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Day 2: Wonders and Woes

Postby Angelspit » Oct 14 2011, 18:27

There is a confusing mix of excitement, joy, frustration and anger in the community following the release of Heroes VI. Here are some unrelated news:
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<li><b>GameSpot</b>: Still no review, but the game is #3 in their list of most popular PC games, next to Rage and Battlefield 3, and <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/?">#7 overall</a> (PC and consoles combined).</li>
<li><b>Laptops</b>: The official site has <a href="http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5861060878/m/7481090359">some basic tips for laptop users</a>, but this <a href="http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5861060878/m/7481090359">long, heated thread</a> suggests the issue might be more complex.
<li><b>Blinking Cursor</b>: Some <a href="http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5861060878/m/4651067359">user-submitted tips</a> for a bug that seems to have been experienced by many (and shouldn't have been in a released game).
<li><b>Bug Reports</b>: Fans have once again opened threads for bug reports. Check out <a href"http://www.celestialheavens.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12582&highlight=">The Round Table</a> and the <a href="http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5861060878/m/8791053359">Official Forum</a>.</ul>
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Postby CloudRiderX » Oct 14 2011, 19:09

Is it sad that the beta was in a more playable condition than the actual released version?
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Postby Metathron » Oct 14 2011, 19:14

I wouldn't say the beta was in a more playable condition -- though laptop users certainly seem to think so, and with good reason (my sympathies) -- but the amount of blunders in the final product is not something to be proud of.
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Postby Kalah » Oct 14 2011, 19:36

Yes, the final beta release seemed more stable than this ... that's not good. Let's hope they patch this thing up pronto.
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Postby Raspyn » Oct 14 2011, 20:35

I still can't believe that all of the tooltips are not up to date. Still get some tooltip with "X" and "Y instead of the actual numerical values....

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Postby Metathron » Oct 14 2011, 20:51

Raspyn wrote:I still can't believe that all of the tooltips are not up to date. Still get some tooltip with "X" and "Y instead of the actual numerical values....


That's odd. I haven't seen any Xs and Ys, only actual numbers.
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Postby Fuddelbaerentatze » Oct 14 2011, 20:53

Hmm ... H6 seems to have trouble sometimes to connect to the internet although I am always online, its just not that fast kind of connection (125Kb down, 16 Kb up). Savegame Synchronization always failed so far, but connecting to the Conflux worked until a few hours ago. Now Conflux could not be reached too. So I disabled Synchronization et voilá - can't access my savegames anymore. Using the Internet connection that H6 pretends to be inexistant to write this message.

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Postby Raspyn » Oct 14 2011, 21:02

Metathron:

One example I can think of, Duke Slava's attack puts a debuff on enemy troops. If you right click on an enemy stack after Duke Slava has attacked it you will see this tooltip error.

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Postby michiganjf » Oct 14 2011, 21:07

2nd day and I'm still searching for a fix to the splash screen crash!!!

Ubi hasn't posted a single iota of info regarding this issue, despite the fact that it's plastered all over the forums!!

... and NO, I'm not using STEAM!!!

... I downloaded from AMAZON.

Does anyone know the fix to this problem??!!!

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Postby Kalah » Oct 14 2011, 21:18

I know they know about it and are working on it. Let's just hope they're quick about it.
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Postby NimanRodd » Oct 14 2011, 21:51

michiganjf:
I saw a solution for splash screen crash. Go to
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZEU92DTQ
Restart Pc and it works!

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Postby michiganjf » Oct 14 2011, 22:24

Thanks NimanRodd... I saw this option from a user as well, but apparently it is a risky fix that may lead to my NVidia card overheating and/or problems with other programs.

I may try it as a last resort and I've saved the link for future reference, but I'd like Ubi to develop a PROPER fix first.

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Postby Pol » Oct 14 2011, 22:54

Impressive:
"Originally posted by SebBasel2011:
I has the problem, black screen and crash on my laptop. I have on Nvidia mobile graphic card.

I found a solution that works for me:
Put this new key on the register
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"tdrLevel"=dword:00000000
then restart, the game's launching

Hope it could help"

Seems to be confirmed that it does in the thread.

A lot more of talking of what you do by this trick, there >> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... 87368.aspx
Edited on Fri, Oct 14 2011, 19:12 by Pol
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Postby klaymen » Oct 15 2011, 4:10

CloudRiderX wrote:Is it sad that the beta was in a more playable condition than the actual released version?


Welcome to the real world, where the quality is first and foremost. Oh wait.
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Postby aaelgr » Oct 15 2011, 9:57

"Put this new key on the register
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"tdrLevel"=dword:00000000 "

I've no idea what any of that means...
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Postby Shoaura » Oct 15 2011, 12:02

>>"Put this new key on the register
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"tdrLevel"=dword:00000000 "

I've no idea what any of that means...

--Click on Start -> Run...
--Type in "regedit" (without the quotes)
--Click down through the above folder structure until you get to the Graphics Driver folder
--Right-click within the folder box itself (there should be (Default) and DxgKrnlVersion items there already)
--Click New -> DWORD
--Type "tdrLevel" (again, without the quotes)
--Restart your computer

The above steps worked for my issue, though I didn't realize it did this registry change initially. I downloaded and installed an actual registry file that did the change. Found what was actually being done after reading the Ubisoft Tech Help Forums a little more.

I do still have the blinking (some have called it epileptic) cursor, however. But, for me, it's better having that than not being able to play at all. I will grant, however, that the game should NEVER have been released with either of these issues still at large. I experienced the black screen issue during the second round of beta testing.
Edited on Sat, Oct 15 2011, 08:07 by Shoaura

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Postby aaelgr » Oct 15 2011, 14:36

Thank you. Just finished the 1st map of the tutorial! :-D
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Postby CloudRiderX » Oct 15 2011, 16:22

I guess I have to take back what I said, I tried it again today and it works just fine. The Dynasty system gives a real incentive to play single player games, and there are several functions that will make multiplayer more enjoyable as well.
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Postby Marzhin » Oct 15 2011, 16:38

A fix for the black screen at startup problem has been posted on the official forums

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4611096804/m/7481019359?r=7301039359#7301039359

It should also fix the problems for most laptops and the blinking cursor bug.
Edited on Sat, Oct 15 2011, 12:40 by Marzhin
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Postby Coldy » Oct 15 2011, 18:50

Why does this stupid game keeps crashing? :( It's so frustrating!


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