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Offline kurja

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server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:11:26 am »
insta-crash straight to desktop on alien turn when a civilian was killed by alien. log:

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2012/05/27 12:04:42 k has taken control over team 1.
2012/05/27 12:06:58 Soldier left the rescue zone
2012/05/27 12:07:38 Team 1 ended round
2012/05/27 12:07:38 Team 7's round started!
2012/05/27 12:07:43 [STATS] alien (Fhzwh Vso Zhozf) kills civilian (b c) with Short Burst of needlergun_ammo (entnum: 145)
2012/05/27 12:07:54 ********************
2012/05/27 12:07:54 ERROR: CL_ParseServerMessage: Illegal server message 27
2012/05/27 12:07:54 ********************
2012/05/27 12:07:57 Shutdown server: Server crashed.

edit - don't know if this could be related to http://ufoai.org/forum/index.php/topic,6709.0.html

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Re: server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 01:27:54 pm »
Hi Kurja, it seems you are getting a lot of crashes. Is it possible you installed 2.4 on top of 2.3 or a previous installation of the game?

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Re: server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 01:35:10 pm »
originally yes I did, but after some initial shall we say slight woes I completely removed everything and did a clean install of 2.4. ;)

These crashes have started happening recently for no obvious reason, I haven't played around with the files/mods or anything to that extent. Only thing I can think of that has changed is my graphics settings, I upped the resolution and some other gfx settings but in my uneducated opinion there does not seem to be a connection?

There does seem to be (more or less) clear causes for the crashes in the logs, not that I could tell why it's happening. Like, "illegal server message 27".

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Re: server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2012, 01:44:05 pm »
Does your system play other games at similar resolutions to the one you set UFOAI to?  You may be having a graphics card problem at higher resolutions, maybe a bad segment of memory.  Any graphics glitches related to it?

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Re: server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 01:48:18 pm »
no, I've set ufoai to use my monitor's native resolution which isn't high by today's standards (1280x1024) and I haven't experienced such issues with compiz effects or graphics-intensive games like Alien Arena.

Of course I could revert my gfx settings but it would be difficult to ascertain the fault to that since the crashes are not easily reproducible :^/

Don't the logs give a meaningful excuse for the crashes?

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Re: server crash when civvie dies on alien turn
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 12:40:43 am »
just played half a dozen missions without changing anything back, all went without a hiccup.

can anyone tell what "LE with entnum xxxx" and "illegal server message xx" mean?