Crash at Startup

Hello. I would like to report an uncanny bug that happens whenever I try to start the game. Here’s the game.log for reference. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

<16:58:53> Stream Engine Initialization
<16:58:53> GameName: EVOLVE
<16:58:53> BuildTime: Aug 5 2016 14:54:23
<16:58:53> Font initialization
<16:58:53> Physics initialization
<16:58:53> Sound initialization
<16:58:53> Initializing AudioDevice now!
<16:58:53> Initialize FMOD with dynamic memory callbacks
<16:58:53> Starting to initialize Windows Audio Session API output!
<16:58:53> Playback drivers found: 1
<16:58:53> Available playback drivers:
<16:58:53> 1. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<16:58:53> FmodEx-AudioDevice: Now running on driver: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<16:58:53> Record drivers found: 1
<16:58:53> Available record drivers:
<16:58:53> 1. Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<16:58:53> Record config is set to autodetect using record driver 0
<16:58:53> Initializing FMOD-EX now!
<16:58:53> Initialized FMOD-EX
<16:58:53> Using FMOD version: 00044461 and internal 00044461!
<16:58:53> Initializing SoundSystem now!
<16:58:53> Renderer initialization
<16:58:53> Logging video adapters:
<16:58:53> - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series (vendor = 0x1002, device = 0x6798)
<16:58:53> - Adapter index: 0
<16:58:53> - Dedicated video memory: 3054 MB
<16:58:53> - Feature level: DX11 (SM 5.0)
<16:58:53> - Displays connected: yes
<16:58:53> - Suitable rendering device: yes
<16:58:53> - Microsoft Basic Render Driver (vendor = 0x1414, device = 0x008c)
<16:58:53> - Adapter index: 1
<16:58:53> - Dedicated video memory: 0 MB
<16:58:53> - Feature level: DX11 (SM 5.0)
<16:58:53> - Displays connected: no
<16:58:53> - Suitable rendering device: no
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<16:59:01> Opening Pak file game\sounds_environmentsdlc02.pak
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<16:59:01> Opening Pak file game\sounds_footsteps.pak
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<16:59:01> Opening Pak file game\textures.pak
<16:59:02> Network initialization
<16:59:02> [net] Socket IO management: External [steam+iocp], Internal [steam+iocp]
<16:59:02> network hostname: HibikiV2
<16:59:02> ip:192.168.1.5
<16:59:02> [Network Version]: RELEASE DEVELOPMENT BUILD
<16:59:02> Lobby initialization
<16:59:02> MovieSystem initialization
<16:59:02> Console initialization
<16:59:02> Time initialization
<16:59:02> Input initialization
<16:59:02> AI initialization
<16:59:02> Initializing Animation System
<16:59:02> Initializing 3D Engine
<16:59:02> Script System Initialization
<16:59:02> Entity system initialization
<16:59:02> LiveCreate initialization
<16:59:02> Initializing AI System
<16:59:02> Initializing additional systems
<16:59:03> Closing Pak file game/MicroPatch.pak
<16:59:03> [MicropatchManager] Closing pak : game/MicroPatch.pak
<16:59:03> Closing Pak file game/MicroPatch.pak
<16:59:03> Opening Pak file game\micropatch.pak
<16:59:03> [MicropatchManager] LoadPak failed to open pak : game/MicroPatch.pak
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Nest
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Defend
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Hunt
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Rescue
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: ArenaMode
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Training
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: NewPlayerScenario
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: Tutorial
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: TrsNoSpawn
<16:59:03> Auto GameObject Registration for: TrsVisRegTest
<16:59:04> USER0/Profiles/default/attributes.xml read 385/385 bytes
<16:59:04> USER0/Profiles/default/actionmaps.xml read 64/64 bytes
<16:59:04> [GameProfiles]: Successfully activated profile ‘default’ for user ‘No.1 Dad and Husband’
<16:59:04> username No.1 Dad and Husband signedIn 1 userIndex -1
<16:59:04> ActivateProfile profileName default
<16:59:06> Initializing default materials…
<16:59:06> ==========================================================================================
<16:59:06> Build Config : Retail
<16:59:06> Build Date : 2016-08-05
<16:59:06> Build Time : 14:44
<16:59:06> Application Change Set : 330591
<16:59:07> Network Change Set : 330591
<16:59:07> Application Build Number : 330599
<16:59:07> Network Build Number : 330599
<16:59:07> Language : USA-EN
<16:59:07> Audio Language : USA-EN
<16:59:07> My2K Locale : en-PH
<16:59:07> Demo Config :
<16:59:07> DLC Active : 0
<16:59:07> DLC Default : 0
<16:59:07> Micro Patch Version : 0
<16:59:07> Build Environment : Production
<16:59:07> SKU Region : 0
<16:59:07> Online Region : ONLINE_REGION_NORTH_AMERICA
<16:59:07> Classification Region : CLASSIFICATION_REGION_US
<16:59:07> System Language : 0
<16:59:07> MY2K Version : 1.12.0
<16:59:07> Steam App Id : 273350
<16:59:07> MY2K Client Id : 289292ED
<16:59:07> Agora Client Id : 3FF8D6C7
<16:59:07> DSX: https://dsx-1-b.4v1game.net/
<16:59:07> Server GUID: 00000000000000000000000000000000
<16:59:07> ==========================================================================================
<16:59:07> ProgressionSystem::Init BEGIN
<16:59:07> ProgressionSystem::ReloadConfiguration
<16:59:08> CProgressionStatsManager::LoadFromProfile GetName():default GetUserId():No.1 Dad and Husband online:0 reason:FF
<16:59:08> ProgressionSystem::Init END
<16:59:08> GameCoach loaded 286 lessons
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\gamedata.pak
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\ui_resident.pak
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\sounds_data_stage1.pak
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<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\sounds_data_stage3.pak
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\music_data_stage1.pak
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\music_data_stage2.pak
<16:59:08> Opening Pak file game\music_data_stage3.pak
<16:59:09> Closing Pak file Engine/ShaderCacheStartup.pak
<16:59:09> Opening Pak file game\modes\menucommon_sp.pak
<16:59:09> GenerateSceneMap creating $ScratchTexture with dimensions 1920 x 1080, flags 0x000c5000
<16:59:09> cl_aimassist_user_enabled = 1 []
<16:59:09> r_AntialiasingMode = 1 []
<16:59:09> g_optionsLanguageAudio = default []
<16:59:09> s_DialogVolume = 1 [DUMPTODISK]
<16:59:09> s_SFXVolume = 1 [DUMPTODISK]
<16:59:09> s_NoFocusVolume = 0.75 []
<16:59:09> net_voiceVolume = 0.5 []
<16:59:09> s_MusicVolume = 1 [DUMPTODISK]
<16:59:09> cl_fp_camera_useroption = 0 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
<16:59:09> ui_class_icons = 0 []
<16:59:09> g_color_blind_mode = 0 []
<16:59:09> ui_damage_numbers = 1 []
<16:59:09> ctrl_invert = 0 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
<16:59:09> cl_gamepad_mode = 2 []
<16:59:09> cl_fov_merc = 80 []
<16:59:09> cl_context_lmb_abilities = 0 []
<16:59:09> cl_fov_monsterThirdPerson = 90 []
<16:59:09> mouse_invert = 0 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
<16:59:09> mouse_sensitivity = 26 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
<16:59:09> ui_bottom_left_notifications_enabled = 1 []
<16:59:09> sys_spec_objectdetail = 3 []
<16:59:09> sys_spec_particles = 3 []
<16:59:09> steam_push_to_talk_enabled = 1 []
<16:59:09> i_forcefeedback = 1 []
<16:59:09> sys_spec_shading = 3 []
<16:59:09> sys_spec_shadows = 3 []
<16:59:09> ui_show_subtitles = 0 []
<16:59:09> g_optionsLanguage = default []
<16:59:09> sys_spec_textureresolution = 3 []
<16:59:09> r_VSync = 1 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
<16:59:09> cl_pc_zoom_is_toggle = 1 []
<16:59:09> [FULLSCREEN VIDEO] Open fullscreen video called. Video name = FlashAssets/videos/main_menu.usm. Allow skip? 0
<16:59:09> [GameProfiles]: Successfully activated profile ‘default’ for user ‘No.1 Dad and Husband’
<16:59:09> username No.1 Dad and Husband signedIn 1 userIndex 0
<16:59:09> ActivateProfile profileName default
<16:59:09> [FULLSCREEN VIDEO] Open fullscreen video called. Video name = FlashAssets/videos/main_menu.usm. Allow skip? 0
<16:59:09> Network protocol version 0 is “Build 330599 Cl# 330591 – (PacketSize:4096 Arithstream Rijndael) (Bucket:evolve) DM:N DLC:0 [RELEASE] MP:0” (0x3936ef12)
<16:59:09> Fullscreen activated
<16:59:09> Fullscreen activated
<16:59:09> Fullscreen activated
<16:59:09> [FULLSCREEN VIDEO] Fullscreen video opening. Video name FlashAssets/videos/main_menu.usm. Screen open result = 1
<16:59:12> Fullscreen activated

have you tried to verify the game cache integrity?

Yes. Sadly it does not do anything.

Try this

Patch DirectX and VcRedistr from within the game’s folders
DirectX

C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\EvolveGame\Game_CommonRedist\DirectX\DXSETUP.exe

VcRedistr

C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\EvolveGame\Game_CommonRedist\Vcredistr (go in every folder and run every program)

Hmm. I did and started the game afterwards. The problem still persists sadly. To be exact, it crashes during the 2k splash screen.

You can try this

I tried once again. The batch file runs quickly and disappears in an instant. Afterwards, I started Steam and ran the game again. It crashed once again. Still at the 2k splash screen.

What are your PC Spec’s?


Here ya go. The GPU is a R9 280x to be exact.

Ok, definitely not your setup. Hmmm.