I have scoured the internet and these forums for a solution to my problem, but since it is so specific, search results come back too broad or not relevant and I have tried my best to just read everything I can, but it has been taking weeks now, so I'm asking for help, and also confirmation of anyone else having the same issue.
So my game has a guaranteed crash to desktop in a very specific area. It is the Falkreath Hold Triangle!
Between the dark brotherhood sanctuary, half-moon mill and the twilight sepulcre. In other words if I start at any of these points and head towards any of the others and the triangulated area between them, my game will crash to the desktop instantly, I can normally get about 20 steps away from any starting point.
I am playing on pc Skyrim 1.4 (not the beta). I have this problem with the vanilla game, I have this problem if I leave riverwood for the first time and head straight to this area in a new game, I have this problem with any save I use, I have this problem with any and all my mods enabled (I have already said that it exists with the vanilla game too )
I can;t remember when it started because I haven't been in this area for a while, but I think it is since one of the patches, either 1.3 or 1.4 (I never installed 1.2).
I have tried in windowed mode at all resolutions and full-screen mode at all resolutions. I have tried with graphics ultra settings, lowest settings, and custom settings- problem persists 100% guaranteed every time.
I have tried with the same nvidia drivers I used when the game was released, and every successive driver package released, both beta and stable- problem persists.
Since I use SKSE, I have tried it with and without- still get the problem.
Other than this my game is remarkably stable and I don't remember the last time I had a crash in ANY other area (that was not mod related and easily pinpointed). With my current configurations my game is otherwise stable.
So while it is not a debilitating problem, I can complete the thieve's guild and dark brotherhood quests fully, it means I simply cannot explore this area, and I can see all sorts of juicy dungeon, tower and fort icons on the radar
I know I have been in this area on other play throughs in the past, but that was like before christmas....
I'm pretty sure from my searching that there isn't a fix per se, but I really want to know if anyone else has this same problem. I seek only validation and the knowledge that I have not been cursed by the 9 (that's right I said 9) divines....
Specifically I want to know if it is a patch issue, because if it is it hasn't been reported and I doubt bethesda or the great unnoficial patch modder folk are going to work on it if it's just me and a handful of other cursed folk.
My pc is:
CPU- i7-930 2.8GHz
RAM- 9GB (no I don't use any of the 4GB uncapper mods)
GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GTS 450 1GB
Shared video RAM is 3.5GB
OS: Windows 7 x64
Uh... so yeah anyone else having this issue? Can anyone test it? Seriously fast travel to half-moon hill and walk away from half-moon hill on the road heading towards the dark brotherhood sanctuary and/or Falkreath and you shouldn't be able to make it more than 20 steps....
Sorry for long post, but I wanted to be as thorough as possible so as to preempt any questions that might come form the good folk that try to help me
EDIT: Dammit, it's half-mmon MILL and HILL lol!
Edited by Slinkusss, 25 February 2012 - 11:45 PM.