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:
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.
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 Most of the game launch problem appear only due to outdated video drivers.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.