Eschalon for Mac Crashes

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Eschalon for Mac Crashes

Post by shami » February 18th, 2008, 2:10 pm

I've been playing this game now for over 30 hours without a glitch on a MacBook Pro. Since yesterday for no apparent reason (haven't downloaded anything e.g. updates, firmware, other apps) it crashes on me without warning.
Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and/or if I whether I need to reinstall (will I lost save data).

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » February 18th, 2008, 2:50 pm

How often do you reboot your system? Although Eschalon appears to be clean (i.e. no memory leaks) I still recommend a fresh reboot once in a while to keep everything stable.

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Post by shami » February 18th, 2008, 9:48 pm

I rarely reboot the system until I encountered this issue. I've since rebooted it once. It seems to be running better now.

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Post by artfoundry » February 21st, 2008, 3:03 am

I just had 3 crashes tonight. Until recently (last time I'd played before tonight was a couple weeks ago) I was playing under OS 10.4.11 - then I upgraded on Monday to 10.5.2, and I've of course restarted the computer recently (in fact, I just loaded a recent graphics update - either last night or this morning, can't remember - and had to restart after that). So I'm thinking the instability may be due to 10.5. Anyone else had similar problems?
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Post by artfoundry » February 21st, 2008, 9:00 pm

Ok weird - I played a number of hours today without a single crash. So I'm not sure what the deal is. One thing to note - all of last night's crashes were all in the same area - the area East of Blackwater. But then I played in that area today and didn't crash, so go figure.
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Re: Eschalon for Mac Crashes

Post by Mani » September 14th, 2009, 8:14 am

Yes, I also experience similar crashes just east of Border Town when trying to re-enter the back entrance of the Dark Tower. I, too have recently passed the 30hrs played mark and had no crashes prior to that point and had peeked inside the tower before w/o issue. I'm using a 2GHz Intel Core Duo Macbook running 10.5.8. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. :-/

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Re: Eschalon for Mac Crashes

Post by Painted Lady » September 14th, 2009, 8:40 am

I am on Mac 10.6.1 and have not noticed any problems since I upgraded that have not always been part of Book 1. I am using version 1.4 because I can't remember who I bought Eschalon from and therefore can't upgrade to 1.5.

I always have problems with the game slowing down (and often crashing) in the area two maps east of Blackwater. That map is the one containing the Burley Oak, and I have to save, move quickly and get lucky to avoid a crash.

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Re: Eschalon for Mac Crashes

Post by MyGameCompany » September 26th, 2009, 10:18 am

Yesterday, I experienced a crash on the screen just east of Blackwater. I was moving east near the bottom of the map, just past the intersection where the road angles southwest to Loneloft. I'm running v1.5 on my Mac Pro with OSX 10.5.8. I didn't lose too much progress since I save pretty often. When I restarted the game and loaded my saved game, I skirted north around that area and didn't experience a crash. Haven't had a crash since.

In case it matters, I shutdown my computers every night to cut down on our electric bill. So my computer had not even been running a full day when the game crashed. Nor did I reboot after the crash - never even occurred to me. I just restarted the game and kept playing.
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Re: Eschalon for Mac Crashes

Post by BasiliskWrangler » September 26th, 2009, 11:24 am

Unsure what these problems may be. We will be keeping our eyes out for any clue to the cause of these crashes. Book 1 was originally designed and compiled on 10.4, We've just upgraded to Snow Leopard here in the studio, so we'll be looking for any problems running the game on the newer OS.
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