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Game crashing when clicking the main menue button

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  • Game crashing when clicking the main menue button

    Clicking the menu button before all players finished loading freezes the game and the user is forced to end-task dota.

    clicking VIEW DOTA PROFILE then switching back and forth between the hero picker and menus doesn't crash it. not sure if it is related or a coincidence.
    Explanations on the normal, high and very high brackets in replays: here, here & here
    Why maphacks won't work in D2: here

  • #2
    I confirm this, had to end the process via task manager.


    • #3
      I have this exact same problem. I'd say it probably happens 20% of the time I click the menu button. But this happens to me while I am searching for a game and simultaneously spectating a match. Then I click the menu button and it freezes and have to close via task manager. I have not tried it during the loading phase. This started happening a few days ago, maybe 7/19/12 or somewhere around there.


      • #4
        Try turning off embers. Add dota_embers 0 to your autoexec.cfg

        Info on cfg files:

        Don't let it overwhelm you. Just look for the part about creating/placing an autoexec file.


        • #5
          What is the embers option for ?
          Explanations on the normal, high and very high brackets in replays: here, here & here
          Why maphacks won't work in D2: here


          • #6
            [Unconfirmed] Lockup during pre-game

            So far I've managed 100% reproduction (that is to say it's happened twice so far, and broke both times) for this bug, although I'm not sure what the actual cause is. During the pre-game while waiting for other players to load I've clicked on the up arrow button (not sure what to call it, it doesn't say anything on mouseover) and the client has completely frozen. I have to go to my task manager to kill the process, otherwise it will just hang for forever. Looking back, I recall both times I had gotten the message that players had joined when I clicked the button, but I don't know if that actually had any impact on the lockup or not. I'm almost positive that in both cases there were still players remaining that hadn't finished loading.


            • #7
              Was able to do this again today. I was moving my inventory around when the game loaded, so I had an item that I was dragging to a different page when the game loaded. I clicked the arrow to go back to rearranging when the game loaded and it locked up. There were two people that the chat log had said entered the game when it happened. I've tried twice to repro since then but have been unsuccessful.


              • #8
                Just repro'd again, but wasn't doing anything before the game loaded. Just clicked the arrow after the game loaded and locked up.


                • #9
                  More or less the same problem here. I got internet problems in their way to get resolved and sometimes I get disconnected. But I only need to restart my router, so I can reconnect fast (and the 3 times it happened we won the game), before the 5 minutes, so I'm not a leaver. But when I finish the game, when all the items are looted and I click on Close, the Reconnecting screen displays again. I click on Reconnect and no matter what I do, I always need to Abandon to close the game. So here I am, with 3 abandons, and the most funny thing is that 3 games were wins... now Im in the low priority from... 22 days 35 hours!!!! that's insane!!!!


                  • #10
                    I also have this problem occasionally.


                    • #11
                      Just had this happen while spectating a game, so doesn't seem to be tied to just when a game is loading. That is one potent up arrow button.


                      • #12
                        Game crashing when clicking the main menue button

                        As stated in the title, the game crashes while I do something specific while players are loading into the game.
                        If I press the "up/down-arrow" in the top left corner, the game crashes every single time.
                        (But only in the start when players are loading. It doesn't crash after that point.)

                        Has anyone else experienced this?


                        • #13
                          Happened to me like 3 times from the past 2 days ..


                          • #14
                            I also had this problem. Was a co-op bot match 2 of the five players were still loading, I hit the arrow to go back to the main stream so I could change some hot keys and the program froze, had to force quit it.

                            ALSO, I then tried to come back in and it let me reconnect to the match. I reconnected, and was in the hero selection screen, but there was no button allowing me to select my character, so I had to restart again. Don't know if anyone else has experienced this


                            • #15
                              same happens to me.
                              usually when i watch a live match and try to go back to the menue.

                              happens since the last patch.

                              it didnt even write a crashdump. the screen just froze and i had to close it with the task manager.
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