Random lockups when loading bad games
|Reported by:||SF/quietust||Owned by:||SF/ender|
Running under Windows 2000 SP2.
This has happened to me 3 times so far, once with
0.2.0 and twice with various CVS snapshots (whose
version numbers I do not recall).
Upon attempting to run the program (either with a
working game, a non-working game, or a game it
doesn't even recognize), ScummVM locked the system
hard - the hard drive light was on solid, yet there was no
disk activity, and the mouse and keyboard stopped
responding, forcing me to push the reset button. The
last time this happened, I was running as a user
with 'Power User' privileges (as opposed to
Administrative privileges), and it still managed to lock
I observed the lockups when attempting to run Amiga
Monkey1 and Amiga Indy3 (which are both apparently
unsupported) with various settings.
All 3 times it happened, it locked almost immediately
after the ScummVM window opened, but before it could
print any error messages. Also, I had successfully run
other games within ScummVM before having this
problem. After rebooting, attempting to re-run the games
that had caused the lockups would work 'properly' (i.e.
would run the game or error out gracefully).
The problem is rather rare (I suspect it's being triggered
by something in SDL.DLL), but no program should
*ever* lock Windows 2000 like that (especially when not
running with Admin privileges).
Ticket imported from: #579636. Ticket imported from: bugs/335.