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0000758Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Embark/Setuppublic2010-04-07 17:572010-06-09 06:46
0000758: Load out crash
I'm not sure what's happening, but if I choose a maximum size and 'embark', the game crashes. If I choose more than 4x4, the game crashes on embarking. It'll let me 'prepare for my journey carefully', and then crash when I hit 'embark' with the following message:

'This program has terminated in an abnormal way'

It takes a few minutes for this to happen. When I -don't- prepare carefully, -don't- move the local area around and -don't- maximize it, I can play normally.
Change size of local area, prepare carefully. Crashes before finishes loading from embarking, before the 'Strike the Earth!' screen.
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duplicate of 0000136new  When embarking on large area, DF hits 2GB memory limit and crashes 
Issue History
2010-04-07 17:57misterbookNew Issue
2010-04-07 18:23FrogwarriorNote Added: 0001906
2010-04-07 18:24Logical2uNote Added: 0001907
2010-04-07 18:25Logical2uNote Edited: 0001907bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0001907#r579
2010-04-07 19:30FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0000136
2010-04-07 19:30FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001913
2010-04-07 19:30FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-08 11:51misterbookNote Added: 0002112
2010-04-12 23:41FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-04-12 23:41FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-04-12 23:41FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-06-09 06:46Toady OneStatusresolved => closed

2010-04-07 18:23   
I've gotten this too; it happens when I choose an embark size too large. I can still embark with, say, 8x8, but any larger than about twice that causes this crash.

I suspect it's the program actually running out of memory to hold all the 200 Z-layers of data, really.
2010-04-07 18:24   
(edited on: 2010-04-07 18:25)
How much RAM do you have and are you playing with Graphics on?
Is it consistent on all maps and with all non-uniform size layouts (IE: 5x4, 6x4, etc) - what size are you embarking on now?

Bear in mind there are now ~ 100 Z-levels per area, and embarking on a 4x4 means that you'll be putting a large strain on your PC.

2010-04-07 19:30   
I suspect this is a duplicate of 0000136, but am waiting on feedback from the reporter.
2010-04-08 11:51   
I'm a bit of a purist, so I have no mods attached. Checking the init file reveals graphics are off.

I'm running with 3 GB of RAM. Vista 32-bit, service pack 2.

Had a small correction. I can 'prepare for journey carefully', as long as I don't alter the start out size at all.