Spec Ops: The Line Missing Text Issue Solved

A while back I was playing Spec Ops: The Line when the game crashed. Upon starting the game back up I was greeted by missing and placeholder text. Uninstalling the game and reinstalling was (surprisingly) no help. I did some searching online and found others with the issue, but no one was able to solve the problem. I reached out to 2K support, and they wanted me to do a lot of nonsense like disable all the services running on my PC and turn off all the startup apps.

My suspicion was that the text I was seeing was placeholder text to be replaced later for localization purposes, and I figured that the correct text must be somewhere in the game files for it to read. So I figured that either the setting that tells the game where to find the file was messed up, or the localization file itself was corrupt. I did some digging and located a file in “C:\Users\<Your Username>\Documents\my games\SpecOps-TheLine\SRGame\Localization\INT\” called “SRGame.INT”. I opened it up and found that the contents were indeed corrupt. After deleting the file and launching the game, it created a new SRGame.INT file with the proper contents. Bingo, issue solved.

Hopefully this information will be of use to others.


PC Upgrade Time 2016

3dmark Results

The last time I made a significant PC upgrade was back in 2014. Since then I have added storage, added ram, picked up a new video card and a new monitor. I also picked up a new mouse. Here is the current state of my gaming rig:

Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i
Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800
Primary Hard Drives: 256 GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Other Drives: Over 10TB of traditional storage (various drives)
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray Burner
Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition
Dedicated PhysX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Primary Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU Black 27″ 144 Hz HDMI Widescreen IPS NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor w/ Overclocking to 165 Hz
Second Monitor: Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Monitor
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset
Speakers: Logitech X-540 5.1 Speakers
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90
Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Mouse Surface: Corsair MM600
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Motherboard: ASUS X99-DELUXE
Computer Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T
Power Supply: Corsair HX Series HX750
Card Reader: NZXT Aperture M
LED Lighting: NZXT Hue

Some photos of the new components, plus some bonus photos of some of my old video cards I have used over the years.