War Thunder crashes after logging into the game

I installed War Thunder today. Got the X55 hooked up and ready to play the game. I started the game from Steam and was prompted with the login screen. Problem is the game kept crashing after logging in with no error and only an option to send a crash dump to the developers.

After quite a while I stumbled on a comment on the War Thunder forums that switched on a light bulb in my head. If you have the display link driver installed, then remove it using Programs and Features. Reboot your PC and then try again. I managed to login and the game launched as expected after removing the display link driver.

Display Link is installed when you plugin and use a USB monitor. This enables the monitor to work as a secondary monitor on your PC.

Note that War Thunder worked without any problems in Linux Mint 17.1 and this issue occurred on my Windows 8.1 installation as Display Link is only supported in Windows.

Hope that this was helpful and saved you some time 🙂

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