Author Topic: What are MDMP Files and How do I Use Them?  (Read 750 times)

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Offline Trivial Psychic

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What are MDMP Files and How do I Use Them?
So I've been getting ready to play SAH, but I've found two models that cause a CTD with no message even under a debug build.  One is the inf_vidar.pof and the inf_latona.pof.  The log file ends with the attempted load of the file, then a "CRASH DETECTED!!!" line indicating that it wrote a "crash dump" file.  When I found the file and opened it in notepad, it comes up completely un-legible.  How do I use this file to figure out what the problem is?
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Re: What are MDMP Files and How do I Use Them?
It’s a memory dump file containing a copy of FSO’s memory when it crashed. You need developer debug tools to do anything with it, and given the nature of the bug it should be easy for a developer to reproduce anyway. Post your fs2_open.log though, it might have some useful info.
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Re: What are MDMP Files and How do I Use Them?
Here's the log file.  I tried to include the mdmp file but HLP objected to the type, so if you need it I'll have to zip it or something.
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Re: What are MDMP Files and How do I Use Them?
Any thoughts?  I tried copying the same model file from an older install on my other drive but it gave the same result.  I've been looking for a suitable replacement for the Latona.  I might have to use an Apollo for it.

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Well, I just opened both of the offending files in PCS2 and re-saved them and they worked.  It must have been something buried too deep for FSO's existing warnings to catch.
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