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10 hours ago, Lethe said:

Caused by running this patch under windows 8.1 with windows 95 compatibility mode enabled with default settings

You're not supposed to do that.

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That's weird, since the patch is what enabled that compatibility mode in the first place.  Also changing any setting with CCConfig.exe re-enables compatibility mode.

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The required compatibility modes differ widely depending on the system, but I never got an accurate list of which modes work best on which systems, so yes, it is entirely possible there are still errors in what is activated by the tool / patch. Thank you for this new information.

Could you test what works best in general, to both get the game running and not get any graphics freezes in the map animations and in-game menu? I don't have a Win8.1 PC.

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I run a Windows 10 machine. I run cnc95 gold free with 1.06 latest revision. I was able to play till GDI level 10 without a crash.  The first time it died it said instruction at  004ce54b  reference memory at 00051ed2.  The second time it errored it’s said 004ce54b reference memory at 0002d27b. 

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Well, that's the same address (004ce54b) both times. As I said, something with drawing. The second value is rarely relevant since the crash itself means that the value referenced at that moment was corrupted. Knowing the corrupted value is sadly never any kind of indication on how it got corrupted, though :P

As I asked in the other thread...

Are there any specific circumstances you know about when it crashed? Certain units being / appearing on screen, certain actions you took? Scrolling to a specific position on the map?

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i played the game before, and i dunno why suddenly it wont work now. I play perfectly, then get the following application error

 

The instruction at 02cb002b referenced memory at 00000004
The memory could not be read from

 

Click on OK to terminate the application

 

 

I have installed the game outside of program files and within, i have installed the patch fresh and cleanly, applied the default options and tried turning off the odd one, and i get the same error every time, it sometimes happens in mission 1 of GDI, but mostly in 2 and even far more often in 3, i have gotten to mission 3 5 times today and always stopped by that crash. And im starting to think it might be the unofficial patch causing the problems, which sucks cos dayum does it make the game more playable.

I have also ran the game, and even installed the patch as admin and not as admin, and in and out of compatibility mode on my last attempt.

 

Any help on this? thanks!

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@Irishguy

Sadly, 02cb002b is outside the normal addressing range of the game's program instructions (I added that to the first post now; the range is 00410000-00740000), meaning I can't look inside the program and check what it is actually executing. Usually this means it is an OS level problem rather than a specific internal C&C one.

As the instructions in the first post ask, though... please describe what exactly was happening in the game at the moment it crashed, what system you are playing on, whether you were using cnc-ddraw....

On 4/09/2018 at 8:14 PM, Irishguy said:

i have gotten to mission 3 5 times today and always stopped by that crash

Uh. You know you can use savegames in this game, right? I mean, after a couple of times... I'd have started saving in every mission :P

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Lol it happens so randomly that its all over the place, and if it was only ever mission 3, then i wouldnt care much and id save every 1 min and keep going xD, but sadly, it happens on 1 and 2 as well, tho rare. Im sad to hear its not something your able to effect, but cant be helped. And as to what im doing when it happens, im simply building my base, my units are securing the area around me and pushing the fog of war back to the cliff line south of the nod base. Sometimes i get right to the nod base before a crash, sometimes im still on my side of the cliffs. Its very random.

 

Oh and yes im using cncdraw, windows 7 64bit, 16gb ram, 4gb graphics card,  intel core i7-4790

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