Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

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    Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Andytizer on Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:16 pm

    A comprehensive guide of Dark Souls' bugs, fixes and workarounds is available here: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Dark_Souls:_Prepare_to_Die_Edition

    It includes a large number of fixes including:
    Durante high resolution patch
    ATI/AMD performance
    network settings
    controller fixes

    If you discover a new fix, please add it in, no account required.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Barbetos on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:16 am

    I will have to give this a read. Thanks for the post.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by vyktar on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:08 am

    This doesn't solve my issue.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:10 am

    vyktar wrote:This doesn't solve my issue.

    Well that's a shame.

    Could you tell us what your issue is?


    Also check to see if it is mentioned in the PC resources thread if you haven't already.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Ikbosh on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:44 am

    Nice to see my GFWL Live fix is moving around to other Dark Souls PC players happy



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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by IKOUP on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:43 am

    I'm having a lot of trouble getting the game to run on my computer. I'm wondering what exactly is going on, if anyone can help me. Once I'm actually in the game, it's running at something like 10-15FPS, and it is incredibly difficult to play.

    I doubt it has anything to do with my laptop itself, considering the specs on it are pretty high.

    I'm running on 6GB of Ram, Geforce GT 640M with 2GB dedicated VRAM, and Intel Core i7-3610Qm Processor. I'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or the game isn't using my nvidia graphics card, and is stuck using the integrated card.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:15 am

    Hey you still on? I could probably help you with that easily.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:18 am

    Revan, there is a thread you are needed in, a man keeps getting force signed out of the game. This mission, should you choose to accept it...

    EDIT: Why did I post this in a thread instead of sending you a PM. Look Skyward
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:34 am

    Haha yeah just got back on was going through a lot of threads.

    Accepted. *Something in background self-destructs*(Don't want my computer too silly )

    IKOUP: Just PM me or leave me a post here when you get back or something an I'll help you out.



    Guess I shouldn't double post....

    Okay so firstly the easiest way to start it with your preferred option is just right click on the shortcut/application and choose 'Run with Graphics proccesssor' then choose the Nvidia one.

    This will just run it with that for this time only. But do that and check if it fixes your FPS issue. If it does I'll show you how to make that automatic for Dark Souls.

    If not... Then I'll try something else silly


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by IKOUP on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:31 am

    I can't find the option to open with the nvidia graphics card. :/ Right clicking it isn't opening any options to run it with the graphics card, that I can see.

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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by IKOUP on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:32 am

    Is there a live chat that I can get going with you? It would probably be significantly easier haha.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:34 am

    Got skype?


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by IKOUP on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:35 am

    Yes sir, I'm gonna send you my name via inbox.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:36 am

    Smart move, never keep your Skype info out in the open on a forum.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Montante on Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:41 am

    When I launch the game through steam it takes several minutes for it to actually run. I'm stuck with a black screen in a window that's not answering, although I hear the Windows Live sounds going on behind it as my profile is logged in and whatnot. When it's done the game runs absolutely perfect without issues.

    Got any idea what's taking so long for the game to start?
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:58 am

    Maybe someone should buy me the game on steam, make it eaiser to fix all these problems winking

    Hahaha, anyway.... Well as it's still working for you that's great even if it does take ages to start.

    - Are you using Nvidia control panel settings? If so try to disable any that are overriding the default game settings.

    - Try disabling Vsync.

    - If there is a start-up section ie Logos and cutscene etc. Try see if you can disable it via game settings or .ini modifications.

    - Oh and try playing in your monitor's native resolution if you aren't already.

    Ummm that's what I can think of atm, let me know if anything works.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Montante on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:27 pm

    Thank you, Revan, I somehow got it to boot much faster than before. I don't really know what I did, I changed some settings around in the nVidia control panel (disabling vSync, for one), but that didn't have any effect. At first, anyway.

    A couple of tries later and it boots up in just a matter of seconds, even after I've shut down and restarted the computer. I then flicked all of the settings back to how they were before, and it still works just as well.

    I don't know what happened, but I'm glad it did. Perhaps it's one of those problems where it helps just to talk about it. Thank you. happy
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:29 pm

    Montante wrote:Thank you, Revan, I somehow got it to boot much faster than before. I don't really know what I did, I changed some settings around in the nVidia control panel (disabling vSync, for one), but that didn't have any effect. At first, anyway.

    A couple of tries later and it boots up in just a matter of seconds, even after I've shut down and restarted the computer. I then flicked all of the settings back to how they were before, and it still works just as well.

    I don't know what happened, but I'm glad it did. Perhaps it's one of those problems where it helps just to talk about it. Thank you. happy

    No problem, glad to be of help.
    If you get any other problems, you know who to talk to silly


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Veradox on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:06 pm

    I downloaded a cracked version for a try, liked the game and actually bought it. Now goes the funny part - for some reason I can run a cracked version like no problem, but running the legit one is not possible. I tried to start it with Steam, and get just 2 processes running - DARK SOULS.EXE (0% CPU time) and DATA.EXE (25% CPU time sharp). It woun't even show any window. Just 2 processes stuck.
    Any ideas how to fix this stuff? Waiting 15 minutes already... No progress.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:30 pm

    Kinda hard to know without much information.

    What operating System are you using?
    Are you using any of the mods for the game, such as the resolution one?

    - Check to see if Steam is trying to update it?

    - Try run it as an administrator.

    - Try disable(or put into a gaming mode) your anti-virus and then launching the game.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Veradox on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:41 pm

    Anti-virus was blocking it. Disabled - and it roxx like hell happy
    Thanks for the tip!


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by LordRevan on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:51 pm

    No problem. Glad to help 8)

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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by omegaweapon on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:40 pm

    hi guys, i have a little problem,
    the game will slow down after 1 or 2 hours of playing, the only way is to restart my pc.
    i guess its because of poor memory allocation, is there any way to fix this? something like a external program?
    i have 3 gig ram, ati 5400, using dsfix and dsmfix mods. and using 1024* 728 resolution (the game didn't start at 800 * 600 :p), playing offline.
    thanks in advance happy.
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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by Veradox on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:05 am

    Hi Omega!
    Hope you run MS Windows XP/7?
    Give it a try checking the size of your Page File. You can check it rightclicking on My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced tab -> Performance section Settings button.
    Navigate to Advanced tab and take a look at the Virtual Memory section. Recommended size of paging file for your case would be 4500MB. If it is less - feel free to change it to a bigger one (not more than 6000MB is recommended). Don't forget to press "Set" button after changing the file size, so it applies. Then reboot and another run to check if game still slows down.

    Praise the Sun

    P.S. Please note that page file will occupy space on your hard drive, meaning that you need to have enough free space to let the trick work.


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    Re: Ultimate fixes/troubleshooting guide for Dark Souls PC

    Post by omegaweapon on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:47 pm

    hmm i swear i posted my answer but somehow something goes wrong i think :S

    thanks veradox, but i already have maximum page file (4095 mB) i squeezed all i could from my pc silly
    hmm then i guess its the end huh, i must live with it happy.
    thanks anyway

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