SOLVED! Star Wars: Empire At War: Forces Of Corruption “Exception Error” Windows 10

Incompatibility is the main cause of Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption “exception error” Windows 10 and you will have to run in compatibility mode. You should also not forget to update your game, install a patch and change the refresh rate. To get Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption back to work, you will have to read this article till the end.

Causes

 

Compatibility

For your information, Forces Of Corruption was introduced in 2006 which means it won’t work well on the latest operating systems. Your Windows PC is up-to-date and you keep running into the “exception error” while playing Forces Of Corruption? In that case, you should take compatibility into account.

Refresh Rate

In layman’s terms, the refresh rate of the monitor refers to how many times per second the display can draw a new image. If something forces Forces Of Corruption to run at a higher refresh rate than what the monitor supports, errors ensue.

Obsolescence

Game developers roll out updates for their products from time to time to fix bugs, refine features and so on. In the case that you cannot recall the last time you updated your version of Star Wars: Empire at War, it may be out-of-date. For most of the time, missing updates lead to a lot of problems including “exception error”. 

RAM

One cause for Star Wars: Empire At War: Forces Of Corruption “Exception Error” Windows 10 is the RAM. If your PC is running on the 64-bit version of Windows 10 and its RAM is more than 2 GB, you could run into 

Solutions

Run In Compatibility Mode With Administrator Privileges 

  • Step 1: Right-click the executable file (.exe) of Star Wars: Empire At War then choose Properties.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Compatibility tab and check the checkbox beside Run this program in compatibility mode for. In the dropdown menu underneath, pick Windows 8.
  • Step 3: Proceed to check the checkbox next to Run this program as an administrator.
  • Step 4: Select Apply and choose OK to save changes.
  • Step 5: Launch the game then see how things turn out.

Update

  • Step 1: Launch your web browser then go to Star Wars: Empire At War website.
  • Step 2: Locate Empire at War 1.05 update ( EAWUpdate1_5.exe) and download it by hitting Download Now.
  • Step 3: Once the download concludes, right-click the setup file then pick Run as administrator.
  • Step 4: Click Yes if you see User Account Control Prompt and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer, launch the game and determine whether the issue persists.

Install A Patch

If you want to play Forces Of Corruption on 64-bit OS with RAM exceeding 2GB, you should install a patch.

  • Step 1: Launch your web browser then go to Star Wars: Empire At War website.
  • Step 2: Locate the patch for RAM (FoCVista64.exe) and download it by hitting Download Now.
  • Step 3: Once the download is complete, right-click the setup file then pick Run as administrator.
  • Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation then restart your device.

Apply Changes To Refresh Rate

To edit the screen refresh rate, you will need to open the Registry Editor. Still, for good measure, you may want to check the maximum refresh rate of your monitor beforehand.

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Choose System then go to Display.
  • Step 3: Select Advanced display settings and note down the value next to Refresh rate (Hz).
  • Step 4: Close Settings then press the Windows key + R to open Run.
  • Step 5: Type Regedit and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Step 6: Create a backup of the files in the Registry. Click File, select Export and save the backup in a secured location.
  • Step 7: Navigate to the left panel of the Registry then hit the arrow beside HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Step 8: Double-click Software and navigate through these subkeys: Petroglyph\StarWars FOC\Profiles\Profile0\Player
  • Step 9: Select ScreenRefresh then change the value of the key to one that is lower than what you noted in step 3.
  • Step 10: Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Corruption do in Star Wars: Empire at War?

Corruption is achieved through the use of a Defiler or conquering a planet. There are many types of corruption i.e. Intimidation, Piracy, Kidnapping, Racketeering, Bribery, Corrupt Militia, and Black market. Intimidation requires a Consortium Hero, a defiler, and a successful Intimidation permanently removes the ability of a planet. Piracy requires a space tactical battle and successful battle results in a daily credit bonus. Kidnapping unlocks Bribery options and it requires a Consortium Hero, a Defiler, plenty of credits, and a ground tactical battle.

Does overclocking boost the performance of Star Wars: Empire at War?

While playing Star Wars: Empire at War, overclocking your chipset may only give you an improvement of 1-2% which is not much noticeable. If the cooling system in your computer is insufficient, overclocking may damage the CPU.

Tips And Tricks

  • Never rush in! Always move your units together during advances and do not let units get cut off from support.
  • Instead of relying on the map, use the minimap to move large ships.
  • If you play as the Rebellion, focus on the hangar bays first. Furthermore, if you spot Imperial transports in space, deploy your starfighters to destroy them before destroying the space station.
  • To prevent the ships from escaping, target their engines.
  • Want to call in capital ships right next to enemy forces? Place a ship in the scout corner.
  • It takes less time and effort to attack a land base than to defend it.

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