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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago Overture crashing randomly

Hi,

I purchased and installed Penumbra collection 1.1. It seems to run fine for several minutes before crashing to the desktop, reporting "ERROR_ACCESS_VIOLATION in Penumbra.exe." I have tried using the other version of the libvorbis.dll module as your faq suggests, but it seems to have no effect. I have tried lowering the graphics settings, cleaning out my fans and case, etc, but to no avail. I used to have heat problems on this system, but I made several modifications to solve them, and my system runs quite cool now and I doubt that's the issue.

At first I noticed that AVG was trying to run a scan when the crashes occured, and even though I told it to stop all scans, it was doing it again after each crash. I eventually disabled the AVG service and stopped it running all together, but the crash still occurs.

I updated both my video and sound drivers (they were in fact, quite out of date) but the crash still occurs.

Here are my system specs:
Windows XP 32-bit SP3
AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 4200, 2.21 Ghz
2GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 7900 GS, primary, one monitor attached (ViewSonic VX924)
nVidia GeForce 9400 GT, secondary (use for attaching TV via HDMI), all heads diabled.

Please help, this game looks great and I really want to play it!
-Gamercoon
05-08-2010, 05:58 AM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

Here is the hpl.log file from one such crash, as I attempted to enter the 'storage room' (it crashes in all sorts of places though).

Spoiler below!
-------- THE HPL ENGINE LOG ------------

Creating Engine Modules
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Creating graphics module
Creating system module
Creating resource module
Creating input module
Creating sound module
Creating physics module
Creating ai module
Creating gui module
Creating haptic module
Creating scene module
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Initializing Resources Module
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Creating resource managers
Misc Creation
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Initializing Graphics Module
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Init low level graphics
Setting video mode: 1280 x 1024 - 32 bpp
Init Glee...OK
Setting up OpenGL
Max texture image units: 16
Max texture coord units: 8
Two sided stencil: 1
Vertex Buffer Object: 1
Anisotropic filtering: 1
Max Anisotropic degree: 16
Multisampling: 1
Vertex Program: 1
Fragment Program: 1
NV Register Combiners: 1
NV Register Combiners Stages: 8
ATI Fragment Shader: 0
Creating graphic systems
Creating Renderer2D
Renderer2D created
Creating Renderer3D
Load Renderer3D gpu programs:
Extrude
CG: 'ShadowExtrude_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'ShadowExtrude_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
Diffuse Vertex
CG: 'Diffuse_Color_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
Diffuse Fragment
CG: 'Diffuse_Color_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
Fog
CG: 'Fog_Solid_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'Fog_Solid_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
Creating fog textures: Solid Additive Alpha
CG: 'refract_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'refract_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'refract_special_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
init sky box
Renderer3D created
Creating screen buffers size 1280.000000 : 1024.000000
Creating programs
CG: 'PostEffect_Blur_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Blur_Rect_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Blur_2D_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Bloom_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Bloom_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Motion_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_Motion_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_DoF_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'PostEffect_DoF_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
RendererPostEffects created
Adding engine materials
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Initializing Sound Module
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Initializing OpenAL.
Trying to open software device... Success!
Device name: Generic Software
Number of mono sources: 32
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Initializing Game Module
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Adding engine updates
Initializing script functions
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User Initialization
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WARNING: Language entry 'EventKeyInNoPower' in category '01_10_small_shaft' already exists!
Initializing Penumbra: Overture
Version $Rev: 2993 $
Date $Date: 2009-07-24 04:49:24 +0200 (fr, 24 jul 2009) $
Checking Supported Profiles
Profile CG_PROFILE_VP20 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_FP20 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_VP30 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_FP30 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_VP40 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_FP40 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_ARBVP1 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_ARBFP1 is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_GLSLV is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_GLSLF is supported
Profile CG_PROFILE_GLSLC is supported
Trying to load vertex program!
CG: 'Test' using profile: 'vp40'
Success!
CG: 'DiffuseSpec_Light_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'DiffuseSpec_Light_Spot_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'BumpSpec_Light_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'BumpSpec_Light_Spot_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Ambient_Color_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
--------------------------------------------------------

Game Running
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Loading collada for 'maps/level01_03_shafts.dae' took: 3745 ms
CG: 'BumpColorSpec_Light_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'BumpColorSpec_Light_Spot_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Fog_Trans_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'Fog_Trans_Alpha_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Diffuse_Light_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'Diffuse_Light_Spot_vp.cg' using profile: 'vp40'
CG: 'Bump_Light_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Bump_Light_Spot_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Diffuse_Light_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
CG: 'Diffuse_Light_Spot_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
WARNING: Texture 'blinn7-fx' was not found!
CG: 'Fog_Trans_Mod_fp.cg' using profile: 'fp40'
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry for joint child '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: Geometry joint parten '' is missing! Might be connected to bone.
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp1 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp2 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp3 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp4 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp5 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp6 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp7 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp8 does not exist anymore!
WARNING: particle system 0 in plamp9 does not exist anymore!

ADMIN: Used spoiler tags for log, to make thread more readable.
(This post was last modified: 05-10-2010, 04:26 PM by Thomas.)
05-08-2010, 08:41 AM
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#3
Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

Does it crash randomly during playing of a level or does the crashes only occur as it loads a level?
05-08-2010, 10:14 AM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

I have the same problem, but it just Crashes randomly for no reason, and Jens it's not when you're loading a level, it's just at any particular time during playing.

I have also updated all my video and sound drivers and download the libvorbis.dll module and placed it in the redist file, without any improvement in the game.
05-08-2010, 01:02 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

I have the exact same problem. Bought Penumbra collection for $5 after i bought the Humble Indie Bundle.

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05-08-2010, 01:08 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

What graphics card do you two have and are you also using Windows?

Also after a crash (and only then, else it is not useful) go to My Documents/Penumbra Overture/Episode1/ and take the hpl.log, zip it and upload it here.

Finally, does using this exe help http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-3328.html ?
(This post was last modified: 05-11-2010, 07:19 AM by jens.)
05-08-2010, 01:18 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

I run windows XP and have a Nvidia Geforce 7800GT.

Here is my log file as well.

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05-08-2010, 01:26 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

Oops, I wrote the path to black plague, see the new path to get the correct hpl log for overture and make sure it is after a crash.
05-08-2010, 01:38 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

The exe you linked to seamed to have fixed it. Thx

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05-08-2010, 02:21 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 11 Months ago RE: Overture crashing randomly

I can't run the .exe says,

"This application has failed to start because SDL.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I run on Windows XP aswell and my graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS.
05-08-2010, 02:28 PM
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