Game gets to log in/Join screen and then freezes recently.

Anyone else notice this? I am not the only one this is happening to as I've been emailed about it. Any help much appreciated. I thought perhaps the mobo or os install was flaking so tried another vid card to see if that triggered any difference and no.


  • edited May 13

    The people who hosted the old IRC server apparently recently deleted the DNS record pointing to the server, so the game might be hitting an error due to incorrect built-in handling of failed DNS lookups. There's going to need to be a new build/installer soon, but in the meantime you can add $IRCClient::state = IDIRC_CONNECTING_WAITING; to an autoexec script to prevent autoconnections, or maybe just install this other IRC client:

    Alternatively, to fix the game's handling of failed DNS lookups in general, you could load this code in an autoexec script:

    // Gracefully fail failed WinSock DNS lookups
    memPatch("A3DC30", "565383EC148B5424248B5C24208B4424288B4C242C81FA01040000742389442428B8839A5500895C2420894C242C8954242483C4145B5EFFE08DB42600000000");
    memPatch("A3DC70", "89CEC1EE1081EEF92A000083FE0377CD8B1DC0A7830085DB7510EB5E8D7426008B9B0C04000085DB745039830004000075EE8B8304040000C705D0A783000100");
    memPatch("A3DCB0", "0000A3D4A783008B8304040000890424FF15BCC87D00B8303E4000C78304040000FFFFFFFF8B0D94829E0083EC04C70424CCA78300FFD083EC0483C41431C05B");
    memPatch("A3DCF0", "5EC2100090909090");
    memPatch("559A83", "5589E5535657EB0B");
    memPatch("559A90", "E99B414E00");
  • Outstanding work as usual Krash, thanks for everything.

  • Chocotaco wrote this temporary fix (same as Krash suggested) if anyone is looking to quickly just drop the fix into gamedata/base/scripts/autoexec.

  • Krash pointed me in the right direction to provide that the night it started acting up. I suggest doing whatever Krash recommends.

    What I distribute now has $IRCClient::state = IDIRC_CONNECTING_WAITING; and the Winsock DNS mempatch as Krash suggested and provided for us.

    Thanks Krash

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