To those of you who still haven't fixed the Abnormal Exit problem yet, I have a solution for you.
When I got this game a few weeks ago, I was dying to play this awesome game. But those abnormal exit errors were annoying me to the point where I wanted to scream!
I've tried disabling DX10 in the registry, in the game, setting my game resolution to match that of my computer, adding a No-CD fix, and patching, but they had no effect!
Finally, after 38 nerve racking AGE's, I stumbled upon the importance of Games for Windows-Live. At first, I didn't want to play online, but I soon knew how wrong I was after installing it.
I installed the GFWL client, signed into my live account, updated the game, rebooted the computer, and after that, not one single crash! I can finally play the game without those annoying errors!
But I am left wondering....did my game update to Patch 4 or upgrade to a completely new version?
Here are the steps I took to fix the game:
If Games of windows live isn't installed you can grab it from the Microsoft website.
Step1: Install Universe at War from scratch
Step2: Reboot and reinstall Universe at War
Step4: Once installed go into the game and immediately and I do mean immediately log into your live account
Step 5: Live should tell you there are updates for your game. Download them.
Step6: After downloading all updates exit Universe at War reboot and now you should be all set to play the game with minimal errors.
I also attached my DxDiag for reference. Hope it works for you like it does for me!
Edited by Malurok, 08 May 2012 - 09:06 PM.