Bug: Game crashes when issuing escort orders to fighters


#1

The game crashes to desktop every time I click on escort when a group of fighters is selected. This is in the first scenario using the prebuilt “Federation Fighters” group.

I’m running Vista 64 with 6 gigs of memory. After the first couple of crashes, I changed gsb.exe’s compatibility to Windows XP but this didn’t solve the issue.

Other than this problem, everything else seems to be working well. If there’s a bug tracker you’d rather use than the forums, please point me in the right direction.


#2

Confirming, same in my game. Windows XP SP2, 1280 MB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, Pentium 4 HT 3,2 Ghz.


#3

Some further clarification on the bug. I think it might be just a simple unhandled exception. The crash happened mainly when I clicked on the escort order that was already in the list of existing orders and when there wasn’t anything bigger than fighters already deployed.

When I’d delete the existing fighters and deploy a new set, click on add orders / escort and then select a deployed frigate / cruiser, then there wasn’t any problem. So just seems to be happening on the fighter squadron with the preset escort orders and when there isn’t anything bigger on screen to escort. So what I initially thought was going to be a serious bug is actually pretty minor.

Still no other problems to report. Great game and rather fun, even if I still suck at it.