Bash Crash

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Bash Crash

Post by craigsumner » September 3rd, 2010, 9:58 am

I can repeatably crash the game by bashing a powder keg in a specific location.

I was trying to do something stupid, but I was just experimenting, honest. :)

I placed the keg in front of the cracked wall in the apartment next to Wendy's place. Then I hit it with my cudgel. At point blank range. I see an explosion, then the game disappears and I get a 'quit unexpectedly' message.

If I move the keg far away and try the same thing, it works correctly. I die, of course, but the game doesn't crash.

Also, if I move a few steps away and throw an axe at it, it works correctly.

I'm running version 1.04 on Mac OS 10.6.4 on a 15 MacBook Pro from mid 2009.

I attached a screenshot, and I can provide a saved game if you need one.

Also, I see talk of version 1.05 and 1.06, but I don't see how to upgrade. There aren't any options in the game, and the downloads page only has 1.04 for the full version of the game.

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Re: Bash Crash

Post by IJBall » September 3rd, 2010, 10:10 am

craigsumner wrote:I can repeatably crash the game by bashing a powder keg in a specific location.

I was trying to do something stupid, but I was just experimenting, honest. :)

...I'm running version 1.04 on Mac OS 10.6.4 on a 15 MacBook Pro from mid 2009.

I attached a screenshot, and I can provide a saved game if you need one.
Craig, I'd E-mail in the Save Game, if you can. (Couldn't hurt! ;) )

(I may also add this to my 'bugs' list, depending on what follow-up there is on this issue...)
craigsumner wrote:Also, I see talk of version 1.05 and 1.06, but I don't see how to upgrade. There aren't any options in the game, and the downloads page only has 1.04 for the full version of the game.
The v1.06 "upgrade" talk is specific to Book I.

The v1.05 "expansion" of Book II isn't out yet - maybe later this month...

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Re: Bash Crash

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » September 3rd, 2010, 10:15 am

IJBall wrote:The v1.05 "expansion" of Book II isn't out yet - maybe later this month...
Actually, October according to BW's latest post (don't read too far if you don't want spoilers).
http://www.basiliskgames.com/forums/vie ... 133#p36133
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Re: Bash Crash

Post by Randomizer » September 3rd, 2010, 3:40 pm

I think you are seeing a bug similar to one that Dragonlady saw during beta testing. When you stand next to the keg and the cracked wall while detonating, the game needs to redraw too many things to deal with all the changes. This causes the application to crash.

Besides you're dead anyway so it doesn't matter too much. :)

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