Since the winter 2022 update, December 6th, 2022, while in a plaza or a condo for from 3+ minutes Tower Unite freezes and then a few seconds later crashes my laptop to blue screen. I was once able to End the Task to Tower Unite before my laptop was able to blue screen.w
·In an empty plaza it took about 4 minutes before the game froze as I started searching for treasure from the sea.
·In my condo with 2k items and less than 5 small workshop items, after 20 minutes of sitting in it, when I started building by changing a sprite sheet for the 5th time to a large 80x sized tube that it froze the game and subsequently blue screened my laptop.
·I sat in the moon condo which has around 200 items and no workshop items for about 20 minutes not moving then I flew a bit and the game froze hung my laptop and blue screened.
·When I entered a condo with many images and 250+ workshop items it took less than three minutes after walking forward for the game to hang and freeze then freezing Windows and going to blue screen.
Not Crashing Situations:
I was able to play virus without any apparent problem for about 5 rounds. I was also able to sit in the condo hub for an indefinite amount of time. It went from 8% to 28% Vram usage while I was there.
In all cases my Vram only ever showed up to maximum 64% usage in the Task Manager any place I went. The Main Menu gave a Vram usage of 21%.
Before the Winter Update I had no crashes in Tower Unite since before the Halloween Update in October 2022. I have been able to run Tower Unite in DX11 with full ultra settings and 120 Resolution until the update. Changing the graphical settings did not seem to have any effect on the freezing.
My Laptop Specifications: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (2019) 6 gigs Vram Windows 10, 10.0, version 2009, build:19045 (64) Blade 15 Base Model (Late 2020), Razer, OL510 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 8664, level:6 12 logical processors, active mask: 4095 32 gigs of RAM Crash Error: DPC_WATCHDOG-VIOLATION intelppm.sys (intelppm+ox138f)
What I have done to try to fix the problem:
·Updated my NVIDIA video drivers and my Intel drivers
·Cleared my Workshop Cache
·Cleared my Steam Download Cache
·Attempted to run the game in DX10, no difference in result
·Changed all display settings in game to Medium without any change in the resulting crash and the timing
·I have tested other games and had no issues with crashes or freezing
A theory that came from consulting others that there may be a small memory leak that affects my system because it has only 6gigs of vram while others with more stout systems only find that the game freezes for a minute or less.
I would love to find a way to do some building in my condo again. Please let me know if you need any other information.
Thank you, nephco
I am attaching the 3 minidump files I was able to find: