bugs in DEFCON 1.4.3
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Defcon just crashes all the time
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Name, Rank, Serial Number: Darwinian, General, 15-458
Mac OS X 10.4.8
Hardware: 15" PowerBook G4, 1 GHz G4, 1 Gig RAM, otherwise factory default
Bug: Defcon seems to crash at random. It only seems to happen in multiplayer games. It may be related to my poor internet connection. I have attached a debug log, and a crash log.
SDL Version: Compiled against 1.2.11, running with 1.2.11 Defcon 1.4 mac built Apr 11 2007 Parsing archive main.dat...DONE Found installed mod 'Cold War Polar 0.51' in '/Users/xander/Library/Application Support/DEFCON/mods/coldwarpolar/' (CRITICAL) Found installed mod 'emoticon v1.0' in '/Users/xander/Library/Application Support/DEFCON/mods/emoticon/' --LOG TRUNCATED--
********** Host Name: nausicaa Date/Time: 2007-03-07 09:52:22.886 -0800 OS Version: 10.4.8 (Build 8L127) Report Version: 4 Command: DEFCON Path: /Applications/Defcon/Defcon1.4.0b2.app/Contents/MacOS/DEFCON Parent: WindowServer (58) --LOG TRUNCATED--
I've got a few bugs and UI issues I'd like to see fixed, but I'd like to know which ones I should bring up here, and which ones I should go to the original authors. Presumably you are only concerned with crashes, hardware incompatibilities and graphical issues?
We've got a shared bug tracker, so unless it's definitely a feature request (and also not Mac specific), go ahead and report it here.
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