[Resolved] ES2 Crash on startup, self help fixes not working

Ok so for whatever reason after a few days of playing it stopped working about 2 days ago. When i try to load the game i get to the monster footprint for about 5-10sec then it crashes saying
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Evolve.exe
Application Version: 3.6.1.2538
Application Timestamp: 57c9c016
Fault Module Name: MSVCR110.dll
Fault Module Version: 11.0.51106.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 5098826e
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000000252f7
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 2164
Additional Information 2: 2164ac07fac5d2f5b2635bc4491929e0
Additional Information 3: a66f
Additional Information 4: a66fdcf88a33d4464f18d21b481f49e8

nothing has been changed between it working and crashing. I have deleted local content and reinstalled, fixing and reinstalling direct x and all vcredist, everything is running in admin, its not avast or firewall… ideas?

Are you having issues with other games?

No, all other games work fine.
Edit: i have had a few random mid game crashes but thats it.

Can you use the log file in the self help topic and post the results?

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You want my to copy the entire log onto here?

Yes, please.

<15:46:42> Stream Engine Initialization
<15:46:42> GameName: EVOLVE
<15:46:42> BuildTime: Sep 2 2016 10:54:56
<15:46:42> Font initialization
<15:46:42> Physics initialization
<15:46:42> Sound initialization
<15:46:42> Initializing AudioDevice now!
<15:46:42> Initialize FMOD with dynamic memory callbacks
<15:46:42> Starting to initialize Windows Audio Session API output!
<15:46:42> Playback drivers found: 4
<15:46:42> Available playback drivers:
<15:46:42> 1. Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<15:46:42> 2. Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<15:46:42> 3. AMD HDMI Output (AMD High Definition Audio Device)
<15:46:42> 4. Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<15:46:42> FmodEx-AudioDevice: Now running on driver: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
<15:46:42> No record drivers found!
<15:46:42> Record config is set to autodetect using record driver 0
<15:46:42> Initializing FMOD-EX now!
<15:46:42> Initialized FMOD-EX
<15:46:42> Using FMOD version: 00044461 and internal 00044461!
<15:46:42> Initializing SoundSystem now!
<15:46:42> Renderer initialization
<15:46:42> Logging video adapters:
<15:46:42> - AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series (vendor = 0x1002, device = 0x6718)
<15:46:42> - Adapter index: 0
<15:46:42> - Dedicated video memory: 2032 MB
<15:46:42> - Feature level: DX11 (SM 5.0)
<15:46:42> - Displays connected: yes
<15:46:42> - Suitable rendering device: yes
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<15:46:51> Network initialization
<15:46:51> [net] Socket IO management: External [steam+iocp], Internal [steam+iocp]
<15:46:52> network hostname: R----
<15:46:52> ip:192.------
<15:46:52> [Network Version]: RELEASE DEVELOPMENT BUILD
<15:46:52> Lobby initialization
<15:46:52> MovieSystem initialization
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<15:46:52> Time initialization
<15:46:52> Input initialization
<15:46:52> AI initialization
<15:46:52> Initializing Animation System
<15:46:52> Initializing 3D Engine
<15:46:52> Script System Initialization
<15:46:52> Entity system initialization
<15:46:52> LiveCreate initialization
<15:46:52> Initializing AI System
<15:46:52> Initializing additional systems
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<15:46:53> [MicropatchManager] Closing pak : game/MicroPatch.pak
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<15:46:53> [MicropatchManager] LoadPak failed to open pak : game/MicroPatch.pak
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Nest
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Defend
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Hunt
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Rescue
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: ArenaMode
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Training
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: NewPlayerScenario
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: Tutorial
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: TrsNoSpawn
<15:46:54> Auto GameObject Registration for: TrsVisRegTest
<15:46:55> [GameProfiles]: Successfully activated profile ‘default’ for user ‘BrAaAaP’
<15:46:55> username BrAaAaP signedIn 1 userIndex -1
<15:46:55> ActivateProfile profileName default
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<15:47:00> Build Config : Retail
<15:47:00> Build Date : 2016-09-02
<15:47:00> Build Time : 10:21
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<15:47:00> DLC Default : 0
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<15:47:03> g_optionsLanguage = default []
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<15:47:03> r_VSync = 1 [DUMPTODISK, RESTRICTEDMODE]
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<15:47:03> [FULLSCREEN VIDEO] Open fullscreen video called. Video name = FlashAssets/videos/main_menu.usm. Allow skip? 0

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Thanks, tagging @m3teeh!

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Thanks :slight_smile:

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Just to be sure, have you verified your cache?

  1. Launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  3. Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game cache… button.
  4. Steam will verify the game’s files - this process may take several minutes.

Also, sorry for the slow reply, I was out of the office the past couple days

Yes and i have deleted steam and reinstalled, and the game, and direct x, and video drivers. No worries :slight_smile: i will take any help i can get. I dont understand why it would just quit working out of the blue.

So i think i found the problem. Doing my normal browse through my task manager processes find this raptr inc, plays tv bull crap, delete it and game seems to be working. I dont know where it came from… sorry for the wasted time. I should have noticed the stray program.

Nonono, don’t be sorry! This might help a bunch of other people who are having the same issue!
We will be testing our game with this app internally and see if it’s a global problem. Thanks so much for the information!!

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I just found this topic by coincidence, and I want to add something that has been bothering me for a while:
I have this raptr-plays.tv installed as well, I used it for a while to record games because I was convenient that I didnt have to download something else.

However, it caused an issue with my sound: Sometimes while it was running, left and right and back and front would get switched on my G430 headset. Interestingly enough it only occured while using a USB 2.0 slot and running the plays.tv app. Either using USB 3.0 or not running the plays.tv app would resolve the issue.

But seriously, you cant have a game breaking programm auto-install when updating your GPU driver!

I had some crashes back then as well, but I cant really say if it was caused by plays.tv.