Help - Exterior World Space Freezes and CTDs
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:17 AM
- Only since latest patch
- Occurs with STEP setup, without any extra mods, vanilla is fine
- Occurs with or without texture optimization
- Occurs when trying out a new game
- Searched nexus, bethesda, and steam forums to no avail. plenty of people seem to have this issue? (in reality probably small minority)
- SoS sound mods do not cause it
- I occasionally hit 2GB VRAM allocation (use?), but using skyrim performance monitor shows that the crashes are not linked to hitting the VRAM ceiling
- Using gamebooster, steam offline, no overlay, all desktop notifications/ popups disabled, fully defragged
- Tried Papyrus and budgetcap ini tweaks
- Clearing all cells after 31 day wait, no effect
So if anybody has experienced this issue and/ or somehow fixed it, even if it was with one of the things i already tried above, i would grateful for any comments. Thanks!
- Freezes and CTDs, occurring frequently, averaging ever 15/ 20 minutes.
- Default ini's, (uGrids=5) after other ini tweaks failed to fix the issue
- Verified game cache
- fps booster did not help
- cpu core affinity did not work
- underclock did not work
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
Usually that can be fixed by deleting Skyrim.esm and verifying cache after that
I had that last night on first run with new STEP, a freeze outside Riften. I had it previously but that was caused by SoS Wilds. I uninstalled all mods and vanilla is fine. I am now having an issue with WB thinking vanilla skyrim is missing a strings file although steam has verified local cache so one I reinstall skyrim and reinstall I will let you know if still get it.
As for freezes, I had 2 major freezes last night whilst playing a long session. One was in Whiterun and one just outside Whiterun. Both forced me to ctrl+alt+del out of the game but luckily I had recent saves
Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:34 AM
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:22 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:33 AM
Did not install Dynavision, as i personally do not enjoy DoF.
I've been experiencing problems with Dynavision, to the point where the game produces an error and fails to launch. It's the most problematic with uGridsToLoad set to 7.
Yeah, i really dont think that SoS is the issue, i just gave it another shot because of its reputation :P
SoS - The Wilds works fine if you use the crash fix though, shouldn't be that at all methinks?
Are you experiencing any save game bloat? compare the size of your new savegames to them before... Dynavision is said to cause that, and maybe some other mods or combinations of them, too!
Nope no savegame bloat. Lvl 7 character save is 5mb, and the problem persists even with a new game, which starts at about 3-4mb i think.
Sorry to hear about your reinstalling pain blacksol :( So now im curious, would trying to verify game cache when skyrim unplugged is on screw up your install? In any case, please stay on topic, i dont mind if you chat about it on the sidelines, but i would rather this thread focus on suggestions for fixes regarding my issue :)
Anyways, the latest fixes i mentioned I would try did nothing to fix the issue. Crashes are reproducible as well. I should also add that it may be getting worse. Initially i was able to play a good 1.5h after a fresh resintall/ STEP install before a freeze/ ctd, and now as i mentioned is very frequent.
Papyrus logging doesnt show much, getting some error reports, but thats nothing unusual and doesnt seem to be tied to the ctds/ freezes.
Next Fix Attempts (starting down the road of uninstalling one by one :():
- Use only 1 hi-res texture pack (SRO), and remove bethesda optimized textures
- Remove SMIM
- Remove SkyTest
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:55 AM
yep, i'm experiencing the exact same thing. just yesterday i decided to completely reinstall STEP again, this time without the hi-res texture packs and being very conservative in regards to resolutions when given the choice. unfortunately it resolved absolutely nothing for me. all CTD's are in outdoor world spaces and occur about every 10 min or so. it has to be something recently added, though. have played through with various previous STEP configs and never experienced this.
Thanks for the replies guys. I will retry without the Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds. I also forgot to mention that I play on the default uGrids of 5, since I need to achieve a stable setup before messing with that. If this would only happen every hour or so I would be okay with the freezes and CTDs, but its now happening every 15 minutes.
Im starting to lean towards trying some lower resolution texture packs, but in all honesty, my rig should be able to handle the load just fine, especially since i play at a low resolution.
Other things im going to try;
- set affinity from 4 cores to 2
- underclock gpu
- try fps booster v1.1 to see if its a cpu under utilization issue (doubt it but what the heck).
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:03 AM
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