Hearthstone modders were using SpecialK 9.23 + d3d11 for a year to override some of the textures, and there were several complaints about occasional crashing and freezing while startup. I’m wondering if the latest version could solve the problem.
Here’s the question; I tried SpecialK 10.3 and 11.0.048 for Hearthstone but I found it consistently crashes with notable WifiInfo.Initialization failure in the log, which is not found in 9.23. Is this known issue? I searched the forum for these unique keywords but I cannot find any relevant.
2020-10-05 11:53:57.916: [Jobs] Job (WifiInfo.Initialization(ID:38)) FAILED: Exception during (WifiInfo) service initialization: System.IO.IOException: I/O error occurred.
at System.IO.FileStream.ReadData (System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle safeHandle, System.Byte buf, System.Int32 offset, System.Int32 count) [0x00032] in <7ba07f088431485bb722f3b3373e87ee>:0
at System.IO.FileStream.ReadInternal (System.Byte dest, System.Int32 offset, System.Int32 count) [0x00026] in <7ba07f088431485bb722f3b3373e87ee>:0
at System.IO.FileStream.Read (System.Byte array, System.Int32 offset, System.Int32 count) [0x000a1] in <7ba07f088431485bb722f3b3373e87ee>:0
at System.IO.StreamReader.ReadBuffer () [0x000b3] in <7ba07f088431485bb722f3b3373e87ee>:0
at System.IO.StreamReader.ReadToEnd () [0x00052] in <7ba07f088431485bb722f3b3373e87ee>:0
at WifiInfo.DoWifiScan () [0x00083] in :0
at WifiInfo+d__8.MoveNext () [0x00050] in :0
at Hearthstone.Core.Services.ServiceLocator+d__43.MoveNext () [0x000a4] in :0
2020-10-05 11:53:57.954: [Jobs] Job (ClientLocationManager.Initialization(ID:34)) FAILED due to dependency failure: Hearthstone.Core.Services.ServiceDependency: Service - WifiInfo Service Locator - Hearthstone Services
I tried to attach the logs but I cannot because I’m a newly registered user. I’ll gladly attach the full logs with alternate method if required. Maybe you can just install the hearthstone on windows 10 environment, use ‘-d3d11’ command line option to enable d3d11, and inject the SpecialK to reproduce my issue.