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Technical Support / Re: Debug Assertion failure bug (?)
« Last post by Aversal on November 19, 2017, 12:29:30 AM »
I'm not sure if people have done this before reportedly, but I did find a solution that worked, at least for me.

(For context, I'm using Windows 7)
So first I opened the control panel and clicked on 'locate and fix problems' (I don't know what it's called exactly in English versions).
Then I clicked on 'Find problems related to the processing power', or again, whatever it's translated to/from.
In the troubleshooting process I was given the option to prevent some kind of rundll program from starting on launch, and I decided to do so.
I can't really provide details regarding that, since I can't redo or backtrack the troubleshooting again as it considers the problem solved.

Afterwards Hammerwatch didn't crash anymore, but it reduced the screen to a limited amount of colors, and as a result everything looked dithered and every icon was from a decade-or-more-older version of Windows.
To fix this, I opened the properties-window for the Hammerwatch.exe file and opened the 'compatibility mode' tab.
There was a checked box, which said the application is opened in compatibility mode with Win7 being the target version.
I only had to uncheck the 'restrict to 256 screen colors' box and then the game ran all fine.

I sure hope this is a fix that everyone can use, since this problem had been reported already in 2014, and I never found a solution for it.




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Technical Support / Debug Assertion failure bug (?)
« Last post by Aversal on November 16, 2017, 04:40:10 PM »
So I've been playing this game for years now, but suddenly yesterday I encountered a weird error.
The game froze the moment I exit it, and on all the subsequent launches this shows up about ten seconds later:

Spoiler for Hiden:

The game doesn't respond and eventually crashes no matter which option you choose.
I've tried reinstalling the game, verifying file integrity via Steam, tending to the error reports in the game files etc. but nothing works.
The game played fine once after my computer performed a hard drive checkup on boot, but again, the first time I closed the game afterwards it froze and I went back to square one.

Anyone got the same problem? Any idea if it'll never work again? And yes, I tried the OpenAL solution too.
Thanks.
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Editor Discussion / Selling items in a custom shop (Trick??)
« Last post by Pizza_wizard on October 01, 2017, 02:35:48 PM »
Hey all,

So as you might know it is possible to add custom items/corresponding global flags to a shop.
And for those items you can set a cost. (Can be done in the shared.xml, to edit or tweak custom items/shop categories check out the tutorial for that)

Setting the cost to a negative number will grant you that much gold upon buying. (Effectively selling if you set things up right)
Unfortunately the vendor coins also work on that number and bring it closer to zero.

My custom campaign is nearing release and will feature the selling of custom items found around the game world.
I just thought it was a neat little trick that I have not seen done before and wanted to share.

Kind regards,

Pizza wizzard, formerly known as Pyrodioxide
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Technical Support / Re: [GOG 1.3.2] Game crashes on startup
« Last post by Ronasaki on September 13, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »
This information is very helpful to me.
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Hammerwatch Discussion / Re: Can crutches be modded?
« Last post by Ronasaki on September 13, 2017, 10:04:33 AM »
I have benefited from your information a lot.
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Technical Support / [GOG 1.3.2] Game crashes on startup
« Last post by zTG on September 02, 2017, 07:44:12 PM »
game.log: https://pastebin.com/gA0by834
dxdiag: https://pastebin.com/2A7JkL73
speccy: https://pastebin.com/xa8d5bug
(on the dxdiag it says DirectX 11, but that's complete bullshit. The farthest it can actually go is DirectX 9 w/ severe rendering issues.)
Another note: The drivers are NOT the ones that come from Windows Update. They were downloaded from Intel's Download Center.

Here are the things I have tried:
1. Installed latest video drivers. (OpenGL 1.4)
2. Installed .NET Framework 4.7
3. The OpenAL dll thing did not work because you guys changed the sound system to FMOD.
4. Messed w/ the config, adding custom lines.
5. Reinstalled the game TWICE. Redownloaded the installer from GOG once. (No, I did NOT install into Program Files.)

The strange thing is that I tried it with 2 other computers and they worked just fine. Those computers have OpenGL 2.0. Is the reason why my computer isn't running Hammerwatch because it only can use OpenGL 1.4 but requires 2.0? I read the PCGamingWiki page for Hammerwatch and it said OpenGL 1.4 is required for the minimum requirements, so I assume I got past the minimum requirements.

EDIT: I did some more researching, and apparently it's a shader compilation error. I saw multiple posts saying that putting OpenAL32.dll into the game folder works, but that doesn't work anymore because in 1.3.1 the OpenAL sound engine was replaced with FMOD. (as you can see in the list of things I tried)
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Editor Discussion / Alt + Left click on a doodad
« Last post by Flemse on July 31, 2017, 08:23:22 PM »
Hi! I discovered that alt + left clicking on an doodad placed on the stage highlights the type of doodad you have clicked in the doodad list, so you can id what it's called. It works for items, characters and scriping as well. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, so I thought I'd share it here.
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Technical Support / Re: Enabling Console
« Last post by Flemse on July 29, 2017, 10:53:33 AM »
I'd like to know this as well.
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Hammerwatch Discussion / Can crutches be modded?
« Last post by Phasma Felis on July 16, 2017, 07:25:30 AM »
Hi! Dunno if anyone is still reading this, but.. A friend and I have been playing co-op, and we like playing with the "no extra lives" modifier, but it makes boss fights brutally hard, much more so than the regular levels. I'm thinking of countering that with crutches, but they all change the game dynamics more than I like, if that makes any sense. Is it possible to mod in other crutches? I was thinking something like doubling HP and healing, or increasing mana regen by 2x or 3x instead of 5x.

I haven't been able to find any general modding guides. Just wondering if it's even possible, and if so where to begin looking. Thanks!
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Editor Discussion / Test in hard difficulty?
« Last post by Flemse on July 12, 2017, 10:22:37 PM »
Can you change the difficulty when testing? I'm trying to test some hard features, but I can't figure out how to change the difficulty when testing.
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