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OA conflict with Xfire In-game overlay

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Hi,

   Xfire uses it's own in-game overlay that is used to create screenshots, record videos or for displaying FPS/clock etc. in various games. I noticed that sometimes when XIG is used and OA is working, when i exit certain games (i recall Saints Row 2, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Alpha Protocol right now but surly there are more) I'm presented with fallowing pop-up from game executable:

runtimeerror216.png

  • I noticed that disabling XIG solves this issue. Exiting OA or Xfire too. Excluding game folder from OA does not helps.
  • Xfire.exe (main executable for Xfire) and xfire_tucan_xxxx.dll (used for XIG AFAIK) are marked as trusted in OA.
  • As stated before, problems seems to exists only in with couple of games. Numbers at the end of error message stays the same in all games, despite numerous reboots.

Is this a known issue? Can someone using Xfire could verify that? Should i submit a bug report ?

Xfire official site

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I noticed that disabling XIG solves this issue. Exiting OA or Xfire too. Excluding game folder from OA does not helps.

Did you also try excluding Xfire itself? I think it has it's own folder in Program Files?

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Windows Event Viewer shows OAWatch.dll could be the problem here. It is mentioned in some of the logs.

Excluding Xfire might be the temporary solution, but i use Xfire to launch most of my games and I'm not sure how they will act when parent process is excluded from OA protection. For now i just disable XIG in those games, or try yo live with it but i would rather find some real solution :)

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Windows Event Viewer shows OAWatch.dll could be the problem here. It is mentioned in some of the logs.

Excluding might be the temporary solution, but i use Xfire to launch most of my games and I'm not sure how they will act when parent process is excluded from OA protection. For now i just disable XIG in those games, or try yo live with it but i would rather find some real solution :)

Does Xfire create a file called GameOverlayUI.exe in a specific subfolder located in Program Files? If the answer is yes, you could try excluding that specific folder.

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Excluding Xfire folders in OA (both in Program Files and ProgramData) don't help much. Sadly i don't have time to beta test right now or submit error reports and since disabling OA helps, i will uninstall Online Armor for now. Maybe when SaftyCheck freeze and this bug will be solved, I'll come back/renew.

Thanks everyone for trying to help.

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