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Chronicles Of Riddick: EFBB massive issues

By Whiskeyd0g
Sep 27, 2013
  1. Recently got a hold of an EU copy of the chronicles of riddick game. Installed it. Ran the 1.1 EU patch. Tried to play it and got to the trademark screen then it crashed with an error message saying: 'game crashed. would you like a crashlog' or something like that. Tried starting the game from its root directory in the C drive: (Computer> C > Program files x86 > Starbreeze Studios > Riddick >system) and from the system folder and get a Microsoft Visual C++ error:

    Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

    Runtime Error!

    Program: ...eeze Studios\Riddick EFBB\System\Win32_x86\SbzEngine.exe

    abnormal program termination

    This happens after I try all the different SbzEngine.exe files in the system folder.
    Ive reinstalled the game and applied the patch over a dozen times now and am still lost. Ive searched all over the web for the past 2 days now finding the same problem but no helpful answer for me. I have an alienware x51, Win7, Nvidia Geforce GT 545 graphics card with updated drivers. Any help to get this game working would be very much appreciated. Cheers!
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,533   +2,318

    Sometimes "runtime" errors are caused by malware. (Obviously not always). But it does beg the question, "is the game a disc or a download"?

    Which version of Windows in in your computer? If this is an old game, with a newer OS, you might have to run it in a different compatibility mode.

    If the game is a download, you check it against the hash sum. And yeah I know, finding the MD-5 or SHA-1 number won't be easy, if even possible.
  3. Whiskeyd0g

    Whiskeyd0g TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a DL from a friend (its an .iso file). ive tried running in different suggested compatibility modes as well. dont think I have any malware. my computer runs fine and no alerts popped up. as for "hash sum, MD-5, SHA-1 number"... im a little lost there. this is the only game ive had a problem with getting to play on my computer. should I reinstall Microsoft visual c++? thats my only next idea I can think of. I'll run a full virus scan again today just for good measure. thx for the reply.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,103   +422

    We cannot support pirated software.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
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