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0011235 [DCSS] Bug Report crash N/A 2017-09-28 22:01 2017-09-29 06:29
Reporter Runemage View Status public  
Assigned To amalloy
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status resolved   Product Branch 0.21 ancient branch
Summary 0011235: Game crashed, now I'm in the Abyss.
Description I was in one of the portal vaults with all the Zot traps. When I cleared it and wielded a staff or earth, the game crashed. This happened a second time, too. Advil logged on and took care of the issue, but on my third time through the portal vault, I got cast into the Abyss. If it had happened the first time, I wouldn't have said anything of course, but I technically made it through the thing successfully (twice). I was just wondering if there was a way you could help me out. YASDing sucks, but dying because of a game crash sucks even more.

It's on Akrasiac, and I logged in as BZZZ. Thanks.
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amalloy (developer)
2017-09-28 22:12

This is something that a server admin technically has the power to fix (by downloading, editing, and re-uploading your save file), as long as you don't die first: once you die things are pretty much unsalvageable.

I don't know exactly what our policy on this is: sometimes we do edit save files for players affected by bugs, but sometimes we do not. Anyway just at the moment nobody with the necessary permissions is around, so I'd recommend you not play your game for a little while so that it's still possible for the game to be edited if it turns out that this is something we decide do do.

Also, it wouldn't hurt for you to create a save backup from the console login menu, and attach it to this bug report. See [^] for instructions on how to do this.
advil (administrator)
2017-09-28 22:13
edited on: 2017-09-28 22:15

I'm afraid this is not very practical for us to do at a technical level. (Edit: amalloy's post has both more detail and hope, so take that as more definitive.) However, since you know how to trigger a crash (look at a staff of earth from the inventory), if you're still there and haven't saved you could probably reset things again by forcing the crash. (Do it quickly though since with your tip I did just fix the crash, and CAO will update.)

amalloy (developer)
2017-09-28 22:53
edited on: 2017-09-28 22:54

I don't think triggering a crash would help at all here. The player has already changed floors by entering the Abyss, which triggers a save. A crash at this point would just restore to the moment of entering the Abyss (or the last time the player saved, if they moved around after entering the Abyss).

Runemage (reporter)
2017-09-29 03:55

Thanks for the input. As it happens though, I wasn't able to pick up the staff this time.
amalloy (developer)
2017-09-29 06:29

I've edited the save file in question, by rescuing you from the Abyss. I did not destroy all the monsters that were around you in the vault in Spider: the recording I watched of you "clearing" the vault for the second time didn't actually end with all the monsters dead, but with 5 or 6 angry spiders on the other side of the door from you. So I left some spiders outside, and closed the door as it was in the other attempt I saw. You'll still have to fight your way back out to survive.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-09-28 22:01 Runemage New Issue
2017-09-28 22:12 amalloy Note Added: 0031842
2017-09-28 22:13 amalloy Note Added: 0031843
2017-09-28 22:13 amalloy Note Deleted: 0031843
2017-09-28 22:13 advil Note Added: 0031844
2017-09-28 22:15 advil Note Edited: 0031844
2017-09-28 22:53 amalloy Note Added: 0031845
2017-09-28 22:54 amalloy Note Edited: 0031845
2017-09-29 03:55 Runemage Note Added: 0031846
2017-09-29 06:29 amalloy Note Added: 0031847
2017-09-29 06:29 amalloy Status new => resolved
2017-09-29 06:29 amalloy Fixed in Branch => 0.21 development branch
2017-09-29 06:29 amalloy Resolution open => done
2017-09-29 06:29 amalloy Assigned To => amalloy

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