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Game crashes at the end of Descent

I've played through what looks like the last bit of Descent 3 times, but each time right after I throw the spear into the heart, the game stops responding.

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  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    Just finished my 4th attempt, restarted before this one. The heart starts to shake, then the game just freezes. My guess is there's a cut-scene trying to start, but it's just not happening here.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭
    edited May 15, 2019

    Tried again, crashed again. Here's an image of what it looks like at the end.
    https://imgur.com/5TC6XN6

  • Similar problem but I got to 75% on the torment - then nothing, branded kept appearing I kept killing them, but the torment was never targetable after - I thought if I died I could restaret from a checkpoint but could even tab out and watch videos or come onto this forum, die and be ressed by aurene so that - does the fact that the meta had started influence this? Anyway have to try again - or wait until bugs are sorted.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    Not quite, I can't chat, use any skills, open any menus, close the game, it just crashes with a system dialogue box. Figure I'll try again after the next fix.
    I'm running the game through Steam with Proton, I'm running Ubuntu. I expect that has a lot to do with it. Honestly, I feel pretty lucky that this is the first time something like this has come up for me, but it's kind of a big deal not being able to see the end of the story, and not being able to start the skyscale collections.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    Just tried again with the latest build, still no luck.

  • I just tried to finish descent on the latest build and I still crash right before the final fight

  • I had the same thing happening. I didn't close the game as my cat jumped in my lap, next thing I know, it was some big light (I guess the heart exploding) that tool about 20 seconds, then cut directly in the end scene with Aurene saying "share it with all of you".
    Also lots of "discovered" during the Descent, without saying precisely what. Also "we're blood brother's now". Nobody checks the script for this kind of errors?

  • same problem here after stabbing the heart it explode but just keep freezing it wont go into that cut seen.

  • same also . even tried with a friend still crashes just after i spear him

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    Just tried again for i think the 6th time, same crash.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    @Glory.6918 said:
    same problem here after stabbing the heart it explode but just keep freezing it wont go into that cut seen.

    Are you running linux too or are you on Windows? Wondering if it's just an issue with unsupported OS or if it's a bigger issue. Hoping it's on Windows too, otherwise I don't see a fix coming.

  • Scande.5908Scande.5908 Member ✭✭
    edited May 20, 2019

    I too am playing on Linux, so not sure if it's the setup I use or game specific.

    First time playing the instance I got to see a cut scene, but it ended on a blackscreen and a crash. The next 3 times the game froze before the cutscene was supposed to happen.
    To play GW2 on Ubuntu I used the installer setup from I too am playing on Linux, so not sure if it's the setup I use or game specific.

    First time playing the instance I got to see a cut scene, but it ended on a blackscreen and a crash. The next 3 times it crashed before the cutscene was supposed to happen. Before the third redo I did let the client "repair" my game after having skipped that step the first 2 times (It asked me each time).

    To play GW2 on Ubuntu I used the installer setup from this thread this thread which runs quite well except for an occasional crash before, but never after entering a story instance (e.g. when loading a regular map).

    More details in this post.

  • @happyday.1503 said:

    @Glory.6918 said:
    same problem here after stabbing the heart it explode but just keep freezing it wont go into that cut seen.

    Are you running linux too or are you on Windows? Wondering if it's just an issue with unsupported OS or if it's a bigger issue. Hoping it's on Windows too, otherwise I don't see a fix coming.

    Yes playing guildwars 2 on linux here through wine and playonlinux a graphic environment for wine. have installed a later version of wine a few days ago so i should retake the last episode again and see if i still get the freeze

  • ArmoredVehicle.2849ArmoredVehicle.2849 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    I've had 0 issues with this part of the game, I will try to run this a few times on my systems and will report back to you. In the mean time let's try to go by elimination by checking a few possible causes for this.

    In terminal run these 2 commands (case sensitive):
    ulimit -Hn
    ulimit -Sn

    They both will output a number, could you please post it here?


    Test Report #1:
    Played through the 'Descent' chapter till the end. No issues encountered.
    System Specs: Ryzen 1700X, 16GB Ram, GTX 1060 6GB (drivers v418.52.05) - Distro: Debian 9
    This test was done using WineD3D (OpenGL), not with the new D9VK.

    Test Report #2:
    Again played through the entire chapter twice without any issues.
    System Specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8GB Ram, GT 1030 2GB (drivers 418.52.03) - Distro: Xubuntu 19.10
    This test was ran twice using using both WineD3D (OpenGL) and D9VK.

    So far all 3 tests have completed successfully.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    ulimit -Hn = 4096
    ulimit -Sn = 1024
    System Specs: Intel G3258, 12GB RAM, 750TI (nvidia driver 390.116), Proton 3.7-8 and Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    Thanks for your input @ArmoredVehicle.2849

  • ArmoredVehicle.2849ArmoredVehicle.2849 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2019

    @happyday.1503 said:
    ulimit -Hn = 4096
    ulimit -Sn = 1024
    System Specs: Intel G3258, 12GB RAM, 750TI (nvidia driver 390.116), Proton 3.7-8 and Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    Thanks for your input @ArmoredVehicle.2849

    Those values on the ulimit are most likely the reason of the freezes, for Wine gaming (and Proton) they need to be much higher. Check out the Troubleshooting section over here: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/31192/playing-guild-wars-2-on-linux-performance-optimizations-and-more/p1?new=1

    I wrote a small guide how to increase those limits, let me know if you get stuck, will try my best to help.

  • happyday.1503happyday.1503 Member ✭✭

    Thanks, I increased the limits by double, then (after rebooting and letting GW2 verify and repair when it crashed) used the numbers you recommended in the other post, crashed again.
    https://imgur.com/ez1IfB0
    I'm currently downloading the OpenGL package you made (thanks for that!), I'll try that next time and see if that makes a difference.

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