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sleeping dogs "HKship stopped working" problem
seriously isn't there anyone who can help? for the "HKship.exe stopped working" problem!!
Last edited by giannakispsonis; Nov 4, 2012 @ 7:39am
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AlmaFuerte Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:17am 
Well, i've installed the game two days ago. When i try to launch it, i cannot pass the first (black) screen. I kill the app using the task manager, then i open the event viewer and the problem is HKShip.exe.
I search for the problem in the net, and there is a LOT of peolple with the same issue:


When i run HKShip.exe in compatibility mode with Windows Vista, the game goes to the main menu. When i try to start playing, the game freezes again when loading.
My specs: Win 7 x64, Sapphire Radeon 7870 oc ed, 4 GB ram OCZ Platinmium, intel core 2 duo e8400.

I never had an issue with any other game at Steam. However, i'm really disappointed with Steam itself, since there is no "official" answer to this problem.
Surmank Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:24am 
Hi there,
I had the same Problem. I´ve solved it by activating the compability-mode with win7 (although I have win7), so I´ve come to the Menu. When I start a new game or load a saved game I have to wait for round about 15 Minutes then the game will start. I hope for a new Patch to solve this Problem.
Sissy Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:27am 
What are you computer specs? You're more than likely running nvidia for your graphics chip, @OP. AlmaFuerte, you may want to try this as well, though I have no idea how to use catalyst.

I was getting this issue, I simply set the game to run as administrator, went into my nvidia control panel, clicked the "Manage 3D Settings" Task on the list on the left, Added "HKShip.exe" and down on #3 on the list "Specify the settings for this program:" I forced Vertical sync off: On nvidia control panel it should look like this:
AlmaFuerte Nov 4, 2012 @ 9:48am 
Thx Terranor.
I've tried running the app as admin and forcing off the vertical sync but the same problem arises. Actually, i think i've tried everything...
Surmank Nov 4, 2012 @ 11:40am 
Just wait about 15-20 Minutes. It might sound strange but it seems to work.
All Data Lost Nov 4, 2012 @ 1:07pm 

CPU: i7-3770k, currently @ 4.1 GHz
GPU: GTX 680 FTW+ (x2 in SLI)
Hard drive: Intel 520 series Cherryville SSD (240GB)
Hard drive 2: Velociraptor 1TB
Monitor 1: Yamakasi Catleap Q270 SE 27" (2560x1440)
Monitor 2: HP ZR2440w IPS 24"
Ram: Samsun Extreme Low Voltage 20nm UDIMM 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 (x4)
Mobo: AsRock Z77 Extreme 9
Audio: Asus Xonar DX 7.1
Keyboard: Filco Ninja Majestouch-2
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Black
OS: Windows 8 Professional 64 bit

The game worked fine for me the first month or so of release. I completed about a third of the game. In the past couple weeks, I can't get more than 2-5 minutes into the game before it hard crashes the computer. Most times it will crash and say "hkship.exe has stopped working" and I'll have to reset the computer because the sound is screeching in the speakers from an error. Other times I'll have to reset it because nothing happens. The game will just freeze and not respond at all. This is less frequent, but started at the same time.

I've tried everything from the official website and from Steam. I've updated my drivers, I changed OS from Win 7 to Win 8, I've deleted hkship.exe and revalidated the software, and I've activated it in compatibility mode. Nothing seems to work or have any effect.
AlmaFuerte Nov 4, 2012 @ 8:27pm 
Well Surmank, i tried you hint and it finally works. I wait about 15 minutes in the first screen and then the game starts. I've played for about 2 hours and without a problem.
I hope someone fix this bug soon.
Greg Nov 5, 2012 @ 9:51am 
Go into Programme files, Steam, Steam apps, Common, Sleeping dogs then right click on the HKShip file and go to properties and then the compatibility tab and change the mode to your operating system (I'm running windows 7 and it was set up for xp). Sorted :D
Jeandidier Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:03am 
Salut ! Pour ceux qui ont carte ATI, télécharger la version bêta pour la série 7000 et ça marche.
J'ai utilisé pour tous mes jeux sans problème.
jenkinsjohn1 Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:16am 
had the same issue , jst upgrade ur grapic card driver...wrkn fine now...100%
graf.dracula1221 Nov 7, 2012 @ 8:24am 
I've got he same proble, said HKship is not working, how to fix it?
klebimon Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:44pm 
Originally posted by graf.dracula1221:
I've got he same proble, said HKship is not working, how to fix it?
try some of the solutions people have been having success with here and there
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