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Squad freezes when starting up

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Yesterday I bought Squad at Steam. I found out about Squad on Youtube and I was super hyped about it. And because I was so hyped I bought the game without really looking at the specs. So when I bought the game and installed it, I started up the game and became really sad. It starts up and after the part of the animation with "Squad" on your screen with the man throwing a grenade, etc. After that the game freezes and I have to close it via task manager where it says "Not working" or something. I updated my graphics driver but that doesn't seem to do the tric. 


I really hope someone can help me, I would love to play this game!


PS: sorry for my grammar mistakes, im from the Netherlands :D.



Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4330 CPU @ 3.50GHz 3.50 GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8,00 GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based-processor

Graphics-card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750

Windows 8.1 pro

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there's a workaround:

  • start Squad
  • when man-throwing-grenade animation starts, do CTRL-ALT-DELETE
  • select "Task Manager"
  • in "Applications", right-click on "Squad" and select "Minimise"
  • Squad will change from "Not responding" to "Running"
  • Wait until background music starts (after a brief pause of about 20 seconds)
  • Click on Squad icon in taskbar or maximise or whatever
  • Play!

I have to do this every time I launch Squad. There's another thread about it somewhere but I don't know what the common factors are.

I have an i7 CPU and a GTX960 GPU running Windows 7

Edited by catbref
added Windows 7 O/S

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