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0010188Dwarf FortressMiscellaneous Crashespublic2017-04-09 12:212018-06-02 11:09
resolvedunable to reproduce 
0010188: Game stops responding upon opening a save
While opening a save file to continue my fortress, the game suddenly stopped responding. This would usually be normal, but I got a notification from windows saying the program was not responding. It told me to close it, and I did. After getting this result multiple times, I moved to adventure mode, started a new campaign, and after my character wandered around for about two minutes, it stopped responding and I got the same notification.
Start a new game. Then save the game and shut off computer (if you close the game then reopen it it will still work). It took me multiple save opens before it stops responding, so you may have to do it a couple of times.
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Issue History
2017-04-09 12:21elijah4New Issue
2017-04-09 21:17Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0036401
2017-04-10 15:57elijah4Note Added: 0036404
2017-04-10 20:41lethosorNote Added: 0036405
2017-04-11 05:53HinaichigoNote Added: 0036406
2017-04-11 05:58HinaichigoNote Edited: 0036406bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0036406#r14697
2017-04-12 07:23LociNote Added: 0036410
2017-04-12 07:23LociAssigned To => Loci
2017-04-12 07:23LociStatusnew => needs feedback
2018-06-02 11:09LociStatusneeds feedback => resolved
2018-06-02 11:09LociResolutionopen => unable to reproduce

2017-04-09 21:17   
You'll have to post your save for someone to look at.
If this were really so easy to reproduce as 'save your game'>'reload'>'game is now broken' the forum would be in uproar by now.
I shut down my PC after evening DF sessions pretty much every time.
Are you using any mods? TWBT will most likely crash your Adventurer games.
2017-04-10 15:57   
I am using a texture pack. I believe the crash may be in part to my very large history. I deleted the old save started a new world with just large. If it happens again I will submit the file.
2017-04-10 20:41   
Are you using TwbT, specifically? This sounds like some recent TwbT crashes that have been reported on the forums.
2017-04-11 05:53   
(edited on: 2017-04-11 05:58)
I suspect that this might just be the game hanging and not responding to the OS while it's loading.
Try keeping the game open and waiting the next time the "not responding" message appears.
I suspect that it will load normally after a while.

2017-04-12 07:23   
What version of Windows are you running? How much RAM do you have? Windows may complain about programs "not responding" when resources are low.