There Is A Possible Fix For Dishonored Crash Error

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While it hasn’t turned into an epidemic, many owners of the PC edition of Dishonored are experiencing a fatal crash error that renders the game unplayable. The issue affects people using an ATI graphics card, and involves suddenly ceasing to function, then displaying a cascading error stream before crashing and returning players to the desktop. Once it happens, it will not work again, which really, really sucks since the game isn’t freeware.

This is obviously a major pain in the ass (and once again, proof that developers really are playing favorites with Nvidia,) but Bethesda has suggested a fix that appears to work for most people who suffer the problem. This fix may not have universal applicability, but if you experience the error, try the following:

* Install the game on your C: drive.
* Check the game’s cache integrity.
* Revert to an earlier version of ATI’s Catalyst drivers.

If you’ve experienced this error, let us know in comments if this fix works. And in the meantime, the rest of you could consider customizing your Dishonored experience with our handy guide to .ini tweaks.

Via PC GamesN

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9 Comments on There Is A Possible Fix For Dishonored Crash Error


On October 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

It works! THANK YOU SO MUCH! move folder to C drive works!


On October 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

hey gamefront

I have anoter crash that give me this error: d3derr_driverinternalerror
do you think you know what is this?


On October 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

It’s amazing that devs get away with basically ignoring ATI. Something this serious really should have been caught, but a lot of devs only test Nvidia.


On October 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Give me a break. I just finished and I’m going through a second time to do everything a little different and I have yet to have a crash or bug of any sort and I’m using an ATI HD 7950. The fact that the game is this good and this bug free is amazing and a nice change of pace.
No, I give this game two big thumbs way way up.


On October 12, 2012 at 4:34 am

I’m on a Nvidia card (GTX570) and I’m getting this issue. I managed to get it to work by verifying cache integrity. This lasts after the verify but then stops after playing the game meaning I have to check it again :P


On October 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

Isn’t just ATI, same issue with an nVidia 580, so no one playing “Favorites” like the writer stated blankly.


On October 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm

game crashes on entering golden cat or distillery. I’ve tried the windowed option (as recommended on some sites) and it still crashes. I’m running on Nvidia (Extremely biased journalism btw) any advice on fixing this would be nice.


On January 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Hi all!
Here u are!the ultimate dishonored app crash (long error kernel….)fix with ati card !
1-just right click desktop and click on screen resolution and see your current resolution
2-right click desktop and go to amd vision engine control center(amd ati catalyst software)
3-open ‘my vga displays’ > ‘properties(vga display)’
4-untick ‘Use extended display identification data(edid) or driver defaults’
5-set your resoulution in step1 u see and the refresh rate too 60-200hz(its 75 for me, depend on your monitor)
6- now take a breath and open my lovely game of the year best story best action best… Dishonored with no f***g error! cheers!
sorry for my english!


On January 3, 2014 at 11:42 am

Ardalan it worked! Thank you so much! I can play the game now with no crashes.