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Lisa1162 Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:01am
Blue Screen of DEATH !!!!!
every time i start this game. just after the loading screen. I get the BSoD... I have uninstalled, and reinstalled a few times, tried the local repair tool. backward compatiable momde for each version, and running in admin mode. Any ideas on what i could be missing ?
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Troham Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:28am 
And what is the Error Message of the Blue Screen?
Ell Kira Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:43am 
Only way i found to fix this is to run it from steam with -ns as a launch option. Sound files crash the game/computer with certain sound cards/drivers.
Last edited by Ell Kira; Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:43am
The_Driver Jan 10, 2014 @ 9:43am 
Try running the game with the following parameter:
-swa
This enables software-audio-rendering.

Background: There is a common bluescreen on certain audio-cards (creative ones iirc).

To apply the parameter either change the shortcut on your desktop [if available] or navigate to the game in the steam-library, rightclick it --> properties --> startup options (exact wording may differ).
systemerror Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:30am 
Bluescreens are caused by corrupt/or problem drivers (especially soundcard drivers or when using EAX) or failing hardware/bad overclocks

Use Windows Event Viewer to lookup the source of the bluescreens and then google the error codes to figure out what's wrong with your computer.
Last edited by systemerror; Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:32am
The_Driver Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:35am 
Originally posted by anexsia:
Bluescreens are caused by corrupt/or problem drivers or failing hardware/bad overclocks

Indeed.
<edit>Ok, you edited your post after mine... so disregard mine or something</edit>

It's common with Creative cards here and there was a hope that a certain driver update would solve the problem so a driver-problem would be the case for most of the bluescreens here... see http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/51323 (also contains detailed instructions on how to set the parameters to start)

If the softwareaudio doesn't fix it, you might want to try Ell Kiras -ns to disable sound alltogether.

Last edited by The_Driver; Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:36am
Lisa1162 Jan 10, 2014 @ 10:53am 
Thank You Every Body :healthvial:
I do in deed, have a creative sound card, and the -swa helped.
I can now play the game :ghlol:
PredatorV Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:03am 
Why is nobody cares? The admins or creators of the game do not know?
Creative is one of the largest and nejlepšíc companies on the sound card.
Why do we have to switch the sound worse?

I tested the Audigy 2 ZS, Audigy fourth Both do not work.
Get it in the game!
Last edited by PredatorV; Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:04am
The_Driver Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:24am 
Originally posted by PredatorV:
Why is nobody cares? The admins or creators of the game do not know?
Creative is one of the largest and nejlepšíc companies on the sound card.
Why do we have to switch the sound worse?

I tested the Audigy 2 ZS, Audigy fourth Both do not work.
Get it in the game!

So Path of Exile is supposed to workaround this instead of Creative fixing their broken drivers? Drivers aren't supposed to bluescreen, ever. Even having them drop audio in that session would be way more exceptable than crashing a whole system, no matter the input it gets!

Working around this in one game will not fix the problem for future games. So it's one of the worst possible fixes.

Plus it's preposterous to say that the devs don't know about it, a quick look in the common techincal issues list would show you they do know: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/371483 (Or dozens of other threads in the official forums.)
Ryukaa Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:06am 
At the bottom of the BSoD there is a string that tells you what caused it.
Note it and google what it means, it should give you a rough idea whats up, especially since BSoD´s are usually not that common.
Ryukaa Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:06am 
At the bottom of the BSoD there is a string that tells you what caused it.
Note it and google what it means, it should give you a rough idea whats up, especially since BSoD´s are usually not that common.
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