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Crash upon fight start [UPDATED Constant crashes on game beginning]  (Read 570 times)

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The Wacom tablet is being recognized at "something" based on the logs, so it might be worth a try to unplug that and see if that helps.
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Actually, I don't. I do have one, but it is currently unplugged (I use it to play other games). I tried also to use it with Siralim, but it wouldn't work (but that's for another ticket).

I have a Wacom tablet plugged in, not sure if it gets recognized as a gamepad?

In any case, I might have an idea on how to mitigate this bug that I've realized yesterday.. I'll let you know about it next time I do some experiments.

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Looks like you have a gamepad plugged in - maybe there's a driver incompatibility there? Please try unplugging it and see if that helps.
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I've finally found the time to test this again. Unfortunately as the crash happens, nothing gets printed. I've run the game from the command line, and I'm attaching the output up until the point that the game window closes. There's a couple of "error" messages at the start, but I don't know if they relate to my crash.

For some reason the game today does this less. On the other hand I had another instance of the crash of the screenshot: the exact same message appeared.

And just now it did it again (the error in the screenshot), and upon reloading I get again the crash upon looking at the creatures (or trying to do a reorder). So the errors are probably related?

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I've finally found the time to test this again. Unfortunately as the crash happens, nothing gets printed. I've run the game from the command line, and I'm attaching the output up until the point that the game window closes. There's a couple of "error" messages at the start, but I don't know if they relate to my crash.

For some reason the game today does this less. On the other hand I had another instance of the crash of the screenshot: the exact same message appeared.




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If there isn't an error message like that one in the screenshot you posted before, that means it probably isn't the game code itself but an issue with your OS.

Please make sure all your drivers are up to date - that's the most likely culprit. If you're running the game from the console, check to see if anything is printed there when the game crashes.
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Yeah, I actually saw that post after my last one, I apologize if I sounded pushy.

I really appreciate that you took the time to test the saves. I'd love to send you the crash reports, do you have any ideas where they get created on Linux? (usually my game just turns off and nothing gets printed on screen)

Did the code error screenshot posted above help in any way?

Thanks again!

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Hi, sorry for the delayed response! I've been away for the week: http://thylacinestudios.com/forums/announcements/zack-will-be-gone-from-august-12-until-august-20/

I loaded up your save file and can't seem to reproduce any of the issues you mentioned. You said that when you first load the game, it crashes immediately if you open the menu and choose "Creatures" - correct? I haven't seen that from my testing. I've also played around with your save file and cleared a bunch of realms without any issues.

Please remember to include crash logs as well!
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 11:56:46 AM by Zack »
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Hey Zack,

Just wanted to give you an update. The problem I wrote on the previous posts is now constant. Basically every time I load the game (no matter what save), there is a period at the beginning where the game can crash by looking at my creatures. This also happens when a combat begins (which I assume because the code also needs to look at my creatures then).

I can't find a real solution to this aside from going around randomly for a while before actually starting to play the game. This means that I need to waste 5 minutes doing random stuff every time I startup the game, and even then I'm not guaranteed that the game won't crash anyway. This is quite annoying because it means that I can't simply open the game to play a bit anymore, as every time I need to take aside both the time for playing and the time to try to avoid the bug.

I'd love if you could give me some pointers to avoid this problem. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Crash upon fight start in second daily realm
Reply #5 August 14, 2018, 04:49:40 PM
Ah, and afterwards I once again get the bug that I cannot look at the creatures menu entry or it crashes.. so maybe it *is* the same bug. Attaching the new save again. I hope you are reading this..

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Re: Crash upon fight start in second daily realm
Reply #4 August 14, 2018, 04:47:12 PM
Hey, another day, another crash.

Today I decided to try to play a bit before trying the daily realm, and it seemed to work, as I managed to enter inside and even complete it!

Unfortunately, after I killed all enemies and I was clearing the level, a treasure chest revealed itself to be a Mimic. During the fight  an error popped up and the game crashed once again. I didn't save most of my loot though, I thought I was in the clear =(

I think this might be a different bug, but I'm still posting it here since at this point it makes sense.


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Re: Crash upon fight start in second daily realm
Reply #3 August 13, 2018, 11:13:03 AM
As I reopened the game, it now crashes every time as soon as I open the menu and select the 'Creatures' entry. Tried this a bunch of times, since it happened once before.

If I then enter in the Character Sheet, AND from there open the Royalty menu, then I can go back and the game does not crash on the 'Creatures' entry anymore. Only going to the Character Sheet is not enough.

I have terminated the game so that I could copy the save folder before fixing the problem. I'm attaching here the '.config/Siralim' folder with the broken save. Maybe you can figure out what is happening?

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Re: Crash upon fight start in second daily realm
Reply #2 August 13, 2018, 11:07:10 AM
Happened again today (this time first realm I guess). Game crashed as soon as my character touched the first enemy in the realm.

Hope it can be fixed, not having daily realms anymore would be sad.

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Hey,

just wanted to tell you my game crashed at the beginning of the fight in the second daily realm. I had been avoiding the fight for a while as I tried to get all possible drops before trying, and then suddenly the other party appeared and as soon as they touched me the game crashed. All my loot has gone but I can't retry =(

Still on Lubuntu 17.10. Not sure if there's any crash file I can send you.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 06:07:26 AM by svalorzen »