't be the case. Maybe Steam auto-update was the problem...

 

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