Magic: The Gathering – Tactics
Almighty Onion Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:57pm
Issue with game crashing on first loading screen.
Unsure what the problem is, but it seems like an issue with authenticating the programs files. This also shows up with the cache integrity check, showing a few corrupted files needing to be replaced, but I don't know what else to do to get them fixed. Can I get some help here please?

UPDATE: Found the fix in the SOE forums, turns out it's a compatibility issue with certain graphics cards. If you find you have the same issue I do, try this copy paste:

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|Game Crashes During Load
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|This usually occurs when the PhyreEngine attempts to initialize the deferred renderer and fails. |A possible fix is to switch to the forward renderer. This crash usually occurs on laptops or PC |using integrated graphics cards.
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| 1. Make sure your graphics drivers are updated to the latest version.
| 2. Edit your preferences.dat file.
| 3. Set “use deferred rendering” to false.
| 4. Restart the game.

You can find the preferences.dat file by following this directory from your hard drive:

C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Magic The Gathering Tactics
Last edited by Almighty Onion; Sep 23, 2012 @ 7:49pm
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Shadow Wolf Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:53am 
and i need to get more gold 2 gold is a little for play ad the maps in single player is enberising to mee to unlock next chapter need 200 gold is too much for a free game
Almighty Onion Sep 5, 2012 @ 6:24pm 
I'm sorry, but I don't know how to get more gold in this game except to buy it. Maybe you can trade some cards you get for gold, so that's a hopeful.
firereaper87 Sep 9, 2012 @ 2:31am 
I can't even find the file to change it. I have 3 hours of game play just trying to get past the loading screen.
Almighty Onion Sep 9, 2012 @ 2:08pm 
Originally posted by firereaper87:
I can't even find the file to change it. I have 3 hours of game play just trying to get past the loading screen.

It should be located in your steamapps folder, just follow the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Magic The Gathering Tactics

Again, the file is preferences.dat, just open with notepad. Hope I helped.
Zoltoyde Sep 9, 2012 @ 5:29pm 
Originally posted by (^R) Teh_Sora:
Originally posted by firereaper87:
I can't even find the file to change it. I have 3 hours of game play just trying to get past the loading screen.

It should be located in your steamapps folder, just follow the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Magic The Gathering Tactics

Again, the file is preferences.dat, just open with notepad. Hope I helped.

I had the same problem, but I was able to get it to work following those instructions, thanks Teh_Sora.
Almighty Onion Sep 9, 2012 @ 5:33pm 
Glad I could help in any way.

Wait... I just contributed to the steam community... in a GOOD way...

Am I going to die?
TheLover Sep 23, 2012 @ 3:40am 
how were you all able to reach your preferences dat file? i was unable to.
Almighty Onion Sep 23, 2012 @ 7:47pm 
I already answered this a few comments back, but I'll put it in the main post for easier access.
synerfac Oct 7, 2012 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by xeno871:
and i need to get more gold 2 gold is a little for play ad the maps in single player is enberising to mee to unlock next chapter need 200 gold is too much for a free game
could put some cards in the auction house but that isnt rly working fro me soo..........
Voliax Oct 15, 2012 @ 8:20am 
no way... not working..
Almighty Onion Oct 15, 2012 @ 9:13am 
Originally posted by Xycodi:
no way... not working..

What's not working?
TheDContinuum Oct 28, 2012 @ 8:10pm 
Mine's not working either. Got the some graphics but mostly black screen. Tried a fix in one of the other posts and got the graphics working. But then I started playing and it was nearly impossible to get my character to move. Most of the time no matter where I clicked it wouldn't let me move, and when I finally DID get him to move, it was usually in the opposite direction. This game is way too buggy. No wonder it's free.
zatopek23 Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:19am 
i don't the file preferences.data !! Why is that??
zatopek23 Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:22am 
.dat
zatopek23 Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:24am 
.dat i have ban.dat, restrict,dat and campaign.dat on the folder data. In the mail folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Magic The Gathering Tactics doesn't appear any file .dat or preferences..
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