Game crashes after a few minutes

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Game crashes after a few minutes

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Game dies after a few minutes. First it gets completely unresponsive. Mouse still moves but clicking anything does nothing. Then screen goes black. Then this screen occurs:
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After this I get the error code 8000 0004
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Specs are:
A1200
Workbench 3.1 (40.42) installed on CF Card
Kickstart 39.106
ACA1221 accelerator with 9 MB fast ram
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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First thing, that I suggest to everyone: did you try to run VirusZ through you Amiga? My game also crashed and I found HNY96 infection.
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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As Predseda suggested, scan it against viruses but I think the problem lies somewhere else. How much Chip and Fast RAM free do you have before starting the game? Also, the online feature requires almost all 8 MB Fast. And Chip RAM is crucial for the graphics and music/SFX so if it's not enough you will definitely experience crashes.
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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Before starting i have 1.7 MB chip and 8.2 MB fast. I do not use the online features.
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That should be enough. I recommend scanning the system with the latest VirusZ. Here's the official webpage: VirusZ III
I'm not implying your system has a virus but it's better to rule this out.

Other than that, did you unpack the game from the archive or downloaded using the installer? If the former, was it Lha or Lzx? What software did you use to unpack the archive? It may seem irrelevant but we've had many cases where users used xad unpacker which resulted in corrupted extracted files. Others had issues with MaxTransfer on their partitions while someone else had a program in WBStartup that was causing problems.
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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Virus check done, no virus :/

Upacked it in shell with:

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 lha e aquabyss bla bla
properly,m instead of using DOPUS Arc Extract and tried booting the game with more mem (removing background and colors). Started with 1.9 MB chip and 8.7 MB fast but got the same result.
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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Please, try the Lzx package instead. Let's make sure the same thing happens (or hopefully not) on both archives. Then we'll be sure that there's something else in the system.
Other than that, a few ACA users had issues with the game on those cards. However, I got one supposedly problematic ACA model for tests and I could not confirm those reports — the game worked perfectly fine. Then, it turned out it was something else. But in each case it's something different so it's difficult to say.

Ah, one more thing. Boot the Amiga without startup-sequence and start the game, once you're in the game's directory, by: execute aquabyss. This is also a very good test to determine whether it's the game, the system, or something else.
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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OK! Extracted (again) with Lzx this time. Now I did not even make it into Paris before the same crash happened.

Booting without startup-sequence and executing gives me: AQB Program Failed (error #80000004) Wait for disk activity to finish.
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OK, thanks for this test. Another thing. What filesystem do you use? What's the MaxTransfer value?
Is this your only Amiga?
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Re: Game crashes after a few minutes

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Ah how do I check filesystem and maxtransfer?
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