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Fatal Scar Error Fix - AoE IV and Warhammer 40K

How to fix the fatal scar error that occurs in games like Age of Empires IV and Warhammer 40,000? Here’s how to avoid the dreaded “execution paused” error.

As one of the most frustrating errors in real-time strategy games, Fatal Scar Error completely prevents the player from executing any action. Here are a few methods of avoiding the issue in both games.

In RTS games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, the player’s task is to secure critical places on the map. As these places yield resource points, the player gets the chance to advance its units and buildings to beat the enemy.

These games give come up with various scenarios and objectives. The player is tasked with completing the primary objectives in a respective order while also tending to secondary missions. Games like Company of Heroes, Age of Empires, and Dawn of War adopt a similar gameplay mechanic.

Why does Fatal Scar Error happen?

That is usually where the problem happens. The players need to complete the objectives and also ensure that they remain finalized. If the game tasks the player with acquiring an outpost, the mission is to take the outpost and secure it until the scenario is completed.

But if the AI retakes the said outpost, the game enters into a loop and locks itself. That’s the exact reason why many players are troubled with the fatal scar error. When something unexpected happens during gameplay, the game engine refuses to execute the further actions of the player.

The error usually takes place in real-time strategy games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War or Age of Empires IV. Players also reported the issue in the other games of the Warhammer 40K franchise.

Here’s what you can do to avoid the error.

Make sure you complete the objectives in the correct order.

Complete the primary objectives in a certain scenario respectively. Also, make sure that nothing happens that might change the current state of the mission. If you seize a castle, for example, the castle has to remain that way until the scenario is completed.

If the game tells you to destroy the enemy camp first, go on and complete the objective. Skipping and directly attacking the town center might result in this error.

Execution Paused Error in W40K: Dawn of War

Fortunately, there is a guaranteed method of avoiding the error if you run into it while playing Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

  • If the error happens in Mission 4 in a single-player campaign, you must not build another Headquarters for the Space Marines.
  • What you need to do is to destroy the Orks near your base. After the Ork outpost is completely destroyed, you are free to build another HQ.

As we mentioned above, RTS games like these tend to lock themselves up when something unexpected happens. On this certain occasion, the game did not expect the player to build another HQ before destroying the Ork outpost near it.

Save your game often.

While this is a gaming 101 tip, it will definitely help you in this case. Even though you are unable to fix the fatal scar error, save files will aid you in pushing through the game. Until a mission is completed, try creating lots of new save files and do not overwrite them.

Verify the integrity of game files.

Another reason for the fatal scar error in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War or in Age of Empires IV might be corrupted game files. Follow the simple steps below to verify the integrity of game files.

  • Open Steam and head to your game Library.
  • Find the game you want to fix.
  • Right-click on the game’s icon and select Properties.
  • Open Local Files section.
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files.
  • Wait from Steam the check the game’s installation path and replace the corrupted files.

We hope our guide proved useful for you. We also wish you glorious victories on many campaigns.

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sordini1 opened this issue

Jun 15, 2022

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Fatal Scar Error – Execution Paused

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sordini1 opened this issue

Jun 15, 2022

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@sordini1

Ran into this twice yesterday (Mon, June 13th, 2022) – where it gave a message “Fatal Scar Error – Execution Paused” midway through the game and the game would have sounds going – but completely paused otherwise. Couldn’t move / click. Running on a Lenovo PC.

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Had this happen again last night. It happened when I tried to attack an AI and destroy their last landmark. It repeatedly served up this message. I was able to pause and unpause to get it working again but the error kept happening when I tried to attack the last landmark again.

@Woprok

@sordini1 can you list options that were enabled ? I need to enough information to figure out which part of the mod is exactly causing it.
Alternatively if you are able to trigger it easily on your own you can run the game with -dev option and it will provide error message. But that’s advanced way.

@vjonasv

Hello Woprok,

I just wanted to let you know that Relic released an update yesterday and since then your mod does not function properly anymore. We did lots of testing between friends last night and we found that if we play a custom game on any map with just us versus an AI, the mod works (no Fatal Scar Error). However, whenever we played us 4 versus 4 other players, we kept getting the error or just a blue screen with our villagers in the background.

Hope this helps..

@Woprok

Hello Woprok,

I just wanted to let you know that Relic released an update yesterday and since then your mod does not function properly anymore. We did lots of testing between friends last night and we found that if we play a custom game on any map with just us versus an AI, the mod works (no Fatal Scar Error). However, whenever we played us 4 versus 4 other players, we kept getting the error or just a blue screen with our villagers in the background.

Hope this helps..

It was caused by Relic changing orange color… It should be fixed now.

@vjonasv

@andreasbx

Hey man!

my friends and I tried to play a 3v3 against 3 AI players but unfortunately the error appears exactly after 20 seconds without a visible reason, whenever we´re using the AGS: Fed Edition. We tried different settings but everytime the error appears and we can´t continue our game.
My friend told me after that, the same error appears when he starts a 1v1 game against AI.
Is there a solution for this? Or does the mod need an update?

@Woprok

@andreasbx I don’t support copies of my mod as I don’t believe there is ever a good reason to blatantly create copy of my mod and publish it. (see FAQ, I endorse only use of my code for creating new mods).

Use the original version Advanced Game Settings published by Zlaty Bludistak…

@andreasbx

@Woprok well I didn´t know that it was a copy of the orignal mod. Thanks for that information! I will try it out and delete the bad copy, maybe it will solve the issue. Thx for the quick reply.

EDIT: I tried it with your original mod now and I was able to play a 1v1 game without any errors. I don´t understand why someone is just copying your mod…
Thanks again for the solution!

@sordini1

@Woprok

Yes, it’s listed as Advanced Game Settings, if you sort by uploaded, it’s at the end
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This is direct link for AOE mod page, https://www.ageofempires.com/mods/details/55544/
It won’t help you with subscribe/download if you are playing steam version. (If I remember correctly it works only with Windows Store)

You should be able to see it ingame as long as you never reported the mod. If you did report it, then you will not be able to see it. In that case you would need to contact AOE4 support.

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How to fix the fatal scar error that occurs in games like Age of Empires IV and Warhammer 40,000? Here’s how to avoid the dreaded “execution paused” error.

As one of the most frustrating errors in real-time strategy games, Fatal Scar Error completely prevents the player from executing any action. Here are a few methods of avoiding the issue in both games.

In RTS games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, the player’s task is to secure critical places on the map. As these places yield resource points, the player gets the chance to advance its units and buildings to beat the enemy.

These games give come up with various scenarios and objectives. The player is tasked with completing the primary objectives in a respective order while also tending to secondary missions. Games like Company of Heroes, Age of Empires, and Dawn of War adopt a similar gameplay mechanic.

Why does Fatal Scar Error happen?

That is usually where the problem happens. The players need to complete the objectives and also ensure that they remain finalized. If the game tasks the player with acquiring an outpost, the mission is to take the outpost and secure it until the scenario is completed.

But if the AI retakes the said outpost, the game enters into a loop and locks itself. That’s the exact reason why many players are troubled with the fatal scar error. When something unexpected happens during gameplay, the game engine refuses to execute the further actions of the player.

The error usually takes place in real-time strategy games like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War or Age of Empires IV. Players also reported the issue in the other games of the Warhammer 40K franchise.

Here’s what you can do to avoid the error.

Make sure you complete the objectives in the correct order.

Complete the primary objectives in a certain scenario respectively. Also, make sure that nothing happens that might change the current state of the mission. If you seize a castle, for example, the castle has to remain that way until the scenario is completed.

If the game tells you to destroy the enemy camp first, go on and complete the objective. Skipping and directly attacking the town center might result in this error.

Execution Paused Error in W40K: Dawn of War

Fortunately, there is a guaranteed method of avoiding the error if you run into it while playing Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

  • If the error happens in Mission 4 in a single-player campaign, you must not build another Headquarters for the Space Marines.
  • What you need to do is to destroy the Orks near your base. After the Ork outpost is completely destroyed, you are free to build another HQ.

As we mentioned above, RTS games like these tend to lock themselves up when something unexpected happens. On this certain occasion, the game did not expect the player to build another HQ before destroying the Ork outpost near it.

Save your game often.

While this is a gaming 101 tip, it will definitely help you in this case. Even though you are unable to fix the fatal scar error, save files will aid you in pushing through the game. Until a mission is completed, try creating lots of new save files and do not overwrite them.

Verify the integrity of game files.

Another reason for the fatal scar error in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War or in Age of Empires IV might be corrupted game files. Follow the simple steps below to verify the integrity of game files.

  • Open Steam and head to your game Library.
  • Find the game you want to fix.
  • Right-click on the game’s icon and select Properties.
  • Open Local Files section.
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files.
  • Wait from Steam the check the game’s installation path and replace the corrupted files.

We hope our guide proved useful for you. We also wish you glorious victories on many campaigns.

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