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miranzzzz
12-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Greetings Assassin's !, this is a Fix for the black screen at start up / AC4BFSP.exe | AC4BFMP.exe has stopped working issues after latest patches no reason to download
different files from unknown sources just to clear things up. Here we go:

1. Go to Ubisoft Game Launcher > Games > Assassin's creed 4 black flag

2. Type in the search box on the left top corner ''DataPC_Patch.forge''

3. You will see 2 files Delete the 14mb one and keep the 9mb file. ( If the sizes are different Verify files and try again )

4. Start game.


Tested with 1.03 / 1.04 and it was fixed in both times on different desktops where the error occurred .

ReaperSaga
12-20-2013, 08:31 PM
How did you figure this out?
Haven't yet tested this, but I want to know what are these files doing and why the other one is the problem.

miranzzzz
12-20-2013, 08:47 PM
How did you figure this out?
Haven't yet tested this, but I want to know what are these files doing and why the other one is the problem.

I wanted to add an explanation why this error occurs but I didn't, so I'll just explain it to ya right now:
It appears there's a conflict between this two files that is why the game is stuck/unable to start because it does not know witch one to use as a game file
I believe this are the 1.03 and 1.04 patch files that the 9mb is the file containing the 1.04 version of the game and 14mb as 1.03.
I figured this out by a post someone posted saying to delete dataPC_Patch.forge file so I searched it up on the game folder but 2 same files came up so I understood that one must go :)

ne0ark
12-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Faulting application name: AC4BFSP.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x52ac782e
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d45fa
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0003ea02
Faulting process id: 0x1248
Faulting application start time: 0x01cefdc0e5ad38cc
Faulting application path: N:\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag\AC4BFSP.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 262275ea-69b4-11e3-82a0-240a6438ff3c
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I am running into same problem !!

miranzzzz
12-20-2013, 09:46 PM
Faulting application name: AC4BFSP.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x52ac782e
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16408, time stamp: 0x523d45fa
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0003ea02
Faulting process id: 0x1248
Faulting application start time: 0x01cefdc0e5ad38cc
Faulting application path: N:\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag\AC4BFSP.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 262275ea-69b4-11e3-82a0-240a6438ff3c
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I am running into same problem !!

That is a monitor resolution/ sound driver or video driver problem that can be fixed by Reinstalling video/sound drivers or updating to latest version.

ne0ark
12-21-2013, 12:14 AM
That is a monitor resolution/ sound driver or video driver problem that can be fixed by Reinstalling video/sound drivers or updating to latest version.

It can't be i am using latest driver from nvidia via geforce experience.

miranzzzz
12-21-2013, 09:38 AM
It can't be i am using latest driver from nvidia via geforce experience.

the ntdll.dll file is a file created by Microsoft and is used by Nvidia drivers that sometimes create this problems (alot with ubisoft games) it has nothing to do with AC4 while AC3 had the same issue try to reinstall the nvidia drivers (try beta too or a different whql driver) I recommend using DDU (http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/) (Display Driver Uninstaller) for uninstalling older drivers.

EDIT: added a poll.

ReaperSaga
12-21-2013, 11:39 AM
I came back just to say that this actually fixed my crashing and disconnections. Mostly. I still crashed once with my friend while trying to find sessions, but after that didn't encounter it anymore. This didn't help some of my friends though, they keep crashing as much as usual.

noravusz
12-21-2013, 10:28 PM
I installed a new windows just to be sure, it crashed again. Waste of time.

ALJBGaming
12-21-2013, 10:42 PM
I follow the Ubisoft Launcher > Games > AC4 and there is no search prompt anywhere, I am confused here. All I see is Play (SP) above Play (MP) then an Overview tab.

Downloaded the latest patch and the game is still broken. What an embarrassment of a company.

federicoz45
12-22-2013, 09:41 AM
In my case the tips during load are numbers, but then it crashes on sea...always on sea, not when on land. Mah.....

itayassa
12-22-2013, 01:03 PM
It worked for me but it crashed when i load my save game...

jorisgoud
12-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Greetings Assassin's !, this is a Fix for the black screen at start up / AC4BFSP.exe | AC4BFMP.exe has stopped working issues after latest patches no reason to download
different files from unknown sources just to clear things up. Here we go:

1. Go to Ubisoft Game Launcher > Games > Assassin's creed 4 black flag

2. Type in the search box on the left top corner ''DataPC_Patch.forge''

3. You will see 2 files Delete the 14mb one and keep the 9mb file. ( If the sizes are different Verify files and try again )

4. Start game.


Tested with 1.03 / 1.04 and it was fixed in both times on different desktops where the error occurred .

Doesn't work for me, also note that one of them is in the root folder of the game, whereas the 2nd file is in the 'multi' subfolder.

PommyRob
12-27-2013, 01:46 PM
Doesn't work for me, also note that one of them is in the root folder of the game, whereas the 2nd file is in the 'multi' subfolder.

Me either just seem to be giong round in circles!
MP Works fine pretty smooth to be honest on HP i7 4gb ram 2gb Graphics Laptop
I flipped a coin today to decide which to buy AC4 or COD Ghosts, guess which i wish i bought!
Havent got fast enough internet to play MP(rural australia) just want it for the SP version. Considering buying a PS3 ($198 plus $100 cash back $98) just to play this game thats if i can get a refund from EB Games because as we all know its near on impossible to get a refund on PC games that dont work because its ALWAYS our fault it not working we should have read the specs or bought more memory!

trebizond79
12-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Well, I tried this for the hell of it, because I have the freezing at Principe problem. I deleted the patch.forge (14MB) in my AC4 root folder (result, freeze), and then tried again after replacing it with the patch.forge from the 'Multi' folder.

Result - black screen after 'multiple religions' etc. blurb :) Good job I backed up my files :p

Lokikron
12-27-2013, 05:54 PM
So as someone pointed out, those patch forge files are in different areas (One single, the other multi) BUT! While digging through the files I found a "debug" file, apparently I DO get crash logs, but I think it's just for the launcher (which I have like, no issue with at all).

Last few lines (where the freezing happened):

[1226/212823:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageUpdateReleaseNotes," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageUpdateAboutUplay," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "Uncaught ReferenceError: uplayMessage is not defined," source: (0)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageRewardsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "Uncaught ReferenceError: uplayMessage is not defined," source: (0)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageActionsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageFriendsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageFriendsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageFriendsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212824:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageFriendsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212826:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageUnitsBalanceRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212826:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessagePlayDisabled," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212826:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageFriendsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageAddOnImageAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageLastPlayedGamesRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameTileAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameBackgroundAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameLogoAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageGameDialogAssetRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageActionsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/212827:INFO:CONSOLE(0)] "No routes for message MessageRewardsRetrieved," source: uplay://localhost/ui/facelift/js/common/Delegate.js(30)
[1226/213014:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.
[1226/213429:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.
[1226/213429:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.
[1227/000024:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.
[1227/000025:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.
[1227/000026:WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry.

Thoughts? Googling the "WARNING:backend_impl.cc(1946)] Destroying invalid entry." gets me a bunch of EVE online (with the same error code) launcher problems, so... that's a thing.

Tyderianek
12-27-2013, 06:48 PM
Well, just to give you a feedback. Game crashes on same spots (though its not random for me, it happens when i run to one church in Havana and i think game wants to autosave) and, text from hints was replaced with just random numbers.

Lumirel
12-28-2013, 09:50 PM
I follow the Ubisoft Launcher > Games > AC4 and there is no search prompt anywhere, I am confused here. All I see is Play (SP) above Play (MP) then an Overview tab.

Downloaded the latest patch and the game is still broken. What an embarrassment of a company.

Yeah, it is real embarrassment mainly because they are not reflecting as we would expect - fixing ASAP with "Apologising e-mail to all customers"

Lumirel
12-28-2013, 10:29 PM
Greetings Assassin's !, this is a Fix for the black screen at start up / AC4BFSP.exe | AC4BFMP.exe has stopped working issues after latest patches no reason to download
different files from unknown sources just to clear things up. Here we go:

1. Go to Ubisoft Game Launcher > Games > Assassin's creed 4 black flag

2. Type in the search box on the left top corner ''DataPC_Patch.forge''

3. You will see 2 files Delete the 14mb one and keep the 9mb file. ( If the sizes are different Verify files and try again )

4. Start game.


Tested with 1.03 / 1.04 and it was fixed in both times on different desktops where the error occurred .

Did not work for me... :(

nicklassvensson
01-02-2014, 05:47 PM
it didnt work for me

hermankok81
01-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Your fix works for getting the game to open, but now I'm unable to switch weapons.

xRipperino
02-11-2014, 03:28 PM
i follwed the "Ubisoft Game Launcher> Games> AC4" and i didnt find the search box what to do?

SamTurbator
03-28-2014, 09:06 AM
I dont have the 9 mb file where can i find it. The exe. Only did not work after i downloaded the new patch. The original icon of the ac4bfsp is just anonymous. I verified and repaired the file still not working just a black screen.