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So ya...game crashed due to a Texture File error, then I notice that the CrypticError handler is sending a 577041771 byte error report out...yes that's 550 MB...WTF!?!?

How in the name of programmers everywhere do you need a 550MB error report???
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# 2
07-22-2010, 08:21 PM
it is called a memory dump. it is everything that was in the memory space of your PC at the time of the crash. So they can see what enviroment and other programs and memory usage was going on at the time of the crash. without which they are just guessing what program space the crash occured and why.
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# 3
07-23-2010, 12:33 AM
If that were the case I would have expected this to occur with every one of the dozens of errors I've had in the past.

...and a 550MB memory dump file is excessive in any case.


I also don't like the idea that this massively affects my bandwidth usage, and my ISP, along with many others in North America, are far more stringent on Upload traffic than they are on Downloads.
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# 4
07-23-2010, 01:06 PM
There's some rules in crypticerror about when it takes a full memory dump of the process, and when it just takes a short one of some particularly interesting parts. I don't think they ever explained precisely what causes this.

It's supposed to do that, anyway. They need that data to debug some issues.
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# 5
07-23-2010, 01:13 PM
In general we only take a full dump the first time an error happens or every X days (60 right now I think). Between those it sends minidumps that just have the process stack and so are so much smaller you've probably never noticed. So congrats, you either found a new or very rare bug!
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# 6
07-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Woohoo that means my crash in exploration space the other day was special for a little bit!...that was a fairly large dump for me too.
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# 7
07-23-2010, 01:26 PM
dont this memory dump break like 1 billion diffrent privacy laws? it gives cryptic a way to look at anything you had running on ur machine .....
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# 8
07-23-2010, 01:27 PM
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dont this memory dump break like 1 billion diffrent privacy laws? it gives cryptic a way to look at anything you had running on ur machine .....
It is only a dump of the GameClient process memory.
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# 9
07-23-2010, 01:54 PM
lol sorry but that sounds wrong you only take a full dump sorry xD
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# 10
07-23-2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Corvenik View Post
lol sorry but that sounds wrong you only take a full dump sorry xD
The thing that sounds really wrong to me is that they only take one every 60 days.

(j/k)
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