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verdigris 06-28-2013 02:34 AM

sound-related? crash on mac
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I have been having fairly frequent crashes in Drox Operative, and they seem to be mostly related to sound issues. The most recent one was very dramatic - it hung with a very loud screeching sound (like a half-second of modem noise) and then after a second or two, crashed. I've attached the crash report. I have gotten these crashes at least once a day when I've been playing.

Macbook pro running 10.6.8

verdigris 06-28-2013 04:32 AM

Just noticed there's a patch; was on 1.009, I've upgraded to 1.012 and hopefully that will fix it.

verdigris 07-01-2013 09:41 PM

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Nope, did it again. Didn't get the loud noise this time, but seems like the same problem I've been having before.

New crash report attached.


Shadow 07-02-2013 10:10 AM

Are you doing anything specific when it crashes? Is there anything in common? Every time I try to reproduce a sound crash on my Mac I can't reproduce any problems. :(

verdigris 07-03-2013 03:35 AM

I know how frustrating it is to be unable to replicate bugs... I had not noticed any particular pattern previously, aside from these crashes always happening in combat. It is possible it's performance-related - I have noticed my mac runs really hot when playing Drox, and there are occasional hiccups where the whole game hangs briefly and then continues.

The one pattern I have noticed is that when the text and sound appears announcing that shadow has gone up a tech level (maybe other races too, but it's mostly shadow leveling up), there is a noticeable hiccup. This does not happen regularly with the other text/sounds that I have noticed. But I did not get another crash this evening, so I cannot say if these are related.

Shadow 07-03-2013 12:38 PM

I wonder if you just run too hot? There is a console/user.cfg var called maxFps. If you set that to something lower than your average fps but high enough that it is still playable (like 20 maybe), it might keep your system cooler.

demoss 08-09-2013 03:39 PM

Have you done anything with this recently? I haven't updated past 1.016, but still had the problem there. I'd like to try the Ancients beta, but figure there isn't much point if I'm still getting fairly regular crashes without.

Shadow 08-09-2013 03:49 PM

I haven't been able to reproduce anything on my mac since the last fix. I'm going to let the game run for a while in god mode and some stress test modes today and see if I can get any crashes.

demoss 08-30-2013 04:24 AM

If it helps, I spotted this routine name in the crash report for the first time today: CrashIfClientProvidedBogusAudioBufferList. That's running 10.6.8. I'm still getting crashes under 10.5 as well. Don't have anything newer right now.

Shadow 08-30-2013 11:02 AM

I'll check out that name. I did run a ton of stress tests on my Mac recently and didn't manage to get any crashes.

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