Help! The game is crashing before it even starts?

#1 Posted by nixatron (126 posts) -

I got the this game for my PC on Christmas. I installed the game fine but i can't play it. The game is crashing before the opening cinematic is done. Has anybody else had this problem? How do I fix it?

#2 Posted by w34ky (133 posts) -

shouldnt of got it for the pc????

#3 Edited by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

If you are running a computer with quad core processor: 
 
1. Start the game 
 2. When at the main menu, hit ctrl-alt-del, click the activity handler(? I only know what it's in Swedish, something like that though) make sure that you have your desktop in the background, not the game.
3. Click processes 
4. Right-click TheSaboteur.exe and select the option that has to do with processors(Yet again, dunno what it's on computers from other countries) 
5. Uncheck processor 2 and 3. 
6. Click ok and quit activity handler
7. Alt tab back into the game. 
I think you need to repeat these steps every time you play the game. I do for good measure at least. 
 
It could also be that you are using an ATI graphics card, which is solved by patching the game using the following link:  http://www.pandemicstudios.com/thesaboteur/patch 
 
I hope you will enjoy The Saboteur, it's rough to get it started but it's worth it ^^

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