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1709 Fall creators update workaround

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ImaKillYou #1 Posted Nov 06 2017 - 23:58

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Windows 10 Update 1709 aka Fall Creators Update has broken fullscreen gameplay.  Using Alt+tab during game play, or just closing the game from in-game menus will cause computers to lock up on a black or blank screen, forcing users to hard restart (hold power button until shutdown) to recover.

 

If you do not have Update 1709, DELAY IT NOW!!!  (windows update settings, select delay updates)

 

If you already have 1709, all is not lost:

 

After many hours of the Googles and trying 147 "fixes", the only one that actually works is to play in WINDOWED or WINDOWED(borderless) mode.

 

Microcrap has acknowledged the problem and is "Working" on a fix. Until then delay the update or play games in windowed mode.

 



cnumartyr #2 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:00

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View PostImaKillYou, on Nov 06 2017 - 17:58, said:

Windows 10 Update 1709 aka Fall Creators Update has broken fullscreen gameplay.  Using Alt+tab during game play, or just closing the game from in-game menus will cause computers to lock up on a black or blank screen, forcing users to hard restart (hold power button until shutdown) to recover.

 

If you do not have Update 1709, DELAY IT NOW!!!  (windows update settings, select delay updates)

 

If you already have 1709, all is not lost:

 

After many hours of the Googles and trying 147 "fixes", the only one that actually works is to play in WINDOWED mode.

 

Microcrap has acknowledged the problem and is "Working" on a fix. Until then delay the update or play games in windowed mode.

 

 

People don't play in windowed mode?

_Tsavo_ #3 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:02

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View Postcnumartyr, on Nov 06 2017 - 18:00, said:

 

People don't play in windowed mode?

 

why would I want to do that?

cnumartyr #4 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:05

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View Post_Tsavo, on Nov 06 2017 - 18:02, said:

 

why would I want to do that?

 

Borderless Windowed. 

 

Makes going to the second monitor easier and no alt tabbing.



Fnatical_Fringe61 #5 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:15

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I have Creators update 1709 and  dont  have  any problems with WOT srry you do man!

_Brew_ #6 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:17

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View Postcnumartyr, on Nov 06 2017 - 18:05, said:

 

Borderless Windowed. 

 

Makes going to the second monitor easier and no alt tabbing.

 

Only have one monitor, and borderless windowed would still make my mouse eventually track outside the play area and my turret become unresponsive no?

 

I only play fullscreen on all my games.



SpitYoYoMafia #7 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:18

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I always play in windows borderless, crashing from fullscreen is not new to me and it was my solution years ago

cnumartyr #8 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:20

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View PostSpitYoYoMafia, on Nov 06 2017 - 18:18, said:

I always play in windows borderless, crashing from fullscreen is not new to me and it was my solution years ago

 

Same, I played with it before I got a second monitor.  

 

Full screen alt-tabbing is generally much slower than running windowed borderless and switching.



ImaKillYou #9 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:21

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View PostFnatical_Fringe61, on Nov 06 2017 - 16:15, said:

I have Creators update 1709 and  dont  have  any problems with WOT srry you do man!

 

I'm not the only one, and WoT is not the only game affected. Microcrap wouldn't have acknowledged the problem if it only affected a few users or only 1 game.

Asassian7 #10 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 00:21

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View Post_Brew_, on Nov 07 2017 - 11:17, said:

 

Only have one monitor, and borderless windowed would still make my mouse eventually track outside the play area and my turret become unresponsive no?

 

I only play fullscreen on all my games.

 

I play borderless windowed, and 2 monitors. mine doesn't do that?

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I hope this is the cure to my constantly dropping into a frozen black screen.  Really annoying to have to do a hard restart every couple games.

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View PostFnatical_Fringe61, on Nov 06 2017 - 15:15, said:

I have Creators update 1709 and  dont  have  any problems with WOT srry you do man!

 

Are you running Windows ten or 7?

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View Post_Tsavo, on Nov 07 2017 - 00:02, said:

 

why would I want to do that?

 

I play in windowed mode to have easy access to Skype and Discord.

omi5cron #14 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 01:09

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hope all the windows 10 players can get this message.it sucks when an OS update breaks a game. ffs,WG breaks this game every patch,we dont need Microsoft doing it as well!!! (very contented Windows 7 user here)

RoIito #15 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 01:10

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I have Fall Creators Update and nothing wrong, btw the game mode hurts the performance so badly in this game.

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View PostFnatical_Fringe61, on Nov 06 2017 - 15:15, said:

I have Creators update 1709 and  dont  have  any problems with WOT srry you do man!

Same here.



Worland #17 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 01:20

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Running 2 monitors on all my machines and not having any issues playing with the update.

RustySqueak #18 Posted Nov 07 2017 - 06:18

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I've been playing in a windowed environment for 2+ years, it solved all the instability/crashes I experienced in the past.  I also prefer the windowed environment for managing music, watching youtube/twitch.tv while I'm playing.  No problems for me with the update.



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disable game mode. fixes most everything.

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View PostImaKillYou, on Nov 06 2017 - 14:58, said:

Windows 10 Update 1709 aka Fall Creators Update has broken fullscreen gameplay.  Using Alt+tab during game play, or just closing the game from in-game menus will cause computers to lock up on a black or blank screen, forcing users to hard restart (hold power button until shutdown) to recover.

 

If you do not have Update 1709, DELAY IT NOW!!!  (windows update settings, select delay updates)

 

If you already have 1709, all is not lost:

 

After many hours of the Googles and trying 147 "fixes", the only one that actually works is to play in WINDOWED or WINDOWED(borderless) mode.

 

Microcrap has acknowledged the problem and is "Working" on a fix. Until then delay the update or play games in windowed mode.

 

 

I'm safe! I'm running the rock solid and proven XP :teethhappy:  (J/K)




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