Being the first post I've made here, I thought I'd finally decide to log-in and actually ask for support here, now - I understand you guys MUST get a LOT of complaints, being a community for Ubisoft (the first line of people you meet for the company) you guys would probably deal with a lot of issues, and I understand that.
However, I've been forced to sign in and ask a question, which I'm sure happens here a LOT due to the nature of Splinter Cell Convictions history... It's an Xbox 360 game, being emulated on the PC of course... Now, I like the game, I do - but what I really do not like (and I see it a lot now) is developers skipping out on their products because they've hit there "niche" market of gamers, not pointing at any group in particular... But it's really beginning to feel like PC gamers are being given the scraps if you will.
End of rant though however, I'd like to know what on earth is causing these continuous lock ups and freezes, of course, I know, it's an Xbox 360 game on the PC. But, at the end of the day, I've got a great system here which is at least 2-3 years future proof, being the system is only 3-4 months old anyway, I know it isn't my machine, end of that point.
Instead of telling me to ask elsewhere, or asking me to create a support ticket - as I've noticed that a lot here, please, as a paying customer, can you give me SOMETHING to go by as to what the problem may be, and a possible fix and/or solution which will prevent this irritating repetitive problem from occurring, it's really rather annoying to be honest.
Anyway, sincerity is key - and thank you for your time, I really do appreciate any useful responses which may help me in my drive to finally finish this games single player.
Hello UnseenB4... I will be glad to assist/help if you can provide a little more "useful" information... in five paragraphs all you mentioned about your problem/issue (lol) is "continuous lock ups and freezes"; more adequate/detailed information is needed such as PC specs, OS, error messages etc... Your particular problem is (most-likely) due to hardware and/or software imcompatibility and without this information it's next to impossible to troubleshoot. If you can provide this info, I will be glad to assist/help. Good luck.
Well, what can I say... It's good to know that out of the 174 viewers checking this section of the forums only ONE person replied. Good stuff.
And yes, i know I like to rant. But at the same time, my specifications are high enough for the game
Windows 7 - Ultimate 64 Bit
AMD FX-4100 Running at core clock
eVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB
8GB DDR3 (1600Mhz) Ram
HDD 1TB SATA3 (Samsung Drive)
HDD 500GB SATA3 (Hitachi - External)
No DVD Drive (Don't need that...)
No soundcard (Don't use sound...)
I play on 1080p at 60Hz (I have a 120Hz screen, but it's useless on a TPS/FPS)
I'd also like to note that I'm not running any overclocks at all. I'm using the solid clocks, I've changed the settings in options to low and I still get the same d4mn issue... I have another machine I can try it on, however I doubt it would work on that one as the machine is 2 years older (and about 40 meters away from me at the moment). I want to focus on this machine, I'm just peeved off at developers skipping out.. all the time.
Secondary Machine specs -
GTX 460 SE 1GB SLI x2
4GB DDR3 (1600Mhz)
5.1 VID HD Audio (SPDIF)
AMD 955 II X4 Black Edition (Clocked at 3.6Ghz) Watercooled.
Unsure of the OS on the older machine as it's not actually my own personal machine, but I do have access. I think it's running Win 7 Home premium 64 bit.
Hello UnseenB4... yes, you most definitely have an excellent PC and fall within the Minimum Requirements for Splinter Cell: Conviction with the exception of your processor; it's not a supported processor but I don't believe that it's the culprit here (almost 98% sure)... i'm almost compltetely certain it's your video card; you just need to figure out why it's "freaking out" when you run Splinter Cell Conviction. Now you say "continuous lock ups and freezes", but you never mention whether your playing when it occurs; or is it before you begin playing; is it in Single player or Multiplayer or both... can you elaborate? I'll be waiting.
Hello UnseenB4... Wait! Stop the presses! I think I know why your PC is freezing/crashing when you try to play Splinter Cell Conviction. After looking back at your PC specs, you're right, you don't need a DVD drive, but you do need a sound/audio device; without one, you can expect for the game to crash... I am almost 100% sure of it. If this doesn't work, my last suggestion is to contact Ubisoft Support; I'm sure they can help you figure out what's going on. Good luck.
Last edited by Green.Hornet; 07-26-2012 at 12:51 AM.
Well - I play on Single Player - the game loads fine, no issues - by No Sound card I mean, I do not have an Audio PCI card, I do actually have onboard audio, but because I just listen to music while playing (Through my iPod - not the PC, so as to not use up CPU/RAM usage). I can use the onboard audio, it's not disabled but I don't actually need sound since I prefer to be able to play with visual as opposed to audio.
It's not as such the worst problem I've encountered, but it certainly is annoying me - considering the fact I can play almost every other game without any issue - the like of Cry series games, and Battle xxxx games etc. I have no issues running on Ultra/High. But this game will not accept anything above Medium without a single crash... Personally, I think it could just be down to a stodgey port - but, at the same time - i've seen other games Ubi have done which have been "ported" and have ran great. It's just this game that seems to like freezing during gameplay.
Hello UnseenB4... thank you for clearing the "audio" issue up for me. Yes, you have a very good video card, and it should have no problems playing Splinter Cell Conviction. Let's try a few things... within the Splinter Cell Conviction game, go to Settings/Video Settings/Advanced Options and uncheck/disable Vertical Sync... if this does not help, my next suggestion is to perform a "clean installation" of your nVidia Video Card drivers (update to the latest version) and see if this solves the problem/issue. Aside from these suggestions, contact Ubisoft Support; I'm sure they can help you figure out what's going on. Good luck.
i also have problems with splintercell conviction as i can play single player with no problem but when i go to co op it will load and connect but as the game starts it goes through the beginning scenes then when it is about to load to play it goes out of sync everytime whether it is online or lan. anyone have any ideas what this could be. i have rebooted comp to factory settings twice re installed drivers n game multiple times.
windows 7 64 bit
amd fx6100 cpu
evga nvidia geforce gtx 560ti gpu
seagate 1.5tb harddrive