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    zardozpt
    8 posts

    Some time ago I posted here that I was also having these 'random' crashes to desktop after 5-15 minutes of play.
    Last week I updated one of my HDD to a SSD and I moved the game installation to this disk (previously it was in another HDD).
    So, since I did this I had zero crashes and actually managed to finish the main story and a lot more. So, I don't know if the crashes are related to this or even if they will come back, but I had zero crashes last week and played quite a bit.
    If the crashes come back I will post about it here.

  • braudrist
    37 posts

    @zardozpt Did you do a format or did you clone the system to the new SSD? A clean format might have done the trick but I'm not willing to go that far. Also, has anyone tried the new 466.11 WHQL driver from nVIDIA?

  • zardozpt
    8 posts

    @braudrist I did a clone, but that was just windows 10. I had the game in another disk, now the game is in the same ssd as windows. Btw the crash to desktop is back, so this also had no effect. 😞

  • braudrist
    37 posts

    @zardozpt Have you tried playing in offline mode like @ryusennin suggested?

  • Darkshot_47
    7 posts

    Started to play this game again after 2 months (because of Music / Soundtrack issue I had gave up). Now updated the game & game is crashing every 10 - 15 minutes. This never happened before.

    • My GPU drivers are up to date.
    • CPU & GPU temp are normal
    • My system meets Minimum & Recommended specs
  • UkOldGit
    7 posts

    Same here, not as often as you though. It's crashed 3 times in as many hours.
    Had a live chat with support, everything they suggested I had already done and they more or less cut me off declaring that my amd gpu driver were not up to date despite them being the latest Adrenalin 2020 Edition 21.3.1 Recommended (WHQL) the nex driver 21.3.2 is optional and not (WHQL) certified.

  • Darkshot_47
    7 posts

    @ukoldgit That sucks & upsetting. After recent updates game became more unstable it seems. Literally unplayable for me now.

  • Ryusennin
    168 posts
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  • archie45672021
    4 posts

    Hi,

    I've been slowly playing the game for the last few months. But in the last few days the game plays fine then randomly freezes followed by crash to desktop.

    I can't now play the game for more than 20 minutes or so.

    My PC exceeds the minimum specs for the game.

    What's changed in the last few days?, Was then a buggy update?

    Cheers.

  • Skylinee87
    27 posts

    The reason the game is crashing is still this:

    Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered. (EventID 4101).


    4 months+ and several driver releases since and it still haven't been fixed. This is the only game that is crashing like this, every other game is not crashing the display driver.

  • Cristi351
    10 posts

    pay 140 euro for a game with too many bugs , blocking in wals in stones , but i give a try ... for 2 days start to crashing every 30 minute 20 15 ... what is this ?

  • JasonZ2833
    1 posts

    Getting the same thing on a my 3090ftw3. Freezes hard anywhere from 10mins to 1hour. Yet with the same driver on the same PC my old 1080ti it works flawlessly. This is the only game that crashes, so this makes me think its an RTX problem hitting mostly the 3000 series. I really would like a fix.

  • Darkshot_47
    7 posts

    @archie45672021 Same here. I believe this is because of recent updates. 1 or 2 months ago my game was running okay

  • Ryusennin
    168 posts

    Fun fact: I finished the game 100% (~220 hours) without a single crash.

    Since Christmas and the online festivals, the game has become so unstable with each successive patch that Ubisoft had to postpone the release of their first DLC by several weeks. They even published a recent blog post to "justify" how hard it is to produce a hotfix... for fishes. Damage control at its weirdest.

    @JazonZ2833 It's not specific to Nvidia. AMD and console users also get constant crashes.

  • Skylinee87
    27 posts

    Got a new PC build, completely fresh install with a RTX 3080 and an AMD 5900x. Crashed within an hour of playing with the same ''Display Driver stopped responding and successfully recovered''-error. Exactly the same as it happened with my older PC with a GTX 1070 and i7 4770k. This is 100% a game/driver issue, problem is it happens with any driver recently released.

  • longjohn119
    1334 posts

    @skylinee87 The game no longer allocates VRAM properly because they tried to shoehorn Resizeable BAR support into an already developed game with an old game engine and it's never going to get fixed until they remove the support ..... Save Resizable BAR support for the next game and build it in from the ground up

    I doubt they'll listen though because Marketing/Management likes the Resizable BAR buzzword too much to admit that maybe it's just not viable to implement it right now

  • Ryusennin
    168 posts

    I strongly doubt BAR is the culprit, unless you have insightful info from the devs.

    Besides, nobody knows what BAR is about (by the way, it's called Smart Access Memory on AMD hardware). BAR is either unavailable or disabled by default on 99.9% of systems. You activate it at your own risk since you can bust your BIOS if you don't have the proper hardware requirements (read: Ryzen 5000 + Radeon 6000). The only way to recover your BIOS (as I learnt it the hard way) is to unplug your motherboard's CMOS battery for a few minutes.

    If BAR is not enabled in your BIOS, games won't use it, period. Valhalla can't crash because of BAR, considering most people don't have BAR. The reason is something else, although definitely software (since the game didn't crash constantly before the online festivals) and I sure hope Ubisoft are pulling their collective fingers to fix that crap.

  • Skylinee87
    27 posts

    Actually it crashed often as early as in ~mid December before the first Yule festival released, with the same Display Driver stopped responding-messages in EventViewer. Definitely a game-related issue as this has happened across two PC's with pretty different specs (i7 4770k+GTX 1070 and a 5900x/RTX 3080 PC). Played countless other games with zero issues.

    Currently trying to play the game after launching the .exe as admin and using a 120hz refresh rate instead of 144. If those two options don't work, i'll try playing in Borderless Windowed instead of fullscreen.

    More discussion about the crashes over here (mainly PC related)
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/threads/assassins-creed-valhalla.18885386/page-67: (https://overclockers.co.uk/forums/threads/assassins-creed-valhalla.18885386/page-67)

  • katzenkrimis71
    233 posts

    Fun fact: I finished the game 100% (~220 hours) without a single crash.

    ===

    Similar story here. 236 hours, 100% complete after release, only a handful of crashes.

    After recently installing the game again, and playing for another 73 hours, I've already had more crashes in this 73 hours than my entire first playthrough. And there are graphical blur issues with highlighted enemies which Ubisoft refuses to comment on, or fix. So, technically, the game has become much worse than it was on release day.

    This is not a good sign. Especially with the expansion about to release.

    I have a high tolerance for problems like this, but most gamers don't. When people return to play Wrath of the Druids they won't be happy.

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