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ĦŤŢÆĆĶ Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:09am
NS2 crashes about every 5 Minutes
Hey NS2-fans,

in the last few days I m suffering from an increasing number of game-crashes when playing NS2. I was ALWAYS able to play NS2 withouth any problems, crashes, freezes, etc.

But about 3 days ago it all started outta of nothing.

Whats curious is: my game crashes very often after dying and while respawning/waiting for respawn (maybe it´s just random).

NOTHING of my PC or software was changed so I don´t think it has got something to do with it. But there was also no (noticed) updated of NS2 right before my dilemma started.

I tried verifying game cache (no corrupted files), deleting the mod-folder (under "/Appdata/etc.") and also reinstalled the whole game. Nevertheless I doesnt work :(

Hope someone can help me!

My sys:
Asus 280X
16GB DDR3-1866
NS2 is installed on my system-partition (Samsunsg 840 Pro)
OS: Win7 Pro 64bit

I´m using the DX9 render-path, GPU Memory 2GB+, no beta-in-game-stuff enabled

All PC-overclock was removed, but it´s still not running.

greetings Harry
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ilovejuice Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:18am 
same issue here, neither dx9 nor dx11 works
gtx 780
8gb ddr3-1600
os W8
JasVoo Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:33am 
Same here, crashes all over the place, nothing changed except the last patch and its"optimization". Never had a problem like this before.
Azure Zero Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:51am 
Are you using ANY mods or workshop items?
JasVoo Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:56am 
I use only the basic game. And the time between my 2 comments is the time I could play before the next crash.
Last edited by JasVoo; Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:56am
Azure Zero Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:05am 
I would turn off the following;
In Graphics:
Turn off: Wait for Vsync
Set texture Handling to 1GB, ( If every thing works after this try 1.5GB)
Turn off Atmosphereics
Turn off Ambient Occulsion
Turn Off reflections
Turn off Shadows
Infestation is set to minimal

In General:
Set "Show Hints" to Off
Set Physx GPU Accel to Off
Schnirke Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:49am 
Hey guys, I have the same issue. Neither dx9/dx11 nor minimal graphic setting worked for me. It has to be an issue from the graphics card, cause I had the problem with my old pc since the 267 build. Then i bought a new pc (everything new except the graphic card) and I already have the same problem....
ĦŤŢÆĆĶ Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:54am 
I was told the solution:


Where to find:
Settings -> General :)

Now the game runs perfectly smooth!
Azure Zero Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:55am 
Did you try the above posts?
Last edited by Azure Zero; Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:55am
ĦŤŢÆĆĶ Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:55am 
Graphics-settings dont do anything for me, but the hint/coammander-tip system fixed it :)

One guy on my server told me, it´s a known issue and will be fixed with the next upcomming patch. Unfortunately many players are suffering from it, but only a few know the answer.

So tell all of them how to fix it, before NS2 is losing players ;)

I was told this on the server at about the same moment, you posted it.
But thanks a lot dude!
Last edited by ĦŤŢÆĆĶ; Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:57am
Schnirke Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:44pm 
I already disabled hint and commander tips, switched off the physx GPU acceleration and tried to play with minimal graphics, but it didn't worked. I furthermore heared that hint and commander tips has to be switched off when the crash just appears at the same moments (e.g when activating armory or enter gorge tunnel). But in my case the crash seems to appear randomly.
Azure Zero Aug 13, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
Do you have texture handling Off or set to a size?

Have you updated the drivers from the MANUFACTURE's website, not through windows.
As windows gives the worst driver for graphics cards.
Schnirke Aug 13, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
I already verify integrity of game cache and loaded the last drivers from ATI, but that also didnt worked^^.... but it looks like that many players have the same problem... i also could'nt find any fix at google (maybe due to the small ns2 community)... maybe the next build will fix the problem
Azure Zero Aug 13, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
Go to the NS2 technical forums, the CDT will help you better then the forums here.
Schnirke Aug 14, 2014 @ 8:01am 
Yes, I wrote the ns2 support. Thank you all for your hints and for discussion ;)
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Date Posted: Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:09am
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