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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by aleldtritch, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. aleldtritch

    aleldtritch Peasant

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    I've noticed that when I'm playing D2 and I enter the same area as someone else, the game crashes. So I ran it in software mode, at the lower resolution, without any other programs running, thinking this would give it enough resources to handle displaying another person on my screen but it still crashes everytime I enter the same location as another player, giving me this error:

    Code:
    This application has encountered a critical error:
    
    
    
    There is not enough free memory available to continue.
    
    Program:	Diablo II (Carbon)
    
    File:	Codec.cpp
    
    Line:	1387
    
    
    
    1919636659 bytes

    Now I know I know OSX uses memory differently, but is there any way I can allocate more to D2?

    Oh, and while my computer may be old, but Black & White runs smoothly and WC3 only gets laggy if there are more than like 8 people in the game. (Just to to give you a frame of reference)
     
  2. cowofwar

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    First off how much physical ram do you have?

    If it says it's running out of memory and it's in os x then all the ram is probably used up and maybe the pagefiles are full [?]

    Apps in os x just keep increasing their memory usage according to their needs. So once the physical ram is used up then it moves to the hard drive's pagefiles. So possibly the pagefiles have used up all the free space on your drive.

    1919636659 bytes

    that's 1.9gb. D2 shouldn't be using that much memory.
     
  3. aleldtritch

    aleldtritch Peasant

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    128 meg


    These page files you speak of, are they virtual memory?
     
  4. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Pretty much. When the system uses up all the physical ram then it pages out the data to the hard drive and these pagefiles are treated like ram albeit slower.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    need more ram. 128 is nothing :nod:
     
  6. aleldtritch

    aleldtritch Peasant

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    I figured that whatever it did when another player entered my area was overloading the memory, but I'm beginning to think it's a bug or something I'm doing wrong with carbon version (like I installed it wrong), because now I can enter an area and fight alongside people for a while, and then it will just spontaneously quit...

    I'm probably going to contact blizzard tech support or something.
     
  7. aleldtritch

    aleldtritch Peasant

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    Why does it do everything else fine, though?



    And is 128 the default amount? because I added some a couple years ago, and I remember it not kicking in and me not caring, but I just looked back there and everything seems snugly in there.



    edit- and then there's the supposed dead PRAM battery that jake told me to buy...I bought a replacement one (expensive!) but was too lazy to put it in, and everything seemed fine so on my desk it sits. could that affect preformance?
     
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  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    no, that won't effect performance. well, it might slow your boot time by a few seconds, but that's it.
     

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