VCMI 0.99 crashes on start

Hello guys and gals. I have a little problem with the vcmi. As I start the game, the " 3DO" animation is beginning to appear, it suddenly crashes and I see this:


any advice?

You’ve installed old 0.99 version and some mods are compatible with newest versions. Install last daily build from here: https://builds.vcmi.download/branch/develop/Windows/

Thanks, it really did help. Now I can at least start a map =)
But now there’s a different problem. It seem like whenever I try to purchase creatures from the castle (not from the dwelling itself), it crushes. Any idea on that one?

Yeah, once for week somebody asks for that. It’s known bug and it’s not vcmi fault but online code compilers. In short: for now you have three other alternative ways to buy creatures (buy all creature button, clicking at creature icon in the left-bottom part of townscreen and clicking at the dwellings).

So, is there no way to fix this bug?

Oh, I see. Thanks for your help, very appreciated

Still crashes after a few turns lol =) never mind I’ll wait for a better version. Still thanks though

Actually, there is a new version, even lots of them. You can download daily builds from here: https://builds.vcmi.download/branch/develop/Windows/ Those are much better, than old 0.99.

Yea I’ve tried the last version, it is the one tat keeps crashing after a few turns :smile:
For me at least

It’s vcmi thing. More mods you enable, more random crashes you get.

Nice to see newer versions. Unfortunately not for Linux. My vcmi still crashes (with memory access violation and core dump) when i enable the new Courtyard faction.

Attach all logs after crash please!

Well, there’s much log :slight_smile:
VCMI_Client_log.txt (416.6 KB)
VCMI_Launcher_log.txt (23.7 KB)
VCMI_Server_log.txt (1.1 MB)

The more interesting part is what is displayed on the console when i start the client from the console:
[email protected]:~/Schreibtisch$ vcmiclient
Starting…
VCMI 0.99 GITDIR-NOTFOUND (client)
Creating console and configuring logger: 10 ms
The log file will be saved to “/home/siegfried/.cache/vcmi/VCMI_Client_log.txt”
Initialization: 345 ms
Data loading: 150 ms
Mod handler: 0 ms
Mod filesystems: 264 ms
Basic initialization: 761 ms
Initialized logging system based on settings successfully.
[log level] ai => not set
[log level] animation => not set
[log level] bonus => not set
[log level] global => trace
[log level] mod => not set
[log level] network => not set
Loading settings: 774 ms
Found 3 render drivers
opengl (active)
opengles2
software
Check display mode: requested 1280 x 960; available up to 1680 x 1050
Created renderer opengl
Initializing screen: 131 ms
Initializing video: 0 ms
Initializing screen and sound handling: 5 ms
Bonus type handler: 8 ms
General text handler: 16 ms
Hero handler: 6 ms
Artifact handler: 0 ms
Creature handler: 0 ms
Town handler: 0 ms
Object handler: 0 ms
Object types information handler: 0 ms
Spell handler: 0 ms
Skill handler: 0 ms
Terrain view pattern handler: 2 ms
Template handler: 0 ms
Initializing handlers: 35 ms
Initializing content handler: 0 ms
[b1c10a9d]Original game files
[adc6d99b]Andruids Expansion Mods
[994e5d35]Axolotl Creatures Pack
[bd5e49a0]Boost Core
[3dde7aaf]Courtyard town
[5789aa2f]H2 Artifacts mod
[f8302ff3]H3 for VCMI englisation
[6f4e30ac]H4 artifacts - regular
[3fdfc75e]Hidden H3 Graphics
[5c4b3f3b]Kurek Creatures
[f3d79d28]Man at Arms
[4c461a00]Necropolis creatures
[4dda668e]New Skills
[9e4c5c95]New Old Spells+
[d6323bcc]Resourceful AI
[4e46a6c5]Alternative shooting Centaurs
[1e143d29]Small ERA II mods
[8647b0b8]Unlucky ones
[c7d97f8d]VCMI essential files
[57ca1cef]Witchking artifacts
[3b4210b0]In The Wake of Gods
[2ec926ca]Damned Utopia
[e1023a38]Minotaur Warlock
[e3f190ea]Plague Tent
[b8e10e82]Power Bond
[c03e1da5]Centamonths
[c8720a31]Evil trees
[8e265236]Dragons
[ac61bcf6]Ironclads
[f8032319]Kappas
[4176dd5b]sphinxes
[cdc51ad2]Tortofroids
[175397af]Yetis
[13e514a0]Cherub
[a32074a2]Marid
[745e43af]Bubble Arrows
[826b864c]Darkened players
[40355f2c]New difficulty buttons
[b5adc3c7]New Flags
[c9e04325]No flashing trees
[f27f0625]Tavern videos
[b611ce43]Creature bonus icons
[c7957b5b]Default templates
[6a79065d]Extra resolutions
[74897b5f]Commanders
[a3d1ebe7]Stack Artifacts
[6da5bf63]Stack Experience
[4487699d]Sullivan, the Minotaur Warlock
[4a41b930]New Commanders
[9f5cd9fb]Analogy
[3006deb9]Clash of Dragons
[73326f4b]Coldshadow’s Fantasy
[23a01266]Golden Ring
[6dc9dc6c]HD Mod RMGs
File CONFIG/DEFAULTTEMPLATES/CROSS3 is not a valid JSON file!
At line 1, position 0 error: Not a valid UTF-8 file

	[ddcb8c0d]Jebus Cross
	[1715ea3c]OH3 RMGs
	[307d8804]Upgrade
Parsing mod data: 438 ms

no original data in loadMod(neutral) at index 9
[DONE] Original game files
[SKIP] Andruids Expansion Mods
[SKIP] Axolotl Creatures Pack
[SKIP] Boost Core
Error: invalid ability type GARGOYLE.
Speicherzugriffsfehler (Speicherabzug geschrieben)

GARGOYLE bonus is relatively new and that’s why older vcmi builds don’t recognise it and maybe that’s why game crashes.Builds should be never than 7 May 2020.

Not for Linux?
Last builds are from July… https://launchpad.net/~vcmi/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Well, i did this. I added the ppa. Now if i want to upgrade my vcmi, it says this:

[email protected]:~/Schreibtisch$ sudo apt-get upgrade vcmi
Paketlisten werden gelesen… Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen… Fertig
vcmi ist schon die neueste Version (0.99+dfsg+git20190113.f06c8a87-1).
Paketaktualisierung (Upgrade) wird berechnet… Fertig

That is in english: vcmi is already at latest version. But as far as i can see this is not the latest version. So how do i upgrade to latest version?

I found something with apt-get update:

Fehl:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu focal Release
404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:8008::15 80]

That’s why.

I’m only windows user, so I can’t help you more :frowning:

I’m trying to find a cure. I have now added the IP address to /etc/hosts, so that i do not get the “not found”.

The basic problem is, that i have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, codename “focal”. The list of supported versions contains:

[DIR] artful/ 2018-07-19 21:28 -
[DIR] bionic/ 2020-07-05 10:26 -
[DIR] devel/ 2020-03-18 02:49 -
[DIR] disco/ 2020-03-18 02:49 -
[DIR] oneiric/ 2013-02-18 04:58 -
[DIR] precise/ 2013-02-17 04:03 -
[DIR] quantal/ 2013-02-18 04:58 -
[DIR] raring/ 2013-02-18 04:58 -
[DIR] saucy/ 2013-09-08 00:18 -
[DIR] trusty/ 2020-07-05 10:26 -
[DIR] utopic/ 2014-06-22 15:39 -
[DIR] vivid/ 2017-10-11 15:52 -
[DIR] wily/ 2016-12-12 01:36 -
[DIR] xenial/ 2020-07-05 10:26 -
[DIR] yakkety/ 2017-07-19 22:01 -
[DIR] zesty/ 2018-01-14 21:30 -

There is no focal. So as a result there is no “Release” file. So for security reasons apt blocks downloading from this repository. I do not know all the code names, but i think there is no ppa for the current ubuntu version, only for older versions.
An alternative would be offering a .deb file to download and then install manually. But i have not yet found such a .deb file.

Ok, i found the .deb files. But they depend on some libs i don’t have and which are not available. Mostly older versions of ffmpeg libs.