Can't kill Construct2.exe

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Post » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:15 pm

When I click preview, it basically freezes C2 with a little window saying "Starting preview". But of course nothing happens.
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Post » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:13 pm

Bumping this, because the issue is still there. And it got increasingly frustrating to me, because I'm trying my hand at some plugin development lately. Which means I'm opening and closing Construct 2 even more often.

And it happens a lot. On the average I would say every four times I open C2, the process remains after closing it again, and as a result I cannot preview anymore. As I mentioned Construct2.exe can't be killed from the task manager.

I don't do anything special, it just eventually happens. So I don't know what to tell in order to reproduce it. Maybe other users with the same issue can shed a little more light on this too (are there any?).

Running as permanent background processes are Threatfire, Avira Antivir and ZoneAlarm. I was fishing a little, trying to close the programs, but it doesn't seem to matter. C2 still behaves the same.

So yeah, I'm a little lost here.
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Post » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:21 pm

looks like a buggy java installation.

consider un/reinstall java and c2.
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Post » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:01 pm

Are you on the latest C2 release?

What OS and service pack are you on?

I think it's most likely the HTTP server not shutting down - if you always use File preview mode, does it still happen?
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Post » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:24 pm

[QUOTE="xeed"]looks like a buggy java installation.

consider un/reinstall java and c2.[/QUOTE]

The Construct 2 installation should be fine, since I'm always keeping up with the latest version and uninstall the older one before. And I've had this problem during many different versions of C2.

I also doubt it's java. Keeping up with the updates there as well, haven't had any problems. Thanks for your suggestions though.

[QUOTE="Ashley"]Are you on the latest C2 release?[/QUOTE]
Yes, I'm on r63. Happened on previous releases as well.

[QUOTE="Ashley"]What OS and service pack are you on?[/QUOTE]
Win7 Home Premium 64bit no service pack installed

[QUOTE="Ashley"]I think it's most likely the HTTP server not shutting down - if you always use File preview mode, does it still happen?[/QUOTE]
I think you're right. Slipped my mind to try the File preview tbh, and yes, it doesn't happen if you use File preview mode. I tried to make it happen about a dozen times. Nada. Then switched to HTTP and after 4 tries I had my Construct2.exe ghost process again.

File preview helps some, but for quite a few features you would need HTTP preview.
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Post » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Well, it's always tricky to fix issues I can't reproduce... no way to know if I've fixed it. Still, I'll revise the http server code and see if I can come up with something...
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