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Solved Game(PotC: NH) Keeps Crashing under Wine

Discussion in 'Build Support & Troubleshooting' started by garganteon, May 19, 2016.

  1. garganteon

    garganteon Powder Monkey

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    Hey,

    First of all, id like to express my deepest gratitude and support for the creators of this mod, it has restored my faith in modern games and my hope to find a decent Age of Sail Game.

    So my issue:

    Im running a early 2011 Macbook Pro 15-inch (system specs: before "Links" section) and to use any windows software (since im on a mac) i have to use Wine VM (link in description) (Wine VM specs before: "Links" Section)

    1. The original Game installs and works flawless (PotC by Akella)

    2. The install for New Horizons Build 14 4.0 works flawless, not a single hiccup or anything.

    3.When i open the game and play around with the options and create a new character, it works without issues too, i can do pretty much anything up to this point

    4. However (there is always a "however"), When i log in-game, i can play all around the game if i don´t go to sea, meaning that i can walk around islands, go through loading screens, fast travel to all locations/ship, talk to vendors, acquire items, kill people, hire officers, etc. all that WITHOUT suffering a single trouble. BUT, if i try to get into sea (move to "Sea" from ship´s deck) there is a random (havent figured out % yet) that the game will crash under the error "Engine.exe has stopped working", i said random because:
    a)- sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesnt
    b)-other times the game just freezes and stops to load (in the loading screen, it gets stuck)
    c)-few times it doesnt happen and allows me to play (the engine.exe has stopped working will happen randomly anytime i go to another loading screen though)

    5. The Deck-->Sea transition is the one where i most commonly get the crash or the "stuck" however i have expeirenced it in some other situations:
    a)Changing decks while boarding
    b)after finishing a boarding (exiting the goods/crew/cannons/assign officer/swap ship UI)
    c)starting a boarding

    Note: i feel its important to note that it hasnt happened to me yet while in-land


    6.This, noticeably, makes the game hard af to play, to much of my dislikement, ive read through the whole PiratesAhoy forums and all around the internet for some fixes so:

    a) Ive tried the inbuilt installer Intel Fix: But this does absolutely nothing, same rate of crashes
    b) used the SwiftShader Fix demo (pre-build 14 4.0): This seems to help to some extent by reducing a bit the amount of crashes but doesn't turn it into "playable"
    c) changed the sea.dll to sea_modified.dll: This seems to help the most but like the one before, doesnt fix it till "playable"
    d)playing in windowed mode: absolutely nothing
    e) reinstalling: ive got 4 copies of it already due to fresh installs, AKA: nothing

    Note: i´ve used the 3 all together and nothing fixes it anyway

    As you can imagine this makes "playing" this mod more of a frustration than a pleasure since every loading screen is a russian roulette so i would honestly and sincerely love any help i could receive.

    I feel im not omitting anything but if i am please let me know and ill try to reply ASAP.
    On the other hand (although unlikely) if the game is "so" unstable please let me know and ill resume my testing of it rather than thinking its broken

    Thank you very much
    Yarr!
    Garganteon

    Attachment:
    Here are 2 wineskin logs i received on one of the crashes
    LastRunWineLog:LastX11Log - Pastebin.com LastX11Log: LastX11Log - Pastebin.com

    I uploaded the screen that shows up after a "stuck" after finishing some boarding (see no compass shows up and nothing moves, the task manager shows storm engine as not responding :( . )



    Wine Specs:

    Wrapper version: Wineskin 2.6
    Engine: WS9Wine1.9.9
    .:Screen Options:. Use Mac Driver Instead of X11: Checked
    Decorate Windows: Checked
    AutoDetect GPU info for Direct3D: Checked
    Use Direct 3D Boost (If available): Checked
    Windows Version: Windows 7

    System Specs:

    2GHz Intel Core i7, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB, updated to last available software (Mac OS X El Capitán)

    Links:
    Wine Emulator: www.wineHQ.org
     

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  2. Pieter Boelen

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

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    Sounds like you already tried all the main things I would have suggested and some more that I hadn't even thought of!

    You could try earlier modpack versions.
    For example, try the Build 14 Beta 3.4 one.
    I think that is still on ModDB.
    Alternatively, use Build 13. That one is definitely still available.

    This isn't ideal of course, but at least then we find out which versions and don't work for you.
    Hopefully that'll at least narrow it down.
     
  3. garganteon

    garganteon Powder Monkey

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    Ty for your timely reply, i would have though it would take longer :)

    i think ive tried already with build 3.14 and the same happened, however, im trying to do a gameplay with blackbeard and allegiance to the pirated, im not sure if that is available for previous versions of the build?

    also, ive uploaded some Screenshots to the OP to illustrate some of the issues, in case that could help

    Cheers
    Garganteon
     
  4. Pieter Boelen

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

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    You can always find the exact Build version in your game's main menu, including the date.

    If you can select Blackbeard in the Free Play menu as part of the default character choices, then it is Build 14 Beta 4.
    All earlier official releases did not have that single all inclusive Free Play storyline.
     
  5. garganteon

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    indeed, thats why i want to make the build 14 4 work.
    anyway, im DLing the build 4 3.14 since i wasnt able to find the build 13 in moddb (maybe im blind?)

    i tried again with the intel graphics fix and after ending a boarding the game crashed again and this was my "results"

    Cheers!
    Garganteon
     

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  7. garganteon

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    After fiddling some more with options I want to share my experience ek case anyone is benefited from it

    Right now I'm running with the changed sea.dll and the installer Intel fix from build 14 4.0 windowed mode (selectable from config. Exe) and postprocesing enabled from config. Exe

    It seems to be working, did 3-5 boarding and 5-6 port entrances and it didn't blow up.. Yet

    Edit: after playing some more it seems like its not blowing up, however, i left my computer on the main screen during 7 hours untouched and the game seemed to started crashing whenever i tried moving to the sea (land worked flawless) -- Restarting the computer fixed it completely (maybe the sole restart of the game could have fixed it but i dindt take said approach)
     
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  8. Flint94

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    Man you gotta give me a step by step on what you did (if you remember) because i'm having the exact same problem and can't solve it
     
  9. Pieter Boelen

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

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    Because he hasn't logged in on the forum in a few months, there is a good chance he won't see your request.
    I recommend sending him a private message: http://piratesahoy.net/conversations/add?to=garganteon
     
  10. garganteon

    garganteon Powder Monkey

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    i actually do browse the bay but do not log in, free access everywhere :)
     
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  11. garganteon

    garganteon Powder Monkey

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    well, i dindt update that post but it blew up again.

    Ive been without a mac (and wine) since early feb so i havent tried it again.

    i am sorry for bringing these news and bid you good luck
     

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