dark_voidcrashesDark Void was one of the big name releases of early 2010, but just like most of the games, it comes with some really annoying problems. Most of the reports on the official game forums and over the internet say that Dark Void crashes at start up or during gameplay without any apparent reason. Is there a way to fix these Dark Void crashes and fixes?

Apparently, most of the start up crashes of the game are caused by the launch of the file ShippingPC—Skygame.exe (with an error message like “The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002). Click OK to terminate the application”).

Also, other users are complaining that Dark Void crashes during cutscenes, especially the early one when you pick up the game. Which is the reason behind all these crashes? Hard to tell especially since the game’s developers are saying nothing on the matter…

However… is there a way to get rid of these Dark Void crashes? There might be: first of, make sure that you update your graphics card drivers to the latest release and also make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to run the game. Also, try lowering the game’s settings until it runs fine.

Other people successfully got over the crashes of the game (during the cutscenes at least) by simply skipping the cutscenes. This is not natural – cutscenes are made to be watched, after all, but if you wish to play the game it appears that skipping the cutscenes (by pressing Enter or whichever key you’ve set up for use/activate) is the only way to do it.

Have you managed to find any other fix for the Dark Void crashes?


  1. I had problems starting the game (ShippingPC-SkyGame.exe crashing)…

    It seems to have been a Codec-Problem on Vista SP2 that caused the crash, renaming all the files in the “Dark Void\nativePC\SkyGame\Movies” folder seems to have solved THAT problem.

    If that didn’t help it might be that you are missing some of the required Software, like DirectX Updates or the Microsoft Visual C++ Redist… go onto the DVD and try installing everything from the “redist” folder.

    Hope this helps someone.

  2. hey I had the same problem with the game… shippingPc-SkyGame.exe has stopped working… How to fix this?
    I have all my pc drivers updated..
    Also meet the game minimum requirements… and installed all the required software of the game….

  3. I tried finding the folder movie in skygames but it wasn’t there. I downloaded the game from games for windows live and i can’t find out what to do about the startup problem

  4. I can’t get past chapter 2 episode 2 because the all of the characters except for the main player don’t load, or load in a funky manner…
    I don’t know what to do about this, also none of the enemies load :( so I can’t move on with the mission…
    Please, does any one have a suggestion or a comment about this?


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