Game has become unplayable since the last update


#1

I get fairly consistant game lock-ups since the last update, when before I never had any problems with the game.

It always locks up on the “Please Wait” screen right before a battle.

No error messages, just a game lock, I can close out the game via the Windows task Manager.

I did verify the game cache via Steam and it reported no problems

I even had it lock up when pressing the “Fight” button.

Its wierd since I never had these problems before and nothing has changed on my computer that I can recall.

It was this last update that seemed to cause my problems, but I cant be sure since i was not playing this game consistantly, I come back to it from time to time when I see new content and then I play it to death and wait for more.

Ideas?


#2

Have you tried removing the game, deleting your personal data (back it up first), and then reinstalling the game? That can fix things when the game gets into a weird state. I don’t have any specific advice for this particular problem though.


#3

I guess I thought the File validation tool that steam has would have fixed anything, but I certainly will give that a try.


#4

The latest patch changes the exe, so any firewalls that had rules to let it through will need to be re-set to allow the game again. ‘please wait’ means the game is contacting the server, so it sounds like a firewall is blocking the connection at that point.


#5

I tried that. I made sure the gsb.exe was added to the list of accepted programs in the firewall.

Still no love with it. It still stops responding 75% of the time when playing the campaign.


#6

Any ideas from the developers at all?


#7

It could also be a proxy setting. If you have a proxy set up in internet explorer (it affects all windows traffic) then that would block the game from connecting.
It also could, theoretically be a threading issue. You can run task manager, when the game is running, and right click gsb.exe and set processor affinity to just 1. That shouldn’t make a difference but I can imagine theoretically how it might do.