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.916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:49:30 PM »
The release notes here are short: http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Bionic_Dues_Alpha_Release_Notes#Alpha_0.916_-_Please_Watch_For_Strange_Behavior

But booooooy has a lot of code changed.  Performance should be up quite a bit for older machines of all stripes, and there are some bugs and funky AI behaviors that are weeded out.

That said!  When a lot of code changes, the chance for bugs coming in is very high.  So if you are seeing strange things in this new version, please do let us know both through mantis and a reminder post on this thread if you don't mind.  If it's something new and really bad, I'll see it fastest if it comes through this thread.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 02:30:44 PM »
Just loaded my latest saved game and got a fatal error. Are old saves compatible?

Error logs attached.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 02:49:34 PM »
I can confirm that one...
Error logs exploded after game load.

I managed to launch game only once.
Now it dies fatally on game init step 3 displayed on screen.
Fatal error in gc DuplicateHandle failed. Revalidating files and backing up settings did not help.

Stuff from debug log:
9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM
GameInit (0 - 9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM)     9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM
GameInit (1 - 9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM)     9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM
GameInit (2 - 9/19/2013 8:46:34 PM)     9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM
audio load: 181     9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM
GameInit (3 - 9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM)     9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM
GameInit (4 - 9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM)     9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM
GameInit (5 - 9/19/2013 8:46:35 PM)     

Another try after game delete and re-download leads to unknown software exception with number 0x80000003 - thats something I have not seen yet so grats ;)

There is also a gc.log file that contains one line:
Last error code: 3e6
I'm at around 8GB RAM availabe... so it should not run out. App process when crashed has about 330MB.
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 02:52:30 PM »
Savegames are compatible. Can you post any that are broken?

Orzelek, what OS are you on? And are there any other error logs you can post?
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 02:55:23 PM »
Just popped it in Mantis will upload the save.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 03:05:18 PM »
I'm on Win 7 x64 SP1.
Game will start up if steam is not running.
With Steam running it crashes as described above.
I'll add my save file to Hyfrydle's mantis issue.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 03:18:29 PM »
Should fuel tanks have a virus point total?

Started a new game and so far so good will update if anything goes wrong.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 03:34:39 PM »
The virus points thing is a minor oversight.

Have responded to the stuff on mantis, and am seeing if I can duplicate the crash in steam now.
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 03:35:23 PM »
Update: I can't duplicate the crash on start thing, and it sounds like others are not seeing it since they are getting in.  Perhaps a verification of the steam cache?
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 03:39:26 PM »
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 03:42:10 PM »
Wow that was a quick one  :)

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 03:50:12 PM »
I try!  Especially with like 30 LPers having copies of the game at the moment, it makes me very antsy to have anything wrong with in a major way!
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2013, 04:14:18 PM »
I can get it to stop crashing if I disable steam community in game.
So it's tied to steam overlay in some way.

I did verify game files and then even reinstall it.

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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2013, 04:18:00 PM »
That is... exceedingly odd.

If you go into your install folder and delete the steam_api.dll, does that fix it?
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Re: .916 out - Please Watch For Strange Behavior
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 04:23:58 PM »
Loading the game and saves in missions is working fine for me.