View Full Version : Shadow Magic Crashes / Issues

05-23-2011, 01:02 PM
I have been trying to get this to run since buying it over steam last week, and it's giving me a lot of headaches. I have a desktop and a laptop, both are massively overpowered for this game, fully updated etc.

Desktop: (Windows 7 64-bit)
- game almost always closes when you launch a map (unplayable)
- sometimes, if you turn on/off direct3d or resolution swapping it works
- dual monitors - the game appears on the secondary monitor instead of primary, but the actual interaction with it is on the primary (click the mouse on the secondary and it just acts like you've clicked out of the game, clicking on the primary where visibly there is nothing and it acts like you are clicking in the game).

Laptop: (Vista 64-bit)
- game sometimes crashes with file missing error
- interface lags
- game sometimes closes when you launch a map

Things that kind of help (but not fully):
- if you access the game via a shortcut rather than via steam's interface, it seems more stable
- turning off dual monitor /second monitor helps with the issues with this.
- turning off direct3d, resolution swapping, and playing in the game's default low resolution (Boo! what's the point in having a gaming PC if you have to play in low res!)

I've tried the tips on the forum and non of them seem to have made any difference on either of my PCs.... I'm open to any other suggestions!

06-02-2011, 08:13 AM
You may also find that running it in Windowed mode may help.