Castle Crashers

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Castle Crashers Continuously Crashes

My friend recently bought a 4-pack of Castle Crashers and gave one to my cousin and I. I've played single player campaign up to level 18 and never experienced a crash but every time I play an online session of any kind, it crashes after about 5-10 minutes of playing. We were a 4 man group. This does not occur for my friend, but it happens for both me and my cousin.

For example, we could play online story mode and get to the first big boss with the princesses on the stakes in the background. It could crash anywhere between him having 25% or less health to the part where you PvP after you down the boss.
Then, we tried just doing the arena, and same thing. After 3-4 fights it'll crash for one or both of us.

I checked the forums and tried reinstalling directX, changing the resolution, turning vibration off, everything. After crashing, multiple times an error message said it sent a minidump. Hopefully some of this information helps.

Please get back to me on this, it really does seem like it could be a fun game, but I can't seem to play it.

I do remember it crashing once in the character selection menu when playing online 4-player campaign.
Last edited by dreamkiller6969; Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:33pm
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Dragon Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:36pm 
Hohoff! Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:34pm 
I know exactly how you feel, and it's not just Castle Crasher's fault, it's actually the steam store! The steam store has been leaking a ton of memory lately or something like that, causing players to crash in-game (more likely online). Basically, you're going to have to go in your settings, and choose your 'favorite window' to Library instead of store. Then don't open the store at all while playing. Cheers, hope this helps.
BagelTheBagel Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:04am 
I was playing online with a friend, and it crashed twice for me. Later, I tried playing the same level by myself, and the game didn't crash.
But I just tried playing by myself not too long ago, and the game crashed.

@Capn' Squidlet My favorite window has been set to "Library" for a while now, and I close the steam client while I play anyway.
dreamkiller6969 Dec 30, 2012 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by Capn' Squidlet:
Basically, you're going to have to go in your settings, and choose your 'favorite window' to Library instead of store. Then don't open the store at all while playing. Cheers, hope this helps.

Thanks for trying. Did not work.
BagelTheBagel Dec 30, 2012 @ 6:49pm 
This is what I get from the most recent dump using Bluescreenview

Dump File : 123012-23509-01.dmp
Crash Time : 12/30/2012 3:02:22 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ef90
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ef90
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\123012-23509-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 318,008

The game usually crashes after running for about twenty minutes.
Last edited by BagelTheBagel; Dec 30, 2012 @ 6:51pm
dreamkiller6969 Dec 31, 2012 @ 9:17am 
New updates:
If I have my cousin over at my place and we play 2-Player online Co-Op, each on our own laptop, it doesn't crash. I don't understand. The friend I play with doesn't live that far.
abeskull Jan 1, 2013 @ 7:51am 
The same things all happen to me except for the fact that it crashes in local
abeskull Jan 1, 2013 @ 7:51am 
and online
dreamkiller6969 Jan 1, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
Still have not encountered a Local crash, only while online.
But when playing online 2-Player Campaign with my cousin over at my house, each on our own laptop, it does not seem to crash.
FallenRain Jan 2, 2013 @ 2:32am 
same thing happens to my friends and I. tried reinstalling the game and no luck. 80% of the time we crush at the character selection screen. rest of the time -- after few minutes of playing. An error window always pops up afterwards, and I'll have to force close the game everytime. This is getting seriously annoy... I hope some kind of fix can be implemented, because I bought this game for the sole purpose of coop with friends :x ...
dreamkiller6969 Jan 2, 2013 @ 7:13am 
Originally posted by FallenRain:
I bought this game for the sole purpose of coop with friends :x ...
the same thing happens with me but its ace of spades crashing
VoiD Jan 4, 2013 @ 11:55am 
no solution yet? 2 of my frends keep crashing
dreamkiller6969 Jan 4, 2013 @ 12:13pm 
I dont think so : (
Im trying to keep the thread on front page so its seen, hopefully by a dev or something.

That being said, I have not crashed at all while playing with a friend who is using the same internet connection as me, but on a different PC/Laptop
dreamkiller6969 Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:30am 
Lots of people have been having this problem lately.
I don't know if it was a problem with the latest update, cause I only got the game after the update came out, but this is really disappointing.
It's really not a game to play alone and if I try to play with anyone who isn't sitting right next to me, it crashes.

Please fix this, devs.
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Date Posted: Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:24pm
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