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Offline Jando

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Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:24:18 PM »
Hello again!

I don't know whether it's a known issue, I thought I'd report it anyway. I'm getting occasional crashes during map construction with the new release candidate, it seems always while placing industries. I estimate that about 10-20% of all new maps I make result in a crash to desktop.

OS is Windows XP, Pakset is Pak128.Britain-Ex version 0.8.3 from the complete package download, configuration file of the pakset is unchanged.

Just in case that it makes a difference: I tend to have small numbers (sometimes 0) for Intercity Road Length cause I noticed that the game "likes" to place bakeries, butchers and the like at an Intercity Road right in the middle of nowhere. Using small or no Intercity roads at all gives me shops in the towns instead of in a spot 20 kms from the next customer. :)

See attached jpg for map creation settings.

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
Thank you for the report. I am not able to reproduce this with the development branch - might I suggest that you check this again when the next release candidate is released to see whether this is still an issue?

Offline MCollett

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 09:06:59 PM »
I estimate that about 10-20% of all new maps I make result in a crash to desktop.

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See attached jpg for map creation settings.

One thing I would suggest is increasing the city cluster size: with 3 clusters of size 150 you are trying to fit (almost) all your cities into a total area that is less than one sixth of your map.

Best wishes,
Matthew

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 09:44:03 AM »
One thing I would suggest is increasing the city cluster size: with 3 clusters of size 150 you are trying to fit (almost) all your cities into a total area that is less than one sixth of your map.

Best wishes,
Matthew

Thanks, Matthew. I didn't really know what effect city cluster size has and was playing with that value in an attempt to avoid getting too big cities.

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 12:08:57 AM »
Can I confirm that this problem has gone in 11.0?

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 09:07:02 AM »
Can I confirm that this problem has gone in 11.0?

Time to praise the development team, by now I've made about 20 to 30 new maps with release 11.00 and pakset 0.9 and didn't encounter a single crash!

Gratulation and many thanks for a job well done!

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Re: Crash to Desktop Simutrans 112.2 Experimental 11.9006
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 11:19:29 AM »
Splendid! Glad that it works for you.