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I've installed the game and when I start it it goes through the start video, then crashes with a "Serious error occurred" but no details. Any suggestions?

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I've installed the game and when I start it it goes through the start video, then crashes with a "Serious error occurred" but no details. Any suggestions?

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Start the game once and navigate to the documents folder. You will see another folder created by the game. Open Notepad and paste the following data:

AntiAliasing = 1
BuildingOcclusion = yes
DrawScrollAnchor =
DynamicLOD = no
ExtraAnimations = yes
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = true
MaxParticleCount = 5000
MoveScrollAnchor =
MusicVolume = 55
Resolution = 1024 768
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 79
SFXVolume = 71
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes
ShowTrees = yes
StaticGameLOD = Custom
TextureReduction = 0
UseAlternateMouse = no
UseCloudMap = yes
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
UseLightMap = yes
UseShadowDecals = yes
UseShadowVolumes = yes
VoiceVolume = 100

Save the file as options.ini then right click it and set its attributes to read-only. Once this process is finished, right click the executable file and set compatibility to Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Optionally, change the resolution in the file to one suited for you. Start the game and you can play normally.

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