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I'm experiencing the same problem. On a Mac, it runs fine on medium settings but then (seemingly) randomly freezes. Sometimes during the game, sometimes in the start menu as well. My entire laptop freezes, the sound just keeps playing the same 'last second' over and over. I can't switch screens or do anything at that point except do a forced reboot.

I've tried all steps above (reinstalling, verifiying files, disabling ironman/cloud saves, lowering specs, windowed mode, lowest possible resolution). It might be that my laptop specs are not good enough even though the game runs fine when it runs. So I'm guessing something else is wrong, but it is hard to point out what exactly is causing the freeze.
 
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I'm experiencing the same problem. On a Mac, it runs fine on medium settings but then (seemingly) randomly freezes. Sometimes during the game, sometimes in the start menu as well. My entire laptop freezes, the sound just keeps playing the same 'last second' over and over. I can't switch screens or do anything at that point except do a forced reboot.

I've tried all steps above (reinstalling, verifiying files, disabling ironman/cloud saves, lowering specs, windowed mode, lowest possible resolution). It might be that my laptop specs are not good enough even though the game runs fine when it runs. So I'm guessing something else is wrong, but it is hard to point out what exactly is causing the freeze.


I'm having the same issues as well, and I'm playing on an Imac with Catalina. I have tried all mentioned steps to try and resolve, but none of them have helped.
 

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From what I understand it looks like a GPU issue. If you want me to translate the message in logs from Polish let me know
Try turning off Character SSAO in the game's settings menu. Let us know if that helps!
 

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At best for me, I get to the menu screen with the three characters but the menu doesn't load. Sometimes, if I hover over where I presume the menu would be I hear a button noise but this is as far as I've got. I've tried all the fixes, but looking at the error logs there's an issue loading up the pixel buffer and shader state and I'm being told that:

'The GPU will not respond to more commands, most likely because of an invalid command passed by the calling application.'
 

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At best for me, I get to the menu screen with the three characters but the menu doesn't load. Sometimes, if I hover over where I presume the menu would be I hear a button noise but this is as far as I've got. I've tried all the fixes, but looking at the error logs there's an issue loading up the pixel buffer and shader state and I'm being told that:

'The GPU will not respond to more commands, most likely because of an invalid command passed by the calling application.'
Sorry about that, we have an investigation going on into this situation now. I'll add your post to that bug report.

Meantime you may as well update that old AMD driver, see if that helps:

And did you try the SSAO thing from post #24 above?
 
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Edit Documents/paradox/ck3/pdx_settings.txt . Look for portraits_ssao and change it to =no

Good luck!
 

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Unfortunately, it's not worked! Will have to wait to see what the investigation brings!
Sorry about that. Can we get your Documents/Paradox/CK3/pdx_settings.txt file too please?
 

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Thank you! Passed on now.

Big question: is your GPU - indeed anything - overclocked? At least two users have found that reducing OCing on their GPU fixed this problem for them.
 

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Thank you! Passed on now.

Big question: is your GPU - indeed anything - overclocked? At least two users have found that reducing OCing on their GPU fixed this problem for them.

Not that I know of, but what would be the best way to check?
 

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I'm having the same issues as well. I cant go more than a couple of minutes without the game freezing then crashing.

Its strange in that I bought the game a couple of days ago. Played it quite a lot & didn't have a single crash. Then today this problem started and now I can't go a few minutes without crashing. Have tried a clean reinstall and everything else suggested in this thread.
 

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I'm having the same issues as well. I cant go more than a couple of minutes without the game freezing then crashing.

Its strange in that I bought the game a couple of days ago. Played it quite a lot & didn't have a single crash. Then today this problem started and now I can't go a few minutes without crashing. Have tried a clean reinstall and everything else suggested in this thread.
Is your GPU - indeed anything - overclocked? At least two users have found that reducing OCing on their GPU fixed this problem for them.
 

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I think it's fixed now - I've played 4h straight with no crash or freeze. All I did, was to reinstall Nvidia GeForce Game Ready driver, so it seems that was the issue for me.