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Dragonshard Problems


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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.

System Specs:
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.

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understand that this is a 2 year old game that has been replaced by Dungeons and Dragons online.
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But isn't D&D online an online only game and worse a pay to play online only? *is most of the reason I did get Dragonshard is the fact it has an offline mode and is a RTS, heh don't have the cash to support a pay to play game*

Edited by Stabicron, 16 March 2006 - 09:21 PM.

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yep, unfortunately. I love RTS games, but haven't found any lately worth playing other than warhammer 40000.
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not something that we recomend due to the very high risk of getting infected. recommend a spyware and viri check on your system.
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not something that we recomend due to the very high risk of getting infected. recommend a spyware and viri check on your system.


Did a scan on the files before I bothered installing. Used spybot, adaware, and avast. All three gave the thumbs up, so doubt any of that was included. Yeah I knew the risks before I went that route so I scanned it many many times, in many different ways on a quarenteen partition *a partition that windows isn't even on*.
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due to the unorthodox solution and its high risk factor, not to mention that we don't support waraz, cracks, ect
I removed the post regarding your solution. I am glad it worked for you, however this isn't something that We can allow to be viewed by everyone else.

Thank you and best of luck enjoying the game.

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