Crash when pressing next


#1

Hi,

my game crashes when I go to the next round.

Tried to upload the save game, but it was rejected, also the file debug.txt (extension not allowed)
Can’t post the saved game, it has too many characters.


#2
[13:45:45:830]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[13:45:45:830]- Windows 7 detected
[13:45:45:830]- Command Line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Demokratie 3\Democracy3.exe" 
[13:45:45:830]- Command Line argument:[]
[13:45:45:832]- Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1080
[13:45:45:838]- Initialising Sound Engine
[13:45:45:949]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[13:45:45:958]- Attempting to initialise steam
[13:45:45:959]- Steam initialisation failed
[13:45:45:959]- Initialising Direct3D
[13:45:46:484]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[13:45:53:831]- Rebuilding directx resources
[13:45:53:961]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [data/dlc.txt]
[13:45:53:968]- Start of SIM_Internet::OpenLink
[13:45:53:979]- End of SIM_Internet::OpenLink
[13:45:53:980]- democracy3/server/check_update.php?&current_version=1.110000
[13:45:53:980]- SIM_Internet::DownloadFile(E:\Documents/My Games/democracy3/webdebug/tmp785.html)
[13:45:54:851]- SIM_Internet::DownloadFile ends
[13:45:54:851]- 	message,up-to-date

[13:45:54:851]- response,false

[13:45:54:851]- response,false

[13:45:54:853]- Start of SIM_Internet::CloseLink
[13:45:54:853]- End of SIM_Internet::CloseLink
[13:45:59:822]- LoadMission
[13:45:59:897]- LoadHashes
[13:45:59:897]- LoadParties
[13:45:59:897]- LoadVoters
[13:46:0:443]- LoadPolicies
[13:46:0:453]- LoadSituations
[13:46:0:455]- LoadDilemmas
[13:46:0:854]- LoadSimValues
[13:46:0:856]- LoadVoterTypes
[13:46:0:929]- LoadGrudges
[13:46:0:931]- LoadEvents
[13:46:0:932]- LoadFinances
[13:46:0:932]- LoadMinisters
[13:46:0:933]- LoadElection
[13:46:0:934]- LoadPolls
[13:46:0:934]- LoadPressureGroups
[13:46:0:934]- LoadSimulation
[13:46:0:934]- LoadGlobalEconomy
[13:46:0:934]- LoadGameplay
[13:46:0:934]- LoadEffects
[13:46:1:12]- LoadIssues
[13:46:1:12]- LoadChangelog
[13:46:1:13]- LoadCompassProgress
[13:46:1:13]- Finishing Load
[13:46:1:182]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\SIM_PortraitManager.cpp,134]]
[13:46:1:188]- Pre-caching minister portraits
[13:46:1:188]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\app_game.cpp,505]]
[13:46:4:357]- Finished pre-caching minister portraits
[13:46:4:357]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\GUI_Flag.cpp,15]]
[13:46:4:357]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\app_game.cpp,505]]
[13:46:4:553]- Finished load game thread...
[13:46:4:553]- Thread finish detected by loading screen
[13:46:6:504]- Setting loading screen ready
[13:46:19:254]- OUTCOME_REELECTED detected
[13:46:25:269]- 

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE

#3

I started a new game and it crashes too.
Seems there is no point in starting another new game.

Means: It crashes always and I get no help.

I think I made a mistake when I bought this game.


#4

Have you installed any mods? if you delete the \my documents\my games\democracy 3 folder and then re-install does that fix it?


#5

nope. just out of the box, played a few rounds and crash
(That’s why I also don’t see any point in a fresh install.)


#6

Hello
I met the same problem. I played first with UK, then I loaded a mod from steam workshop and played with South Korea.
at turn 122 when pressing next the game crashes with an error message : “unknown scripted function:.\src\SIM_Script.cpp 228”
in both plays the crash came at the same turn.
i played again and the error appeared at turn 44 this time


#7

I am also having this problem. I played on my computer last week, but I had to wipe my drive. I saved my save game files, and put them on my new computer. I have re-installed it, and I haven’t had any majors problems until now. When I try to play, my game crashes after I press next.

I use Windows 8.1


#8

I keep getting that error message after playing a while on any map. It’s no use to load the automatically saved game for it will crash again as soon as I hit “next turn”. I have unistalled the game several times even deleting user folders, even deleting saved games, mods, and the problem is still there… The message is the same as dreamwalker said:

I tried to sort out some mods to see if they were causing this, but I’m still unable to find any clue so far. What is this? Anybody having same issue?


#9

Hi, this sort of thing is almost always a mod, someone has a typo in a script they have set up for a mod, and the mod is not properly deactivated or uninstalled. Best to remove them all to make sure, then add them back in one by one


#10

I got the same problem, it crashes after a few rounds when pressing next. I have only installed the original game and the latest patch.


#11

Hello!
Thanks for the awesome game, I’ve been playing it quite a lot. I have the same problem, seems like it may not be that uncommon. After ending a turn, it fails to get to the “Return to Government” screen, usually with a half-displayed piece of loading text (I don’t remember any examples, but, say, "calculating popula ". It also occasionally hangs when clicking a button in-game, but I don’t remember whether it’s a dilemma or something to do with a minister that sometimes does it. Sorry for the vague description.
I haven’t ever installed any mods, and I’m using the version downloaded directly from Positech (no steam). Here’s the debug info, since it won’t let me upload .txt files. Hope you can help!

debug.txt:

[2:14:27:585]- ----DEBUG FILE----
[2:14:27:585]- Windows 7 detected
[2:14:27:585]- Command Line: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Democracy 3\Democracy3.exe”
[2:14:27:585]- Command Line argument:[]
[2:14:27:586]- Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1080
[2:14:27:589]- Initialising Sound Engine
[2:14:27:617]- Finished Initialising Sound Engine
[2:14:27:620]- Attempting to initialise steam
[2:14:27:621]- Steam initialisation failed
[2:14:27:621]- Initialising Direct3D
[2:14:27:935]- Initialising global vertex buffer
[2:14:28:905]- Start of SIM_Internet::OpenLink
[2:14:28:917]- End of SIM_Internet::OpenLink
[2:14:28:918]- democracy3/server/check_update.php?&current_version=1.150000&platform=windows&lang=english
[2:14:28:918]- SIM_Internet::DownloadFile(C:\Users\Mully\Documents/My Games/democracy3/webdebug/tmp785.html)
[2:14:29:147]- SIM_Internet::DownloadFile ends
[2:14:29:149]- message,up-to-date

[2:14:29:149]- response,false

[2:14:29:149]- response,false

[2:14:29:155]- Start of SIM_Internet::CloseLink
[2:14:29:155]- End of SIM_Internet::CloseLink
[2:14:32:892]- GBufferedFile failed to open file [C:\Users\Mully\Documents/My Games/democracy3/mod_status.ini]
[2:14:32:903]- LoadMission
[2:14:32:907]- LoadHashes
[2:14:32:907]- LoadParties
[2:14:32:907]- LoadVoters
[2:14:32:990]- LoadPolicies
[2:14:32:994]- LoadSituations
[2:14:32:995]- LoadDilemmas
[2:14:33:22]- LoadSimValues
[2:14:33:23]- LoadVoterTypes
[2:14:33:56]- LoadGrudges
[2:14:33:57]- LoadEvents
[2:14:33:57]- LoadFinances
[2:14:33:57]- LoadMinisters
[2:14:33:58]- LoadElection
[2:14:33:58]- LoadPolls
[2:14:33:58]- LoadPressureGroups
[2:14:33:58]- LoadSimulation
[2:14:33:58]- LoadGlobalEconomy
[2:14:33:58]- LoadGameplay
[2:14:33:58]- LoadEffects
[2:14:33:90]- LoadIssues
[2:14:33:90]- LoadChangelog
[2:14:33:91]- LoadCompassProgress
[2:14:33:91]- Finishing Load
[2:14:33:138]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\SIM_PortraitManager.cpp,134]]
[2:14:33:143]- Pre-caching minister portraits
[2:14:33:143]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\app_game.cpp,511]]
[2:14:33:366]- Finished pre-caching minister portraits
[2:14:33:366]- Waiting for render thread [.\src\app_game.cpp,511]]
[2:14:33:464]- Finished load game thread…
[2:14:33:464]- Thread finish detected by loading screen
[2:14:33:721]- Setting loading screen ready
[2:14:39:867]-

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE
[2:14:40:52]- LoadMission
[2:14:40:53]- LoadHashes
[2:14:40:53]- LoadParties
[2:14:40:53]- LoadVoters
[2:14:40:136]- LoadPolicies
[2:14:40:140]- LoadSituations
[2:14:40:140]- LoadDilemmas
[2:14:40:166]- LoadSimValues
[2:14:40:167]- LoadVoterTypes
[2:14:40:202]- LoadGrudges
[2:14:40:203]- LoadEvents
[2:14:40:203]- LoadFinances
[2:14:40:203]- LoadMinisters
[2:14:40:204]- LoadElection
[2:14:40:204]- LoadPolls
[2:14:40:204]- LoadPressureGroups
[2:14:40:204]- LoadSimulation
[2:14:40:204]- LoadGlobalEconomy
[2:14:40:204]- LoadGameplay
[2:14:40:204]- LoadEffects
[2:14:40:236]- LoadIssues
[2:14:40:236]- LoadChangelog
[2:14:40:237]- LoadCompassProgress
[2:14:40:237]- Finishing Load
[2:14:40:292]- Thread finish detected by loading screen
[2:14:40:316]- Setting loading screen ready
[2:14:47:195]-

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE
[2:14:48:143]-

**CALCULATING SIM FINANCE
[2:14:48:329]- LoadMission
[2:14:48:330]- LoadHashes
[2:14:48:330]- LoadParties
[2:14:48:330]- LoadVoters
[2:14:48:413]- LoadPolicies
[2:14:48:417]- LoadSituations
[2:14:48:418]- LoadDilemmas
[2:14:48:444]- LoadSimValues
[2:14:48:445]- LoadVoterTypes
[2:14:48:480]- LoadGrudges
[2:14:48:481]- LoadEvents
[2:14:48:481]- LoadFinances
[2:14:48:481]- LoadMinisters
[2:14:48:481]- LoadElection
[2:14:48:481]- LoadPolls
[2:14:48:482]- LoadPressureGroups
[2:14:48:482]- LoadSimulation
[2:14:48:482]- LoadGlobalEconomy
[2:14:48:482]- LoadGameplay
[2:14:48:482]- LoadEffects
[2:14:48:514]- LoadIssues
[2:14:48:514]- LoadChangelog
[2:14:48:515]- LoadCompassProgress
[2:14:48:515]- Finishing Load
[2:14:48:576]- Thread finish detected by loading screen

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#12

I have the same experience. It crashes almost every time I hit next.


#13

The problem is the mods. I just now reinstalled the game onto my flash drive and it works perfectly. It hasn’t crashed at all. I think honestly that the mods only work with the first version of the game because I had a ton of mods installed and the game never crashed. When I went to a different installer version through my gog.com download it crashed all the time. So I deleted my Democracy 3 folder and reinstalled everything including the dlc and it works perfectly now.

At least, I think that’s what it is based on my experience playing the game so far. It’s like Cliff says somewhere on his about page. Play the mods at your own risk. :slight_smile:

Speaking of which, I’m wondering if a dlc will come out that includes some of the mods like the different countries and policies.