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Tomb4.exe crashing

Post by DavidJHowe » 08 May 2018 13:37

Hi All

Just started happening a few weeks back ... I think it's something to do with the most recent Windows 10 April 2018 update.

I can be playing a TR game fine (happens to be the BTB2014 set) and saving and loading games with no issue, but when I exit and then later try to go back into the game, I get a Tomb4.exe has crashed message and it will not load a saved game.

I have tried changing the settings to run fullscreen/windowed, tried changing the audio output (I read elsewhere that there's some issue that Windows thinks there's no audio or something and this causes the crash but there's no visible clues.) I tried changing the running to be compatible with previous versions of Windows ... but nothing works ...

The only thing which does work ... sometimes ... is to start a New game, and then to load a saved game ...

So any ideas from the gurus out there? Is this something to do with the version of Tomb4.exe with BTB2014? Should I be using a different exe? From where?

So frustrating!!

David
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Re: Tomb4.exe crashing

Post by vimmers » 08 May 2018 16:29

The only thing which does work ... sometimes ... is to start a New game, and then to load a saved game ...
it's actually the only way i know
and i don't think it has anything to do with win update
and it's only games made with trng
i never seen it when a game are made with the original level editor

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Re: Tomb4.exe crashing

Post by Mr XY » 08 May 2018 20:41

BtB 2014... wasn't that the one with the monkeys, the peaceful ones until you shoot them? If so, it is possible to get load/save issues in the levels that use this object.

There is no real fix, unfortunately. Killing the monkeys is supposed to help but there is no guarantee. :(

It is not a TRNG issue in this case as the btb levels use TREP. But yes, it is a patching tool's fault. :-P
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Re: Tomb4.exe crashing

Post by TombTitan » 08 May 2018 23:40

Yes BtB2014 was a disaster. Many well planned games destroyed by the "baboon" bug. To this day I can't complete most of these levels on WinXP, Win7 or Win8 due to the save/reload problem. This was well documented by Clara and others, and there is no fix. Crashes on Hypersquare from the patched trng game engine are also probably due to memory cache problems that are not cleared on reloads. A similar problem plagued commercial games like Harry Potter 1 and 2 more than a decade ago on Win98/WinXP.

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Re: Tomb4.exe crashing

Post by DavidJHowe » 09 May 2018 12:22

Thanks to all for the replies. Such a shame it applies to BTB2014 - I was enjoying playing the games! But good that it's not every TR game ... I'll have to find another to play instead :)

Cheers

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