Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2311 closed defect (fixed)

ITE: Crash when loading old saved game

Reported by: SF/fancia Owned by: sev-
Priority: normal Component: Engine: SAGA
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Inherit the Earth


I don't know if this is a known problem or a result of a change in the save format, but on recent nightly builds, ScummVM crashes when attempting to load any older savegames of mine, while newer ones work properly. It gives the error message:

scummvm(2651,0xa000ef98) malloc: *** vm_allocate (size=2684354560) failed (error code=3) scummvm(2651,0xa000ef98) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region scummvm(2651,0xa000ef98) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to debug Fatal signal: Bus Error (SDL Parachute Deployed)

I'm using the latest nightly compiled with GCC 4.0 on Mac OS X 10.4.2. One of the savegames in question is attached.

Ticket imported from: #1338596. Ticket imported from: bugs/2311.

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ite.s07 (2.3 KB ) - added by SF/fancia 18 years ago.

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Change History (4)

by SF/fancia, 18 years ago

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comment:1 by sev-, 18 years ago

Yes, we had to broke that recently. The problem was that we wrote our saves in native endianness. We fixed that but since there is no way to tell at which endianness it was written, we show up a warning.

Though, I just looked at the code and see that there was another problem which made ScummVM think that those broken saves were written super-advanced format number 0x30000000 (instead of 3), and it tried to read wrong header.

I fixed that and most probably it'll fix your save. I.e. there is no way to be sure. But at least it will show up this warning:

WARNING: This savegame is not endian-safe. There may be problems

comment:2 by sev-, 18 years ago

Owner: set to sev-
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Engine: SAGA
Game: Inherit the Earth
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