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#1 Bright Drive

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:42 PM

hello there. i was modding DoW DC and i encountered some issues. i was adding some new structures and units, i opened the game and it crashed. well no problem...i checked the logs and i fixed the errors.i opened the game again then...this time...it crashed but something new popped up. a relic error report. i checked the logs and in the warning log...and theres no fatal error messages.

this was what showed up. 


-- Log file for all dbTracef messages --
GAME -- SigmaApp:InitSteam: appID is 4580
MATHBOX -- Version=5, Cpu=unknown:f=6,m=12, Mode=SSE
GAME -- Warhammer, 1.3, Build 3107433
SPOOGE - Driver[Dx9 : Hardware TnL] on adapter[0], version[4,32]
SPDx9 -- Driver Name = nvd3dum.dll  Device = \\.\DISPLAY1  Desc = NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
SPDx9 -- Driver Vendor = 0x10DE  Device = 0x1B81  SubSys = 0x144519DA  Rev = 0x00A1
SPDx9 -- Driver Version  Product = 0x0017  Version = 0x0015  SubVersion = 0x000D  Build = 0x226D (8813)
SPDx9 -- Driver GUID = {D7B71E3E-58C1-11CF-0758-48341BC2DA35}
SPOOGE -- 3686.00MB available texture memory
SPOOGE -- 3686.00MB available texture memory
GAME -- Available memory: 16326MB RAM, 32602MB Pagefile
GAME -- Beginning FE
FE -- Loading front end.
FE -- Cursor hidden.
i deleted the attribute folder in my mod and somehow it worked again. but i can't pinpoint the issue.i have always managed to fix these crashes...up till now. i did make a backup...but still...one week's worth of work lost.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:49 PM

When is it occurring.. before the main menu comes up OR as you are loading the map? If the former, the warnings.log will show what the issue is but if its the latter you need to remove any RGD you may have edited and use the "process of elimination" methodology to see which of your edits is causing the CTD.

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#3 Bright Drive

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:25 PM

yeah before the main menu. and what i posted was from the resulting warning log. i can't make any heads or tails from it. usually its just a fatal error which i can easily fix but this one just stumped me.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:27 PM

I know only a few CTDs that give no warning.

One of them is the FORMATION extension in squads.

See if it is properly put in your squads. The engine is TOO finicky with its format, so be careful!

I do not recall any other at the moment.



So if you get no warning, then the ONLY other way to resolve this is to:

1] Make a copy of your attrib folder.

2] Create a new attrib folder, and start adding the entries you created/modified one by one - adding any possible requirements, of course. For example if you add an entity, you MUST add its weapons and abilities.

3] Each time you add something, start the game.


This is (I think) the only way to see which file causes the issues.

Once you isolate it, then with te same procedure, start modifying the extensions one by one.

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#5 Bright Drive

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 06:18 PM

alright thanks~~ i'll try both. and...hmm...formation eh...i was making new units and squads right before it happened...you might be on to something.

Edited by Bright Drive, 03 December 2019 - 06:20 PM.

#6 Bright Drive

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 08:20 PM

hey there. thanks for the help guys. its the ork SBPS folder.

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