Crash after 10 minutes of play with no error message

My client dies after about 10 minutes without an error message. The game just dies and goes to desktop. Anyone else having similar trouble?

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Are you using an NVIDIA graphics card? And if so, which drivers?

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Nvidia driver 432, it was working just fine till a few days ago. Something changed.

Yeah, I had to update my drivers yesterday. I’d been using 432 for a long long time without any crashes and suddenly it was dumping me out repeatedly.
Try 436.15 - that seems to have fixed it for me, hope it gets you sorted too!

You need to roll back on those drivers, not sure which version, but definitely not the current one.

I spoke too soon. Earlier driver is better, but it still crashes every 10 minutes. It used to crash very rarely.

Rolled back to 7/24/19

I tried 436.15 and 40 minutes in, it seems to be working.

Back To The Same Problem.

436 was stable for a few days, but today I keep crashing to desktop.

Not all earlier drivers are stable with SWL, which driver version are you using?

Since today it started crashing me to desktop as well, do you confirm those drivers fixed it for you ?
I was using the same 432 so I will try updating to 436.15 …

Yup, I haven’t crashed since I updated to 436.15.

I’ve been crashing all day. I haven’t spent a total of 10 minutes in game, for logging in maybe 15 attempts. I just rolled back to the 436.15 version and lasted about 2 minutes longer in game before the game completely froze. I had to close the game from my Task Manager.

Is anyone else still crashing even after rolling back to the 436.15 driver?

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Thanks a lot drivers 436.15 seems to have fixed it for me.
They did so well that I don’t seem to see any CF crash too crosses figers knocks on wood


can you please fix this… ridiculous that u don’t fix it… just updated my win10

This is Not a Funcom Problem Murin - try some of the solutions you see on this page.

I’m having the same problem. Sorry, but could you please explain how to go about rolling back to earlier versions? I’m frankly not even sure how to see which version I have…

To see your version you need to open Nvidia control panel from either the taskbar or searching for it in the start menu:

Search for your card version on this page, and download the version you want:

Starting about 3 months ago, I have the same problem described. A crash to desktop with no message (very occasionally a system freeze with sound working but video and mouse frozen). The sequence is usually as follows:

  1. Crash after 1 minute.
  2. Restart.
  3. Crash after 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Give up.

Basically, all I’ve been doing for the past couple of months is log in to get my daily rewards and send my agents off on their next missions. The constant crashes have made everything else pointless.

I have an Alienware laptop with a GeForce 1050 Ti, i7-7700. Nvidia Control Panel is apparently not installed, but GeForce Experience tells me my driver version is the supposedly stable 436.15. That version apparently works for others on this thread, but not for me.

Is there any way to get support from Funcom on this? I see they have not responded to this thread.

I have to disagree. SWL is the only game on which I get crashes, which suggests that it is definitely a Funcom problem.

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Just upgraded to driver version 441.66. Same problem.

I just tried to give Legends a shot (I started as a lifetime member on the original SW).

The thing I did realize is that yes, there are crashes and they are really as in really frequent. Mind you, this is the only game that just crashes. On full screen, every 2-3 minutes it freezes for a few seconds and then insta-crashes to desktop.

On windowed mode, it will last a few minutes longer, and then hit with a “Runtime Error” and crash.

I have an Nvidia 2080 RTX, 8GB VRAM
i7-8700 3.2GHz
UHD (4k) Display
Win 10

Edit: And 442.19 drivers.

This doesn’t look like a driver issue. It appears more like a shader or optimization error within the 3D engine itself.

It’s an Nvidia problem when it affects more than one product. Degrading my system is not a solution.

I see that these posts go back four months with no response from funcom. Folks you should have the courage to just shoot SW in the head.