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Just An FYI

Friday, September 11, 2009

If any of you follow me on Twitter you'll know that my LOTRO client has been crashing. So, this is just an FYI to the rest of my readers that I haven't been able to log into LOTRO for the past week or so beyond a few minutes (the time it takes for the client to crash). I'm in contact with Turbine Customer Support but this can be a lengthy process and right now they're studying my problem. Hopefully I'll be back up and running soon. I unfortunately missed the Massive Hobbits storming of Weathertop. Oh well.

EDIT: I needn't have bothered with this post since I think I found the root cause of the crashing tonight. With excellent help from the Turbine Customer Support team I managed to track the problem back to the anti-aliasing setting. The in-game AA setting interferes with the Catalyst Control Center adaptive anti-aliasing setting for my graphics cards. Or rather visa-versa. So, I just disable the AAA card setting and bam, no more crashing.

Why did I suddenly get this problem after the windows reinstall and not before? Well, I thought I those settings had been activated before, when they really weren't. At least all is now well in LOTRO land for this adventurer.

3 Responses to "Just An FYI"

Sean Says:

Glad it's working for you again! There's nothing more frustrating than setting aside time to play the game, only to have the game not work.

Tony Says:

Hm, what type of ATI card do you have? I have a HD 3870 and that's not been an issue at all.

Perhaps it's something that'll be fixed in a future catalyst update, though. Reminds me, I still need to download the one released last week...

Wish they handled that automatically.

Jaxom92 Says:

I have two Radeon HD 4870s. I didn't have an issue until I had to reinstall windows so it's not the cards themselves as far as I can tell.

I've determined that if I keep anitaliasing off I don't have the crashes and that doesn't contribute a whole lot to image quality so I can live with it. Just drives me nuts that there wasn't a problem before and the hardware hasn't changed.