[1.2 RC2] vanilla - crash-to-desktop

Bug reports for the different beta versions of transcendence.
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TransMage2
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Dear George,

I have downloaded 1.2 RC 2 manually and it always does a crash-to-desktop right after startup.
- no mods
- Windows Vista home premium 32bit (DE)
- all versions since 0.8(?) up to 1.2 beta 4 running fine
- login to metaverse works in 1.2b4 and also seem to work in 1.2RC2
- download of file "LRL15.tdb" to folder "Collection" worked on 1.2b4 and 1.2RC2
- logfile:

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10/30/2013 18:07:02	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:07:02	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:07:04	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:07:04	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:07:12	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:07:12	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:07:12	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:07:13	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:07:32	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:07:32	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:07:32	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:07:33	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:08:16	/api/requestLogin: Server returned error: Unknown username: TransMage.
10/30/2013 18:08:22	End logging session
10/30/2013 18:09:35	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:09:35	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:09:36	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:09:36	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:11:02	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:11:02	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:11:03	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:11:03	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:11:06	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:11:06	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:11:06	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:11:06	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:11:23	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:11:23	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:11:24	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:11:24	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:13:33	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:13:33	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:13:33	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:13:34	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:13:51	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:13:51	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:13:52	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:13:52	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:13:52	Loading image Resources\DriveExhaust.jpg for .
10/30/2013 18:14:07	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:14:07	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:14:07	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:14:08	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:15:15	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:15:15	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:15:15	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:15:16	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:15:24	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:15:24	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:15:25	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:15:26	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:15:26	Loading image Resources\DriveExhaust.jpg for .
10/30/2013 18:17:48	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:17:48	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:17:48	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:17:49	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:17:49	Loading image Resources\DriveExhaust.jpg for .
10/30/2013 18:20:00	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:20:00	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:20:00	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:20:01	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:20:06	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:20:06	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:20:06	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:20:07	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:20:07	Loading image Resources\DriveExhaust.jpg for .
10/30/2013 18:20:11	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:20:11	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:20:11	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:20:12	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:20:12	Loading image Resources\DriveExhaust.jpg for .
10/30/2013 18:20:44	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:20:44	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:20:44	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:20:45	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:22:24	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:22:24	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:22:25	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:22:51	Loading user collection.
10/30/2013 18:23:12	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
10/30/2013 18:23:12	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:23:19	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:23:19	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:23:19	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:23:20	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
10/30/2013 18:23:24	End logging session
10/30/2013 18:23:49	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:23:49	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:23:50	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:23:50	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
10/30/2013 18:24:09	Loading user collection.
10/30/2013 18:24:09	Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:25:12	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10/30/2013 18:25:12	Start logging session
10/30/2013 18:25:12	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
10/30/2013 18:25:12	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
10/30/2013 18:25:39	Loading user collection.
10/30/2013 18:25:39	Loading news.
11/01/2013 22:12:57	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/01/2013 22:12:57	Start logging session
11/01/2013 22:12:57	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/01/2013 22:12:58	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/01/2013 22:13:02	End logging session
11/02/2013 16:36:14	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/02/2013 16:36:14	Start logging session
11/02/2013 16:36:15	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/02/2013 16:36:15	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/02/2013 16:36:21	End logging session
11/02/2013 16:36:39	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/02/2013 16:36:39	Start logging session
11/02/2013 16:36:39	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/02/2013 16:36:40	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/02/2013 16:36:55	Loading user collection.
11/02/2013 16:36:55	Loading news.
11/02/2013 16:37:10	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/02/2013 16:37:10	Start logging session
11/02/2013 16:37:10	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/02/2013 16:37:11	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/02/2013 16:37:30	Loading user collection.
11/02/2013 16:37:34	End logging session
11/02/2013 16:37:38	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/02/2013 16:37:38	Start logging session
11/02/2013 16:37:39	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/02/2013 16:37:39	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/02/2013 16:37:40	Loading user collection.
11/02/2013 16:37:41	Loading news.
11/03/2013 13:03:01	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 13:03:01	Start logging session
11/03/2013 13:03:02	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 13:03:02	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 13:03:03	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 13:03:04	Loading news.
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digdug
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by default, Transcendence runs in Directx mode under Vista.

Can you try to run the game using command line switches ? In particular /nodx to force the game in GDI mode.
http://transcendence.kronosaur.com/wiki ... e_switches

Other suggestions I can give you to try are: try to reinstall directx or your graphics card drivers ?
TransMage2
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digdug wrote:Can you try to run the game using command line switches ? In particular /nodx (..)
Did that, and also the variation "/nodx /debug" to get into debug mode, but problem persists.

BTW: I do not think it has something to do with DirectX, as all Transcendence versions before including 1.2 beta 4 run perfectly.

BTW2: logfiles looks exactly the same:
1st try: without /nodx
2nd try: with /nodx
3rd-5th try: with /nodx /debug and trying to activate debug with [F9]after startup.
I also SEE the debug icon in the top right corner just a moment before it crashes...

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11/03/2013 17:09:37	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 17:09:37	Start logging session
11/03/2013 17:09:41	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 17:09:41	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 17:09:42	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 17:09:43	Loading news.
11/03/2013 17:10:28	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 17:10:28	Start logging session
11/03/2013 17:10:29	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 17:10:29	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 17:10:30	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 17:10:31	Loading news.
11/03/2013 17:11:21	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 17:11:21	Start logging session
11/03/2013 17:11:21	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 17:11:22	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 17:11:25	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 17:11:25	Loading news.
11/03/2013 17:11:47	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 17:11:47	Start logging session
11/03/2013 17:11:48	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 17:11:48	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 17:11:49	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 17:11:50	Loading news.
11/03/2013 17:12:04	--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11/03/2013 17:12:04	Start logging session
11/03/2013 17:12:04	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/03/2013 17:12:05	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/03/2013 17:12:05	Loading user collection.
11/03/2013 17:12:06	Loading news.

george moromisato
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When does the crash happen? Do you see the intro screen? Do you see any news?

What folder is the game in? Is it under Program Files by any chance?

Could you try deleting (or renaming) Settings.xml and try again?

Thank you!
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I have the same error, crash to desktop right after start and debug.log says the same.

The user collection was downloaded, but when the news-download startet it crashed right away.
It is possible to prevent this crash by not logging into the multiverse.

Deleting Settings.xml does nothing.
TransMage2
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george moromisato wrote:When does the crash happen? Do you see the intro screen? Do you see any news?
I see the intro screen (at last very short), but I never see the news!

That will also go along with my logfile that stops at loading news:

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10/30/2013 18:09:36   Loading news.
10/30/2013 18:11:02   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
george moromisato wrote:What folder is the game in? Is it under Program Files by any chance?
It is not, and never has been. (It's on "D:\Games\Trans12RC2". And it's sibbling in "D:\Games\Trans12b4" runs fine...)
george moromisato wrote: Could you try deleting (or renaming) Settings.xml and try again?
Tried that before, but it did not work.

I also tried to copy the Settings.xml from my working 1.2beta4, but that did also not work.


BTW: Maybe it's the way Transcendence tries to load the news? E.g. in my firewall rules, transcendece.exe is allowed to pass (as login to multiverse seems to work), but maybe you start a new process under another name to load the news that has no rights to do so?
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Shaman wrote:The user collection was downloaded,

Same here
Shaman wrote:It is possible to prevent this crash by not logging into the multiverse.
(I think) I also tried that, but it crashed independent of me being logged in or not in multiverse.

The first times, when I did start up the game, it crashed without me having a chance to login...
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Thanks--I'll check it out. It is probably a bug in news downloading.
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Exactly the same promlem

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11/20/2013 00:20:53	Start logging session
11/20/2013 00:20:54	Loaded library: Collection\LRL15.tdb
11/20/2013 00:20:56	Transcendence 1.2 RC 2
11/20/2013 00:21:19	Loading user collection.
11/20/2013 00:21:20	Loading news.
CTD without any sign of error when in the lower left part of the screen appears notification "downloading news".
Win 7 Pro, 1.1 works perfectly.
If you do not log on - you can actually start the game before download and it works fine. But then there is another minor problem: looks like if you are not logged on game uses system name as default. If it is true - it seems that it does not recognize non English characters in it (Cyrillic).
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some update:

v1.2 release runs fine, no CTD any more (including Corporate Command extension).

Also update process downloading "%TranscenceHome%\Collection\LRL15.tdb" does now work.

Well done - many thanks and best regards!
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TransMage2 wrote:some update:

v1.2 release runs fine, no CTD any more (including Corporate Command extension).

Also update process downloading "%TranscenceHome%\Collection\LRL15.tdb" does now work.

Well done - many thanks and best regards!
Thanks for helping me debug it.
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