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Game freezes 2 secs into multiplayer lvl
« on: March 23, 2007, 01:55:43 AM »
Hey guys, hope someone can help me out.
Ok so I've installed fs2 and the fs2open 369 thing. Game works fine. Single player is fine. I can join people's games online, but as soon as the level starts, I fly around for literally 3 secs and everything freezes. Sound still works for a bit.
I have no clue what to do. The multi log in /data says near the end:
03/22 21:43:42~   Performing post-briefing data sync
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending GAME_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending POST_SYNC_DATA
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending WSS_SLOTS_DATA
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending PLAYER_SETTINGS
03/22 21:43:42~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:45~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:45~   Sending GAME_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:48~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:48~   Sending GAME_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:48~   Entering mission dfall2.fs2
03/22 21:43:48~   Sending JUMP_INTO_GAME
03/22 21:43:48~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE
03/22 21:43:51~   Sending NETPLAYER_UPDATE

at this point i restart my comp, because it froze lol.

Someone please help!!

thanks
Mike

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 03:52:24 AM »
OK 2 things to try real quick.  First try running in window mode.  It's under Dev Tools in the features tab.  See if any messages pop up when the game stops responding.  If that doesn't work try running the debug exe and posting the last few lines of the fs2_open.log in the data directory.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 04:47:25 AM »
Hey man,
ok so I've ran it in a window, same thing happened. I ran it in debug mode, didnt freeze on me, surprisingly. I looked at that long file, it's pretty messy so I just attached it to this reply. Check it out, if you can help at all that'd be great.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 05:04:21 AM »
Hey I ran it again in debugger and the game crashed..didnt freeze. and gave me an error. I attached a pic of the screenshot.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 07:27:31 AM »
The second one isn't your fault. The game is asserting because someone ticked one or more ships as being red alert carry in a multiplayer game (and the game thinks that's worth asserting for).

Just run a different mission next time you test in debug mode cause until someone gives you a newer 3.6.9 build that one will always do that.

As for the error in debug mode, yeah that's a known error. Since it only occurs in debug mode once you have finished a game I've not really looked into it as carefully as I should. I'll be fixing it soon anyway though.


As for your real problem I'm stumped. My first thought would have been firewall issues but running in a window should have shown you a pop up if that was the cause and it should also have appeared earlier on. Can't hurt to double check that FS2_Open is allowed to access the net though.

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 05:49:44 PM »
Hey man
I appreciate the help.
If the game can get onto multiplayer and join a game, shouldnt that mean that my computer is allowing it to access the internet. Also, I'm not sure where i would even find that. I know ive seen it before... some kind of access list.

Anyways I'll keep trying different trial and error things with graphics.. maybe that's the issue?. not sure..
anyways I'll post again soon I'm sure lol hopfully I'll see some kinda of error popup.

Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 06:28:36 PM »
Yeah. That's what I meant about it appearing earlier on. :)

It's also strange that Debug doesn't give you problems.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 02:00:35 AM »
Well if debug isn't giving you any problems maybe it's a corrupted exe.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 02:21:59 AM »
are you running fs2 in OpenGL or Direct3d? maybe thats a source for the problem!?!


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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 06:53:40 AM »
I'm back

Ok so I am running the the one thats not opengl.. lol
ok so ive been playing in the debug mode.. single worksgreat..
was playing multi.. i can play the level for a bout 3 mins.. then the game closes and i get that error with the "ok" or "cancel" option that I posed earlier.

I duno whats going on. stupid build.

Help please

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 07:19:58 AM »
Debug is mainly meant for troubleshooting problems so it's likely to be a lot slower and more prone to crashes than the standard release build.

Whenever it crashes with an error open up notepad immediately and choose paste. When you come here you can give us an idea what is wrong.

Furthermore do not run in Direct3D. D3D is old and buggy code. You should run in OpenGL unless you have a damn good reason not to.

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2007, 02:50:21 AM »
Well I never thought this would cause me so many problems. Anyways, so openGL makes it crash even sooner.. keep getting errors.. forgot to copy and paste em. i was pissed off at the time lol. Guess I'll just play single player til they come out with a better working multi.

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2007, 06:35:16 AM »
SIMPLE SOLUTION

update graphics drivers!