Game doesn't make it through inital loading screen

#1 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

I'm trying to play the PC version of the game, but as soon as the first loading screen comes up - that's it. It just keeps on loading, never making it through that screen. Anyone else had this problem? I've found a couple of threads on some official EA forums, but I'm finding it kinda weird how I haven't found any threads about this anywhere else. If it's happening to so many people on those threads, how come I haven't found people bitching about this on other websites?

I mean I just spent 50€ on a game less than 24 hours ago and I can't play it. I'm not immensely pissed about this because I'm hoping for a patch soon, but I am irritated, and there are definitely people losing their shit over this. So why aren't there any threads about this in, oh say, Giant Bomb for instance? It's just weird right?

So has this happened to any of you, and if so, did you fix it? If you did I'd really appreciate it if you shared that knowledge, I'm going to be looking through those EA threads trying to find some suggestions for fixing this up. I found at least one that seemed to work for a few people, but didn't do it for me.

#2 Posted by CaLe (4020 posts) -

It's not weird that there are no threads if it's only affecting a very small % of people.

#3 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

@CaLe said:

It's not weird that there are no threads if it's only affecting a very small % of people.

Those threads I linked to are about a week old and one of them was 10 pages long last time I checked. Well maybe I am blowing this out of proportion. I'm still interested in knowing if there's anyone here who found and fixed this problem.

#4 Posted by phonicpod (99 posts) -

I'm guessing it's some kind of origin connection issue? as if the game doesn't authenticate at that point it doesn't move forward.

#5 Posted by Snail (8617 posts) -

@phonicpod said:

I'm guessing it's some kind of origin connection issue? as if the game doesn't authenticate at that point it doesn't move forward.

I reinstalled Origin and it worked fine. It seems some people didn't have that method fix it for them or something, because those threads keep on a-ragin'.

#6 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@Snail:

The forums you've linked were quite helpful for my current problem with Most Wanted. Autolog apparently becomes more and more hardware hungry, the more complete my autolog postings are, and the more people are on my friendslist - and there's some kind of minor memory leaking involved with it too or something - causing longtime Most Wanted players to crash and burn their clients. Mine didn't even survive the initial log-in into autolog anymore.

Setting the process priority in the taskmanager to 'high' lets me log-in again, but I still suffer from quite frequent crashes because of this issue. Such a pain, because Most Wanted's got its hooks into me real deep.

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