Please can someone with the crashing problem try doing the following: Start a new game, enter madrigul town square for the first time, and walk straight towards and activate the stone monument. Once the player has walked over to it and the animation has completed, click on the herb partially hidden behind the stone on the left. I'm interested to see if that crashes or not.
Also, when it crashes, what's the text of the crash report? There should be a faulting module, an instruction address and the address of the accessed memory somewhere. (If the cause of the crash is the same as that herb one, it should be in ai.dll somewhere, trying to read a random bit of memory.)
Where would the crash report be? I've only ever seen a dialogue box with "noeax.exe has stopped working".. I get no other error messages.
I'm back to crashing again.. can't do the Temple of Shadows and that is absolutely necessary :(
Also I've found I crash constantly in Elrics house.
It's beginning to really annoy me.. yeah unplayable.
Everytime I visit Elric or Alphonse a trip that should take 1 minute tops ends up becoming a 5-10 minute exercise in patience. I just want to complete my quest or do some small shopping and be done with it, but no, the game has to crash ~15 or so times before I can get anything done.
This is draining all the will I have to play this game. This is the second unplayable game I've bought from GOG. The last game I bought, Dungeon Keeper 2, was pretty much unplayable as well. Is this the new trend here?
I won't be buying another game from GOG til this gets fixed.. and if it doesn't get fix I'll expect my money back.
I realized belatedly that I was only altering the compatibility mode for the shortcut (which is just the game launcher). I went to the game folder and set the compatibility mode for SoulbringeVCnoeax.exe to Windows 95 mode, and I've gone 45 minutes without a crash.
It could be a fluke, too - but it's worth a shot.
Might not be a fluke I'm perfectly willing to consider that it might work for some people, although mine only started to get really
bad in Madrigal and beyond.
I've tried every combination of driver, compat mode, resolution, colour depth, no uac, old DirectX and even software to run it in a window.. it's just not happening for me.