14 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
There's one crash in Stellaris recorded in that dxdiag but no mention of this game.

I see an exception.txt in that screenshot, can we see that please?

And are there lines in the Windows Event Viewer that correspond with these crashes, either errors or warnings?  
13 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Are there lines in the Windows Event Viewer that correspond with these crashes, either errors or warnings?


We can try this: In your Steam Library right-click on this game and choose Properties. Click on Set Launch Options, and paste this in there:
-opengl

That will make the game slower, but it's good test of whether the issue is in the graphics system.  
12 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Can i see the pdx_setings.txt after trying that -opengl launch option? I just want to make sure it is actually in effect, thanks.  
11 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
No, it hasn't worked, the game is still using DirectX 11. Try opening the file Documents/Paradox Interactive/ck3.pdx_settings.txt . In there change the Renderer line from DX11 to OpenGL (exactly like that, it's case sensitive).

Does that make any difference?  
10 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Vorko said: I am launching CK3 through the CK3 icon created by Steam on my desktop (if that matters)
Does that start the launcher? If not you should run the the Steam PLAY button instead.

But at least we are not getting the DX11 errors in that log any more. At this point I'm pretty sure there is a Windows or hardware problem here.

Are there lines in the Windows Event Viewer that correspond with these crashes, either errors or warnings?  
5 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
You posted the Paradox logs two posts ago ... ?!?

Anyway, the two events you've posted here are harmless. One just says "the operation completed successfully", the other "the system has resumed from sleep".

Were there none marked ERROR or WARNING in the few minutes before the most recent computer freeze?  
3 days ago - AndrewT - Direct link
This game doesn't use .NET so it seems unlikely that is related to your problem.

You could try these Windows repair tools though:

Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool is available

Describes the .NET Framework Repair Tool and how to obtain it. support.microsoft.com support.microsoft.com

Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

Describes how to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista. support.microsoft.com support.microsoft.com
See if they find anything to fix!