Crashes. 534

disclaimer : do NOT move this to the GPU related crashes sticky like you seem to do with every post you come across, as this is NOT a GPU related crash.

Issue Description: so after the prologue i was 100% crashing ( tried multiple times ) in the inquisitor cutscene. reduced my worker threads to one in the launcher options and the crash was gone, i was able to get through the cutscene. i’ve then closed the game, set all my threads to work again in the launcher options, started a mission and crashed about 5 seconds in. set worker threads to one again, reconnected to the mission and was then able to complete it without crashing. so this is a CPU bound issue.

Platform: Steam

Player ID: Remik

Reproduction Rate: Constant (100%)

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console-2022-11-18-22.06.41-a0e00d84-1119-4a05-a30c-b4f5a1eb9afe.log (45.7 KB)
console-2022-11-18-23.05.52-a4cea5ae-6387-4377-b888-00fe82b24283.log (91.7 KB)

not a 100% sure but these should be all the ones where I crashed.

Upload darktide_launcher.log:
darktide_launcher.log (187.8 KB)

i’d like to add some final words though : while yes, setting worker threads to 1 fixes the issue, it also reduces fps to varying degrees depending on the computer specs. it can be a drastic reduction. in my case i went from about 120 avg to about 70 avg. or something like that.

also, and this might be important I see this game uses EAC, famous for being a piece of garbage software and it reminds me of the division 2 game, where lots of people were experiencing crashes actually because of EAC. and through some manipulation i can’t recall atm, made EAC ( and EAC only, not the game itself ) work on only 1 thread, and that fixed the issue for a lot of them. not for me sadly but eh. So anyways this might be something you wanna look into. i’ll try and make EAC run on only 1 thread while having the game run on all my threads and see if it works, if I manage to do it i’ll update this post.

EDIT : found out how to do it again, and it absolutely didn’t fix the issue. just like it didn’t fix it for me with the division 2, idk. i’ve provided all the information i could though. I expect a fix asap
EDIT 2 : alright i played a different map and low level horde made my monocore mode suffer immensely, framerate dropped as low as 20fps. not playable, and i can’t even imagine how it would play out on higher difficulty missions :') won’t boot the game again 'til there are news of a fix for this / 'til official release and if it’s not fixed by then i’ll just refund.

I am having the same issue.
Cannot play any longer than a few minutes without a crash unless I set worker threads = 1.

yeah, it looks like there are quite a lot of people affected by the same issue. that’s actually lucky even though i don’t wish for anyone to have his game crashing, at least it means better chances of the devs actually fixing the issue.

We’ll investigate - thank you for the detailed report!