View Full Version : space bar fixes my crashes
01-22-2004, 07:56 AM
I posted this on another thread, but for some reason, whenever I keep pressing the space bar when I am loading, or going to another level, the game does not crash! When I don't press it, it crashes. Try it. I don't know why it works, but it works...
01-22-2004, 12:27 PM
I've set up some candles and incense around my computer, and make a small offering of cold coffee when I start the game. I think that's helping too.
Mine also seems to crash more when the moon is full.
01-22-2004, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by grafixmonkey
Mine also seems to crash more when the moon is full. Try wearing pants. ;)
01-27-2004, 12:43 AM
Whenever I wear pants on a full moon, I always wake up the next morning and they're ripped and torn all over the place. Except for sweats, it doesn't happen with those. It's the darndest thing.
EDIT: oh wait, I get it. That took me a while. :rolleyes:
02-03-2004, 08:07 PM
I read your post earlier, and I'll lend my support to this.
THE SPACE BAR STOPPED MY GAME FROM CRASHING!
I dont know how it does it, but it does.
Pressing the space bar after, and until it loads into a different area prevents the game from crashing. For me it shows my task bar, and flicks from desktop to game when it's done loading, until I click with the mouse. Then it works fine.
After trying this I played DX for 4 hours without a single problem!
Before I started doing this I was crashing 9 out of 10 times when loading a save or going into a different area.
I forgot to hit the spacebar one time while loading (after having played fine for a while) and that was the only time I crashed.
All hail the Spacebar! Deus Ex Savior.
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02-11-2004, 10:30 AM
Tried it, no luck. Only Debug mode saved me, but that causes hideously long load times and also causes the game to switch to the desktop while loading levels/savegames.
02-15-2004, 12:29 PM
Something to do with th ion launcher stealing the focus from the game window I think. Maybe mashing a key will keep the focus on the main window while the ion launcher starts up.
02-15-2004, 11:52 PM
It sounds to me like the "invisible dialog box" syndrome. I'd wager a dialog is requesting user input, like "error reading CDROM drive, retry?" and is crashing if there's no user input. That could be it even - with SecuRom, there's supposed to be an error reading the CD, that's how the copy protection works. Too bad we can't see what's on the desktop.
I wonder, you guys for whom the spacebar fixes your problems... Is there anything in the windows event logs about Deus Ex? Also, when a level is loading, hit the "PrtScn" key, then exit, open up ms-paint or Photoshop, and hit Edit-Paste... See if it takes a screenshot of anything interesting that might be going on behind the game window that we can't see.
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