Unable to launch game despite being able to playing during closed beta (UPDATE)

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Issue Description:
Unable to launch game, receive crash report while attempting to launch from game launcher. I was able to launch and play the closed beta and system meets recommended specs.
UPDATE
I am able to launch the game via the executables in the games files, however this get stuck at the sign in screen as it cannot connect to the internet. It is only when using the launcher that this issue occurs.
Crash Report (If Applicable):
GUID: 6ea3ecac-e943-4fd0-bc78-84e794728ea3
Log File:
Info Type:


Error Displayed (If Applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
N/A

Mission Name (If Applicable):

Platform:
Steam

Player ID:
[76561198054177622/(Steam Community :: Fatal Error 1337)/Fatal Error 1337]

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
N/A

Reproduction Rate:
(100%)

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console-2022-11-23-01.57.02-dca5daf4-5170-4760-9204-576e620e7218.log (2.4 KB)

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

darktide_launcher.log (72.1 KB)

As an aside your username is simultaneously amusing and endlessly annoying when reading log files… Johnny Drop Tables would be proud.

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having same issue here. I was playing pre-order beta fine until after today’s patch. now, if i try to run the game, as soon as the game screen initializes it stops responding at a black screen. wash, rinse, repeat. i tried changing from windowed fullscreen to normal fullscreen, resetting some of my graphics card settings to default, etc. can’t seem to get past that initial black screen without a “has stopped responding” issue.

Please ensure you have appropriate Anti-Virus and Firewall exceptions in place for Darktide.

I have the same issue, switching off antivirus and firewall does nothing, it crashes after easy anticheat screen with exit code 0xC00000FD.

Firewall exceptions are in place for Darktide, added additional exception for Darktide.exe and still encountering the same issue.

I don’t even make it to black screen. Just will not launch period.

Should I be getting a EOS screen after launching on steam? Cause I’m not.

I am able to launch the game via the executables in the games files, however this get stuck at the sign in screen as it cannot connect to the internet. It is only when using the launcher that this issue occurs.

We have been able to determine that many of these startup crashes are related to the user having a old version of Epic Games Launcher installed.
This issue will be resolved in upcoming updates (regardless of your Epic Launcher). In the mean time try updating your Epic Games Launcher, alternatively uninstalling/reinstalling it.

Wait, so we need Epic Games launcher for the game although its on Steam?

im getting the same issue, not being able to launch from steam, and then when it loads the game it says “backend error.” definitely nothing sexual implied. The game will not launch from steam AT ALL. all that shows up in task manager is “windows error reporting”. this is the error report:

Description
Faulting Application Path: V:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Warhammer 40,000 DARKTIDE\launcher\Launcher.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: launcher.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.0.250.0
Problem Signature 03: 637cafcf
Problem Signature 04: LauncherHelper
Problem Signature 05: 1.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: c4393f32
Problem Signature 07: 27f
Problem Signature 08: 19
Problem Signature 09: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParse
OS Version: 10.0.19044.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 10dc
Additional Information 2: 10dcd86ebf5c23a5f372941c93064187
Additional Information 3: d92c
Additional Information 4: d92ccd536eaa7e36a8abf6d9771b99ee

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 21408fedd63591bcd1e77379fae39e66 (1290126786002394726)

btw i have no firewall or anti virus so those are not an issue.

i updated my epic games launcher. still have the same issue. it did take a BIT longer loading and still never opening or whatever.

here is the problem report, not sure if it’s any different than the last

Description
Faulting Application Path: V:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Warhammer 40,000 DARKTIDE\launcher\Launcher.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: launcher.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.0.250.0
Problem Signature 03: 637cafcf
Problem Signature 04: LauncherHelper
Problem Signature 05: 1.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: c4393f32
Problem Signature 07: 27f
Problem Signature 08: 19
Problem Signature 09: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParse
OS Version: 10.0.19044.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 10dc
Additional Information 2: 10dcd86ebf5c23a5f372941c93064187
Additional Information 3: d92c
Additional Information 4: d92ccd536eaa7e36a8abf6d9771b99ee

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 21408fedd63591bcd1e77379fae39e66 (1290126786002394726)

This seems to be another problem, but we will also do our best to fix that. Could you look for your logs in the folder: %APPDATA%\Fatshark\Darktide\ and post them here?
Especially the one called darktide_launcher.log and the latest log in the sub-folder console_logs, if any.

If I get those, I will do my best to make a diagnosis and determine the appropriate treatment.

Thanks for your help and patience!

That is a valid question. Seem strange right?
No, you don’t need the Epic Games Launcher. The problem described above did only occur IF you had it and IF that version was old. We use some libraries that are part of Epic Online Services, but we also found a bug in our code in some instances reference functionality there (given it was installed) that might cause instability problems for our game. This has been fixed in an upcoming release, but until that, updating that Launcher also helps.

console-2022-11-28-04.09.12-a38dea77-2177-461f-a73f-5a54158905f9.log

[Log version] 1
[Session] a38dea77-2177-461f-a73f-5a54158905f9
UTC time stamps
04:09:12.835 [Application] STARTUP: setup_crash_report, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3544
04:09:12.835 [Application] STARTUP: DLCList::setup, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3556
04:09:12.835 [Application] STARTUP: setup_timer, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3559
04:09:12.836 [Application] STARTUP: make system_info, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3564
04:09:12.836 [Application] STARTUP: setup_jobs, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3567
04:09:12.847 [Application] STARTUP: setup_resources, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3583
04:09:12.986 [Application] STARTUP: make game, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3609
04:09:13.157 [HTTP Cache] Initialized cache: C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\http_cache.db
04:09:13.157 [HTTP Cache] Cache file size: 2408 kB
04:09:13.159 [Backend] Created
04:09:13.159 [Application] STARTUP: init steam, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3614
04:09:15.700 [Steam] Steam systems will be disabled.
04:09:15.700 [Application] STARTUP: setup eos, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3635
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Overlay library loaded, version ++EOSSDK+Release-Overlay-CL-20622577
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Beginning dxgi factory detour
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Factory detour complete
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Beginning swap chain detour
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Attempting to create swap chain using D3D11
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Successfully created swap chain using D3D11 with feature level b000
04:09:18.591 [EOS] Swapchain detour complete
04:09:18.592 [EOS] Overlay loaded and initialized
04:09:18.763 [EOS] Has EAC Client
04:09:18.763 [EOS] [AntiCheatClient] AddNotifyMessageToPeer bound with NotificationId=[9]
04:09:18.763 [EOS] [AntiCheatClient] AddNotifyPeerActionRequired bound with NotificationId=[10]
04:09:18.763 [EOS] [AntiCheatClient] AddNotifyPeerAuthStatusChanged bound with NotificationId=[11]
04:09:18.763 [EOS] [AntiCheatClient] AddNotifyMessageToServer bound with NotificationId=[12]
04:09:18.763 [Application] STARTUP: setup renderer, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3643
04:09:19.625 error: [D3D12_RENDER_DEVICE] SL Error: '[27.11.2022 23-09-19][streamline][error]dlss_gentry.cpp:951[updateEmbeddedJSON] Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows OS needs to be enabled - please see Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling - DirectX Developer Blog

04:09:19.658 [D3D12_RENDER_DEVICE] choosing adapter: 0 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti)
04:09:21.388 [D3D12_RENDER_DEVICE] TILED RESOURCES TIER2 SUPPORTED: true
04:09:21.388 [D3D12_RENDER_DEVICE] D3D12_RAYTRACING_TIER_1_1 SUPPORTED: false
04:09:21.569 [d3d12 pipeline state] Adapter or driver version have changed, creating a new pso library
04:09:22.022 [Application] — CPU
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Logical processors: 8
Family: 0:6, Model: 1:10
Type: 0, Stepping: 5
Features: SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2
Feature bits:
EBX: 00000100 00010000 00001000 00000000
ECX: 00000000 10011000 11100011 10111101
EDX: 10111111 11101011 11111011 11111111
— Memory
Physical Total: 28663MB
Available: 19635MB
— OS
Windows version 10.0 build 19044, 64 bit
Windows 10
Machine ID 186de82a-5e4b-4039-ba37-92bb60e2b85d
— Network
Network interface: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller (IPv4, IPv6)
— Input
No input devices detected.
— Graphics
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (DirectX 12.1, 8073MB) Driver version: 52698
Graphics card: Microsoft Basic Render Driver (DirectX 12.1, 0MB)

04:09:22.023 [Application] STARTUP: setup_window, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3647
04:09:22.028 [Window] Window => active
04:09:22.203 [Application] STARTUP: setup input, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3658
04:09:22.206 [Application] STARTUP: setup physics, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3664
04:09:22.206 [Application] STARTUP: config renderer, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3667
04:09:24.175 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: cached_local_lights_shadow_atlas_size doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:24.175 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: max_shadow_casting_lights doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:24.175 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: local_lights_shadow_atlas_size doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:24.175 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: max_shadow_casting_lights doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:25.261 [Application] STARTUP: setup boot packages, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3670
04:09:37.380 [Application] STARTUP: setup physics properties, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3672
04:09:37.380 [Application] STARTUP: setup network, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3674
04:09:37.380 [Save] Save dir: C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide
04:09:37.380 [Application] STARTUP: game init, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 3713
04:09:37.396 [Lua] [ParameterResolver] Resolving Game Parameters
04:09:37.397 [Lua] [ParameterResolver] Resolving Development Parameters
04:09:37.397 [Lua] [GameStateMachine] Init state StateBoot
04:09:37.397 [Lua] [GameStateMachine] Init state StateLoadRenderSettings
04:09:37.398 [Application] STARTUP: pre update loop, File: D:\a\d\rel_engine_darktide\release\rel_2022_11_15_week2and3_for_pob\runtime\application\application.cpp, Line: 4135
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Probing swap chain to determine device version
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Probe complete, determined: D3D12
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Window subclass attached to 00000000000B0206
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Creating overlay widget manager
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Overlay ready. Firing 1 OnReady handlers
04:09:37.425 [EOS] Updating Platform SDK Config, Time: 18.662466
04:09:37.427 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [nv_low_latency_mode] with new value (true): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.427 error: [FileSystem] Failed to open file ‘C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config’ due to error ‘Cannot open file for output C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config, make sure that you have write permission to it. GetLastError: ‘5’’
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 1
[2] new_value = 1; option = table: 0000000000141F20; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = 1; values = table: 0000000000141F50
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 11; setting = table: 0000000000152860; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = 1; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>
04:09:37.428 error: [Application] Cannot save_user_settings(): C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config
<>C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config<</Script Error>>
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 1
[2] new_value = 1; option = table: 0000000000141F20; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = 1; values = table: 0000000000141F50
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 11; setting = table: 0000000000152860; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = 1; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>
04:09:37.428 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to save settings: 0.7ms
04:09:37.428 [Application] apply_user_settings
04:09:37.564 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: cached_local_lights_shadow_atlas_size doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:37.564 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: max_shadow_casting_lights doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:37.704 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to apply settings: 276.3ms
04:09:37.704 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [fsr_quality] with new value (0): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.704 error: [FileSystem] Failed to open file ‘C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config’ due to error ‘Cannot open file for output C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config, make sure that you have write permission to it. GetLastError: ‘5’’
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 4
[2] new_value = 0; option = table: 0000000000143930; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = 0; values = table: 0000000000143D30
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 14; setting = table: 0000000000153420; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = 0; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>
04:09:37.705 error: [Application] Cannot save_user_settings(): C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config
<>C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config<</Script Error>>
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 4
[2] new_value = 0; option = table: 0000000000143930; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = 0; values = table: 0000000000143D30
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 14; setting = table: 0000000000153420; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = 0; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>
04:09:37.705 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to save settings: 0.6ms
04:09:37.705 [Application] apply_user_settings
04:09:37.817 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: cached_local_lights_shadow_atlas_size doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:37.817 [RenderInterface] user specified render setting: max_shadow_casting_lights doesn’t exist in render settings – skipping
04:09:37.940 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to apply settings: 235.7ms
04:09:37.940 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [decal_lifetime] with new value (40): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.940 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [max_impact_decals] with new value (50): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.940 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [max_blood_decals] with new value (50): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [max_ragdolls] with new value (12): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [ambient_occlusion_quality] with new value (high): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [cacao_downsampled] with new value (false): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [light_quality] with new value (high): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [local_lights_shadow_atlas_size] with new value (table: 0x00149d40): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [lens_flare_quality] with new value (all_lights): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [ssr_quality] with new value (high): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [ssr_high_quality] with new value (true): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [volumetric_fog_quality] with new value (high): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [volumetric_extrapolation_volumetric_shadows] with new value (false): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 [Lua] [RenderSettings] Time to parse setting [dof_quality] with new value (high): 0.0ms.
04:09:37.941 error: [FileSystem] Failed to open file ‘C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config’ due to error ‘Cannot open file for output C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config, make sure that you have write permission to it. GetLastError: ‘5’’
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 20
[2] new_value = “high”; option = table: 0000000000147D50; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = “high”; values = table: 00000000001480D0
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 22; setting = table: 0000000000154F20; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = “high”; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>
04:09:37.941 error: [Application] Cannot save_user_settings(): C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config
<>C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config<</Script Error>>
<> [0] =[C]: in function save_user_settings
[1] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:24: in function save_user_settings
[2] @scripts/settings/options/render_settings.lua:2093: in function on_activated
[3] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:34: in function _apply_render_settings
[4] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_load_render_settings.lua:8: in function _state_update
[5] @scripts/game_states/boot/state_boot_sub_state_base.lua:18: in function update
[6] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[7] @scripts/game_states/state_boot.lua:57: in function update
[8] @scripts/foundation/utilities/game_state_machine.lua:80: in function update
[9] @scripts/main.lua:124: in function update
[10] @scripts/main.lua:172:in function <scripts/main.lua:171>
<</Lua Stack>>
<> [1] perf_counter = 20
[2] new_value = “high”; option = table: 0000000000147D50; apply_values_on_edited = nil; dirty = true; current_value = “high”; values = table: 00000000001480D0
[3] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0; _ = 22; setting = table: 0000000000154F20; valid = true; apply_on_startup = true; get_function = [function]; value = “high”; on_activated = [function]
[4] self = table: 000000000015F6B0; dt = nil; settings = table: 000000000014EEA0
[5] self = table: 000000000015F6B0
[6] self = table: 000000000015F590; dt = 0; t = nil
[7] self = table: 000000000015F340; dt = 0
[8] self = table: 000000000015F260; dt = 0; t = nil
[9] self = table: 0000000000013E20; dt = 0
[10] dt = 0
<</Lua Locals>>
<> [3] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[4] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[5] _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _params = table: 000000000015F3B0;
[6] _state = table: 000000000015F6B0; _parent = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F5C0;
[7] _done = false; _world = [World]; _viewport = [Viewport]; _sm = table: 000000000015F590; _gui = [Gui]; _next_state = “StateGame”; _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _localization_manager = table: 000000000015E1F0; _shading_environment = [ShadingEnvironment];
[8] _state = table: 000000000015F340; _state_change_callbacks = table: 000000000015F290;
[9] _package_manager = table: 000000000015DE70; _sm = table: 000000000015F260;
<</Lua Self>>

the darktide launcher log is 273000 characters and the forum limits to 32000 or something, is there an email or somewhere to send you the log??

Did you make your user_settings.config read-only, what I can see from the log, the game is unable to write to it. This should, however not be the reason for the crash but if you can make it not read-only, that will make it easier to locate the problem. You can either do that, or I might even suggest that you completely delete the folder %appdata\Fatshark\Darktide, so we get a fresh start.
I can also see that your CPU is quite old and likely below “min-spec”. I think the game might still run, but it will probably impact your performance.

Logs can be attached to messages by being uploaded.

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the user config file is always read only, it will set itself to that when you launch. i messed around with it during beta. to optimize graphics and performance.

my cpu is ok, it is alot more powerful then you might think. i actually just had a newer cpu/motherboard, few years newer, and it ended up being a pretty good amount weaker than my current motherboard/cpu combo. i am going to upgrade my whole system in a year or 2 though most likely. my computer was performing pretty well once i found the right graphical settings, despite lots of people with newer computers suffering fps spikes. I actually have a friend with a computer that is pretty good for today’s standards, and he was still suffering from lag spikes more often than I was after messing with settings.

darktide_launcher.log (276.9 KB)

The config files and other files in C:\Users\Eric\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide should not be read-only or protected in any way. This is like the scratch-pad the game needs to have read-write access to. I would really suggest that you try deleting that whole folder.-