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Game Freezes on log-in screen.

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crawlinking
Soul Shriven
First of all, I have to say you guys did a decent job on this game. As an Elder Scrolls Fan I loved it. But because I can't connect the game and when I click "Support" tab on this website it directs me to a blank page that says "Error in exception handler.". Not that I believe support is gonna respond soon because as a newbie player I asked a stupid question about a cosmetic "bug" that I thought it was a bug and It never got the respond. So today I played ESO like always, then log off, did other things for couple of hours, updated my video driver to GeForce 340.52 and tried to log in again. First of all, without any patches client didn't recognize my computer so I alt+tab'ed to view the code on my mail. When I alt+tab'ed again to ESO the game froze and I had to restart my computer. Second time I tried to change settings to Windowed(Fulscreen) without logging in, the game froze as soon as I did. I tried for five times after that, which ended with five restarts. Did anyone had the same issue? Or what might be causing this?
  • Titansteele
    Titansteele
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    My wife has had this exact same problem, repairing the build didn't work.

    There are no firewall or antivirus problems, my PC gets in fine. She has submitted a support ticket.
    Guild Leader of The Twelve Knights, AD PVE, PVP and Trading Guild on the EU Mega Server

    "That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
  • Seravi
    Seravi
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    Have you tried a different driver? NVIDIA and ESO don't play well together sometimes. I have to run an older driver to play. I also have to run DX9 and windowed full screen in the usersettings.txt file or the game freezes.

    There is a known bug trying to get to the support page from the forums. You have to access it from the main Home page.
  • DJsax
    DJsax
    Soul Shriven
    I have exactly the same problem on my laptop. However, it runs perfectly on my primary gaming PC with the same drivers, settings etc. Doesn't make sense yet, got to play around with it a little more to figure it out.
  • ZOS_HugoP
    ZOS_HugoP
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    Greetings folks!

    If you are experiencing this issue, we suggest following the below steps:


    - Closing the Launcher while playing.

    - Check the "usersettings.txt"' file:
    • Access the folder for The Elder Scrolls Online on the Documents folder (by default it should be C:\Users\Username\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live) and open the file "usersettings.txt" with Notepad (or some other word editor).
    • Once this is open, delete everything, and copy and paste the follow setting over the current ones:
      SET MouseRawInput "1"
      SET MouseSensitivityFirstPerson "0.50000000"
      SET MouseSensitivityThirdPerson "1.28999996"
      SET MouseSmoothing "0"
      SET InvertMouseWheel "1"
      SET InvertMouseY "1"
      SET InvertMouseX "1"
      SET CachedRLREnabled "1"
      SET CachedReflectionResolution "4"
      SET CachedShadowFiltering "5"
      SET ScreenshotFormat "BMP"
      SET PregameGammaCheckEnabled "0"
      SET HardwareCheckEnabled.2 "0"
      SET SUB_SAMPLING "2"
      SET REFLECTION_QUALITY_v3 "2"
      SET PARTICLE_DENSITY "3"
      SET HIGH_RESOLUTION_SHADOWS "1"
      SET SHADOWS "4"
      SET GAMMA_ADJUSTMENT "112"
      SET VIEW_DISTANCE "1.69000006"
      SET GPUSmoothingFrames "10"
      SET MIP_LOAD_SKIP_LEVELS "0"
      SET RAIN_WETNESS "1"
      SET LENS_FLARE "1"
      SET GOD_RAYS_v2 "1"
      SET ANTI_ALIASING_v2 "1"
      SET AMBIENT_OCCLUSION "1"
      SET COLOR_GRADING_v1 "0"
      SET BLOOM "1"
      SET DEPTH_OF_FIELD "1"
      SET COLOR_CORRECTION "1"
      SET SOFT_ALPHA "1"
      SET DISTORTION "1"
      SET CHARACTER_LIGHTING "1"
      SET DIFFUSE_2_MAPS "1"
      SET DETAIL_MAPS "1"
      SET NORMAL_MAPS "1"
      SET SPECULAR_MAPS "1"
      SET CLUTTER_2D "1"
      SET SIMPLE_SHADERS "0"
      SET WATER_FOAM "1"
      SET VSYNC "0"
      SET MAX_ANISOTROPY "3"
      SET FULLSCREEN_v5 "1"
      SET PreferMaximizedWindow "0"
      SET FullscreenHeight "0"
      SET FullscreenWidth "0"
      SET WindowedHeight "768"
      SET WindowedWidth "1024"
      SET SOUND_ENABLED "1"
      SET FOOTSTEPS_VOLUME "50.00000000"
      SET FOOTSTEPS_ENABLED "1"
      SET SPEAKER_SETUP "0"
      SET BACKGROUND_AUDIO "0"
      SET VO_VOLUME "70.00000000"
      SET VO_ENABLED "1"
      SET UI_VOLUME "70.00000000"
      SET UI_ENABLED "1"
      SET AMBIENT_VOLUME "70.00000000"
      SET AMBIENT_ENABLED "1"
      SET SFX_VOLUME "70.00000000"
      SET SFX_ENABLED "1"
      SET MUSIC_VOLUME "70.00000000"
      SET MUSIC_ENABLED "1"
      SET AUDIO_VOLUME "59.00000000"
      SET AUDIO_ENABLED "1"
      SET TooltipFilter "2"
      SET TooltipNumOptions "2"
      SET Language.2 "en"
      SET GraphicsDriver.7 "D3D11"
      SET PatchDataPath "game:/GameData/"
      SET CacheDataPath "machine:/Cache/"
      SET AcceptedEULAVersion "2"
      SET DirectionalDamageIndictorVisibleInThirdPerson "0"
      SET CameraFramingTransitionEnabled "1"
      SET SkipPregameVideos "0"
      SET HasPlayedPregameVideo "1"
      SET RangedKillCamera "0"
      SET PlayerKillCamera "1"
      SET LastMonsterKillCamera "1"
      SET MinFrameTime.2 "0.01000000"
      SET ParticlesEnabled "1"
      SET RequestedNumJobThreads "0"
      SET RequestedNumWorkerThreads "0"
      SET FreeUnusedGrannyFileSections.2 "0"
      SET IsTrustedMachine "1"
      SET RememberAccountName "1"
      SET AccountName ""
      SET LastRealm "NA Megaserver"
      SET CustomUIScale "1.00000000"
      SET UseCustomUIScale.2 "0"
      SET RollDodgeDoubleTapEnabled "1"
      SET RollDodgeDoubleTapTimeWindow.2 "185"
      SET CameraZoomDistancesSynced "1"
      SET SiegeCameraZoomDistance "6.00000000"
      SET WeaponsOutCameraZoomDistance "2.00000000"
      SET WeaponsSheathedCameraZoomDistance "2.00000000"
      SET MaxNetworkWriteBuffer "10485760"
      SET MaxNetworkReadBuffer "10485760"
      SET MULTI_GPU_CHECK "1"
      SET DisableFXPrecaching "1"
      SET PreferExclusiveFullscreen "0"
      SET MonsterTellsEnabled "1"
      SET Tone_Mapping "1"
      SET ViewedAddOnEULAVersion "-1"
      SET AcceptedAddOnEULAVersion "-1"
    • Then save the document, close it, and relaunch the game.


    - Another solution for Windows users is to add the game to high priority:
    • Open the Task Manager while the game is running and locate the process running named "Eso.exe".
    • Perform a right-click on that process and set priority to "High" (please note that changing this while having other programs running might cause them to perform slower).

    If the situation persists after those steps are performed, please contact our Customer Service team for further assistance.

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  • DJsax
    DJsax
    Soul Shriven
    I fixed it by changing the fullscreen option in usersettings.txt from SET FULLSCREEN_v5 "2" to SET FULLSCREEN_v5 "0". It will open the game in windowed mode and you will be able to switch between programs without the game freezing (getting the code from your mail) . At least that helped me. I hope it helps everyone else. Thanks for the post anyway ZOS_HugoP.
    Edited by DJsax on August 30, 2014 5:30PM
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