Hoping someone can help me out on this. As of last week when a hotfix went out as well as nvidia updating there graphic drivers to to 301.42, as well as maybe issues with the new streaming client I have had issues with rift.
To make a long story short, this past week I installed a new ssd. I formatted and placed only vista and rift on it. After installing I seem to be having issues with Rift having random spikes where the screen would lock up or snag. If I alt tab it comes back. However on an increasing rate when I alt tab rift just plain locks up and crashes. It sends out its error report and says thanks. No msg of what caused it, no windows msg that a graphic driver has crashed or anything. I launch rift and it continues to happen.
To rule out the SSD I swapped back to my old sata raid and find that it seems to do the exact same thing. Now before this issue I was having a random issue with my nvidia card drivers locking up, however windows told me of this, I contacted nvidia and they recommended the new driver update. It seems the old problem was with the driver lagging and before it could recover the windows TDR stepped in and reset it. However with the new drivers that seems to not be happening anymore.
My only other thoughts were of the Rift streaming play while u download feature. Since it has been released I have heard issues of it not allowing proper download. I re-installed rift and let the patcher download and install all the way before launching. Still the problem persist. Is anyone else having a similar problem or any thoughts?
Sounds like a video driver issue or perhaps an issue with the SSD and the polling rate. Make sure caching is turned off in the drive options. I'd also pull out the video card, clean the connections with isopropyl alcohol, dry it nicely and reseat it. Then, do a clean driver install (there's an option for that in the driver installer now).
As for the streaming issue, you'd have to search the forums to make sure you have the proper ports forwarded/allowed through the firewall.
Last edited by Laeris; 05-27-2012 at 06:15 PM.
Would really recommend upgrading to Win 7....vista is such a memory hog!
Originally Posted by Driften
Does it only fail to patch if you try to play before it's 100% (try to actually use the streaming feature)? If you do not have at least a 5MB connection, that is possible and, the cure is simply to let it completely download and patch before playing, just as if the streaming client were not here.
Note that even on a 12 MB satellite connection, it is not possible to play and download at the same time due to latency issues inherent on satellite.