The game crashes to the Windows deskop. It appears to be running in the background with a black screen visible. I can hear the in-game sounds and if I press WASD I can hear my character move however the game will not recover. Eventually it'll just crash completely citing a driver error but it only happens in Day Z SA.
- Legacy ID
- Game Crash
Start the game and find a server.
Join and walka round for up to 30mins, usually.
Game crashes every time.
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I have updated the feedback with the requested files.
I have also tried uninstalling my OS (Win 7 64bit), re installing my ATI 260x drivers, using beta drivers and re installing Day, and using the Experimental Day Z build. None of these worked.
I have, without success, attempted the following to fix the issue:
Re-install of ATI drivers.
Update to ATI beta drivers.
Update to Experimental Day Z build.
Re-install Day Z.
Boot & Nuke the PC and re-install Windows fresh.
None of the above have worked. I have noticed, however, that while in-game the GPU useage is at 100%, but it seems to spike up and down, up and down as you play. As soon as the 'minimize black screen bug' occurs,. the GPU useages drops to 0% and does not recover even if you use the previously mentioned 'flush' solution to get the game back on screen.
Last night I tested this and, after using 'flush' to regain the game (with all sorts of graphical glitches), the GPU usage remained at 0%. I also noticed that when I then exited the game and came to the Day Z website I was having graphical errors on the web page.
I have concldued that it is an issue with the ATI driver and Day Z. Something in Day Z seems to be causing the driver to go haywire.