Game died (horribly)


#1

Was playing the demo along and it crashed to desktop. I was just in the process of reading a dilema that came up.

Below is the contents of the logs.

Initialising Direct Draw Attempting fullscreen mode Creating Context at 1024 768 32 context created Device obtained backbuffer obtained Video Modes Enumerated Driver: Primary Display Driver \ Microsoft Direct3D Hardware Transform and Lighting acceleration capable device VidMem: 60 MB Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 rev: 163 VB created ok Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\logo2.bmp logo2.bmp Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\cursor.dds cursor.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\cursor_click.dds cursor_click.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_checkbox.dds gui_checkbox.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_checkbox_checked.dds gui_checkbox_checked.dds Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_uk_s.bmp flag_uk_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_france_s.bmp flag_france_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_japan_s.bmp flag_japan_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_canada_s.bmp flag_canada_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_germany_s.bmp flag_germany_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_usa_s.bmp flag_usa_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_sweden_s.bmp flag_sweden_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_italy_s.bmp flag_italy_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_australia_s.bmp flag_australia_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_russia_s.bmp flag_russia_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_poland_s.bmp flag_poland_s.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_spain_s.bmp flag_spain_s.bmp Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\uk.bmp uk.bmp Failed to create texture on demand Texture created : .\data/bitmaps/flags\flag_uk.bmp flag_uk.bmp Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\lines3.dds lines3.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\blank_circicon.dds blank_circicon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_manifesto.dds gui_icon_manifesto.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_polls.dds gui_icon_polls.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_policy.dds gui_icon_policy.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_cash.dds gui_icon_cash.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_options.dds gui_icon_options.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_award.dds gui_icon_award.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_nextturn.dds gui_icon_nextturn.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_progress_bar.dds gui_progress_bar.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_power.dds gui_icon_power.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icon_halo.dds icon_halo.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\blank_blueicon.dds blank_blueicon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_incometax.dds icons_incometax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_corporationtax.dds icons_corporationtax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_salestax.dds icons_salestax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_statepensions.dds icons_statepensions.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_communitypolicing.dds icons_communitypolicing.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_bussubsidies.dds icons_bussubsidies.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_foreignaid.dds icons_foreignaid.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_stateschools.dds icons_stateschools.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_gambling.dds icons_gambling.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_maternityleave.dds icons_maternityleave.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_petroltax.dds icons_petroltax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_buslanes.dds icons_buslanes.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_universitygrants.dds icons_universitygrants.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_cartax.dds icons_cartax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_statehealthservice.dds icons_statehealthservice.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_statehousing.dds icons_statehousing.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_tobaccotax.dds icons_tobaccotax.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_unemployedbenefit.dds icons_unemployedbenefit.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_stemcells.dds icons_stemcells.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_narcotics.dds icons_narcotics.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_handgunlaws.dds icons_handgunlaws.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_alcohollaw.dds icons_alcohollaw.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_intelligenceservices.dds icons_intelligenceservices.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_policeforce.dds icons_policeforce.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_prisons.dds icons_prisons.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_roadbuilding.dds icons_roadbuilding.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_militaryspending.dds icons_militaryspending.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\event_icon_halo.dds event_icon_halo.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\event_icon.dds event_icon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\firework.dds firework.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_window_black.dds gui_window_black.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_close_icon.dds gui_close_icon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_award_2.dds gui_icon_award_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_options_2.dds gui_icon_options_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_cash_2.dds gui_icon_cash_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_policy_2.dds gui_icon_policy_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\line.dds line.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\blockicon.dds blockicon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\person_red_45degrees.dds person_red_45degrees.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_close_icon_h.dds gui_close_icon_h.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\person_yellow_45degrees.dds person_yellow_45degrees.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\person_green_45degrees.dds person_green_45degrees.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\graph.dds graph.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_polls_2.dds gui_icon_polls_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_manifesto_h.dds gui_icon_manifesto_h.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_scrollup.bmp gui_scrollup.bmp Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_scrolldown.bmp gui_scrolldown.bmp Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\icons_pollutioncontrols.dds icons_pollutioncontrols.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\highlighter.dds highlighter.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_icon_nextturn_2.dds gui_icon_nextturn_2.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_event_icon.dds gui_event_icon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_dilemma_icon.dds gui_dilemma_icon.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\gui_arrow.dds gui_arrow.dds Texture created : .\data/bitmaps\unhappy.dds unhappy.dds

Couldn’t put the other file in this post due to a 406 - not acceptable.


#2

it crashed just when you were sat looking at the screen without clicking anything?
That is one of two things:

  1. a driver bug, you need the most stable or probably latest, drivers for your video card.

2)Some other program on your machine. Check for spyware / adware / viruses etc running in the background.

It could also be the result of an overclocked video card.
Another thing to try is right clicking the games icon and running it in ‘compatibility mode’.
Basically, when democracy isnt responding to a mouse click, it just sits there and does nothing, so a crash during this time is probably not a game code bug.
Was this a one off crash or does it happen all the time?


#3

I have the same problem with the demo. It starts all right then after a few minutes it crashes the computer and I have to restart it. It happens every rime I play the game, sometimes when clicking and sometimes when doing nothing.

I have installed the latest driver for my graphic card and checked and deleted any spyware but it does not resolve the problem…


#4

have you tried running it in compatibility mode?


#5

Yes, I tried both Win 2000 and 98 but it made no difference. Once I had a message saying there was some sort of problem with the 3D engine…


#6

well seeing that message would help, but unless it happens 100% of the time, its likely to be an overheating card or a driver issue. If its a code bug in our engine, it should happen every time you run the game.


#7

Well it does happen every time. And I have seen the message only once as, usually, when the game crashes, it first freezes and then my monitor turns black and I have to turn the computer off manually and restart it. I’ll post the precise message I get if I have the chance to have it again.