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0002610Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Saving/Loadingpublic2010-07-10 03:032010-08-10 00:10
PCWindowsXP, 7
0002610: Crash during game load, runtime error
Randomly, during loading a saved game (fresh, as first save in this fortress), the game crashes after a long period of disk activity, with a Visual C++ runtime error message "The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way".
Here's one such saved game:
http://www.mediafire.com/?uziz0mtimwm [^]
Here, the world was generated as "medium region", the embark size was 5x5, a volcano was present on site, there was a cavern collapse message immediately after embarking, and there was a named hydra keeping to itself in a map corner. The game lasted for six months before saving.
collapse, crash
duplicate of 0002017acknowledged Loci Using COMPRESSED_SAVES causes save corruption on some systems 
Issue History
2010-07-10 03:03krigeNew Issue
2010-07-10 05:34TomiTapioTag Attached: collapse
2010-07-10 05:34TomiTapioTag Attached: crash
2010-07-10 05:34TomiTapioNote Added: 0009866
2010-07-10 05:57krigeNote Added: 0009868
2010-07-13 23:24FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Miscellaneous Crashes
2010-07-13 23:26FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010217
2010-07-13 23:27FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0002017
2010-07-13 23:27FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-13 23:32krigeNote Added: 0010218
2010-07-13 23:32krigeNote Edited: 0010218bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0010218#r3966
2010-07-14 00:25FootkerchiefNote Added: 0010221
2010-07-14 00:25FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-07-14 00:25FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-07-14 00:25FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-07-14 01:02FootkerchiefCategoryMiscellaneous Crashes => Technical -- Saving/Loading
2010-08-10 00:10DwarfuTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

2010-07-10 05:34   
Does the errorlog.txt mention anything interesting?
2010-07-10 05:57   
Unless I missed some obscure option, errorlog was not even generated.
2010-07-13 23:26   
Reminder sent to: krige

Are you using a 64-bit OS? If so, you may want to turn off the init option for COMPRESSED_SAVES -- see 0002017.
2010-07-13 23:32   
While this game was (probably - I don't know the exact specs for that PC, apart from that it's running 7) saved on a 64-bit system, I had this happen a few times on my 32-bit XP as well... a few version ago. Well, thanks for the tip, will definitely use it :)

2010-07-14 00:25   
Alright, we'll chalk it up to 0002017 then.