Ever since I got the game on Wednesday, I've been having nothing but grief.
After I managed to fix the starting crash I've been bombarded with unexpected DirectX errors left and right.
Switching between DirectX 11 or 12 does not relieve the problem, my OS is up to date, My drivers are up to date, toggling V-sync off does not relieve the problem, lowering graphics does not relieve the problem, the now 5 times I validated my files did not relieve the problem, a full re-download and install did not relieve the problem.
If I'm lucky I get 10 seconds into the campaign cutscene before the error occurs.
MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme/U3
CPU: Intel i7-6800K
GPU: Nvidia GeForxe GTX 1070 8GB
OS: Windows 10 pro N 64-bit
I just want to try the game, it looks fun, friends are waiting on me as well.
I will give up for today and go to bed, If you require more info, please do mention.
Hope you have a better day then me.
22-07-22 10:55 - Edit 1:
This morning I tried a few extra fixes.
I VRAM'ed both my SSD and HDD and set it to system managed, did not relieve the problem.
Tried deleting my user data in documents and letting the game remake it, did not relieve the problem.
Tried switching between DX11 and 12 and making new save files of the campaign, did not relieve the problem.
I closed Overwolf and disabled discord overlay, this seemed to work at first. I managed to complete the fishing quest and the funeral cutscene, but once I got to the Ditchwater I got the error again midway through the uncle mocking me. This morning when I was trying different fixes I hadn't launched discord yet but Overwolf launches on startup, something which I disabled going forward.
Progress, but 10-minute gameplay sessions is quite cumbersome for games like Anno.