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I don't know Jack about EC but I have been getting numerous recommended articles about recent win10 updates breaking some computers. Does any other modern game work? I know it works on classic but TBH so does a win94. Right now I would look for a restore point prior to when the pain in the buttocks started. Other than that I know my registry went bonkers a few times leading me to a complete factory restore.
Lets see if Windows 10 thinks it is hung. Start up the enhanced client, start up task manager, click on the Details tab, find uosa.exe, right click on it, select Analyze Wait Chain from the menu. The dialog that pops up should tell you if the program is hung or not.From the same menu there is an option called Set Affinity. Uncheck all but CPU 0. That will make the client run on only 1 CPU.
That is why I said as a last resort
Have you tried uninstalling your video card and letting it reload its software?
Have you tried?1. Copying the file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Ultima Online Enhanced\UOSA.exe" and running the copy?2. Copying the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Ultima Online Enhanced" and running the UOSA.exe file from the copy of the directory?3. Changing the resolution of your display to something smaller?4. If your computer has multiple graphic processors have you tried using the other one? My laptop has integrated processor and high performance NVIDIA processor options to choose from when I right click on UOSA.exe.
Wow! Thanks to be so thorough. I am having the exact same problem with EC. T_TAlthough CC is working fine.I too ran into the reddit posting of breaking the "infinite loop" with a debugger for EC to continue loading."Broke it in a debugger and discovered it was in a tight infinite loop. I broke it out of the loop and the game finished loading. I'm going to see if I can get a dump to the developers so that they can fix it. I don't know why it happens or why it doesn't happen to other people."Anyone has an idea how to run such debugger to break the loop so EC finishes loading?Thank.
@ CityKitty any update
I have a really, really vague memory of something like this coming up before, I've tried to find it, but can't. It might even have been so far back that it was KR rather than SA! I do remember that one tricky bug turned out to be not the video driver as everyone assumed, but the sound driver. I could be wrong, but everything else has been tried, and it wouldn't hurt to try it?
Did you try running the File Checker built into the UO Patcher? It's a check bot in the lower left-hand corner.It's amazing what doing that can fix.
@ CityKitty there are a lot of helpful replies in this thread, however perhaps it’s something quite basic that has been skipped. Have you tried running the windows System File Checker? In command prompt, type sfc /scannowenter
Have you tried reducing the number of CPU cores being used as mentioned in https://forum.uo.com/discussion/6860/regarding-the-problem-with-the-enhanced-client-not-starting