Crashing Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on the PC Eats Up Your Hard Drive Space


Let’s face it: love ‘em or hate ‘em, PC games have a tendency to crash every now and again. It’s frustrating, but usually all it eats up is some of your time. If you’re playing Rainbow Six Vegas 2 however, it can take away a chunk of your hard drive space as well. Many eagle-eyed PC gamers have noticed a bizarre issue with the game where it creates a “Crash Report” every time the game fails that somehow takes up 850 MB of space for each instance where it crashes. That means each game crash is like a little timer ticking away part of your hard drive space. Luckily the files can be simply deleted without affecting the game it seems, but this is still a strange thing for a game to do. Just how much space do you need to record the words “game no work?”

Via Ubisoft Forums

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8 Comments on Crashing Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on the PC Eats Up Your Hard Drive Space


On April 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Just checked my directory had a 300MB report, this is terrible coding on their part.


On April 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Ha! I’m not in the least bit surprised considering how badly this (and the previous Vegas) were ported over to the PC. It’s so bad that I really wish they would even stop to bother trying. Console games ported to the PC usually suck for the PC(Vegas 1 and 2, Red Faction 2, Assassins Creed, Unreal Tournament 3, all come to mind), but PC games ported to the console usually turned out well (Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six 1 for example).


On April 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Unreal Tournament 3 Was ported from pc to console.

COL James Slate

On April 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Yes, UT3 was ported from PC to console


On April 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm

49 probably thought that because although ut3 was released on pc first, it felt like one of those pc games with console people in mind. ex. deus ex 2, thief 3.
funny how cliffy b went on and on about the pc community, when in fact the game just sucked. give us assault back you mofos! screw the skateboards and tanks!


On April 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Well I’m glad mine hasn’t craashed yet, I’m glad to be aware of this issue since my HD space is constantly being filled. So far in my opinion is that it’s a fun game, I miss my Rogue Spear but this is still pretty fun. And yeah, I want Assault back in Unreal, that was one very fun game. PC to Console usually ends in disaster, Half Life 2 for Xbox is a nightmare that haunts me. Console to PC is odd for me, Assassin’s Creed for me feels like it doesn’t belong on a mouse/keyboard configuration, and playing with a 360 controller just makes me feel like I should get a console then. But somehow FPS games are getting released first on Consoles now, which is really bizarre. PC in my opinion is the father of FPS awesome.


On April 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I had a crash report that took up 1.2Gigs


On April 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Woops, I was actually thinking of Gears of War. Thanks for the corrections.