Well I'm hoping someone here can help me with the constant lock-ups I am encountering with DW:ROTS. The're making the game unplayable for me.
They always happen well into the game, about year 2760 in game time. The screen will freeze and then if I click on any icon the screen will flash white and the pointer turns to the hourglass. It will stay like this indefinitely until I hit a key or mouse button at which poinrt i get an "Application is Not Responding" Windows error box. The only thing then is to end the application.
There is no pattern to it that I can see: it happens when saving. not saving, zooming the mouse, not touching the mouse, in the galaxy map, in the tech tree screen, even when I am just sitting there doing nothing but watching the pretty coloured dots.
i've updated all drivers and even uninstalled DW completely, including the left-over file folder, re-installed from scratch. I installed DW only up to 1.6 before installing ROTS. I have no such problem with just DW itself: only with DW:ROTS, both vs1.5 and 1.508
One thing I have noticed in the Resouce Monitor is the presence of a service called "prevhost.exe" after every such lock-up. At first it only takes 25% of the CPU but after each lock-up it takes more. At one point after several lock-ups it reached 98% of the CPU (all four cores!) and persitted after DW was shut down. The desktop was very laggy until I re-booted.
The white flash makes me think it is a video issue but i don't know. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
System: i7-920, 6Gb RAM, Win7 64bit, GeForce GTS250 1Gb
Oh yes, I have uploaded a save game that contains a consistent lock-up and dxdiag files to the FTP server. DW_ROTS lockups Harry2.rar
< Message edited by Harry2 -- 9/22/2011 2:15:17 PM >