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Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: Reaper278 ()
Date: March 05, 2010 07:24AM

I know there are several threads about freezing and i have read a lot of these posts but i am still having problems.

I can play like normal up to about turn 50-60 ...

Then it all slows down at the 'processing orders' stage before completely not responding.

The issue is not the browser ... I have tried Firefox and Explorer.

The issue is not adobe flash .. I have downloaded the latest.

So what is the problem ?


Yes i have also tried older versions of the game.

I cannot play this game anymore :(

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: March 05, 2010 02:14PM

I experiment the same as host or with some others. I have no solutions for it. I mostly play teamgames, which end around turn 45. (and even though they go on, it never goes to the state you are talking about, only when there aren't so many)

Its not flash but shockwave. :)

Also, give Google Chrome a last try, different java engine.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: Reaper278 ()
Date: March 07, 2010 03:55AM

Oh yeah i meant shockwave :)

Ok ill give chrome another go but its such a pain :( lol.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: admin ()
Date: March 08, 2010 06:41AM

I'm sad to say, it's probably more likely Shockwave. And the latest is NOT necessarily the greatest.

We all have Adobe to thank for that. Adobe is such a terribly run company, they are releasing shabbier and shabbier versions of Shockwave, then occasionally one that has some fixes.

Two steps backwards, then one step forwards.

The most recent version is 11.5.6. For many people that play, 11.0.3 is the preferred version. For some others, Shockwave 8.5 - 10 works better. To use the older Shockwave you have to play the 98l build.

Not surprisingly: Shockwave 11 is when Adobe started tinkering around.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: admin ()
Date: March 08, 2010 06:44AM

Again, here is the page with the Shockwave help:

[www.conquerorgame.com]

Let me know which Shockwave version, browser, platform and build of the game is crashing for you. The more info I have from you people, the better chance I have of having the most stable info up here.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: March 08, 2010 08:00AM

Sorry admin, i got the same problem, and i believe it is in every shockwave. I believe in the pc setup somehow.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: March 08, 2010 08:04AM

Also, as i said earlier, it happens mostly in a 1v1, and never/very rarely in 2v2 or more players.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: admin ()
Date: March 09, 2010 09:51AM

You guys obviously don't know the meaning of the following words: VERSION. BROWSER. PLATFORM. BUILD.

I presume Platform is PC (not Mac), but what version of Windows?

"every" version of Shockwave isn't likely. There are too many to count.

"Browser" means Internet Explorer? Firefox? etc. What version?

"Build" means which version of the game?

Without details, I can't help you.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: admin ()
Date: March 09, 2010 10:03AM

I've been running the following configuration for 24 hours in one game without crashing. Tell me how your setup differs.

PLATFORM
*Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
*Pentium 4 CPU / 1.00 GB of RAM
*Videocard: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series
* Colors 32-bit. Resolution 1280x1024

BROWSER
*Firefox version 3.5.8

SHOCKWAVE PLUGIN VERSION (on loading screen)
* 11.5.6 (Windows,32)

GAME
*Conqueror Build 99i (Latest Version)
*Single Player (offline) game / 16 players
* Turn = 30 sec
* Game = unlimited

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: March 09, 2010 11:26AM

Sorry, wasn't totally clear. I have had the same problem, but i haven't had it on current computer.

Also, as i am not the topic creater, i did not assume you asked me. Since i am very much into computer, it kinda offended me.

It happens on the following setup (my 2 computer):

Win XP SP 2
Pentium 4 3 Ghz/1,5 gb DDR (400) ram
GFX: Nvidia 5400
Colour 32-bit. Resolution: 1280x1024

Browser: Google Chrome (version 3.something, also tried in Firefox the same time, unknown version).

Shockwave: Whatever 98l installs.

Game:
Build 98l
Multiplayer / 3 players (all 3 occupied by players)
Turn 1:30-2:00
Game = Unlimited

Starts to lag a bit around 50, around 70 it cannot contuine.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: Paars ()
Date: April 18, 2010 02:40AM

Late reaction, tho browsers, shockwave and buildversions have some impact on this, the biggest problem is a memory leak in the programming or more than 1. Especially in 1 v 1 a lot of memory gets wasted. Changing hosts is no use at all the wasted memory is transfered as well.

This isn't a fact this is just my opinion :p

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: LikeNoOthers ()
Date: April 18, 2010 06:08AM

well, i dont know what, but conqueror takes 50% of my cpu and 200 mb ram, when it goes into lag.

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Re: Help ... Cant finish!
Posted by: Iconian ()
Date: November 17, 2011 07:26PM

It looks like this issue still hasn't been resolved. I played a game on Tuesday night just with AI's and it lagged out. I decided to let it sit until morning hoping it would start working again, but the browser was no longer responsive.

Windows 7
Shockwave 11.6.3.633
Firefox 7.01
Build #99i
Single player, 6 AI's, unlimited turns and turn length

To get it working do I have downgrade my Shockwave version? I thought I read somewhere that the current version of Shockwave was working.

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