Windows 10: Game problems after Win update (Fallout4 & SC Blackl.)

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  1.    03 Jun 2017 #1

    Game problems after Win update (Fallout4 & SC Blackl.)

    Hi guys.
    Sorry if I'm reposting something. I googled my problems and nothings come up too reliable.

    I was playing Fallout 4 a lot for a few weeks before I got the new Windows 10 update. When I started playing again after the update, the game was lagging and became unplayable. I tried a solution where you reduce the amount of paging file used (if I remember correctly) and it wasn't working.

    I ditched Fallout 4 for the time being (who cares anyways) and decided to try some of the other 100 games I've yet to finish and launched Splinter Cell Blacklist. Everything was running pretty smooth there until a certain point where the game crashed every time. This is hardly due to the update since the game was fine until that one part. But I googled this problem and the only thing I found was a forum post saying it was a problem with a corridor with red light (which was kinda the deal). The only solution there was to switch from DirectX 11 to 9 or something which I did and sadly that didn't work.

    I have kinda just recently moved completely to PC from consoles and started using Steam almost exclusively and I don't regret that but this I find really frustrating how every update, patch etc can become fatal and prevent you from playing given games. This is a problem with PC gaming I find rarely used when people are arguing about what's best...strange.

    Well, hopefully you guys can give me pointers. I hate having unfinished games that are only unfinished because of technical issues.
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  2. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #2

    I always recommend using DDU to uninstall your graphics drivers in safe mode after a new OS upgrade. You can get it here: Official Display Driver Uninstaller DDU Download

    I would recommend having the newest graphics driver sitting on your desktop so that you can install it once DDU does it's thing and then reboots.

    That could fix your issues, especially if everything was working fine before the update.
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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #3

    ah okay. Thanks for the reply.
    I'm also getting pretty confused overall about NVIDIA driver stuff. The whole geForce Experience stuff and all. I barely know where to go anymore to check for latest drivers or if Windows does it automatically. But this is worth a shot.

    But I can't imagine this fixing the SC:BL problem. Could there be a solution for that or is that something I'll need to wait for Ubisoft to fix? Like a more direct game problem?
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  4. blackroseMD1's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #4

    You can grab the official Nvidia drivers here: NVIDIA

    You really only need to install the graphics driver and PhysX. Geforce Experience will make it easier for you to stay up to date with new drivers, but it's not absolutely necessary.

    As far as Splinter Cell time it crashes, can you look in the Event Viewer to see what the error is and post it here? Might help to figure out the root cause.

    You can access Event Viewer by right clicking on the Start Button and selecting it from the menu that pops up. The error you'd be looking for would likely be under Windows Logs>Application. You'll want to look in Windows Logs>System as well though.
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #5

    I installed what I think was the right drivers and rebooted. When I ran Fallout 4 now, the menu didn't even respond, my mouse was moving between monitors and stuff I haven't seen before. I could skip the intro and press a key but then nothing. What's more I exited the game and my mouse started lagging on the TV. Had to switch source and back to fix that. I've been having difficulties with my TV though as well, it blinks at times after entering a full screen application and when exiting and stuff. Dunno maybe it's part of the graphics card after all but my card is relatively new. GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I'm no graphics card expert though.

    I think the margins of possible problems is getting huge now. This Fallout problem has to be a different issue though, something about how it runs, I've had such problems with it before.
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #6

    oohh sigh nevermind I have a controller connected after Splinter Cell. I guess that's &"$%# overwriting the mouse whatever I'll try again.....

    ........and I got into the game but same problem, still lagging and unplayable.

    Just tried a simple solution I thought I already did....turning off Game Mode but again sadly nothing changed but that's out of the way then. Unless I need to restart or something after turning it off
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  7. essenbe's Avatar
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       03 Jun 2017 #7

    Siggi Trust, your system specs say you have a 1 Gb graphics card. If I am not mistaken Fallout 4 recommends 3 GB. Maybe try running it on low graphics settings and maybe even lower the resolution. It's worth a try.
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  8.    03 Jun 2017 #8

    no sorry I have 2 GB it seems. But it ran perfectly before the update.
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  9. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       03 Jun 2017 #9

    Ok, it was worth a try. I don't play that game but none of the updates have bothered me with the games I play. Do you think a reinstall of the game is worth a try?
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  10.    03 Jun 2017 #10

    I haven't thought about it yet. I wanted to follow up on any solutions and changes online first. It seems there are plenty of problems with this update for gaming and plenty other. I thought if it would be worth waiting for any other updates, if it's this flawed then Microsoft has to fix it right? Or is waiting for such a thing something that'll take months?

    I saw that the new Game Mode doesn't work well with some games but doesn't seem to be the culprit here. Nother thing is I'm using a Full HD TV for my computer. It's always been fine though but for the past months it's been flickering like I said above. Can't believe the TV itself can cause major flaws tough. But after my internet probing for this problem I've stared thinking all that could be graphic related. I get blue streaks in textures and various graphics after exiting big applications like games and after launching them. Restarting the TV works to fix it and everythings fine after that while running a game until I exit it.
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