Recently bought the game Dragonshard and well its pretty much unplayable. It installs ok, and for the first run anyways it does run however, after that it will not run at all it just crashes to the desktop without an error msg or sometimes the microsoft "Program has encountered an error and needs to close" happens. Have tried patching it and well the patcher doesn't run unless I reboot and even when I finally do get it to work it still fails to run the game. Kinda sad really my system exceeds its minimum requirements and looking around the net for an answer seems to point at Atari just making a really buggy game and not caring enough to fix it with a *working* patch. As far as I can tell it is not spyware or virus *ad-aware, spybot, and avast antivirus turns up nothing*, it just seems to be a badly coded game and a developer that just don't care.
I am wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem and maybe *hopefully* found a way to fix it that they would be willing to share.
Windows XP Pro SP2
1 GB of RAM
2.2 Ghz Pentium 4
GeForce FX 5200 64MB Vid Card
Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card
Edited by Stabicron, 14 March 2006 - 02:08 PM.