How to fix Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages crashes on startup

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages is a turn-based strategy game set in the Middle Ages. That time period was haunted by violence and fierce battles and the game perfectly reflects that. You can send your Vikings to wage war against musketeers, or make the Mongol cavalry attack crusaders. The deadliest armies in history are at your order and they’re ready to clash in bloody wars.

The first obstacle to overcome are the annoying technical issues affecting the game. Perhaps one of the most annoying issues are the frequent Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages crashes, as gamers report.

Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages crashes on startup

Crash Information: App caused an exception (0) at 76CBC42D which is 0xa4cbd550 bytes from its load address 5B342AB0 (current s3e function address is 00000000) [ip=76CBC42D]
The game also launches with a very high resolution.

Here’s how to fix Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages crashes

  1. Locate the dms, profile_player and profiles_manager files
  2. Put them into the rms folder
  3. Restart the game.

For more information about this fix, you can check out the game’s official Steam page.

Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages other bugs

Players report that the startup crash is not the only bug affecting Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages. Other bugs include install problems due to Disk Write error messages.

I have just downloaded the game and I cannot complete the install due to a Disk Write Error message.
I have checked the hard drive and there is 4.7 TB free, so I don’t think storage capacity is a problem.

Several players also complain about mouse button issues.

I have to left click and hold for the cersor to move on-screen is there a way to fix this problem?

Have you played Strategy & Tactics: Dark Ages? Is the game running properly on your machine?

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