About every 4 plays this happens. Suddenly the game vanishes, to be replaced by an icon on the tray. When I click the icon, the screen goes black. The only way to get out of it is to run task manager, which shows the game running, and terminate it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
This one is most peculiar.
The solution is to wipe the GSB directory and start again so the issue must be somewhere in there (what it is I dont know at this point)
Question: if I recall correctly, the game is through steam correct ?
Are you running it out of steam or through steam ?
Thanks, DS! No, not running in/out/around steam in any way.
Also, when I buy stuff from Fleet HQ, it shows in the “purchased” list down at the bottom, but never shows up in ship design.
I really appreciate your help. I actually whooped the other night when my fleet crushed the Rebels!
Ok, so we don’t have to deal with Steam, Great
- Could you post any and all info in the debug folders (all files please) see if that intersect error is there.
- Apart from Dreadnaughts mod, are you running any other modifications ?
From there we are going to track down which part is getting jammed.
I have all the DLC for the game, and the DN module. No debug file or folder to be seen.
Strange? Usually there are always debug files located in \My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\debug
Could I ask for you to check again please?
Sure. Checked, no debug folder, no debug file. Oh, in case it matters, my file location is unusual. I have my games on F:, not C:. GSB is in F:Positech Games/Gratuitous Space Battles/Gratuitous Space Battles. As noted, I’m running Windows 7.1
Ps, also when I buy stuff, it doesn’t show up in the ship builder window or in the “to buy” lists. I don’t know if that helps, but it’s the only other really frustrating thing I’m experiencing. (I want my sniper laser, Waaaaaaahhhhh!)
When you install GSB it creates 2 directories.
The game files are in the install directory. (in your case F:\Positech Games\Gratuitous Space Battles\Gratuitous Space Battles)
It also creates a directory that stores your ship designs, campaign progress etc in C:\User\DG Phil 211\My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\ (A bit of guess work here as I do not have win 7)
It is in the My Documents Directory that you will should find the Debug file. If you dont then you will need to find where GSB has placed all its configuration data.
Since the Sniper Laser is a Frigate Weapon for Outcast ships, you will only find it when designing hulls like Caesium, Gallium or Thorium.
If you want the Sniper laser to be available to other ships / races, then we need to mod the weapon.
OK, thanks. Here is the DEBUG.TXT File
----DEBUG FILE---- Windows 7 detected GSB Debug File. App version Full 1.63 Desktop resolution is 1920 x 1200 Initialising Direct3D Initialising global vertex buffer creating render targets success in initialising 3D Initialising Direct Input Finished Initialising Direct Input Initialising Sound Engine Initialised Sound System with 512 channels Finished Initialising Sound Engine Intersect code went wrong:..\src\SIM_BeamWeaponModule.cpp 533 Intersect code went wrong:..\src\SIM_BeamWeaponModule.cpp 533 Intersect code went wrong:..\src\SIM_BeamWeaponModule.cpp 533 Ship Design not found ->bastogne missile cruiser 0 shields:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->bastogne missile cruiser 0 shields:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->iwo jima class beam cruiser 0 shields:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->iwo jima class beam cruiser 0 shields:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->iwo jima class beam cruiser 0 shields:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 Ship Design not found ->thunderbolt iii fighter:..\src\SIM_ShipDesign.cpp 619 releasing D3D engine D3D released END DEBUG---
Here is the DRAWDEBUG file:
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Then there’s a file called errors.txt
But it’s huge. Goes on for pages and pages. Here are the last few entries:
22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DERR_INVALIDCALL 22/4/2014 - 3::46 - D3DEngine Restore Failed
I take it that it is currently just showing a black screen ?
One option we could try is to get the game to run in windowed mode. How do do all this:
Navigate to \My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles
Open a file called Prefs.ini
Edit your file to look like this:
[prefs] width = 1024 height = 768 windowed = 1 sound_channels = 512
Save and close the file, then run GSB again.
If that works then I think I have a solution:
Strange as it may sound, but you might have a screen resolution higher than what the game currently supports. Your only option is to go to options and choose the highest appropriate setting on offer by the game.
Now I could be totally wrong and the game does support this, (unfortunately I am still working on a old Pentium III at 1024x768 so I have no way to confirm if my theory)
my version runs fine on win 7. If it the cause of the operating system at ll it is probably a registry error, and if thats true, which i have no method of figuring out, we should do nothing unless it comes back again
I am not the best at debugging when things go wrong - often just leaving things as be (my turrets have been white since the last update and I haven’t bother reinstalling) but could it be an issue that the above are missing? Going blank when it attempts to find the missing hulls?
Why is Valami full when I want it?
That is a point Berny.
Are you playing the campaign and deleting ship designs as you go DG Phil?
That might cause an issue.
No, just fighting battles and trying out new designs for the Federation fleet.
Drat. Happened again. A nail-biter, 2 Peleliu Class cruisers against 2 Outcast cruisers, one damaged. 54% to 58%, closing in and firing . . . .
This is irritating. You guys are great for helping out, but sheesh, this is a week-old, $3K custom computer from one of the best makers in the business. Here is the Win 7.1 error code:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: GSB.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 51aa2958
Fault Module Name: GSB.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 51aa2958
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 00160ce7
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Quick question, have you try the suggestions I made earlier and run the game in a windowed screen with a lower resolution and see if you can get the error to occur again ?
Could you please navigate to \My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\ships and post the the ship designs files of those 2 ships ?
I am willing to bet that one of them is using a beam weapon and when we look at the debug file one of the recent errors will be that infernal Intersect code went wrong:…\src\SIM_BeamWeaponModule.cpp 533
I have been on these forums for awhile now, and one think I know is these things take time to resolve. Usually what resolves the error rather quickly is where forum users can recreate the error you are seeing, unfortunately you seem to be the first to experience this.
Since my computer is a 10 year old Pentium III with an AGP graphics card which it runs the game perfectly fine, I can not recreate the issue you are experiencing.
So, if I could ask for you to:
- Check the latest Debug file and see if there are more Intersect issues.
- Ensure that your graphics card drivers are up to date
Can you get the game to crash with other races or does it seem to only occur with the outcasts ?
If you like, I can offer a remote chat session to see if we can resolve this issue in a more timely manner.
Thanks, I really appreciate you taking the time. Positech is fortunate to have you on the boards. It’s late here and I’ve got to get some sleep. I’ll go over it tomorrow and see what I learn. I did run it on a lower resolution, although not windowed, and it did the same thing. Crashes at random in any kind of battle vs. any race. I’ve not tried the campaign mode. I’ll get on the rest of your suggestions tommorow. Thanks again.
ship designs that cant be found shouldn’t cause a crash. That intersect code thing is also harmless. This sounds more like a video card driver issue with the games engine than anything else. It’s not a beta driver is it?
also: it does sound like something is kicking out the game, and then the game cant recover the desktop. if you have anything else running that has on-screen popup dialogs (many P2P clients and messenger programs do this) then that might be the cause.
In windowed mode, its not an issue.
Sorry, I got busy. Problem is still happening. I tried running it in windows but there’s no prefs.ini file in the game directory. Also there’s no directory called
\My Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles\ships