Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

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Skelett
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Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

Post by Skelett » May 6th, 2018, 2:36 pm

Hello together,

I recently installed version 1.14 on my Windows 10 machine, but the program keeps crashing (not showing any error message, the window just closes) whenever I try to open the "preferences" menu or entering a multiplayer server.

Looking into the log-files returned the following output:
Battle for Wesnoth v1.14.0
Started on Sun May 06 16:27:59 2018

Automatically found a possible data directory at C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.0

Data directory: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Battle for Wesnoth 1.14.0
User configuration directory: C:\Users\USER\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14
User data directory: C:\Users\USER\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14
Cache directory: C:\Users\USER\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14\cache

Setting mode to 1600x837
Checking lua scripts... ok
Caught general 'St8bad_cast' exception:
std::bad_cast
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Any ideas?

Many thanks in advance and kind regards

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Re: Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

Post by Pentarctagon » May 6th, 2018, 3:29 pm

This is a problem that others have reported as well. Unfortunately, the error logged is very generic and not too helpful, so the cause of it is not yet known.
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Re: Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

Post by daankappa » May 6th, 2018, 5:55 pm

I'm facing the same issue that's described in this post with 1.14 with the same log file content. using w10 pro with the latest updates.

If there's any other information I can supply to help let me know.

I was also wondering if you can maybe work around this for now by manually editing the config files. Now I'm a new player so I'm not sure what settings are in the preferences screen, but it seems that not every setting is in my preferences file in the user data folder. If someone could supply a config file with all settings that would be helpful. Again I don't know if there are any useful settings, for now I'm just playing with the game muted via windows and it seems fine.

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Re: Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

Post by shadowm » May 6th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Could everyone experiencing this issue try replacing your wesnoth.exe file with the one from here?

https://files.wesnoth.org/wesnoth-try-fix.exe

For Steam users: go into Game Properties → Local Files → Browse Local Files, which will open an explorer window on the game dir. Drop the .exe above and rename it wesnoth.exe to overwrite the previous one. If you later need to revert this, use the Properties → Local Files → Verify Integrity of Game Files option.

Non-Steam users: go into the game install path (probably C:\Program Files (x86)\Battle for Wesnoth 1.14 or so and do the same as above, except you probably will want to rename the old wesnoth.exe instead of fully replacing it.

(Relevant commit for the more tech-oriented people. The binary above is 1.14.0 with this single patch applied on top.)
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Re: Version 1.14 crashes when entering Preferences menu or multiplayer server

Post by daankappa » May 7th, 2018, 11:03 am

This exe fixed the problem for me. I can now open the preferences and multiplayer window and it seems to work fine.

Thanks for the quick fix!

Edit: here's the log contents, clearly showing the debug line that you placed in the linked commit.

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Battle for Wesnoth v1.14.0
Started on Mon May 07 13:03:36 2018

Automatically found a possible data directory at D:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\wesnoth

Data directory:               D:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\wesnoth
User configuration directory: D:\Libraries\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14
User data directory:          D:\Libraries\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14
Cache directory:              D:\Libraries\Documents\My Games\Wesnoth1.14\cache

Setting mode to 1920x1080
Checking lua scripts... ok
20180507 13:03:42 error general: locale set-up for icompare() is broken, falling back to std::string::compare()

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