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PtolemaiosPlato Solomon
Gallente
Brave New World
Posted - 2006.06.27 15:39:00 - [1]
 

Bad problem which harasses me a lot! Each day, the EVE client crashes AT LEAST 15 times! Often even way more than 20 times! Each time I jump into a new solar system.

But the EVE client is creative: it also creates entire PC shutdowns (the oh-so-beloved blue screens).

I really expect that the next patch solves that disturbing issue. Remember, we have to pay each month a lot of money. I really would expect that the EVE client functions as smooth and fine as the EVE universe is designed, and as fine as the monthly fees are many dozens of thousands players are paying each month...

I lost so many works on files each time the PC shuts down while the EVE client runs. I really expect a fix. And soon.

Greetings,

Sven

Rhaven
Quiet.Storm
Posted - 2006.06.27 23:36:00 - [2]
 

how is your system set up what CPU, graphics card, motherboard, how much ram, soundcard, windows version.

Taranox
Posted - 2006.06.28 00:01:00 - [3]
 

just wondering what the error message on the blue screen you were getting was.

Applications *shouldn't be able to cause the blue screens in windows xp, 2k and NT4 (though where Microsoft are concerned ANYTHING is possible)

Araigadai
Amarr
Posted - 2006.06.28 08:14:00 - [4]
 

A: Maybe you are the only one having this problem? CCP does patch quite often, but don't expect them to fix problems that may only be happening to you.

B: What other files are you losing? What are you running other than EVE? Despite the fact that Windows is a multi-tasking environment, this doesn't really hold true when one of the apps is a game. Especially these type of CPU/GFX intensive games. I remember, 2-3 years ago, ( when computers weren't as "uber" as they are now. I was running a 1GHZ at the time. ), I saw a player character in Anarchy Online standing outside a "whompa", that game's version of a teleporter, after I had been through that whompa numerous times. I asked him why he was standing there so long. He replied that he was burning a DVD and didn't want to crash his system. Shocked Zoning can do that to a memory challenged machine. Challenged either through having too many apps running, or just not enough installed.



PtolemaiosPlato Solomon
Gallente
Brave New World
Posted - 2006.06.28 08:50:00 - [5]
 

Greetings.

My system specs:
Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core @ 3.06 GH
1.25 GB DDR RAM @ 333 MH
Graphic Card NVidia GForce 5600 @ 1600x1200x32bit
Windows XP Media Edition

Other programs I run besides EVE:
- Open Office
- POV-Ray (but just editing scene text, not rendering)
- FREE!ship

In 95 percent of the game crashes, they happen when going into a new environment (jumping, leaving a station) and I still have access to the ESCAPE window which allows me to quit the game.

In around 4 percent of the crashes, everything is frozen, crashed. I have to restart.

In an estimated 1 percent of the crashes (up to now only after Eve ran during the night while I was sleeping) I see that blue screen when switching on the monitor. Again I have to restart the PC.

I am not too sure about the percentage values, but as often I had crashes I believe those values might come close to how the things are. I hope my information can help you.

Oh! Another good idea: the EVE client should run an internal log. That might be of help when the client crashes. That log could be sent to the EVE developers.

Frustrated greetings,

Sven

Fredou
Gallente
Hidden Agenda
Deep Space Engineering
Posted - 2006.06.28 11:59:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Fredou on 28/06/2006 11:59:52
before doing anything else:

memtest <--- run that little tool for around 12 hours, it will tell if your ram got problem

prime95 <--- run that one for 24 hours, since you got dual core or ht or whatever, you need 1 instance of that tool running for every cpu/virtual cpu (READ THE README! you need a parameter)

check the task manager to see how many "cpu usage history" you got on the performance tab


if you got ANY problem in these application, change your ram or your cpu

SzabFer
Posted - 2006.06.28 12:02:00 - [7]
 

"In 95 percent of the game crashes, they happen when going into a new environment (jumping, leaving a station) and I still have access to the ESCAPE window which allows me to quit the game."


Well.... I have similar problem, while I don't call it crash. Actually 1-2 times in 3 hours, after I leave a station, the whole screen become black. If I hit the escape button, the escape menu comes up, but I can't do anything else. The game itself doesnt crash, but I have to quit and re-login. Is it the same for you?

PtolemaiosPlato Solomon
Gallente
Brave New World
Posted - 2006.06.28 12:41:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
I have similar problem, while I don't call it crash. Actually 1-2 times in 3 hours, after I leave a station, the whole screen become black. If I hit the escape button, the escape menu comes up, but I can't do anything else. The game itself doesnt crash, but I have to quit and re-login. Is it the same for you?


Yes, same here!

Memtest: did it some months ago, no problem. Prime - I will try out, thanks!

Shigsy
NibbleTek
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2006.06.28 16:22:00 - [9]
 

My guess is your are using onboard sound?

Lustre
ISK Sink Incorporated
Posted - 2006.06.28 16:35:00 - [10]
 

Disable your sound:

> Hit <Esc>
> Audio tab > Disable sound

If your PC no longer crashes while playing Eve then you need to upgrade (some people fix with downgrade) you sound drivers or card.

SzabFer
Posted - 2006.06.29 06:48:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: SzabFer on 29/06/2006 06:49:02
Originally by: Shigsy
My guess is your are using onboard sound?


Well.... actually I'm not. I have an Sblive 5.1 in a PCI slot....

However, yesterday I didn't encounter this problem during my 5 hour session Cool

heradot
Posted - 2006.06.29 21:36:00 - [12]
 

Same problem at me!Eve runs two or three month fine, now crashes to reboot the computer often.only eve crashes. other games work fine, without problems. installed newest drivers for sound, graphics, lan, flashed the bios, nothing helpes.system is 3 ghz intel prozessor, graphics geforce 6600 gt, 1gb ram two moduls, msi motherbord. also changed the ram moduls, nothing helped. i am shure its not a temperature issue, other applications run fine a lot of time. i think its a problem in the eve client code and concerns the graphics. in this forum more then one thread concerns this problem, we are not allone. some peoples wrote hyperthreading is the cause, i disabled this, without effect. i hope ccp can fix the problem soon. i am sure they know its a bug in there client code.

Tim Powell
Caldari
Blacksheep Incorporated
Nex Eternus
Posted - 2006.06.30 00:36:00 - [13]
 

I havent had any problems with EVE untill the last patch... and since the driver's are not to blame, I think EVE has just become incompatable with certain parts of many computers.

I dont crash (ever) but I do have to restart my computer every time this happens: The graphics become distored (pink pixels all over the place) then the physics engine seems to explode and every mesh, texture, and physical boundary shoots all over my screen and I have nothing but thousands of lines and triangles constantly moving to diff parts of my screen, and occasionally I'll see some of the shape of my ship, but no, it's not my ship, just a random assortment of lines and triangles. Then I quit EVE and now my graphics in every program are distorted.

No Its not my computer, because NO OTHER GAME does this; HL2, Doom 3, Planetside, WoW, Black & White 2 (one of the most demanding games for any system), Star Wars Battlefront 2, Star Wars Empire at War, CS: Source, UT2004, Battlezone 2, you name it, none of them have any bad effects on my system. I built it myself to prevent any problems with games, and yet EVE seems to be effecting my system.

N0VALAND
State War Academy
Posted - 2006.07.03 17:12:00 - [14]
 

My temporary but seeming permanently solution to my problem was - run in windows mode. It really solved everything in notime. At first i was kinda annoyed to not be able to use fullscreen, but now i feel its more comfortable because popup-windows doesnt ruin the game in the same manners it did before and i can alt-tab easier over to other applications, like evemon and such.

So check out if window mode is something for u. If it's not but still solves the problem with the crashes - then u know it's problem with the graphic/graphic drivers =)

Bejni
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.07.05 15:46:00 - [15]
 

So whats the BSOD error message? Whats it complaining about?

[Last year I reinstalled Windows XP 2 times a month, replaced every driver on it about 4 times a month. The BSOD I was getting was telling me my audio driver was causing problems (but it wasn't). Someone told me it was probably overheating memory. So I placed a program on my machine that would report what my motherboard temperature chips were reading. It also would report what the hd temp chips were reading and the smart drive information. Guess what... it reported that one of my drives (the one I had my swap page on) had plenty of seek errors. So I guess what was happening was that every now and then the audio driver would cause the system to load from the page file, and then the hd would have a seek error then and walahh BSOD.

So check memory, hd, temperature and such. Try running eve without all the other stuff running.

And believe me, every other piece of software I had did not seem to create this error either.]


 

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