Solution: The FINALS Error Code TFAV1012

It seems that EAC doesn’t like any hardware changes, because after I turned XMP on in BIOS, I started getting this error and others that caused crashes on startup and even during matches.

“An internal anti-cheat integrity check failed.”

I don’t cheat, and neither do many of the others seeing this message. However, it does seem to be triggered by hardware profile changes, and this solution (among many, including verifying file integrity in Steam, reinstalling the game and Easy Anti Cheat software, and granting EAC programs Full Control) was the only one that worked for me:

  1. Quit the game
  2. Rename this folder in Windows: Users/your user name/AppData/Local/Embark
  3. Rename this folder in Windows: Users/your user name/AppData/Local/Discovery
  4. Restart your computer

You can easily open the AppData folder by typing %AppData% in your Windows search bar, or typing the same into the Run dialog box after pressing Windows key and R at the same time. If that doesn’t work, you may need to enable the Hidden files option from the View tab under Show/Hide section of an open window.

Happy fragging!



It hath begun here in Thailand, where friendly spirits are mostly known for revealing winning lottery numbers and having extremely long arms.

UPDATE: Buddy candies are being quadrupled by decreasing walking distances 75%. Incense now attracts mostly Haunter and Gastly. Indeed, Pidgey and Rattata and other common mons seem to have been replaced by these types.

Top Trio

Hatched two Snorlax last week from 10km eggs, and caught the third on the way home from school today. Nam and Mina got one a piece, as well. Mina actually started crying when Max and I got ours (the kids play on our phones) because her phone was at home, so we went and got it, then rushed back to the spawn point. It all worked out in the end.

Pokemon Go in Thailand – Day 7

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”  – Alvin Toffler

If Pokemon Go is ultimately not about leveling up or hoarding imaginary kawaii creatures, perhaps it’s about searching for something. And as in life, the most demanding searches are sometimes rewarded with the best results. Playing a game in a deserted virtual world in anticipation of others coming to join me, then, should result in me winning the Thai lottery. Amen.

Pokemon Go in Thailand – Day 6

Nintendo and Niantic have apparently abandoned plans for release in Asia anytime soon, as rumored this week. Sales of lao khao and other paint-stripping beverages skyrocketed when the news broke on IGN:

“The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.” -Chris Kramer, Vice President”

(for my Thai readers: “heads down” is Farangspeak for “sleeping”)