Crash during outro

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Crash during outro

Postby InfinityX » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:41 pm

I'd just finished Temple and the ending was playing. At the start of the level just after Biosphere was shown the game immediately crashed to desktop. Upon restarting the game I find that Temple has been completed but two out of the three emails remained (everything else was how I left it). Destroying the emails does nothing, and I can find no way to trigger the ending again.

Help? :(
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Postby Soulkeeper » Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:59 am

Very weird. I can't remember ever seeing it in beta. For a temporary fix, backup your profile (just to be safe - do this by going into <DARWINIA>/users/[yourprofilename] and copying to a suitable backup directory) and then go into game, go into biosphere and then hit escape, and tell the location to reset itself. Hopefully this will reset all of the prime objectives for that level and they should re-trigger when you complete the objectives.
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Postby InfinityX » Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:58 am

Silly me, didn't think to reset it. I'll try that when I get home :oops:

Edit: There is no reset option in the menus any more, for any of the levels!
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Postby InfinityX » Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:03 pm

It happened again! I've just finished the game for a second time and it crashed during the ending at exactly the same point!

I recognised the level that causes it to crash as Receiver, so I started the game up again and tried to visit that level.
Sure enough it crashed a few seconds in. After testing each level in turn I've found that it also happens in Yard. I've tried changing every single setting and it crashes without fail everytime.

Any ideas how I can resolve this? :(
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Postby Andcarne » Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:07 am

Does it print out a blackbox.txt file by any chance? Or display a Windows error message?
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Postby InfinityX » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:11 pm

I just get a "This program has caused a problem and must be closed" message. I've archived my profiles and uploaded them so hopefully someone else can try:

NewUser.tar.gz
mat.tar.gz
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Postby odinswolf » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:55 pm

i am getting the same thing.. I cant reset the level (any levels) and if i enter the receiver it also crashes with the "darwinians arent smart eough to follow that route etc" I cant see the end sequence or the mythical level editor either... help?

also did a level check to see what crashed, I got escort to crash same text but also had some levels give the text but not crash..
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Postby Jackmn » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:55 pm

See my solution to the problem here.

This will get you both the ending AND the level editor.
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Postby InfinityX » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:12 pm

I can't find what I'm supposed to change in de-redshirted game.txt:

game.txt

You mentioned a gameover trigger? :oops:
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Postby Jackmn » Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:32 pm

Sorry, add these lines

Event AlwaysTrue
Action RunScript gameover
End

Event AlwaysTrue
Action RunScript gameover.txt
End


then go to any area, and tell me how it works
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Postby InfinityX » Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:43 pm

Thanks for your help. Upon starting the game the ending starts playing, but after a few seconds of receiver being shown it crashes just as before.

Considering it's receiver and yard that crash, would it be reasonable to assume that it's something to do with the ants? Anyway, I don't think this is one that'll be solved without the help of the Introversion lads, I'll just wait and see what happens :)
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Postby KingOfZeal » Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:29 am

why not just kill all the ants? If that's the problem, get rid of em :P

btw: I had to go back to yard about 10 times, never restarted, just got so aggrovating. This might take some time, but start the squads in the vally, and work backwards. Use lots of airstrikes (I'll use all of the ones I can get off in time), and slowly destroy all the anthills. Then the ants dies fairly quickly.

Oh -- and when I finally did do this, every anthill I destryed must have had at least 500 souls in it because it took me so long to destroy em, and they kepts stealing my darwinians :P
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Postby LLamaBoy » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:37 am

Chris has said that if anyone's experiencing crashes on levels to send him their user files zipped up to chris.at.introversion.co.uk . I think this would be your best option for a fix eventually.
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Postby Jackmn » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:09 am

InfinityX wrote:Thanks for your help. Upon starting the game the ending starts playing, but after a few seconds of receiver being shown it crashes just as before.

Considering it's receiver and yard that crash, would it be reasonable to assume that it's something to do with the ants? Anyway, I don't think this is one that'll be solved without the help of the Introversion lads, I'll just wait and see what happens :)
Right where it normally crashes, hit enter a couple times to skip past it and get on with the rest of the ending. That may work.
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Postby InfinityX » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:26 am

That worked like a charm. I pressed enter as receiver loaded and the next map came on before it would normally crash :)

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