Let me start off by saying that I couldn’t really find the right forum/sub to post this in and that I’ve already submitted a ticket about this issue without any response.
Since 2 days my EVE client keeps randomly freezin over. When it does, I can alt-tab trough all the other programs and background programs keep working fine, however no matter what I do EVE stays on top. I am therefore unable to enter task manager and have to do a reboot in order to get EVE to shut down. This happens everywhere between 0 and 10 minutes after starting the client. I have not been able to link it to any action. It also freezes when I only run EVE.
Ive verified the cache files, did a full virus scan, looked for any quarantained EVE files, complete defrag of all HDDs, checked all drivers but none have updated in the last weeks or have a recent update available. I even did a complete un- and reinstall of the EVE client without any succes.
On the ticket I submitted I also attacked a DxDiag and LogLite file of one of the freezes.
Anybody have some mind-boggling advice on how to fix this?
Interestingly, when the client loses connection and cannot get it back it often just “pretends” to keep going but doesn’t allow you to actually do anything. You will still see shooting but get no damage updates etc. Often the client refuses to close until minutes later. I’ve found teh best way to solve that particular issue is to attempt a session change, like undocking, docking or jumping etc. This tends to poke the client into realizing it’s lost connection and giving you the socket closed box which allows you to close the client.
Couple of friends as well as me have experienced client issues last few days so I don’t think you’re alone.
Are you on Linux ? I get this sometimes, always assumed it was a Linux thing. When it happens to me I have to use the Linux equivalent of Task Manager to kill the program but, having done so, I can log-on again immediately. My main problem with this issue is that I don’t know it’s happened until I try and do something that needs to ‘phone home’.
Tried to dock in Amarr and client crashed nicely - game closed. Recovered after restart but I am uninstalling after 6 years old player ganked me while mining. I don’t need the aggravation. A -10 player can fly freely around in a top security system? You must be kidding me. Glad I wasted only a day playing this game.
What could you possibly of lost, after a day, that had high enough value to complain about being ganked? It’s hilarious that someone wants to play a game where all they do is shoot lasers at asteroids, and have all risk removed. Does XBox have a “watch paint dry” game now? The best mechanic of Eve Online is that it drives away players who don’t have the patience and drive to learn.
I have been experiencing everything mentioned in the thread so far. I switched from Fullscreen to Fixed Window mode as Zkadon mentioned. So far I’ve been running EVE for 48 minutes without a problem. Fingers crossed!
This seemed to solve it for me. I got these instructions from Senior GM Mechanic.
Start the launcher.
Click on open Settings.
Click on shared cache settings.
Click on show in explorer.
Open TQ folder
Open Bin folder.
Select Exefile.exe and then right click Exefile.exe and select properties.
Under the compatibility tab tick Disable fullscreen optimizations.
Click apply and then ok. Run the game again and see if the issue persists.
Senior GM Mechanic
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