Crash when launching due to module filesystem_x86_rwdi.dll (Details from Windows Event Viewer).
The game fails to launch because it cannot access your Documents folder. You have most likely redirected your Documents folder to a remote location (i.e. a file server on your network). Dead Island cannot traverse the network path.
All Windows Versions
Create a new user and do not
redirect the Documents directory (keep it local). Play Dead Island logged in as the user you just created.
Make your documents folder appear as part of the local file system. NOTE:
THIS REQUIRES FINDING AND CHANGING VALUES IN THE REGISTRY, DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE DOING.
- Using the command prompt as admin, add a symbolic link to your user directory (C:\Users\<USER NAME>). The command looks like this: mklink /D Documents \\path\to\remote\documents
- Using regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
- Check the ProfileImagePath value to identify which SSID belongs to your login. (Value should be C:\Users\<YOUR USER NAME>)
- Using this SSID navigate to HKEY_USERS\<USER SSID>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ex plorer\User Shell Folders in regedit and chang the value for Personal from your remote network location to %USERPROFILE%\Documents