Game originally crashed during a cut scene in Ep 1 Ch 9 after reaching the hospital exit and killing the 3 mobs. Then it started crashing during cut scene after leaving the museum. Now it crashes before the intro video of 2 boy and their grandfather.
Any one else getting this or have a solution?
Seems no matter what you do, This game gets very prone to crashing.
Install DPFIX, and the 4GB memory fix mentioned in most guides.
Try all the different compatibility modes.
(Personally, I had no issues that compatibility modes resolved, so I disabled that for most of the game - as with them on they all seemed to break mouse aiming, the frequently suggested Win95/98 modes just cause the game not to load on my Win 11 install)
Set up a batch file to make a backup of your save and run that often (I ran it after every time I used the phone to save)
Handy premade script: https://steamcommunity.com/app/247660/discussions/0/613958868363129245
So if a save seems broken you can go back without having to restart from a previous chapter.
(you don't have to exit the game to backup a save or replace the file you will load from)
If your save is already broken, you can download all chapter start saves here: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/2320-deadly-premonition-save-file-collection
Another potential workaround for a repeat crash in an area, without having to load a previous save or skip ahead with a save download, warning This was a lot of effort and won't work for everyone.
Install VMWARE Workstation (17 at time of writing)
Create a VM for Win XP Pro (with 3G Acceleration)
Install Win XP
Install VMWARE Tools to the XP VM
Install the Game (drag and drop the GOG install files to a in VM directory)
(I installed DPFIX here as well but ran without)
Drag and Drop the save file to the VM Deadly Premonition save directory.
Run the game (if it works)
Load your save
I found that the game had no issues running* and did not crash in the predictable spot on the save,
Got passed the crash prone area without a glitch and saved the game again,
copied the save back to my main PC and continued playing.
*I would have kept playing in the VM, except the menus and subtitles were all in a jumbled Font (see image attached).
Your VM experience will vary if you have a lower powered system, or another OS
(I have a laptop with Win 11 Pro 64bit, i5 9300 2.4Ghz, 32Gb RAM, GTX 1660 Ti 6Gb)
I already had the VM setup just needed to tweak the memory for it.