(Copying my post from the steam forums)
My problems are thus;
BSOD. There is no excuse, ever, for a game company not fixing a problem in their programming that causes ram/memory to crash a system. Period. If other companies can afford it, then so should they. If they cannot, it speaks volumes about their skill or lack thereof. I am severely disappointed because I thoroughly enjoyed the game a month or two ago before the crashes started. Damn shame they're so insistent that it can't be fixed; Obviously, their game is just so well done that nothing can be done to fix it! This isn't a driver incompatibility, this isn't a hardware incompatibility; this is their programming, causing the system to bork up/overload/loop it's memory...and CRASH. That is Shoddy....no, that is ****TY programming, and the fact that they believe it can't be fixed shows how little they know about bug fixing. Why haven't any other indie devs run into 'unfixable bugs' or BSOD issues?
My helicoptor was bugged the little bit I DID get to play before a crash. I'd click near the bottom of the map...and my helicoptor would move past the edge, go off screen, and slowly fire...while the circle sat at the edge of the map. It was very confusing, and every time I started to move it to a map edge, the circle moved slower towards the destination while the helicoptor covered more distance, resulting in a situation where at the edge it'd be something like this
O = the 'circle' around the helicotpr
X = the helicotpr
| and _ = the map
Now obviously, not to scale, but it gets my point across. I could not aim nor move accurately, and it never seemed to fire at them...and then, again...the BSODs. Tempted to load a save file for a minute or two that'll unlock just that achievement if possible; I NEVER consider doing that for games/achievements....but if the game's going to give me BSOD, I may just...Or I may say 'screw it', uninstall the game, and never give the company a second look (again, not something I ever really do. I hate forever locking myself out of a new game/new IP from a dev/publisher). It's a damn shame they seem so insistent on implying they can't fix their own programming issues, and it's a damn shame I can't enjoy the game I've purchased, but ah well....
EDIT - would like to say I tried all their 'fixes'....which would be this;
1. Verify the game cache.
(right-click AZS > Properties > Local Files > Verity Integrity of Game Cache)
2. Go to the folder that AZS is installed in.
(default: C:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\atomzombiesmasher\dat a)
3. Delete atomzombiesmasher.exe
4. Rename atom_net.exe to atomzombiesmasher.exe
5. Run the game from Steam.
1. Can you try updating your video card?http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
2. Please uninstall the game from Steam, reinstall, and retry the above steps.
(right-click AZS > Delete Local Content)
3. If that does not work, can you try deleting atigktxx.dll from C:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\atomzombiesmasher\dat a and try running the game again?
and guess what? The game starts....no BSOD, no nothing....but no game. Steam thinks im in game. The EXE is running....but the game window is nowhere to be found. Niiiiice. Afraid to verify cache in case it sets me back to square one (tested a verify after this happened the first time, just out of curiosity before I tried all the steps again....Obviously, '3 files failed to be verified')....And I'm tired of the BSOD; also afraid it'll break my bloody PC. I'm gonna go play something less buggy...and better bug tested....