Game crashing at "Creating Shortlists" / "Initialising Game Data" stage of new game start-up

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Game crashing at "Creating Shortlists" / "Initialising Game Data" stage of new game start-up

Post by xECK29x » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:49 pm

While doing my normal database editing I seem to keep doing something which is causing new sims to crash at 'Creating Shortlists' I believe it might have to do with a new club I created in an existing competition but even when I disable that club in the DB the game still crashes.

Does anyone have any idea what the game is doing at that stage of the loading process? I am happy to share my DB for troubleshooting.

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Post by xECK29x » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:35 pm

If anyone has any idea what 'Creating Shortlists' does involving the DB at the start of the sim I'd like to know why it would cause a crash. I am having sporadic issues with this. I though it was due to a logo I had removed but it's still popping up.

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Post by xECK29x » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Found the issue, it was due to a problem with a club logo, once I removed them it worked....weird.

Edit: Nope still having this issue, if anyone can help I'd appreciate it!

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Post by archibalduk » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm

Try temporarily deleting/removing your extra_config.cfg and record_config.cfg files.

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Post by xECK29x » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 pm

archibalduk wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Try temporarily deleting/removing your extra_config.cfg and record_config.cfg files.
I don't use a record_config but I do use an import_config. Will try it out

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Post by xECK29x » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 am

Yea it does seem to be an issue with the extra_config.cfg.

Posted here for review, I don't see anything glaringly off: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h47ulwbh90ebp ... g.cfg?dl=0

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Post by archibalduk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:33 am

We came across this same crash with the TBL Rosters a couple of weeks ago and I have been meaning to mention this for the benefit of others. There are two points we learned:

1. Game crash at the "Creating Shortlists" stage of the progress window when starting a new game: Commonly caused by an issue with the extra_config.cfg or record_config.cfg files.

2. The game appears to hang for a few moments during the "Initialising Game Data" and "Creating Shortlists" stage when creating a new game (usually when the progress bar is at about 95-100%): This occurs when the extra_config.cfg or record_config.cfg files are particularly large as it takes time to look-up each person/team/arena/etc in those config files with the data in the database and then parse the data. This isn't an issue but just a side effect of having large config files.

xECK29x - I would suggest removing all of the retirements from the extra_config.cfg file to see if this fixes the issue. We haven't narrowed down the exact cause of the issue with the TBL Rosters but the issue was fixed once we removed some old UK retirements (in each case, either the player no longer existed in the database or there was more than one player that matched the criteria - e.g. there were two Adam Jones' who were UFAs in the database - I've suggested to Riz that the config file include the date of birth in order to reduce the chances of duplication like this).

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Post by xECK29x » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Can confirm this did help, I noticed I had two retirements in there for players who are now coaches, just two entries I forgot to clean out. Once I cleaned that section up (removed all 2018 retirements besides the Sedins) and removed the players from the DB it helped.

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Post by xECK29x » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:06 am

Similar issue to my issue when creating shortlists: viewtopic.php?f=117&t=19930

It's 100% something in the extra_config.cfg as the DB loads fine with any option or league selected without it in the folder or with it renamed. It seems no matter how I pick apart the extra_config.cfg I can't quite get it to work and I'm really out of ideas. Anyone know what exactly the game is doing at that point? It crashes at about 90% of this stage.

Really hope Riz can add some better error handling if we do get a new patch.

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Post by xECK29x » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:26 am

Just a quick update here, it looks like this specific error is related to various Arena_Move clauses, if I remove them I get past this error but now the game crashes at Initializing Leagues. Again this has to do only with the extra_config, if I remove or comment out different bits I get crashes at different stages, and it's having issues with sections that have been in my extra_config for months now.

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Post by xECK29x » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:06 pm

Crash at initiating leagues has to do with draft pick assignments

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Post by archibalduk » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:19 pm

If you are able to narrow it down then let me know and I'll pass these to Riz. If he can repeat your crashes then perhaps the manner in which these are processed can be improved.

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Post by xECK29x » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Really it came down to human error, mostly typos with the club names.

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