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81 Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:08 am

You just shout really loud into the console, and it echoes back!
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82 Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:14 am

I don't know if this will help anyone, but i kind of randomly found out that if you hit the refresh visible button, and keep moving your mouse around until it is COMPLETELY finished reloading all the servers, it tends not to crash. So I don't know if it is a fluke, or my imagination, but try it.
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83 Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:27 pm

shadowraith wrote:I don't know if this will help anyone, but i kind of randomly found out that if you hit the refresh visible button, and keep moving your mouse around until it is COMPLETELY finished reloading all the servers, it tends not to crash. So I don't know if it is a fluke, or my imagination, but try it.

Yea this kills me with 1.40, it must happen to me like 10-15 times a day. :(
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84 Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:31 pm

wonder if its a case of child thread waiting for parent to say something who is waiting for child to say something
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85 Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:11 am

DaJ4ck3L wrote:
shadowraith wrote:I don't know if this will help anyone, but i kind of randomly found out that if you hit the refresh visible button, and keep moving your mouse around until it is COMPLETELY finished reloading all the servers, it tends not to crash. So I don't know if it is a fluke, or my imagination, but try it.

Yea this kills me with 1.40, it must happen to me like 10-15 times a day. :(

Why do you refresh so many times a day?

I start tribes, hit quick start button to skip the player profile menu and go right to server list.. It auto-refreshes once... I check the info of a few populated servers to get the active player count and see who is actually playing before I pick a server, then a pick a server and play till the server crashes, until I get bored/frustrated, or until I have to go do something else. Then I close tribes and do something else, or restart tribes and look for another server.

I don't think I ever disconnect from a server and refresh the server list... That's just asking for trouble.
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86 Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:12 am

Blakhart wrote:wonder if its a case of child thread waiting for parent to say something who is waiting for child to say something

I think it has more to do with client waiting for server and server not responding...
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87 Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:51 am

Perrinoia wrote:Why do you refresh so many times a day?

Mod testing mostly.
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88 Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:10 am

I've traced the crash to the rendering code. One of these days I will produce a fix. Maybe. Perchance, the same buffer overflow is causing both. I don't think that's the case though because they're using different controls.
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89 Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:32 am

Server Info fixed.

Onto the next.
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90 Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:21 am

NoFiXette wrote:Server Info fixed.

Onto the next.

Awesome news here, very awesome. :D
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91 Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:35 am

NoFiXette wrote:Server Info fixed.

Onto the next.

Im wondering, how hard is it- fixing problems of that kind?
or how long is it?
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92 Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:30 pm

A lot of factors, but the typical buffer overflow is a relatively easy fix. The server info fix was probably 10-15 minutes. The server list fix will take longer because it's not a simple buffer overflow. I might have time to fix it today, still.
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93 Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:47 pm

Awesome news NoFix!
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94 Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:30 pm

One hundred and thirty-one iterations, and no crashes. If I disable this temporary patch, I believe it will crash. Let's see here ...

edit: That was fast. No more than two iterations later -> crash.

This is great news I believe.
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95 Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:40 am

noice! :p-
so did my little mumble help anyone or was it my imagination that thought it up? :lol:
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96 Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:11 am

That is awesome... Are you planning to release these fixes?
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97 Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:57 pm

post sum code plez
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98 Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:51 pm

I'm excited. :D
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99 Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:46 pm

1.40 will be more playable than ever.
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100 Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:12 pm

Patience.

By removing the player-stats update from the game info packet, I was able to remove the crash. However, I still haven't tracked the actual 'condition' that's causing the crash. This is a weird one ... and it's alluding me. I could just kill off the player-stats update, but you guys don't want that ... at least I don't think? lol.
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