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Old 10-04-07, 07:19 PM   #22
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Default Re: Crysis Beta can corrupt os

Originally Posted by madmossy
Yeah im serious, i just dont think a game which doesnt access system files can corrupt them, sure the display drivers or sound drivers which do have access to system files most notibly the ntdll.dll file which is the route of all evil is what gets broken most often.

Now if the display drivers cause the above mentioned file to die is that the fault of the game or the hardware manufacturer.

I've had problems with beta sure, its crashed on me, if encounter problems but ive never known of a game to destroy the OS and ive been gaming on the PC for close to 20 years.
System files are always being used. If there is a system file in memory that is integral to the operating system and a program crashes in a way that causes that file to develop some junk data, it'd probably be corrupt.

I'm not saying this a thing that happens all the time (or ever) but I'm definitely not ruling everything out just because I've been playing games my whole life and never experienced it. I've seen files corrupt and deleted when programs crash, I see no reason why a game can't do it to an important system file in rare circumstances.

Also, even if it is the fault of a driver and Crysis is the only game that causes the problem to surface... then... isn't Crysis in fact corrupting the operating system? It has nothing to do with "idiotic users".
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