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Solved Game Crash

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Ombie3, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Ombie3

    Ombie3 Landlubber

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    My Game often crashes when I start fighting. usually when boarding. At the quest where you have to rescue a man's daughter from a pirate, i crash everytime you're drawing swords.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? cus it's getting really annoying.

    i have my game installed in (C) - Potc.

    so not in program files like suggested.
     
  2. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Which modpack version, if any?

    Assuming you have the latest, then avoid looting during boarding. That seems to help.
     
  3. Grey Roger

    Grey Roger Sea Dog Staff Member Storm Modder

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    Looting is not an option in "Saving Toff's Daughter", which I believe is "the quest where you have to rescue a man's daughter from a pirate". ;)

    @Ombie3: can you post the files "compile.log", "system.log" and (if it exists) "error.log" from straight after such a crash? These will be found in the top level of the game installation folder, probably "C:\Potc" - not in the "PROGRAM" or "RESOURCE" sub-folders.
     
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    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Oops, I misread. :facepalm
     
  5. Ombie3

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    weird, i installed it on my own pc aswell. had 0 crashes in like 3 hours. while i crashed on my other pc like 10 times the first hour.
     
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    Any notable hardware differences between the two?
     
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    That pretty well points to the other PC as the problem. How old is it? Open up the case and have a look around the CPU fan, and blow out any dust which may be clogging it up, especially if it's attached to a heatsink.

    Run a memory checking program such as Memtest+:
    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Random crashes may be caused by the CPU overheating or by dodgy memory. Or by hard drive errors - what brand of hard drive does that PC have?
     
  8. Ombie3

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    not really a expert in hardware xD
    but i'm glad i can play the game on my own pc without trouble.
    thanks anyway for the fast reactions :)
     
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    You don't really need to be much of an expert as long as you can figure out how to get the lid off. Then just blow hard at any dust you see in there, especially if it's near the biggest fan you can see.

    Memtest86+ is easy. Download this:
    http://www.memtest.org/download/4.20/memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip

    Unzip the file and copy it to a CD. Then boot the PC from that CD. It should just run itself. If it doesn't show any error messages, fine! If it does, and you aren't happy to try replacing memory yourself, find someone to do it for you, because dodgy memory may affect whatever else you want to do with that PC as well.
     

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