Total War Warhammer 2 segmentation fault - sigsegv(11)
devland 27 May, 2022
Hello, everyone. :)

I've been getting the "game crashed with signal sigsegv(11): segmentation fault" error in Total War Warhammer 2 for a very long time but it has increased in frequency since the last patch in January to the point where campaign battles are unplayable. The game crashes predictably, save games become corrupted and crash with the same error when loading them.

I'm running an all AMD rig. Ryzen 1700, RX 580 and 15 GB of ram. I also have an SSD and an HDD.

Online searches for "Total War Warhammer 2 segmentation fault" yield numerous other reports of the same problem but no solution. Has anyone managed to fix this or go around it in some other way?
I've seen people saying that the game works well through Proton but I really don't want to do that because what's the point of Feral Games ports then?

Thanks for your time.

Last edited by devland on 27 May 2022 at 11:19 am UTC
Zlopez 27 May, 2022
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I would recommend playing with Proton and see if there is any difference. And maybe test your RAM, SSD and HDD to be sure that there isn't something funny going on.
devland 28 May, 2022
I think I found the problem. I'm running Manjaro with KDE. The game was crashing after every battle with my latest campaign save until I thought to disable the compositor. This is a trick that usually increases performance especially in wine games. With the compositor turned off I managed to get through that battle and all the others that followed.
devland 19 Jun, 2022
Crashes still happen even with the compositor turned off, albeit less often. It seems the game has identical crashes on Windows as well as most streamers know about them and usually auto resolve the crashy battles in order to continue the campaign.
devland 15 Jan
Found a new potential fix:
I've been running the game with no more segfault crashes for over a week.
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