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Public (OOC) => Tech discussion => Topic started by: Maharella on March 30, 2015, 12:34:07 PM

Title: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Maharella on March 30, 2015, 12:34:07 PM
Hey, here's a question for all the tech savvy people: Why does my game keep crashing when I tab out of the screen? No matter how I do it, or what makes it happen, any time my computer exits the nwn window to do something else the game crashes immediately.
I am using a spankin' new laptop, windows 8 and I am running NWN in the compatability mode for XP...
What else can I do?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Arawn on March 30, 2015, 12:35:42 PM
Try enabling Windowed Mode: http://nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Window_mode
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Feronius on March 31, 2015, 04:59:42 AM
This happens for me as well, not every single time though, but quite often when I alt-tab or minimalize the game Neverwinter Nights will stop responding and crash.
Playing the game in windowed mode does not help for me, the crashes will still happen when I focus on something other than the window in which the game is playing
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: emptyanima on March 31, 2015, 05:20:35 AM
I think you can get stuck in a fake windowed mode, which happens if you leave out the AllowWindowedMode line.
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Feronius on March 31, 2015, 05:30:54 AM
I think you can get stuck in a fake windowed mode, which happens if you leave out the AllowWindowedMode line.

I believe I did add that line at the time, but it has been a really long time ago since I tried this so I could be mistaking.

I might experiment with this again sometime soon, see if I can resolve it as I would really like to play in windowed mode more often (without crashing.)
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Iluvatar / Madness on March 31, 2015, 09:11:23 AM
I did have that problem a long time ago, each time I would tab out of the game NWN would crash everytime. I updated my GPU and everytime was fine after that. Don't konw if that's your problem but it won't hurt to try
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Tycat on March 31, 2015, 09:13:12 AM
GPU? *is an airhead*

happens to me every time i try to go into window's mode, minimize, and I have trouble still on load up. Granted, it has gotten better since installing neverrun, it's still a problem.
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Iluvatar / Madness on March 31, 2015, 11:10:07 AM
GPU? *is an airhead*

Graphics Processing Unit AKA Graphic Card

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit

:P
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Kendric98 on April 01, 2015, 04:51:38 AM
GPU? *is an airhead*

happens to me every time i try to go into window's mode, minimize, and I have trouble still on load up. Granted, it has gotten better since installing neverrun, it's still a problem.
Dont feel bad i was wondering to.
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Ercvadasz on April 01, 2015, 05:52:20 AM
Well for me this does not happen, however for me a browser will crash most likely, but only if the page i have it actively on is useing flash player:)
Interestingly enough I have several pages open, putting a non flash player useing page as active page, will not cause a flash crash:D
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Maharella on April 01, 2015, 01:16:11 PM
Alright. I'm going to try the windowed mode. I'll see if it works. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Maharella on April 01, 2015, 01:22:31 PM
Windowed mode did not stop the crashing. But... Hey, it is nice to be able to looks at my herbalism notes while I craft!
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: ImAll4HPserver on April 13, 2015, 08:54:11 AM
May I ask if you have a dual-monitor setup?
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Feronius on April 13, 2015, 09:07:30 AM
May I ask if you have a dual-monitor setup?

I don't know about the original poster, but I do not. I play the game on my laptop with a single monitor.

The amount of crashes seem to have decreased a bit for me lately though, not sure why. Maybe there are less programs running in the background or it might just happen more frequently while alt-tabbing in specific areas.
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Marsi on April 13, 2015, 10:25:52 AM
Recently alt-tabbing has begun to crash my game sometimes too, I think it has something to do with NWshader. I've learnt to live with it though, can't stomach windowed mode.
Title: Re: Tabbing out of NWN makes me crash!
Post by: Maharella on May 06, 2015, 09:39:26 AM
Totally forgot about this...
Nope, I play on a laptop.
I had to untinstand and reinstall the game and everything. I crash less now, but for some reason now I don't have any sound at all on my game. *sighs*
I hate technology sometimes.