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« Reply #1250 on: 2009-08-26 03:00:28 »
Hi, I'm a newbie and I keep encountering a problem.

I get an error that causes my game to crash when entering a random battle in the North Crater. It seems to happen randomly. I installed the latest version of the driver after the crashes started popping up (many thanks for the alternate links) and it stopped crashing for a while but now it seems to be doing it again and more frequently.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ASZUNM5T

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« Reply #1251 on: 2009-08-26 03:08:09 »
If you have an app.log in the same folder as your FF7Music, post that

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« Reply #1252 on: 2009-08-26 03:50:53 »
I already copied the App.LOG from my ficedula folder since I noticed that had more text then the one in the main folder. I tried putting it in the folder I linked, but if it's not showing up there then here is a link to the file by itself.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CM791IG5

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« Reply #1253 on: 2009-08-26 04:24:40 »
No it works fine.. the FF7Music one is usually more specific.  Here's the problem
Code: [Select]
[BATTLE] Entering FRAME_INITIALIZE
[BATTLE] Scene# 869
[BATTLE] Exitting FRAME_INITIALIZE
ERROR: unhandled exception
Something is wrong with scene #869.  My guess is that has to do with the battle.lgp... or maybe even menu_us.lgp.  But I really have no idea.  And I definitely don't know how to read a crash.dmp

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« Reply #1254 on: 2009-08-26 04:26:07 »
try replace them 2 files with the orignals but keep the current ones backed up untill you get past the crash zone save it and put the moded files back in see if that does anything

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« Reply #1255 on: 2009-08-26 07:07:25 »
Aali's server is back online

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« Reply #1256 on: 2009-08-26 14:18:43 »
Aali's server is back online

Hurrah!

Although it seems that Aali himself isn't...

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« Reply #1257 on: 2009-08-26 15:19:26 »
Its only been 5 days since he was last online, dont panic lol.

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« Reply #1258 on: 2009-08-26 15:19:45 »
That's 5 years in internet time :-D

And he used to be on all the time, so it's quite out of character :|

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« Reply #1259 on: 2009-08-26 15:28:28 »
i dont know him, but mabby isp problems? happened to me before so

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« Reply #1260 on: 2009-08-26 17:24:46 »
Well it is August, so he could have just gone on holiday for a week.

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« Reply #1261 on: 2009-08-26 17:26:42 »
Well it is August, so he could have just gone on holiday for a week.

How selfish! :x

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« Reply #1262 on: 2009-08-27 10:02:00 »
The rumors of my vacation have been greatly exaggerated.

I moved to a new city, had ISP problems and went to uni, in that order.

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« Reply #1263 on: 2009-08-27 13:32:46 »
yay i got one

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« Reply #1264 on: 2009-08-27 14:33:51 »
The rumors of my vacation have been greatly exaggerated.

I moved to a new city, had ISP problems and went to uni, in that order.
Glad to hear it wasn't a tragic house fire, or a freak tornado or something :-)

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« Reply #1265 on: 2009-08-27 16:16:49 »
Great to have you back Aali

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« Reply #1266 on: 2009-08-27 22:06:38 »
The rumors of my vacation have been greatly exaggerated.

I moved to a new city, had ISP problems and went to uni, in that order.
But more importantly you didn't go into net withdrawl LOL

Vacation right now sounds nice ... really really nice.

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« Reply #1267 on: 2009-08-28 00:14:40 »
Cyb! Welcome! Where have YOU been?

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« Reply #1268 on: 2009-08-28 16:20:19 »
I just had my second crash today, I don't know if it's a driver thing or something else? It doesn't bother me much, thanks to the emergency save (that's a life saver since I'm at the end of the game where saving is not possible).

App.log and Crash.dmp is here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=98720e415c6a419f0dec85adfe0a530ae04e75f6e8ebb871

You're seeing the same crash as Chrysalis had a while ago.. I thought it was just his garden gnomes being upset, but apparently there's a real issue here. See if you can find a pattern to this problem. Are you using Barret with slash-all by any chance?

(phew, thats the entire backlog of crash dumps :-))

Aali I did fine a 2nd problem with my pc as well, it was failing memtest86 so I toned down the ram timings, this and the hdd swap and now I am getting no crashes at all again, so I think my crash wasnt your driver.  If you disagree I take your word for it :) bot no crashes again now so am happy.

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« Reply #1269 on: 2009-08-28 16:21:34 »
I just had my second crash today, I don't know if it's a driver thing or something else? It doesn't bother me much, thanks to the emergency save (that's a life saver since I'm at the end of the game where saving is not possible).

App.log and Crash.dmp is here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=98720e415c6a419f0dec85adfe0a530ae04e75f6e8ebb871

You're seeing the same crash as Chrysalis had a while ago.. I thought it was just his garden gnomes being upset, but apparently there's a real issue here. See if you can find a pattern to this problem. Are you using Barret with slash-all by any chance?

(phew, thats the entire backlog of crash dumps :-))


First of alll, thanks for taking a look! I didn't have Barret in my party, and as for a pattern, I didn't see one. Both my crashes happened after some battle in the Northern Crater. After loading the emergency save, I could finish the game without any problems. I don't know if it's relevant, but I did install a few mods: YAMP fix for framerate and transparent dialog boxes, and I also installed the NPC_Reconstruction_Project_for_FF7PC_0.6_mod. To sum it up, your driver worked great and I finally managed to finish this game without any glitches,except for the above mentioned two crashes at the end of the game.

I also have yamp frame rate limiter and transpert dialog box patches.

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« Reply #1270 on: 2009-08-29 22:07:18 »
Cyb! Welcome! Where have YOU been?
Working on the OSMC 4? (Open Source Motor Controller) It's in yahoo groups.
Since I'm an engineer by job, training, and by blood (4th generation) it's something I do :D
Programming is something I do as well.

Aali your PC DLL is probably going to make those old programs (FF7 FF8 PC) go a lot longer.

Cyb

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« Reply #1271 on: 2009-08-30 02:38:10 »
If only I could find some time sober to do the FF8 version properly...

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« Reply #1272 on: 2009-08-30 02:58:45 »
I've gotten this driver to work and can get in game but the movies don't play. I can play them in WMP and have all the truemotion codecs and what not but they won't work in game. I have the correct movies folder set in the registry too. The APP.LOG told me this

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INFO: Auto-detected version: FF7 1.02 US English
INFO: FFMpeg movie player plugin loaded
INFO: FFMpeg version SVN-r19334, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
INFO: Intel Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family 2.1.0 - Build 8.15.10.1808
INFO: OpenGL 2.0 support detected
INFO: Found swap_control extension
INFO: Original resolution 640x480, window size 640x480, output resolution 640x480, internal resolution 640x480
INFO: No errors.
LOCK UNLOCK TEST
MATRIX INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE DD/D3D END
initializing sound...
creating dsound primary buffer
reading audio file
loading static sounds
sound initialized
INITIALIZING MIDI...
selecting device 0:Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, mid=1, pid=27,
midi data type: GENERAL MIDI
using midi data file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Square Soft, Inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Data\midi\midi.lgp
midiOutGetVolume returned: ffffffff
MIDI INITIALIZED
set music volume: 127
MIDI set volume: 127
100% of 127 = 127
set music volume: 127
MIDI set master volume: 100
MIDI set volume: 127
100% of 127 = 127
Entering MAIN
Exiting MAIN
START OF CREDITS!!!
ERROR: couldn't open movie file
ERROR: couldn't open movie file

set music volume: 127
MIDI set volume: 127
100% of 127 = 127
MIDI play: 95
reading midi file: PRE.mid
current volume: 127
MIDI is playing SUCCESSFULLY!!!
WM_CLOSE
END OF CREDITS!!!
Field Quit
MIDI stop - OK
resetting MIDI driver volume - OK
UNINITIALIZE DD

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1273 on: 2009-08-30 03:00:39 »
add a \ at the end of the movie path chances are thats your issue, should be something like this "C:\program Files\Square Soft, inc.\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\" note the final slash, I forget to do that and get that issue EVERYtime haha

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« Reply #1274 on: 2009-08-30 04:48:56 »
If only I could find some time sober to do the FF8 version properly...

Nothing wrong with not being sober. AS a matter of fact i am definately not sober right npw