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How to Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashing, No Sound, Poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors
  

To solve Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashes, Crash at Menu, Crash on Launching, Crashing while Playing you need to go through the below possible solution:

First solution:

Disable all unnecessary background applications before launching game:
To disable unnecessary background applications click on Start menu > and type Run in the search box. In the Run box type msconfig. This will launch system configuration panel on the screen. If Windows needs your permission to continue, choose Continue. Choose the General tab and then click on selective Startup option. Uncheck Load Startup Items checkbox. Now you have to go to the Services tab. Click on Hide All Microsoft Services checkbox and select all services which are on screen. Disable them all. Restart your pc and test back.

Second Solution:
Remove all the temp files from your system. You can remove all temp file through Disk Cleanup. To run Disk Cleanup click on Start > All Programs > Accessories, > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Choose C drive from here and run it. First Disk Cleanup will scan your system and locate all temp files. You can later on choose which files you want to delete and which you want to skip. You can do this one by one for each partition. Another easier way for doing the same thing is through CCleaner. A free tool to wipe out unwanted files from the system.

Third Solution: For temporary period disable all antivirus and any other security software that may conflict with the game. It is also good to disable firewall. Test the game and turn it on back after sometime.

Fourth Solution: Download and install the latest version of DirectX from Official site (or click here to download latest version of DirectX).

Fifth Solution: Try to update your Graphic Card Drivers to latest version. This will resolve the issue. Most of the game launch problem appear only due to outdated video drivers. nVidia Graphic Card user try to download and install driver from NVidia Latest Driver Version and for AMD (ATI) Graphic Cards try to download and install latest driver from AMD Catalyst.

Sixth Solution: If you are unable to solve your issue after installing latest version of video card driver then I would recommend you to roll back video card drivers so that a new issue does not appear.

Seventh Solution: If your machine has multi-core processor, then try to hook the game on single core.

Eighth Solution: If above solution are not working then try to disable and enable the 3GB switch. To enable the 3GB switch on Windows Vista or Windows 7 launch command prompt. In command prompt type: bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072 \and hit enter. Restart your pc. To turni t offer you have to type bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa back in cmd.

Some general steps to fix mostly Crashes and Errors:

To play latest game you need latest version of DirectX and graphics drivers installed, so therefore make sure your system installed with latest version of DirectX and graphics drivers.

If you’re using windows 7 or windows vista then I would like to suggest you to disable the UAC. To disable UAC click on Star. In the search box type UAC. Click on ok. From the window you have to reduce the security level. You can configure the same to Never notify and click on OK. Save the settings and restart your pc once. The UAC (User Account Control UAC) help to prevent unauthorized changes on your computer. This changes to the computer it require administrator privileges, you will be notified by the UAC.

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Re: How to Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashing, No Sound, Poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors

It is always better if you go ahead with checking the system requirement of game that you are trying to play. Some machines does not meet the enugh system requirement due to which they face the problem.

Dark Waters Minimum System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
  • DirectX: 9.1c
  • Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard
  • Additional: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required Internet Connection required for online activation
Dark Waters Recommended System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core with 3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260
  • DirectX: 9.1c
  • Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard
  • Additional: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required Internet Connection required for online activation.

Solution for Risen 2: Dark Waters cannot launch, Stuck at launcher, Crashes when clicking on launcher Fix

Possible Solution 1: Verify integrity of your game cache on Steam
  • Launch Steam
  • Right-click on the game and choose Properties from the Library section
  • choose the Local Files tab and after that make click on the Verify integrity of game cache ... button
  • Steam will verify the game files - this process may take several minutes and Once the process is complete, the window will close automatically.
Once you have verified the integrity of game cache, you can verify that the files are OK by browsing in your Steam directory: .. \ \ Steam \ \ steamapps \ \ [USERNAME] \ \ and choice rename or delete your file. Note: If you play a solo game, and you want to keep your backups, rename the game directory, The next time you launch the game, the files will be extracted from the cache files of the game If you want to restore your backup, copy the SAVE folder from your old game again.

Possible Solution 2: Try to lower desktop resolutions and this will help you to solve your issue.


Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Missing Texture Fix
  • First steps to solve Missing Texture is to Disable Post Processing Effects from the game option
  • If Disable Post Processing Effects doesn’t help you then try to update hardware driver like Graphic Card and Sound Card to latest version, if you’re not able to solve issue after updating to latest version then try to rollback to previous and then make sure your getting issue or not.
  • Computer resolution may cause the Missing Texture and so therefore try to launch the game with different resolution.
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Re: How to Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashing, No Sound, Poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors

Solution for Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashes During or after the loading screen
  • Most time this issue occurs due to antivirus and so therefore I would like to suggest you to disable antivirus on your system before launching this game. Along with this I would like to suggest you to add Risen 2: Dark Waters for PC to your firewall exceptions list, this will help you to fix Crashes During or after the screen loads.
  • Try to validate steam files because I think your game installation corrupted and so therefore your getting the issue, you can try to reinstall game although before this I would like to suggest you to perform Verify integrity of game cache as said above.

Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crash to Desktop (CTD) and Black Screen issue
  • To solve this issue first of all go to the below location:
    Quote:
    32bit – C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Risen 2: Dark Waters.exe
    64bit – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Risen 2: Dark Waters.exe
    Right click on the Risen 2: Dark Waters.exe and after that select Run as Administrator, enter the appropriate password to run this game on administrator mode.
  • If above solution is not working then try to run game in compatibility mode, to run this game in compatibility mode you need to go through these steps. Right click on the Risen 2: Dark Waters.exe file and then click on properties. From properties go to the compatibility mode tab and click on run this program in compatibility mode check box. Select the windows 98 in drop down box.
  • You might get this issue due to the internet connection also. So just make sure you are connected to internet and along with this try to restarting Steam on your computer. Along with this I would like to suggest you to disabling Vsync and multi-sampling and turning down environment detail levels.
  • If above all solution not working to solve your issue then try to run the game in different solution and also update the all graphics and sound card driver to latest version…

Troubleshooting No Sound, Sound Error, Sound Problems and Sound Stuttering problems:
  • To fix all sound problem make sure you have installed the latest version of DirectX, if you’re using old version or not installed DirectX then you will face the sound issue and so therefore it’s very important to install or update latest version of DirectX.
  • Reduction of DirectSound hardware acceleration: If Microsoft DirectX 6.0 or later installed on your computer, disable DirectSound hardware acceleration. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Go to Start, choose Run. Type dxdiag in the Open box and after that click OK.
    2. Now you will get application >> go to Sound tab.
    3. Under DirectX Features, move the hardware acceleration level audio to the far left (to the No acceleration setting).
    4. Select Exit, and then start the game
  • When you start Microsoft Windows in normal mode, several programs start automatically and run in the background, some of these programs can interfere with the execution of the game along with antivirus and utilities system. You can prevent the automatic startup of these programs through msconfig. To run this procedure, you must be logged on as administrator. To restart the computer by using a clean boot in Windows, follow the steps below.
    1. Go to Start and after that make choose Run, now on run type msconfig in the Open box and hit OK.
    2. Now you will get system configure utility windows and under that go to General tab, choose Selective Startup radio button.
    3. Under Selective Startup, make uncheck mark on following check boxes:
    4. Process SYSTEM.INI File
    5. Win.ini File
    6. Load Startup Items
    7. On the Services tab, choose the checkbox Hide All Microsoft Services check box and after that choose Disable All button.Choose OK, and Restart.
  • Update the sound card drivers Contact the manufacturer of your sound card on how to obtain and install the latest version of the card driver. To identify the name and the manufacturer of your sound driver, follow these steps: Go to Start, choose Run. Now here type dxdiag in the Open box, then choose OK. You will see windows and under that go to Sound tab and there under Device, look for Name and under Driver, look for Provider.
  • Definition of games compatible device as the default playback device:
    • Choose Start, point to Settings and choose Control Panel.
    • Double-choose Multimedia.
    • On the Audio tab, choose Game Compatible Device in the Device box in the Read.
    • Activate the checkbox Use only default devices, and then choose OK.
    • Close the Control Panel.
    • Restart the computer.
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Re: How to Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashing, No Sound, Poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors

Steps to fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Low FPS, Freezing and Bad Frame rate Fix

Try to run your game with low graphics and along with try to follow below settings:
  1. Close all programs that you are not using.
  2. Configure the game to use software rendering
  3. Change the sound quality of the game to low
  4. Download and install latest video driver

Make sure Virtual Memory is enabled
  • To do this, follow these steps:
  • Choose Start, point to Settings and choose Control Panel.
  • Double-choose System.
  • Choose the Performance tab.
  • Choose Virtual Memory.
  • Make sure the box next to Disable virtual memory. (Not recommended) is disabled.
  • Choose Let Windows manage virtual memory settings. (Recommended) and choose OK.
  • Restart the computer when prompted.

Increase the amount of free space on your hard drive: Increase the amount of free space on the hard disk where your pagefile virtual memory. If you have configured your computer to let Windows manage your virtual memory settings. To increase the amount of free space on the hard disk you can run disk cleanup to clean temp folders.
  1. Choose Start, point to Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then choose Disk Cleanup.
  2. In the Drives box, choose the drive you want to clean and choose OK.
  3. Under Files to delete, select the following check boxes, then choose OK:
  4. Temporary Internet Files
  5. Downloaded Program Files
  6. Temporary files

Uninstall unused programs
  • Choose Start, point to Settings and choose Control Panel.
  • Double-click Add / Remove Programs.
  • Under the Install / Uninstall tab, choose on a program you do not use frequently, then choose Add / Remove.
  • Follow the screen instructions to uninstall the program.

Try to disable options from graphic options in game menu:
  1. Disable Motion Blur
  2. Disable Shadows
  3. Disable Triple Buffering
  4. Optimize the game for multi cores using this console tweak: seta r_useThreadedRenderer “2
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Re: How to Fix Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashing, No Sound, Poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors

Steps to solve Risen 2: Dark Waters Crashes, Freezes, or Black Screen at start or after Intro Video
  • Try to Launch the game with Novid added to launch options of Steam. Along with this I would like to suggest you to verify the game cache for corrupted game files and error. To Verify the game cache you cam go through steps as given above. There are lots of issue to game crashing like old driver, antivirus and corrupted game file. So there its necessary to disable antivirus and update all driver to latest version to solve crashing and freezing issue.
  • You should check the requirements for your gaming computer configurations. Some games require high CPU and RAM resources. If your computer configurations are weak then you will not be able to run the game smoothly. It will freeze due to a shortage of RAM and CPU resources. You will need to update the basic requirements. Keep a good registry cleaner in your system which can analyze and fix any errors instantly.
  • Try reducing the hardware acceleration: When using the hardware acceleration the system would work slow. But some games need it. To reduce the hardware acceleration go to the start > Control Panel. Now in control panel make double click on System and after that go to Performance tab and click Display. Now here move the Hardware Acceleration slider towards right. Once you finish everything just save the all setting and after that restart the computer when you are prompted.
  • The default refresh rate of your display adapter: If you set the refresh rate to a value not supported by the monitor the game will freeze. You can refer to the monitor manual to find out a proepr refresh rate. Click on Start and in search box type dxdiag.exe. In that you have to go in More Help > Change. Here select Value. You can type the Value that will change the refresh rate of both, your video adapter and monitor.
  • If your using Quad Core and Multi-Core PCs then I think you should disable other cores to make the game more stable. For that launch the game and miniize it. Then launch Task Manager. Right click on the Risen 2.exe process and choose set Affinity. From here remove tick from all core. Just leave any one of them selected and then test back.

So above all is different solution to fix and troubleshoot sound, poor FPS, Black Screen, Errors and along with crashing, Black screen i hope these all steps helps you to fix issue of Risen 2: Dark Waters game.
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