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Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:38 pm
by siron
Hi there,
i got a big problem. It seems Construct crashes very often while creating my game.

Most the time, after editing an image or sprite, a few sliderbars appear near the object slider and Construct wont respond anymore. When i then try to click inside the Construct window a Alert-Windows-Sound comes up.

Iam using Win7 64bit.

Someone got an idea? This problem is very annoying and frustrating and i dont want to switch to mmf2 again

BTW: Nice work with Construct! siron2011-12-03 19:40:24

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:39 pm
by Arima
You've encountered a rare memory leak that most people don't encounter. The only real option is to get in the habit of saving frequently, quitting and restarting. It's frusterating, I know - one of the many things fixed in construct 2.

Edit: If you post your .cap, you might be able to get r0j0hound or lucid to take a look at it, and maybe they could fix the problem.Arima2011-12-03 20:42:41

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:42 pm
by Arima
@R0J0hound @lucid - any thoughts about this one? It happens with my game too.

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:00 pm
by siron
Its like when i got a big Level open with many objects and create a new sprite this problem keeps showing up. Placing objects works fine. Editing most the time work fine, too. But sometimes creating new graphics it crashes like i wrote in the initial post

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:21 am
by Arima
Yep, it's something to do with the image editor.

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:27 am
by tulamide
I had a totally different problem once, but it also was the image editor (couldn't edit anything anymore). That's why I propose to do the following (at least it can't hurt):

Navigate to your appdata-folder, look for the scirra folder and move (or delete) everything out of that folder, except for some third party files like the audiere.dll

Everything else will be created the next time you start Construct. I don't know if it will help in this case, just give it a try.

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:25 am
by siron
I only found the Scirra dir here:
C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Scirra

This one got an .exe and some other files in it. Its the compiled version it uses when your preview your layout.

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:19 pm
by tulamide
Well, I am working with WinXP, so there certainly are path differences, but yes, that's the content I was talking about.

Construct.ini
data.bin
Data.zip
Python.zip
Python26.dll
(some TempX.exe files)
TempUpdate.txt

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 pm
by siron
Ok, there isnt a solution for this problem...
So my game goes into the trash :(
Over one month of work wasted...

Re: Construct wont respond

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:55 am
by siron
Mhhhh.
I couldnt let my game go away ;)
So... I tried again.
And its working for an hour now without a crash. The only difference between the old Setup is:
I dont listen to music with the Windows Media Player.
And i dont have opened my Corel Draw.

For some reason this is the key to keep construct alive, even when editing and changing graphics and stuff.

Hooray!