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game constantly freezes

Post by Hunding » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:52 pm

every time i try tp pick an option in the main menu, like selecting a campaign or options, the game freezes. no playing possible so far.
whats up with that?

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:27 pm

Hello
What is your OS?
Does the game give an error message?
Does if freeze when pressing every button in main menu or some particular ones?

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Hunding » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:49 pm

hi,

my os is windows 7.
There are no error messages. the music keeps playing and the computer keeps running fine. just the game is frozen.
game freezes on "options", "Load Game", "help" and when you select a campaign after pressing "new game". the other buttons work fine, but trying to exit the editor gave me a blue screen.

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:44 am

Hunding wrote:hi,

my os is windows 7.
There are no error messages. the music keeps playing and the computer keeps running fine. just the game is frozen.
game freezes on "options", "Load Game", "help" and when you select a campaign after pressing "new game". the other buttons work fine, but trying to exit the editor gave me a blue screen.

Very strange ...
You play in protected mode (ie without admin rights)?
Try pressing the "S" key. In the game folder will snapshot1.png screenshot? No, it does not need to send.

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by panzers » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:42 am

I'm having the same problem. I am not able to play

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:08 am

panzers wrote:I'm having the same problem. I am not able to play
Please, tell me, you play in protected mode (without admin rights)? Try pressing the "S" key. In the game folder will snapshot1.png screenshot?

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Dorisia » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:10 pm

Same here - "Options" or choosing a campaign freezes the screen.
Gave the DrumsOfWar.exe admin rights through the compatibility mode, but still no gameplay possible :(
OS is Windows 7.

Martin


BTW: game_errors.log tells me:

ERROR in
action number 2
of Alarm Event for alarm 0
for object o_cntrl_all:

Error in code at line 46:

if regfile != regreestr1 && regfile != regreestr2
^
at position 16: Cannot compare arguments.

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:01 am

manie_de wrote:Same here - "Options" or choosing a campaign freezes the screen.
Gave the DrumsOfWar.exe admin rights through the compatibility mode, but still no gameplay possible :(
OS is Windows 7.

Martin


BTW: game_errors.log tells me:

ERROR in
action number 2
of Alarm Event for alarm 0
for object o_cntrl_all:

Error in code at line 46:

if regfile != regreestr1 && regfile != regreestr2
^
at position 16: Cannot compare arguments.

Thanks.
One of these days I will try to release a patch.

Please, tell me, pressing the "S" freezing game (it is very important)?

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Dorisia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:47 am

Will try the behaviour of the "S" key this evening and will report back to you.

==>> After starting the game I'm in the topmost menu and pressing "S" will also freeze the screen - same as clicking on "Options" or "Help"

Martin

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by VPaulus » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:07 pm

Martin, could you please try the following:

Open the folder where the game is installed, locate a folder named "resources" and open it. Inside there is a folder named "music". Please rename it to "_music".
Download the file attached to this message (settings.zip), unzip it and copy it (settings.txt) to the game main folder. This will replace the file installed by the game on the disk.
Start the game and check if the issue persists.
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(151 Bytes) Downloaded 247 times

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Dorisia » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi !

Did as you told me (renamed music folder and replaced settings.txt)

But still game freezes if the "S" key is pressed or when "Options" or "Help" is clicked.

The only difference is that the game starts now in windowed mode.

Sorry for the bad news ;)


Martin

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:35 am

For some reason you do not want the system to take screenshots .... One of these days I'll do a patch (rather special version) to solve this problem. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Dorisia » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:41 am

Snapshots (snapshotx.png) were taken, but all showed only a black screen.

Looking forward to the "special version" ;) so we can play "Drums of War"


Regards,
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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:20 am

manie_de wrote:Snapshots (snapshotx.png) were taken, but all showed only a black screen.

Looking forward to the "special version" ;) so we can play "Drums of War"


Regards,
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I sent link to the PM. Please, check it.

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by darth_careful » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:49 am

Same here, I'm afraid :(

I'm running Win7x64 / Radeon 5850 with admin rights. I've also tried XP compatibility mode, but no luck.

The freeze happens randomly, and doesn't need any input - I'm only using the mouse, so no keys have been pressed. Normally I get to play for around a minute before it dies.

However, I did once get to the end of map 1 of the Chieftain's Quest, and I discovered that I can make it crash reliably by selecting a potion and hitting the 'buy' button.

As for the freeze itself: it's interrruptable via ALT-Tab, but then the screen dims and the Windows cursor circles. This goes on for about a minute before the full crash. Worryingly, during that time it demounts my game drive (the one that DoW is installed on). This happens every time, so a full restart is always necessary. Once it also crashed my QPAD keyboard driver.

Here are the various error log messages:

ERROR in
action number 2
of Alarm Event for alarm 0
for object o_cntrl_all:

Error in code at line 46:

if regfile != regreestr1 && regfile != regreestr2
^
at position 16: Cannot compare arguments.


ERROR in
action number 1
of Draw Event
for object o_cntrl_taun:

Error in code at line 54:

{os+=o_cntrl_all.osob[i,0]+'. '}}
^
at position 29: Wrong type of arguments to +.

ERROR in
action number 1
of Alarm Event for alarm 0
for object o_ikonka_infa:

Error in code at line 61:

text0=o_cntrl_all.skills[nomer,0]+' - '+o_cntrl_all.skills[nomer,4]
^
at position 36: Wrong type of arguments to +.


ERROR in
action number 1
of Alarm Event for alarm 0
for object o_taun_potion:

Error in code at line 15:

text0=o_cntrl_all.potion[tip,0]+'#'+scr_language('????: ','Price: ')
^
at position 34: Wrong type of arguments to +.




ERROR in
action number 1
of Draw Event
for object o_but_skills:

Error in code at line 37:

repeat(2) draw_text_ext(x+round(0.5*shir)-16,y-round(0.5*vys)-26,tu0+' - '+o_cntrl_all.skills[tu,4]+'#'+aa+string(tu1)+prz+'#'+aab+string(tu2),17,300)
^
at position 71: Wrong type of arguments to +.


Hope this info helps with the patch! Looking forward to getting stuck into the game :-)

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:27 pm

darth_careful wrote:Same here, I'm afraid :(

I'm running Win7x64 / Radeon 5850 with admin rights. I've also tried XP compatibility mode, but no luck.

The freeze happens randomly, and doesn't need any input - I'm only using the mouse, so no keys have been pressed. Normally I get to play for around a minute before it dies.

Hope this info helps with the patch! Looking forward to getting stuck into the game :-)
Hi
Thanks. Please download to the game folder and try to run this file:
http://files.crasleen.com/DoW_v_1_03_no_cleanmem.exe
Thanks for your patience.
Regards,
Vladimir

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by darth_careful » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:17 am

Hey Vladimir

Thanks for the fast response! That seemed to go better, but it froze in the first map at the precise moment that my character died. Log says that it's line 37 again.

Cheers!

Rob
(edit: I've just tried again with a crash at exactly the same point, so it seems replicable)

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:12 am

darth_careful wrote:Hey Vladimir

Thanks for the fast response! That seemed to go better, but it froze in the first map at the precise moment that my character died. Log says that it's line 37 again.

Cheers!

Rob
(edit: I've just tried again with a crash at exactly the same point, so it seems replicable)
Hmmm... If Tarshan not die? Game freezes?

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by darth_careful » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:34 pm

Vladimir1979 wrote: Hmmm... If Tarshan not die? Game freezes?
I'm afraid it does... I'm still getting those random freezes with v1.3 :(

Incidentally, I mentioned that it uninstalls my data disk when it crashes. I got an error message to say that it was trying to load one of the .ogg music tacks when that happened. Probably unimportant, but I thought I'd mention it.

Also, I've tried it on my W8 laptop, and it works fine there. So maybe this is only a W7 issue?

R

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Re: game constantly freezes

Post by Vladimir1979 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:42 pm

darth_careful wrote:
Vladimir1979 wrote: Hmmm... If Tarshan not die? Game freezes?
I'm afraid it does... I'm still getting those random freezes with v1.3 :(

Incidentally, I mentioned that it uninstalls my data disk when it crashes. I got an error message to say that it was trying to load one of the .ogg music tacks when that happened. Probably unimportant, but I thought I'd mention it.

Also, I've tried it on my W8 laptop, and it works fine there. So maybe this is only a W7 issue?

R
I do not know what the problem is... You can try to reinstall the game. I'll think about it...
Unfortunately I can not fix the problem while :(

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