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#1

Trushadik

Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:54 AM

Nothing happens but the window closing. That's it. No crash reports, error messages, anything. Nothing at all.

This doesn't happen on my work computer but on my gaming rig the window closes randomly and that's it. There's no specific thing I'm doing (as far as I can tell) that's causing it to close. I had Ubuntu on this machine before and nothing like this had happened, when I installed Windows 7 about a week ago this started happening. The worst part is, it's completely random. I'd say every 3-6 minutes it closes and if I'm lucky I can go about 10 minutes.

I'm back in the same spot I was, with all the items I had before the "crash", except any blocks that were modified after the save are now in the save's original state.

For example, let's say I'm mining a tunnel for about 10 minutes and then I find diamond and I mine it out, and the last auto save was 5 minutes ago. The game crashes, I open MC back up and play my world, and I'm in the same spot I was before with all my items, suffocating in the stone that WAS a tunnel before the crash.

This pretty much renders the game unplayable for me. And yeah, I TRIED to find a solution. If anyone can provide some help, I'd be happy to have your babies. pl0x.
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James Raynor

Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:02 AM

Trushadik said:

Nothing happens but the window closing. That's it. No crash reports, error messages, anything. Nothing at all.

This doesn't happen on my work computer but on my gaming rig the window closes randomly and that's it. There's no specific thing I'm doing (as far as I can tell) that's causing it to close. I had Ubuntu on this machine before and nothing like this had happened, when I installed Windows 7 about a week ago this started happening. The worst part is, it's completely random. I'd say every 3-6 minutes it closes and if I'm lucky I can go about 10 minutes.

I'm back in the same spot I was, with all the items I had before the "crash", except any blocks that were modified after the save are now in the save's original state.

For example, let's say I'm mining a tunnel for about 10 minutes and then I find diamond and I mine it out, and the last auto save was 5 minutes ago. The game crashes, I open MC back up and play my world, and I'm in the same spot I was before with all my items, suffocating in the stone that WAS a tunnel before the crash.

This pretty much renders the game unplayable for me. And yeah, I TRIED to find a solution. If anyone can provide some help, I'd be happy to have your babies. pl0x.


Does it affect all your save files?
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#3

Trushadik

Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:11 AM

If you mean when it "crashes" while I'm playing, then no, every other save file is fine except the one the game crashed on.
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DontStopMining

Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:44 AM

do you have any mods installed in your minecraft.jar? Try deleting everything in your minecraft folder, EXCEPT SAVES, and redownload everything.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:27 AM

This is the result of a memory leak in the game code.  If you open your processes you should notice javaw.exe consume more and more and more and more ram until it gets to be too much for you system to handle  (probably about 1gb).  I have no idea if its a known issue or how to fix it but ive been trying to draw attention to it.

#6

James Raynor

Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:30 AM

Trushadik said:

If you mean when it "crashes" while I'm playing, then no, every other save file is fine except the one the game crashed on.

I'm having the same problem then.


DontStopMining said:

do you have any mods installed in your minecraft.jar? Try deleting everything in your minecraft folder, EXCEPT SAVES, and redownload everything.

This only applies to a single save, not the game overall.
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#7

0bserver92

Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:34 PM

Mine does this and it affects all saves and I've deleted all game files and re downloaded the launcher and it still does it.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

I just started having this problem as well.  My first world worked great for over a week, then I decided to create a new world.  After playing in the new world for a couple hours, the game randomly closed and I lost all my changes to the world.  My inventory and position were preserved, though.  A couple days later I tried creating a third world, and that one only lasted about 20 minutes before it closed.  The interesting thing about the third world is I had barely done anything at all - not much travel, minimal world changes.  In the first world, the one that never crashed, I had made extensive changes to the world.  When the game crashes, only the active world's save is affected.  The others appear to be fine.

I don't use any mods or texture packs, just vanilla Minecraft on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit.  I'll keep experimenting to see if I can narrow this down.

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elitewarriors

Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:13 AM

Same problem for me. After x minutes the game stops, goes to a black screen, moves to a smaller window, and than I have to force close the program because it stops responding.

I too have Windows 7, and i know i have the system specs to play this game on full everything with no problem, if only it would stop this crashing. I've tried re-installing it, I don't use any mods of any kind, it happens in both multiplayer and single player, except the problem that the OP said doesn't exist for multiplayer because the server saves it regardless of if you crash or not, I have tried installing newer versiosn of java including both 32-bit and 64-bit internet explorer versions but nothing I do seems to fix it.

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quanturos

Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:45 PM

Mine closes but its different than black screen. It just randomly... Closes. between 2-10 minutes of playing.  Ive tried deleting app data and updating drivers and i cant get it to stop :/

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

Ive had this problem since 1.3, and its still here in 1.4 :S would really be nice to bring this to notch attention. because what makes it so frustrating is there is no error no log no nothing. will it ever be fixed :S doesnt look to good.

but it does seem correct with the memory leak, atm my javaw thingy is using almost 900mb of ram. total new save game. as this something we can get to notch attention somehow ? or is it problem with java ?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 12:20 AM

I have the EXACT problem I believe. Except my saved don't get deleted in any way at all. The game just randomly decides to close with no warning or anything. I guess I'm sorta a lucky one.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 12:41 AM

Used to have this same exact problem. Make sure your render distance is on anything but the largest option. I changed that and all problems were immediatley fixed :)
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

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Used to have this same exact problem. Make sure your render distance is on anything but the largest option. I changed that and all problems were immediatley fixed :)  

This doesn't help me at all. I have render distance on "tiny", graphics on "Fast", smooth lighting "off", particles "decreased", 3D anaglyph is "off", performance on "Power save", view bobbing is "off", Adanced openGL is "off", clouds are "off", GUI scale is on "auto" and my brightness set at "moody".

The exact problem which happens for me is as follows: The window which minecraft is in will suddenly, and without warning, "dissappear". When this happens I am usually placing blocks down. Could this be something to do with the repeatetive clicking of the right mouse button? I don't know.

This can happen at any time. For example; I was playing for a good few hours today before it happened. When it happened I reopened minecraft and loaded the save. The world is exactly as it was a few seconds before minecraft closed. After re-entering the world after the closure, it happened again when I had only been playing for 10 or so minutes. I reloaded the world again and it was the same as before. i played again for about half an hour and it happened again.

So from this I have gained the knowlledge that there is no set time lapse for it to happen.

My brother is a programmer for SEA and even he couldn't work this out.

It's no great problem for me as all my saves are fine, however, it is irritating to have to constantly open minecraft and replace the last four or five blocks over and over again.

If anyone knows how to fix this infernal problem please let me know.

Thanks. Jaken.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

i get the same thingPosted Image !! i was making a zombie trap Posted Image  (Posted Image i found a dungeonPosted Image ) and it just gave me the finger and closed!!Posted Image  WTF!!!! Posted Image i want a fix now!!!