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0005813Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Generalpublic2012-04-14 14:222014-08-04 15:01
Windows 7
0005813: TrueType crash when zooming
If one scrolls with the mouse wheel to far in/out or (assumption) to fast the game crashes. I have found this to be 100% reproducible.
1. open any save in fortress mode.(adventure mode not tested)
2. Using the mouse wheel scroll out as far as possible.
3. You probably crashed
4. if not scroll back in all the way.
5. keep scrolling till you crash in and out.
related to 0002750resolved Baughn Crash when zooming in Windowed mode (TrueType related) 
has duplicate 0005852resolved Logical2u Chrash on too far zoom out 
has duplicate 0009437resolved lethosor Font resizing with mousewheel makes game crash 
has duplicate 0010628resolved Loci Game Crash while do zoom out 
related to 0005819confirmed Baughn Build menu causes crash when zoomed with TrueType 
Issue History
2012-04-14 14:22TylermonNew Issue
2012-04-14 14:29Logical2uNote Added: 0022262
2012-04-14 14:29Logical2uTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-04-14 14:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002750
2012-04-15 13:08TylermonNote Added: 0022273
2012-04-15 13:13TylermonNote Edited: 0022273bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022273#r8293
2012-04-15 17:34Rafal99Note Added: 0022276
2012-04-15 20:07TylermonTag Attached: Truetype
2012-04-15 20:26Logical2uNote Added: 0022280
2012-04-15 20:28Logical2uNote Edited: 0022280bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022280#r8299
2012-04-15 20:29Logical2uNote Edited: 0022280bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022280#r8300
2012-04-15 22:35TylermonNote Added: 0022281
2012-04-16 08:15Logical2uSummaryMouse wheel causes crash => TrueType crash when zooming
2012-04-16 08:18Logical2uNote Added: 0022284
2012-04-16 21:12TylermonNote Added: 0022287
2012-04-16 21:20TylermonNote Edited: 0022287bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022287#r8302
2012-04-21 17:00FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005819
2012-04-28 17:38TylermonNote Edited: 0022287bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022287#r8349
2012-04-30 05:43Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005852
2012-04-30 20:12Logical2uIssue Monitored: atzoon
2012-04-30 20:12Logical2uStatusnew => assigned
2012-04-30 20:12Logical2uAssigned To => Baughn
2014-08-04 15:01FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2016-01-03 08:14lethosorRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009437
2018-03-15 10:49LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010628
2018-03-15 10:49LociIssue Monitored: Shylx

2012-04-14 14:29   
Do you have truetype enabled?
2012-04-15 13:08   
(edited on: 2012-04-15 13:13)
Yes I do, I can try turning it off and let you know if it still crashes.
Edit: Having true-type off seems to prevent it from crashing. But leads me to ask, what does true-type actually do? Is it better left off, or is it do things important enough to be kept on?

2012-04-15 17:34   
TrueType is graphical-only thing.
It uses variable-width (TrueType) font characters in ingame text, instead fixed-width tiles.
You can turn it off without any effect on gameplay.
2012-04-15 20:26   
(edited on: 2012-04-15 20:29)
Based on 0002750, what drivers (and version) are you running?

In the meantime, you should probably play without TrueType. It tends to cause a lot of problems, and if you're using a tileset and not a font, then you won't see any differences in gameplay.

2012-04-15 22:35   
I have ati integrated 3200 series graphics I believe.

Not sure on how to check what drivers I have installed:
However when using amd's automatic driver updater it says everything is updated and working properly.

I have found a recent issue with the amd control center claiming I have no drivers installed however I know this to be false because I uninstalled all drivers and re-installed them(plus everything is working on my computer). Again-It's all automatically done by their software...so I cant be certain where things might have gone wrong.
2012-04-16 08:18   
NB: I'm assuming that Catalyst Control Center isn't different between your card and my card, which might not necessarily be true.

In Catalyst Control Center you should have a section that says "information" or "product summary", select that and then select "Software Information". Then you'll see a bunch of drivers and versions listed. The first one - driver packaging version - should be all we need.
2012-04-16 21:12   
(edited on: 2012-04-28 17:38)
Well Catalyst Control center will not work for me in any way shape or form.

Manually found my driver from the device manager and it is version 8.632.1.2000 ATI 3200 series.

Edit: Went to my computers manufacturing website and am getting drivers from them rather than amd/ati This may resolve a few things until then the above information is accurate

Edit2: Changed drivers and still results in a crash-so it is not related to my drivers being out of date or anything of that sort.