AdmiralThrawn posted on Dec 01, 2008 5:23:33 PM - Report post
No matter what level, character, weapons, ect I choose, L4D runs fine for just about 60 seconds, then crashes to desktop with no error message. This happens whether I use the trainer, cheats, both, or neither.
Anyone else having this problem?
This is not a driver issue, I just installed the latest ones about ten minutes ago.
Well, got a few fixes. Apparently there are some issues with the game automatically multi-threading, which causes serious instability. This can be disabled by opening the console and typing "mat_queue_mode 0" without quotes. Also, enabling vSync causes instability issues.
[Edited by AdmiralThrawn, 12/1/2008 5:49:43 PM]
[Edited by AdmiralThrawn, 12/1/2008 8:58:46 PM]
/--\ Keep Calm And Throw a blanket over it
Ten minutes of entertainment, crammed into three hours.
slowpoke2 posted on Dec 02, 2008 5:33:03 PM - Report post
There is an option in the video -> advanced settings, called "multi-core rendering" which could be another word for "multi-threading" so try and turn that off.
DanesDK posted on Jan 13, 2009 11:58:06 AM - Report post
I am having the same problem.. Even with the "multi-core rendering" on or off..
Im running Vista Home Premium 64bit. QuadCore Q9450 and a 9800GTX..
minus182 posted on Jan 25, 2009 1:03:50 AM - Report post
ok think i found the fix.
what worked for me was to disable the multicore switch vsync off play in window full screen mode
either one or a combination of these works.
demifrost posted on Feb 10, 2009 11:19:25 PM - Report post
enter mat_queue_mode 0 in the console, so it'd only work on ONE core.
Caswallawn posted on Feb 11, 2009 2:40:59 PM - Report post
it could also be heat a friend of mine had it keep crashing on a AMD dual core. I installed a much more powerfull custom fan and heat sink and all the crashes went away. so I would say try cleaning the dust out of your heat sinks with compressed air and see if it helps. it just seams the game is alot more CPU intensive than other games.