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Sniper: Ghost Warrior

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Don't know even where to start.

OK, from the very beggining:)

First of all, the menu doesn't work properly (see attached screenshot). It won't display, unless you hover a cursor over it (update: and it seems that some of the hud in game also is missing, from the health and ammo count to the vertical line on the sniper scope).

Second, I can't change settings. I've changed only resolution, cause everything else already was set to high. it said that it requires restart to apply new settings. After restart I find out that all settings are set to low, and resolution is wrong again. Another try, another restart, same story. I've tried to edit configuration file and set it to "read only" - doesn't matter, the game sets everything on low again. Found on the Internet that you should run it with admin rights in compatibility mode - no dice.
Alright screw this. I decide I'll try the game anyway, on lowest settings.
The first mission is tutorial. You are required to shoot on the red targets. If I shoot anywhere else - everything is OK. If I shoot on the red targets - my PC freezes for three-four seconds after each succesfull hit (and later I've checked logs from MSI Afterburner - my GPU spiked to 100% load from usual 24-25% on such moments).

What the hell is this?

I also play Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (got the "Trilogy" bundle) - it doesn't have problems like this, everything on very high, no lags, menu is visible, can change settings with no problem.
Does someone had such problem like I do with this game? Can someone advise me something? Apart from deleting the game (which I also did and reinstalled again, it didn't help :) and I want to play it)

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Computer freezing and going crazy seems more of a driver issue tbh..

 

Also no surprise lame admin or read-only "tricks" had no effect (the point being.. ?).

And no shit SGW2 feels different: you have completely different graphics engines.

 

Do you have any other Chrome Engine 4 to try?

Or could you post your spec and all at least?

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Computer freezing and going crazy seems more of a driver issue tbh..

 

Also no surprise lame admin or read-only "tricks" had no effect (the point being.. ?).

And no shit SGW2 feels different: you have completely different graphics engines.

 

Do you have any other Chrome Engine 4 to try?

Or could you post your spec and all at least?

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood and Nail'd are working fine.

i5-3470 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GTX 460 1 GB.

 

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I can't run it in windowed, I wrote this already, I can't change settings, they keep resetting.

Anyway, here's what happens (I made three shots, marked them as 1-2-3).
The CPU1 is at 100%.
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Damn..

Is the game patched and all?

Also, try to rename settings folder.

 

And perhaps disable ANYTHING you can in device manager (sound, inputs..)

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Well, it's the Steam version, so I suppose its patched.
Renamed the folder, the game created new "settings" folder and it keeps resetting them again.
I have disabled sound device, I don't have any input devices I can turn off, it didn't help.

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So... I'm kind of out of ideas, so I hope you may forgive the.. randomness of the thing.

 

Open Procmon, load up the game, then take a screenshot of game process modules list.

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Well, I never used this software, so I don't exactly understand what you want from me )))
I've logged everything about the game process into the .pml file, maybe it will help.
https://mega.nz/#!iltXhCIQ!FtIoAO8erLKdDQCMeMwxMDYU0XMABY43dOGs82O01yg
(I've run the game twice, and shot on some targets, then Alt+F4 out of there.)

I've also pulled out my GTX 460 and tried to play on Intel HD 2500 to see if something will change, but it didn't.

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Oh, cool!

That's even better.

 

And.. I dunno, the first time you launched the game it seems like barely no dll gets loaded.. But whatever.

 

The second time everything seems normal, except there's NO reason for that wlidnsp.dll to be loaded at all. Could you check the thing?

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I thought that was a system file...

A lot of software on my PC is using it even now, according to Proccess Explorer, such as Firefox, Windows Media Player, MiniLyrics.
What is this file? Can't find what its supposed to do.

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Well, for starters it just seems a "Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant" service dll.

I mean it shouldn't be a virus or something.

 

Though, really, there's no way in hell it should be used by all the software loading in your computer.

Try to stop the service and see what happens?

Rename C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live if it still doesn't work.

 

Uh, ninjaedit: this behavior looks a lot like appinit_dll

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Yes, but does that dll still gets loaded?

And check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs

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Solved it!
After I switched on Intel Virtualization Technology in BIOS everyting worked fine!
Its strange, because that option was disabled all this time and it didn't prevent me playing all other games.

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No freezes, CPU usage back to normal.

Menu is still disappearing, but at least I can play now.
I'm also WTF, because like I said all other games were working fine without this "VT-x".
But a friend of mine advised me to check if it switched on when he heard about 100% CPU spikes, said that it might help.

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