32-bit Edition Of Ts Can Freeze And Crash When You Tab Out Of The Game.

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  1. ColonelKlink

    ColonelKlink Member

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    Not sure if this is truly a bug report, perhaps partially. Rather, it's sort of a warning to others to be careful of this. Apologies in advance.

    I booted up the game this morning after a little while of not playing, but forgot to switch to the 64-bit edition that I usually play on. I was only doing some quick drives with random selections for the sake of killing a bit of time, and after I finished one scenario, I tabbed out of the game momentarily to check something, and got an error message (sadly I didn't take a screenshot of it, and now I don't remember what it was about). The game froze and crashed, and in doing so, locked my whole computer up, which required me to forcefully shut the computer down (which I despise doing if I can help it). Perhaps it is because I didn't switch to the 64-bit edition that this crash happened, but I haven't had something happen to this degree until now, hopefully it doesn't persist.
     
  2. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Did you exit the game between scenarios? Playing scenarios back to back without exiting the game can cause this.
     
  3. ColonelKlink

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    I finished the scenario, which brought me back to the menu where I could make my next selections. I tabbed out at that point, and that's when the crash happened. So yes, I suppose you could say I didn't exit the game.
     
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    Was there any message in "View Reliability History" or the Event Viewer in Windows - that might give a clue?
     
  5. mike370

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    If your in-game settings are for 'full screen' display that could be your problem. I always had the same irritating problem; the game was highly unstable for me (& frequently crashing) when tabbing/cycling through various windows apps. If so try 'borderless' instead, that entirely fixed the problem for me & I've never had such a crash since (now talking 3+ years). I haven't tried it, but I also imagine 'Windowed' mode could reduce the problem too. Hope that might help.
     
  6. 777Gaming

    777Gaming Well-Known Member

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    I think it's just something that happens. It's happened to me many times, and like you said, I have to force restart my computer.
     
  7. malikrthr

    malikrthr Well-Known Member

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    I have seen this happen as well in TS20xx. It may happen after completing 2 or 3 scenarios without exiting the game. Perhaps something to do with memory usage or cache.
     
  8. mike370

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    Have you actually tried 'borderless' screen mode? For me it permanently completely solved the exact problem you describe. And numerous others have happily found the same. i.e. a 100% fix (assuming one is running properly updated Windows 10. Though any poor sod that might be running Windows Vista could have all manner of problems - for some reason TS20xx never seemed to agree with that particular O/S).
     
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    I have mine set as Borderless and providing I'm not running a Scenario I can TAB out.
    Sometimes when I'm in the Editor I will TAB out to check something - normally it works OK in 64bit
     

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