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Post by *Boinkage*! » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:12 am

I have a problem. Occasionally, while playing BZFlag, the game crashes. No error report , nothing. It just closes. (And no, My hands were NOWHERE near the f12 key). Does anyone else have this problem?
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Post by Evanejk » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:21 am

If you have allot of other programs running that might be it. If you are useing windows try and downloading a older version (they have lower graphics). Do you have all the effects/display settings cranked up under options? Try turning them down. If you have dial up it doesn't help.

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Post by blast » Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:50 am

*Boinkage*!, what client version was this with, and does it happen on just specific servers?
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Post by learner » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:18 am

Try turning off the "Lighting" option. See if the crashes continue. If you're on Windows, it could also be the version you're using (certain versions have libCURL issues) -- maybe try a previous release version.

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Post by Peter » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:21 am

I had the exact same problem as this. The way I solved it was by un-instaling BZFlag and then re-instaling it. Or better yet, switch to linux.
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Post by blast » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:29 am

Yeah, because Linux fixes everything! :roll:
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Post by Peter » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:42 am

...............Most things compared to Windows.
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:56 pm

More info is needed to help you... You should try the suggestions blast and learner posted. Also try running from a command line with a few debug levels (-d) and pastebin the output after a crash.
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Post by The Red Baron » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:34 pm

if its windows...

This isn't a common problem. 2.0.8 seems to just randomly crash indeed. And for those of you with the cliche and laconic 'wittisim' of "get a real OS"

its not an OS related issue. Bzflag never did this for me before 2.0.6/4 iirc. and I've used all the mainstream OSes, and all windows OS.
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Post by joevano » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:58 pm

Have you tried one of the 2.0.9 builds for windows?

These are "unofficial" builds that JeffM2501 compiled: http://beta.bzflag.bz/builds/2.0.x/

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Post by Peter » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:00 pm

Well in my experience, bz runs better on linux, maby thats different with other people.
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Post by joevano » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:25 pm

Whether it runs better on Linux is not the question. The suggestions have been both for Linux and Windows (since we don't know which). BZFlag is written to run on Windows. Technically, it runs equally well on both, as long as everything is working correctly. Most people do not have much choice in their OS, that point has been hammered many times on these forums. The real thing that drives OS choice is your comfort level and the apps you need/want to run.

Please be helpful and quit suggesting that people should switch to Linux to solve issues that really aren't OS dependent.

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Post by Grace F » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:53 pm

Sry for asking but with that link you wrote Donny, which 1 do I download?

It's confusing me (obviously) :P

bzflag-2.0.9s9.exe - What do those numbers/letters I've highlighted mean?

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:06 pm

Just take the most recent...
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Post by anomaly » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:39 pm

Actually it appears to me that the issue of random crashing on 2.0.8 is related to the windows build. I know of three people that run 2.0.8 on windows and have random crashes. I have not had bzflag 2.0.8 or 2.0.9 crash on linux. Hopefully the 2.0.9 windows build has resolved the issue.

I'm not saying it's the OS, just this 2.0.8 windows build. possibly.

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Mine Crashes Randomly Too

Post by smoooth7 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:47 am

Mine also crashes randomly too -- on linux. I am using 2.0.8 on slackware
linux and i've tried many different things but i've come to the conclusion its
the bzflag program. It's infrequent but it does happen from time to time.

It's not enough to annoy you typically.

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Post by Macrosoft » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:27 am

Smooth: people dont like it when you post on old topics (thread necromancy!)

as for your random crash problem... i had it too, i fixed it by getting the latest version of the libraries BZflag uses (libCURL, etc.)
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Post by A Meteorite » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:44 am

Macrosoft wrote:Smooth: people dont like it when you post on old topics (thread necromancy!))
Ummm, dude... it was 13 days old. That's not old. Old is like a month or two. :|
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