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Jarlaxle
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Hi Duckula,

The board used for testing went down today at around 11:30 AM EST. Another user and I were online doing some actions within MajorMud and we think it might be related to the crash.
If you need any information about what we were doing within the game that led up to the crash we are more than happy to share that with you if you think it will help you in understanding the root cause for the crash.

Cheers and happy new year!

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Duckula
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Thanks, the system is back online. If you can provide details of what was occuring at the time that would be helpful.
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Jarlaxle
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We went and killed one of the bosses in the game. During the fight we accidentally attacked each other causing the first player to engage to turn "evil".
After the boss was defeated several things happened within a few seconds:
- It dropped a chest which we opened right away
- The user that was attacked typed "forgive <user>" . This allows a user to forgive another user's misdeeds and remove the "evil" points
- The board crashed right after

Not sure if it helps much in debugging the cause.

Thank you for bringing it up.

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Duckula
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Thanks very much for the information, we will take a look.
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daniel_spain
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Jarlaxle wrote:
> We went and killed one of the bosses in the game. During the fight we accidentally
> attacked each other causing the first player to engage to turn "evil".
> After the boss was defeated several things happened within a few seconds:
> - It dropped a chest which we opened right away
> - The user that was attacked typed "forgive <user>" . This allows a
> user to forgive another user's misdeeds and remove the "evil" points
> - The board crashed right after
>
> Not sure if it helps much in debugging the cause.
>
> Thank you for bringing it up.

do you have text of the exact text that is displayed when performing those actions?
a ton of wg3 fixes from older gamesthat were ported from their original dos creations
has been message file parsing issues. I cleaned alot of Mutants 4 up this very way.
if you have the text i can go to the message block and check for irregularities
such as fomate specifiers out of place. (in mbbs/wg2 we would get null pointer
errors which now are crash-only faults in windows)

great news is i am remaking majormud from scratch using the old data and just
like my new tele-arena engines uses syntax checking to prevent crashes
prior to api execution.

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Duckula
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A MajorMUD remake would be great Daniel!
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Jarlaxle
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Hi Daniel,

The crash happened almost the same second when one user forgave the other so I suspect it's related, but it also might not related and it just a weird coincidence (double speak is an art!). Here are the text blocks:

The user forgiving ("forgive <user>"):
The gods have forgiven him for his action.

The user being forgiven:
The gods have forgiven you for your action.


I really appreciate the work you guys put into this project.
My hope is that whoever owns MajorMud source code would release it to the public domain so it could be patched and extended and hopefully attract new player-base. It has so much to offer!

BadOPCode
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Jarlaxle wrote:
> I really appreciate the work you guys put into this project.
> My hope is that whoever owns MajorMud source code would release it to the public
> domain so it could be patched and extended and hopefully attract new player-base. It
> has so much to offer!

Would be nice but not likely. Go to gameport.com and start Googling information you find is about the best thing I can say without getting myself into trouble. :)
Probably the only realistic way for MajorMud to have a future is if someone rewrites it.

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Duckula
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daniel_spain is rewriting it!
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daniel_spain
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Jarlaxle wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
>
> The crash happened almost the same second when one user forgave the other so I
> suspect it's related, but it also might not related and it just a weird coincidence
> (double speak is an art!). Here are the text blocks:
>
> The user forgiving ("forgive <user>"):
> The gods have forgiven him for his action.
>
> The user being forgiven:
> The gods have forgiven you for your action.
>
>
> I really appreciate the work you guys put into this project.
> My hope is that whoever owns MajorMud source code would release it to the public
> domain so it could be patched and extended and hopefully attract new player-base. It
> has so much to offer!

working on it i will have some stuff for players to see soon.

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