Bugs & Issues

Started by Mikey, Oct 07, 2014, 07:58:15 AM

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Chris!(($$))!

Chris!(($$))!

#120
Only issue I'm seeing so far is after using the Bolt gun a frozen bolt gun will be copied and float statically in the location it was fired.

vikingr

vikingr

#121
Happened to me a couple pf times too. Not sure if it is bolt gun only though.

Darkblade 25

Darkblade 25

#122
I had the same problems when I woke up everything was black and I can go through walls I really wanted to play my game.

Flexserve

Flexserve

#123
Quote from: Chris!(($$))! on Feb 02, 2015, 07:16:25 AM
Only issue I'm seeing so far is after using the Bolt gun a frozen bolt gun will be copied and float statically in the location it was fired.

I have floating pistol EVERY play through on 3 different machines as well. The elevator mission the pistol floats in front of the door. (This shot NOT DSR'd )



DSR (if you have powerful Nvidia Card fixes the missing AA problem): My GTX 980 on 4x DSR 30% edge smoothing, now it doesn't look like it's on Xbox.



full size: http://imgur.com/a/qclAb

I don't like that CA ditched the project without even fixing these issues.

Maphisto86

Maphisto86

#124
I love this game, but the glitches are my biggest problem with it. I wonder if Creative Assembly decided not to patch the bugs themselves or SEGA would not fund work on another patch. The floating object bug happens with all sorts of objects you use. I have seen floating motion trackers, health packs, and bolt guns. I have also seen a console below the floor once while playing on the Medical Deck. A nearly game breaking bug I have encountered is the inability to enter or exit vents. This makes playing a level more difficult or even impossible because the climb in prompt does not appear or maybe the game believes there is still an obstruction such as panel covering the vent hole.

XenoMeano

XenoMeano

#125
This is my first post on the forums, so hello everyone.

Alien Isolation is an awesome game, I've played it on PC with an NVIDIA card and as far as I remember I had my fair share of BUGs. Most of them I've managed to ditch with the help of others, therefore I've thought to write a little tutorial about it. Now, as I've understood the game has some issues with some NVIDIA drivers so I don't know how things are on other system configurations, although in my personal opinion they seam to be more related to defective game porting than other reasons. Anyways I hope this helps.

Here are the BUGs I've encountered and how I've dealt with them so I could eventually finish the game:

1. The most annoying and persisting BUG was the loading game problem. This one consisted in a black screen that freezes the game after you load it from in-game menu. To quickly get pass it press ALT+TAB and a window with a "close the application" option should pop out. To minimize this one you can manually load the game from the main menu instead choosing the "Continue Game" option. Loading the game this way, from the very beginning should seriously diminish the crashes experienced  while loading a save from in-game. I've also understood that this specific BUG can actually be removed if you "Turn Off" some video settings like "Depth Of Field" for example or rename your saves (search more on internet for this last fix).

2. Getting a locked door while you try to meet Taylor in the first mission. To pass this one, just restart the game as it's the  first mission and go straight to Taylor, in your undies  ;), without doing anything else, like getting dressed  ;D. After this a) get dressed, b) meet with the android (Samuels I believe), c) go to the meeting on the deck  Do it in this order and it should be alright.

3. Getting a black loading screen after exiting the aliens nest in the mission that involves starting the two reactors.  To get passed this one, turn all the video settings to Off or their minimal settings. Load the game on minimal video settings, get to the elevator that exits the nest (the 2 reactors chamber)  and the permanent black loading screen shouldn't be a problem anymore. Save the game and exit to main menu. Change the video settings back to your preferred values and load it once again.

4. In the "A Way For The Torrens To Dock " mission while transiting from "Seegson Communications" to "Solomons Habitation Tower" BUG. This one is the most discouraging as it gives you the feeling to abandon the game and it's also near the ending as far as I remember. Just by looking at the map while you're in Seegson Communications you can spot it as a BUG, as the transit elevator that leads to Solomons Habitation Tower is marked with a thin edged white circle bordered by an outer lined dashed circle. This marker is meant to indicate a search area rather than an objective, that's represented through a thick green circle with a pulsating white outer layer. So when you get to Solomons Habitation Tower, on the map pops out an objective that basically says you have to go back to Seegson Communications as you didn't actually find anything according to the search marker (even if there's nothing to be found, it's just misplaced markers) so it sends you back to find "nothing whatsoever" so you could advance further. 

The solution for this one is no big deal. As you get to Solomons Habitation Tower the first time, there's a saving console in front of you just as you exit the elevator and a guard (or something) nearby that warns you about the fact you should leave so he won't shoot you. In this area there are three doors: two on the left just as you exit the elevator and another one on the right side of the saving console. First deal with the guard that threatens you quietly (using the stun thingy)  so you won't attract the alien menace and open the furthest door from your left (as you exit the elevator) with an Ion Torch. In that room on a computer you'll find a code  that's needed to open the door that's basically near the one you just opened using the torch. Enter the second room with the code you've just got, and in there you should find a computer that should open the door from the right side of the saving console as you exit the elevator (the one with a lever). Except the fact that the first time you're in  Solomons Habitation Tower while doing the  "A Way For The Torrens To Dock" it doesn't, so don't even go for that specific door, the one with the lever. What you have to do is going back to the elevator and go back to  Seegson Communications. Just as you reach Seegson comunications use the elevator once again and go back Solomons Habitation Tower. You will notice that the guard you've killed on your first pass is miraculously respawned and if you look at the map you'll see the are you're in is marked with a searching circle and the marker that sends you back to Seegson comunications is no more. Ditch that guard once again, quietly of course, go for the door you've opened with the code and interact with the computer from that room once again. After this you can open the door with the lever and advance further.

Schematic Recap:

While in Seegson comunications >> take elevator to  Solomons Habitation Tower >> open the door with the ion torch and take the code from the computer that's in that room >> open the door nearby with the code you've just obtained >> interact with the computer from that room >> take elevator back to Seegson comunication >> just so you can use the elevator once again to get back to Solomons Habitation Tower >> go in the room you've opened with the code and interact with the computer from the room for the second time >> open the door with a lever from the right side of the saving console, as you exit the elevator, so you could advance further.
SAVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.

I hope this helped. Despite its flaws Alien Isolation is an amazing game so don't discredit it to quickly.

Dingbat

Dingbat

#126
Hi everyone, First things first, the game is beautiful, even when it breaks I still somehow can't hate it.

So I have it on xbox 360, the loading screens freeze a lot, forcing me to restart, every now and then throughout the campaign except on the engineering deck, it took me months to get past with all the freezes.

Survival usually works every time, that is until I installed the DLC I have, while the DLC works more or less fine, it can sometimes take more than 10 restarts to get it going.

Do any of you xbox 360 users have the same problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how I could fix this?

Apollo

Apollo

#127
Quote from: Dingbat on Jan 29, 2018, 07:54:36 PM
Hi everyone, First things first, the game is beautiful, even when it breaks I still somehow can't hate it.

So I have it on xbox 360, the loading screens freeze a lot, forcing me to restart, every now and then throughout the campaign except on the engineering deck, it took me months to get past with all the freezes.

Survival usually works every time, that is until I installed the DLC I have, while the DLC works more or less fine, it can sometimes take more than 10 restarts to get it going.

Do any of you xbox 360 users have the same problem? Does anyone have any ideas on how I could fix this?

Do you have the game disc installed onto the hard drive?
I have the game on both the 360 and PS4. The 360 version requires the installation disc so it can play on the actual game disc. I normally burn all of my 360 games to the hard drive which cuts down on console noise and extends the optical drives lifespan. However , playing certain games with the disc installed can actually cause slowdown and freezing issues and Alien Isolation seems to be one of those games. I uninstalled the game disc and it seemed to help.

Dingbat

Dingbat

#128
Thanks, I'll give that a try tomorrow, I have a day off. :)

Samhain13

Samhain13

#129
Hello everyone. I have the game on steam, I played and beated it back on 2015.

I tried to play it this year, and over the last months it haven't been working, either the game opens the game window, then it crashes straight away, saying: "ai.exe stopped working", or it doesn't even open, when I click on play, next to its name on the steam library, it shows "running" then "syncing", then it crashes. I tried some online solutions as others also had this issue but it didn't work on my case. Some said it had to do with windows 10 updates, drivers, don't know what is causing this. I played the game with no problems in 2015.

I already tried verifying game files, running ai.exe as administrator, running ai.exe on compatibility mode on both windows 7 and 8.

Any help would be appreciated.

Corporal Hicks

Corporal Hicks

#130
But have you tried the age old...uninstall and reinstall?

Samhain13

Samhain13

#131
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2018, 08:46:55 AM
But have you tried the age old...uninstall and reinstall?

Yes of course, I already unistalled and reinstalled in 3 different places in my computer, disc C(where steam app is instaled) and the other steam libraries on disc D and my external hd. Always the same result.

EDIT:

Ok... almost the same result, when I install on disc C the game opens the game window, then it crashes straight away, saying: "ai.exe stopped working", the game starts then crashes.

When I install on disc D or my external hd it doesn't even open, when I click on play, next to its name on the steam library, it shows "running" then "syncing", then it crashes, the game window doesn't even appear. The game doesn't start.

I have like 80 games on steam, and this is the only one with this issue.


aliens13

aliens13

#132
Quote from: Samhain13 on May 31, 2018, 12:24:20 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2018, 08:46:55 AM
But have you tried the age old...uninstall and reinstall?

Yes of course, I already unistalled and reinstalled in 3 different places in my computer, disc C(where steam app is instaled) and the other steam libraries on disc D and my external hd. Always the same result.

EDIT:

Ok... almost the same result, when I install on disc C the game opens the game window, then it crashes straight away, saying: "ai.exe stopped working", the game starts then crashes.

When I install on disc D or my external hd it doesn't even open, when I click on play, next to its name on the steam library, it shows "running" then "syncing", then it crashes, the game window doesn't even appear. The game doesn't start.

I have like 80 games on steam, and this is the only one with this issue.

Try with this

https://steamcommunity.com/app/214490/discussions/0/1291817208503107899/

The Old One

The Old One

#133
I just wish there was a patch for the cutscenes, then it'd be perfect.

Samhain13

Samhain13

#134
Quote from: aliens13 on Jun 01, 2018, 12:01:21 AM
Quote from: Samhain13 on May 31, 2018, 12:24:20 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on May 31, 2018, 08:46:55 AM
But have you tried the age old...uninstall and reinstall?

Yes of course, I already unistalled and reinstalled in 3 different places in my computer, disc C(where steam app is instaled) and the other steam libraries on disc D and my external hd. Always the same result.

EDIT:

Ok... almost the same result, when I install on disc C the game opens the game window, then it crashes straight away, saying: "ai.exe stopped working", the game starts then crashes.

When I install on disc D or my external hd it doesn't even open, when I click on play, next to its name on the steam library, it shows "running" then "syncing", then it crashes, the game window doesn't even appear. The game doesn't start.

I have like 80 games on steam, and this is the only one with this issue.

Try with this

https://steamcommunity.com/app/214490/discussions/0/1291817208503107899/

Thanks for the try, I have seen that thread, there are many like that on steam, so far nothing works.

I installed the game on my old laptop, the game doesn`t close itself, but the laptop is too weak to run this game. But still it doesn`t crash, I believe it must be due to something related to the windows 10`s updates or its apps/microsoft/services/whatever, that's the main thing that changed in my pc since 2015, when the game worked fine. I seem a lot of reports of games having issues due to windows 10, I had a issue with gears of war 4 on it a while back but I solved it.

There have been a rise on threads regarding this alien isolation issue since 2017, by both new people that bought it and others that played the game before and started crashing recently.

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