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CaptainJei
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Unable to run daily snapshots

Post by CaptainJei »

I've been downloading and running the daily snapshots of ScummVM for years now, but as of the past week I get an error whenever I try to run the latest snapshots.

It reads:

scummvm.exe - Application Error
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).
Click OK to close the application.

I'm running 64-bit Windows 10.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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scummvm.exe - Application Error
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).
This error indicates that there's a missing .dll file in the ScummVM package.

Are you using the builds from our buildbot or the nightly builds provided by Kirben?

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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CaptainJei: If this is the buildbot snapshots, then you canm download the last two weeks of snapshots from here (back to 12th December) so can you be more exact about which is the first broken package?:
https://buildbot.scummvm.org/snapshots/master/

The only Win32 related changes were on 16th so might be around then....

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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Thanks. I was running the nightly builds. I downloaded the most current 64-bit buildbot version and it runs fine.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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I tried the nightly build again and got the same error.

Personally, the buildbot works fine for me, but I wonder if anyone else might be having trouble with the nightly build snapshots. Let me know if you'd like me to try anything.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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Same here.

Daily fails (same for residual btw) with 7b (dll missing) error.

Buildbot kind of works (finds many errors trying to render the interface).

(Unfortunately there is no residual buildbot option for Windows x64)

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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What worries me a bit is that I cannot replicate the issues you guys report on my Windows 10 installation...

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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That error usually means a DLL mismatch on Windows, like using a 32 bit DLL with a 64 bit program.

Try deleting the SDL.dll and SDL2.dll files, and downloading the correctly Runtime Binaries from http://www.libsdl.org/index.php

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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I get an assertion when running both the daily build and the buildbot one's:

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Assertion failed: !filename.empty(), file common/file.cpp, line 46
Could be something unrelated then, but it did start around the same time, and like CaptainJei I've been running the snapshots before this for years without problems.
Using the newer SDL binaries doesn't help, but in ScummVM 2.0 they do produce an unrelated bug where the mouse cursor freezes briefly every three seconds.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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I have the same problem.
  • Kirben's snapshot won't start at all, Windows just saying the program doesn't work.
  • Buildbot (32 and 64) gets the Assertion error.
  • Latest Stable Build does work (though it does have its own quirks), but that one is a year old.
I don't know why it doesn't work anymore, in the past there was no problem at all. There can't be something wrong with my Windows 7, since 2.0.0 works fine without problem. This is annoying since I honestly want to test to find errors so they can be fixed.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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I am not a Windows expert, but you need a backtrace from the point of the assertion with a debugger if you / we could start investigating this. See:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/How ... ith_WinDbg

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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Well, I hope someone does that and finds out what got broken. I for my part have no clue of such things.

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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Maybe this is related, because this happened to me today with the latest w32 daily snapshot (mingw-w32-master-364a2aa0) on Windows 10 x64. The error I got was the assertion fault in common/file.cpp that @Tribun mentioned.

Steps to reproduce were:
1. Run scummvm.exe (loaded fine for me, modern theme, English GUI language)
2. go to "Options..."
3. Choose "Misc" tab
4. Switch theme to "ScummVM classic theme (build in version)"
5. Press the "Choose" button.
6. Press the "Apply" or "Ok" button.

I get the assertion fault after that.
I am able to spam the ignore button on the assertion fault dialogue prompt and get through to the ScummVM GUI, but if I quit ScummVM (after okaying the Classic Theme) and relaunch scummvm.exe I'll get the assertion fault right away (I can still spam the ignore option to get to the main GUI menu).

So, maybe it's a classic theme related issue?

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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Praetorian: I can replicate this with the latest buildbot snapshot running under WinXP 32-bit. As you say, it is triggered by switching to the Classic Theme, either built in or external. I tried the debugging tools, but couldn't manage to get a backtrace easily. I can't reproduce with local Linux x86_64 build so looks to be something specific to Windows.

I think this could possibly be a font loading issue triggered by the change ... Aha ... I think bgk might have fixed this... so try the next nightly:
https://github.com/scummvm/scummvm/comm ... a1466f1334

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Re: Unable to run daily snapshots

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@digitall yes, I've tried bgk's fix with a custom build and it works ok!

@Tribun, @UrQuan let us know if the next official daily development build (from buildbot) fixes the issue for you.

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