Overheating?

#1 Edited by sensory (47 posts) -

Anyone else experiencing problems with From Dust overheating their Xbox?
 
I was playing games all last night with no problems whatsoever, and my console has only overheated once in the past due to it flat-out being too hot in my room. Now when I play From Dust for an extended period of time my console will overheat and shut off. I can switch it on after letting it rest for about 2 minutes and it's fine and the case doesn't feel warm at all. I cleaned where my Xbox stands (vertically) and vacuumed the outside of the console in hopes of dislodging any dust  but it hasn't helped.
 
Anyone else had similar problems since playing From Dust? I've read all the info about how to avoid your Xbox overheating, but I don't think my Xbox is to blame.

#2 Edited by nilsth (6 posts) -

I don't know if it was from overheating, but it took forever to load, stuttered at times and at the end of the second level the screen went black and the x-box stopped responding. Never experienced this before.

#3 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -
@nilsth: That sounds like heating issues to me, and my limited knowledge.
#4 Posted by TimFReilly (98 posts) -

From Dust wouldn't do anything to specifically heat up your console. It's just July.

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -

@sensory: You might want to take the Xbox apart and vacuum the inside. It's not difficult to do, and it solved my overheating issues that I used to have. If you've had your console for a long time and haven't cleaned the inside, it's definitely filled with dust that will cause the overheating.

#6 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

My 360 is ancient and I haven't had any problem with it...yet. I've played a good couple of hours of From Dust today as well.

#7 Posted by SockLobster (456 posts) -
@nilsth said:

I don't know if it was from overheating, but it took forever to load, stuttered at times and at the end of the second level the screen went black and the x-box stopped responding. Never experienced this before.

It does this exact thing for me too, I thought buying the full game might fix the issue but nope, just wasted my money.
 
At least we know it isn't a hardware issue, because a few people on various forums are reporting this, no sign of a fix yet though.
#8 Posted by sensory (47 posts) -
@SockLobster said:
It does this exact thing for me too, I thought buying the full game might fix the issue but nope, just wasted my money.  At least we know it isn't a hardware issue, because a few people on various forums are reporting this, no sign of a fix yet though.
Which forums are these? I've tried doing a Google search for similar issues with From Dust, but no luck.
#9 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

You should clean the dust off it.

#10 Posted by sensory (47 posts) -
@mfpantst said:
You should clean the dust off it.
You should read my post.
#11 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@sensory said:
@mfpantst said:
You should clean the dust off it.
You should read my post.
You should look at the title of the game.
#12 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

It looks like it might be overheating From Dust.

/unsubtleforpeoplewhocan'tgetjokesnshit

#13 Posted by 1337W422102 (1014 posts) -

I have to admit, this is a pretty witty joke/troll thread.

#14 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

It looks like it might be overheating From Dust.

/unsubtleforpeoplewhocan'tgetjokesnshit

Thanks
#15 Posted by MaFoLu (1858 posts) -

Have you tried playing the levels without lava in them? 
Because I've heard lava is pretty hot...

#16 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@MaFoLu said:
Have you tried playing the levels without lava in them? Because I've heard lava is pretty hot...
Or just pour extra water on it.
#17 Posted by sensory (47 posts) -

Or you know, you could not make this into a troll thread because this is a serious post.

#18 Posted by SockLobster (456 posts) -
@sensory: Yeah google doesn't turn up many results because of how fresh the game is, on somethingawful and gamefaqs there are peeps reporting the exact same issue though.
 
There still doesn't look to be any fix and I couldn't contact Ubisoft support because the website kept giving me an error page.
 
It's kinda worrying that the problem seems so rare though, because that decreases the chance of seeing a fix any time soon :(
 
Unlike all the angered people that expected Black and White 3 and the rabid PC soldiers, I actually love this game, so it's pretty saddening that I can't play it.
#19 Posted by sensory (47 posts) -

Hopefully they come up with a fix soon. :(

#20 Posted by Brendan (7845 posts) -

Dammit, I came to make a joke about dust but was beat to it. This post is now a proclamation of my regret.

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