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Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

Skyrim Versus ThreatFire

Long-time friend o' Blue's ^Drag0n^ sends along his discovery of a solution for a problem causing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to crash with a "Skyrim has stopped working" message. In his case he traced this back to the use of ThreatFire Antivirus. Here's word:
It looks like the PC version of Skyrim is not something that PCTools Threatfire likes. Threatfire causes the game to crash at the launcher when you hit "play" with no message, other than "Skyrim has stopped working."

How did I figure this out? I had a similar problem with CoD: World at War a while back which made me think Threatfire might be the issue.

The easiest way to fix the issue is to just uninstall Threatfire completely.

You can force-quit Threatfire from the process monitor, but you also have to force-quit ALL other ThreatFire/PC Tools modules to make that work (please note that you will have to reboot or open Threatfire from the Start menu to get it running again after doing this):

(1) CTRL + [RIGHT CLICK] Threatfire in the system tray, and select "exit."
(2) In an administrator-level command window, type "net stop threatfire" (without the quotes)

Note: "Suspending" ThreatFire alone from the systray will NOT fix the problem.

PlanetSide 2 Trailer

This trailer from PlanetSide 2 offers a "new conglomerate intel debrief, consisting of a rotating look at a model of character from the Conglomerate faction in SOE's upcoming MMOFPS sequel. This shows off a player outfitted for light assault, showing off his gear. There are also a few similar shots of equipment: a pistol, a gauss rifle, a reaver, and a vanguard. Continue here to read the full story.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the ten bestselling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Saints Row: The Third
  4. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  5. RAGE
  6. Football Manager 2012
  7. Dungeon Defenders
  8. Sonic Generations
  9. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
  10. Batman: Arkham City

The Difficult 2nd Bundle Expands

Two new bonus games are now part of IndieRoyale's The Difficult 2nd Bundle. Irukandji and Bullet Candy Perfect for Windows, OS X, and Linux join NightSky, Scoregasm, Ben There, Dan That!, and Time Gentlemen, Please! Here's a reminder of how the price paid for the bundle is determined: The price of the package rises as more customers buy it at the minimum price, and goes down as customers pay more than the current price. The current minimum price is $3.76.

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