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Carl Sagan May 16, 2013 @ 12:57pm
Game Crashing; can't get past the first mission
I played this on the PS3 and whilst it really disappointed me as an AC fan, I thought it was worth another try at £7.50 on PC as we lack any good combat arcade/sim hybrids.

However for me the game is broken at the first mission. As soon as I bail out of my plane in the QTE, and the MIG flies into me as I'm parachuting the game CTDs. It has done this three times in a row now and verifying the files does not help. Anyone getting this problem too, or has a solution?

(Important) Specs are:
- i7 2600K @ 3.8GHz
- 2GB GTX 670
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brainsharts May 16, 2013 @ 1:29pm 
Mine crashes each time I try to push the button to initiate DFW at the very beginning. Was very excited to get this on PC (as an AC fanatic) but am very saddened to see such a poor execution. Love the definition in this one compared to the PS3 though. I hope I can get it working.
Carl Sagan May 16, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
@airman: If you're an AC fanatic, I'm afraid you probably won't like this game. It's all QTEs and DFM with a really weak story compared to (especially) 4 and 0, which really blows. It's an average to below-average game in comparison to all of the other games in the series. I'll let you know if I find a fix; I've heard that the Steam overlay can cause issues so I'll try disabling that.
Last edited by Carl Sagan; May 16, 2013 @ 3:00pm
brainsharts May 16, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
I figured out my problem. I am using a PS3 controller with MotionJoy and wasn't using the XBOX360 profile, which made it crash when I tried to play. I also had disable Steam overlay too.

I already have this game on PS3 and am disappointed in it quite a bit. I really don't like how it's constant DFW and I can't simply just engage old school like I used to. I did have fun with the bomber, helicopter, and gunner missions though. If they did a re-release of the PS2 titles (maybe even enhanced) I would gobble those up. I do like the definition in this version of ACAA though. A lot crisper and cleaner than PS3.
ReverendTed Jun 10, 2013 @ 8:00pm 
The CTD at the end of Nightmare (the first mission) I was able to get past by just playing the mission again. However, I started having a crash at the end of mission 9 that the only "fix" was to play in Windowed mode until after the point where it crashed, then switch back to Fullscreen. Give that a try!
Carl Sagan Jun 11, 2013 @ 10:58am 
@Reverend: Cheers for the reply, my issue was fixed by disabling the Steam overlay for this particular title.
RX-0Banshee Jun 15, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Steam overlay? You mean the steam window that I always leave open or the Steam link thing where it says "Press Tab+Shift to Join the Steam Community while playing this game"?

I just bought this game and I'm CTD after Nightmare/First Mission too.
Carl Sagan Jun 15, 2013 @ 7:38pm 
The thing that appears when you press shift+tab. You can disable it by right clicking on the game in your library, going to properties and then unchecking "enable steam in game" or however it's worded. Is there any way to get this stickied at the top? It seems to be quite a common issue.
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Date Posted: May 16, 2013 @ 12:57pm
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