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Old 01-04-16, 18:02   #1
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Default Tomb Raider Underworld crashes when shadows tuned off

Hello,
Somehow my TRU game always crashes after 1-3 seconds when the option for shadows is turned off. when its turned on the game seems to load a level like 3times slower and the loading screen seems to lagg. but when its done loading everything works fine except the shadows in TRU are pixelated and ugly but thats normal as i heard.

i already tried like 100 different graphic settings but it only crashes when the option for shadows is turned OFF. crazy, not!??

ive got all newest drivers, a powercolor 7950 pcs+, lots of ram, an I7 2600K on an almost brand new installation of Win 7 pro 64bit.

i would be very thankful if anyone can help me to find a solution for my problem.

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still no solution.
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Old 03-05-16, 03:41   #4
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Hey. I'll try to fix your problem.

Shadows? I know Tomb Raider Underworld use deferred shading. So, I have an idea to fix it but I'll need more info.

Does the lag only happen in the loading screen? If not, tell me what is exactly happening. I mean, if it is only loading screens, it shouldn't be too problematic but we can fix it.
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Hey. I'll try to fix your problem.

Shadows? I know Tomb Raider Underworld use deferred shading. So, I have an idea to fix it but I'll need more info.

Does the lag only happen in the loading screen? If not, tell me what is exactly happening. I mean, if it is only loading screens, it shouldn't be too problematic but we can fix it.
Hello, oh thank you!

Shadows ON = the moving circle during a very long loadingscreen is very laggy. ->game works perfectly fine.

Shadows OFF = very fast loadingscreen with no lagg. ->game crashes after 1-3seconds in outdoor levels.
sometimes it works fine for maybe a minute when i load it for the first time or in an indoor level.

I'd like to play without shadows because they look very terrible...

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Old 13-05-16, 17:45   #6
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Alright, you'll have to config your game manually. If I'm right Tomb Raider Underworld uses deferred shading, so...

Open your registry editor (regedit.exe)
Go to : "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Underworld\Graphics"

You should find "DontDeferShaderCreation" and "DisableDynamicTextures" values.
Edit those values to "0".

Tell me what is happening once you've done it.
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Old 14-05-16, 17:24   #7
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Alright, you'll have to config your game manually. If I'm right Tomb Raider Underworld uses deferred shading, so...

Open your registry editor (regedit.exe)
Go to : "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider: Underworld\Graphics"

You should find "DontDeferShaderCreation" and "DisableDynamicTextures" values.
Edit those values to "0".

Tell me what is happening once you've done it.
i had to do it twice because somehow it did reset the first time but now everything seems to work perfectly fine. no more crashes! Thank you very much my very good sir!

what did we do now? can u guess what was the issue? are u a wizard?^^

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Old 17-05-16, 02:12   #8
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Great, have fun.
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Old 04-06-16, 15:28   #9
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I have a very similar problem and I need help. Basically if those 2 things are set to 0, the loading screen is normal but in game it lags and stutters every 2 seconds. However if they're set to 1, the loading screen takes ages and lags but the game is 100% fine. Can anyone help me so I have no lag in loading screens and gameplay?
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Any help? I can't play Underworld unless it's sorted and I've googled for hours without solutions.
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