Crash to desktop on official server join
There is a heap of similar issues reported here, none of them to a final satisfying conclusion. Either support can't offer any help, or the player never responds, probably because he quit SE because of this. I also can't oversee all the various entries and possible nuances. So I'll try to add my experience to that with a new entry here:
Every time I join official server DE#5 the game crashes randomly in one of those
- display welcome message, hear some sound (access denied, not sure), crash to desktop, no message
- crash to desktop even more instantly, no message
- crash to desktop and show "overheated" message
- crash to desktop and let me send error report
- game not responding and needs to be killed
- devastating OS blue screen (dxgmms2.sys)
On this instance the error seems to be really persistent and restarting my PC or clearing the shader cache (as suggested here https://support.keenswh.com/spaceengineers/pc/topic/23404-game-crash-while-joining-multiplayer-with-graphics-on-high-single-player-works-fine ) does not help.
While the problem persists on DE#5 (I just started and need to respawn in a small scene), I can totally fine join DE#6 (in cryo, much more complex scene with sophisticated stuff and multiple team member grids around). And as usual single player works, too. Having those two similar official servers behaving differently must tell some dev about the origin of that problem (spawn vs. cryo?).
I did encounter a similar problem on DE#6 as well, occasionally. Usually when being in cryo as opposed to the current situation. Also it then usually does help to reboot my PC or disable/reenable my graphics driver. Once a friend told me it also helps, if he would grind me out of my cryo, and it actually did (still opposed to the current problem without cryo).
The offical game server admins won't help to solve the problem but point me here. So what can we do about it?