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Offline AngusT

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Launcher crashes immediately
Hey guys, I just read about Diaspora for the first time today, so I apologize if this has been addressed already - I looked over this forum and reddit, and couldn't find any other posts.

I installed R1, then the 1.1 patch, then the 1.1.1 patch. From the patch descriptions it seemed this was the correct order, am I wrong?

I didn't try to launch it until both patches had been installed. The launcher (wxlauncher.exe) comes up but freezes immediately. I cannot change the settings or tabs, it crashes before I'm able to click on anything.

I'm running Windows 7 x64, i7-4770k, asus z87 sabertooth, 32g ram, two R9 290x's, using the 14.4 AMD display drivers. I have 6 monitors hooked up so sometimes that causes issues, so I turned off crossfire and eyefinity, but it didn't seem to make any difference...I mean, it's the launcher that's immediatley crashing so I'm assuming I didn't install things correctly.

Any help would be appreciated, I'll probably try uninstalling and reinstalling all the patches in the meantime. Thanks.

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
After reinstalling, the launcher was still crashing, so I found the wxlauncher folder stored in AppData and deleted it.

So now I have the R1 release without any patches, and mmediately after I select the FS2 executable under basic settings the launcher freezes.

Can anyone help? I can't find anyone else with this problem. Thanks.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
This is a new one to me!

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Could you produce a wxLauncher debug log?  Details are in the  OP of this thread, under "Troubleshooting". Hopefully that'll give some clues as to why its crashing.
Creating a fs2_open.log | Red Alert Bug = Hex Edit | MediaVPs 2014: Bigger HUD gauges | 32bit libs for 64bit Ubuntu
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Debian Packages (testing/unstable): Freespace2 | wxLauncher
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Here's the debug log. Thanks very much, I hope this helps:
http://pastebin.com/tvrPJPLs

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Thanks for the debug log.  Unfortunately, I can't see any obvious errors in it :(  The only thing I can suggest for now is that you're running an older version of wxlauncher (0.9.2).  Try installing version 0.9.4, download links are on the same page I linked previously.
Creating a fs2_open.log | Red Alert Bug = Hex Edit | MediaVPs 2014: Bigger HUD gauges | 32bit libs for 64bit Ubuntu
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Debian Packages (testing/unstable): Freespace2 | wxLauncher
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Thanks, sorry, I got that debug version from another troubleshooting post, here's the log from .94: http://pastebin.com/W4c1VFZZ
I don't see anything obvious, though...

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Hmm... I can't really see anything in the log either.

What happens if you attempt to run C:\apps\Diaspora\fs2_open_Diaspora_R1.exe?
Creating a fs2_open.log | Red Alert Bug = Hex Edit | MediaVPs 2014: Bigger HUD gauges | 32bit libs for 64bit Ubuntu
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Debian Packages (testing/unstable): Freespace2 | wxLauncher
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Nothing obvious happens - the process is running in the background but no interface opens. The launcher won't let me "activate" the Diaspora mod without selecting the FS2 exe so I can't set any options.
The 0.94 launcher also throws an ASSERT that the mod isn't active on launch, but I assumed that would go away when I was able to select the exe.

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Oh - I meant to run that .exe without using the launcher at all.  It probably won't look very pretty, but it would give some more info.  And actually, could you run this one instead (fs2_open_Diaspora_R1_Debug.exe) and then paste the resulting fs2_open.log?
Creating a fs2_open.log | Red Alert Bug = Hex Edit | MediaVPs 2014: Bigger HUD gauges | 32bit libs for 64bit Ubuntu
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Debian Packages (testing/unstable): Freespace2 | wxLauncher
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m|m: I think I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome. Bmpman is starting to make sense and it's actually written reasonably well...

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Yes, that's what I did, nothing appears on the screen after running it.
Here's the debug log, looks like it is stuck trying to launch OpenAL - is that something that needs configuration in the launcher?
http://pastebin.com/WVy6UrFu

 

Offline Iss Mneur

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
What are you using for a sound card?

Can you try disabling any realtime anti-virus or anti-malware software.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2014, 07:37:20 pm by Iss Mneur »
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Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
I don't have any realtime virus/malware software running - I am using the onboard sound from the ASUS board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_Z87/specifications/, however, both the 290x's have audio drivers for the HDMI output, and my device manager just crashed when I tried to disable them. We may have a winner! I will reboot and brb.

 

Offline AngusT

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Disabling AMD's audio drivers that are bundled with the 14.4 release fixed the crash.
Thanks for the help!

 

Offline Iss Mneur

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Re: Launcher crashes immediately
Your welcome.  Thank you for posting what fixed it for you.

Interesting source for a program to hang though...
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