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Wintermute Engine => Bug reports => Fixed => Topic started by: jbw on November 02, 2007, 03:30:48 PM

Title: bluescreen from ProjectManager
Post by: jbw on November 02, 2007, 03:30:48 PM
Fast changing selection of scene leads to Windows bluescreen or freezing computer to the death.
This happens if we switch from one scene to another without waiting for preview.

The scenario is: we are on the scene level in the tree (see column of folders with green picture), scenes are not expanded and selection is initially on the root, on "data" . We click on one scene, but oops, we missed, so we rapidly change selection to adjacent scene while the first one is in the middle of "loading preview..." state. Then computer no longer responds to the clicks or keystrokes or restarts itself or displays Windows bluescreen.

Of course it happens from time to time not so frequent if we are carefull and not fast-clicking person. But when I want to show somebody this effect, I can do this in less then half of minute of fast and random clicking on scene folders.

I think that it the level of complexity of scene icreases this effect, so please don't tell that WME Demo isn't affected by this (perhaps you're right) - I'm talking about true *heavy* scenes.
Title: Re: bluescreen from ProjectManager
Post by: Amo on November 02, 2007, 07:16:15 PM
We had the same issue, but the machine rebooted without warning. Deactivating the preview in project man was the only way around, because it was not reconstructable for mnemonic.
Title: Re: bluescreen from ProjectManager
Post by: FogGobbler on November 03, 2007, 03:59:12 PM
I also had the same problem and the only way to stop the computer to crash was to turn of the preview. It didn´t happen all the time and I couldn´t find out what caused the crash.

Due to my experience I can say that it didn´t matter how big or complexe the scene was, it happened with small ones, too.
Title: Re: bluescreen from ProjectManager
Post by: Stucki on November 04, 2007, 12:23:05 AM
the same for me
Title: Re: bluescreen from ProjectManager
Post by: Mnemonic on November 04, 2007, 01:36:18 PM
Well, I think I fixed the issue in WME 1.8.1. At least I'm no longer able to trigger the driver crash. As a side effect the "Loading preview..." message is now gone, but I guess it's better than getting a blue screen.