#304 Viewing planets = freeze

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On my Windows Vista laptop with ~1GB RAM, Windows often displays a "This program has stopped working" error message with the only option of closing the program. This almost always happens when looking at star system that has more planets than what could be displayed at a time, usually when in the process of trying to scroll up or down through the planets.

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  • Geoff Topping

    Geoff Topping - 2007-08-01

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    Do you have up-to-date video and audio drivers?

    Googling for "This program has stopped working" reveals a number of other programs having similar errors, so it may not be something we can fix in FreeOrion itself...

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Well, Windows reports that the drivers for the "Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU Express Chipset Family" are up to date. I've reinstalled FreeOrion 0.3.1-RC6 and the problem still persists in the single player mode.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    After some testing, it seems to only freeze when [planet] IV is scrolled down to. I think it only happens if there are six or more planets (for example, I do not think it happens if there is an asteroid belt and five planets.)

     
  • Geoff Topping

    Geoff Topping - 2007-08-03

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    Please provide as much detail about the planet and its system as possible. If you don't know what you're describing, include a screenshot, if possible, or saved game and details about which system is affected.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    My mistake, it didn't appear to be [planet] IV, but was instead [planet] VI. I have found out that the freezing appears to happen when the images of more than five planets (like when scrolling down to a sixth planet) in most systems. The freezing happens less often when there are asteroid fields that break up the ordering of the planets (for example [planet] II, asteroid field, [planet] III, [planet] IV, asteroid field, [planet] V...). While the freezing seems nearly guaranteed for every system that has at least six consecutive planets, I have found that if I colonize a few of the planets in the middle (like some of [planets] I, II, III, IV, and V) and expand the windows (the ones that show the meters for Population, Health, farming output, mineral output, industry output, trade output, and infrastructure.) I am able to scroll through the systems' planets without a problem. The freezing is most likely to happen if I click and drag the sliding bar down through a system that has at least six consecutive planets, but it doesn't appear to happen as much if I click the bottom of the scroll bar and it does sort of a scroll "jump" (well, it doesn't scroll through the planets it jumps to the last planets). However, upon trying to scroll "jump" the game automatically freezes on some star systems. Sometimes, when/if I can get to the last planets of one system, I can click on a system that wouldn't let me scroll to the last planets without freezing the game and then see the last planets, then it freezes when I try to click and drag up on the scroll bar. However, on some systems, the game freezes when I try to do this trick. Alternatively, I can usually play a game with the planet frequency set to few with no problems (except when dealing with the rare systems that have somehow gotten several planets.) Although, for some reason I can paste in Microsoft Paint after pressing the print screen button the windows error message is titled "freeOrion.exe has stopped working"

     
  • Zach Laine

    Zach Laine - 2008-02-09

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    This has not been reproduced in the last 6 months. Closing.

     
  • Zach Laine

    Zach Laine - 2008-02-09
    • status: open --> closed-out-of-date
     

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