Game Locks-Up Repeatedly, Especially When Loading Town
Kings and Heroes Lockup Symptoms
Total Application Lockup upon returning to town from 'The Cave', showing frozen scene of town area
Left it sit for over ten minutes, never finishes loading
Alt+F4 and Close Buttons do not work at all - Must close using Windows Task Manager
Windows Task Manager indicates the app is 'Not Responding'
Game was performing fine in dungeon and in town
Was able to (before lockup) run around town and swivel view around freely
Only had occasional lag spikes from 1-2 seconds during busy times in town, not enough to worry about
Problem keeps happening - usually problem shows up when entering into town, but it has also frozen-up suddenly after already being in town, as well.
I've only ran one dungeon and so have no more dungeon data to offer
Measurements During Lockup
Is using 2.48 GB RAM, 25% total CPU across all 4 cores (i.e. each is 1/4 of 25%)
Graphics Card Utilization: GPU=1%, Framebuffer=11%, Video Engine=0%, Bus=0%
Settings and Other Conditions
Test done after a clean reboot
I've re-installed the game onto an SSD, this did not help symptoms
Game is running in full-screen windowed mode on one monitor
Game Resolution of 1920x1080 and Graphics Settings of Medium, no VSYNC
Windows Defender is OFF
MS Security Essentials is present but I've disabled it's Real-Time Protection for game testing
Windows Update is complete except for two Optional MS Monthly Preview ones
Steam is running in the background but wit none of it's windows open
Steam version is current
Windows Task Manager is running and minimized to the System Tray
Windows Taskbar is on the other monitor
All Internet Browsers have been shut off during the attempt
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and DirectX Version 11
AMD Phenom II 3.2 GHz Quad-Core
NVidia GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card 4GB RAM
8 GB 1024 MHz DDR3 RAM
Game and System Drive: Plextor PX-256M3P SSD
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
Dual 144Hz 27 Inch 1920x1080 Asus Monitors, Extended Desktop mode
Corsair CX750M 750 Watt Power Supply
Your system won't let me upload the dxdiag file nor post the too-long text, for this case.
Note: I tried this with Microsoft Security Essentials Real-Time Scan both on and off; same results.
Incidentally, games that I have successfully used on this system lately include:
Black Desert Online
Elder Scrolls Online
The Witcher 2
Skyrim Special Edition
Pillars of Eternity
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
Ark: Survival Evolved
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Sword Coast Legends
And I meant to mention that I'm using the US Region, from Ohio.
I can no longer play at all, it gets stuck every time at a frozen scene of the spawn-in point. Re-verified files using Steam, no troubles there.
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