Defold Editor becomes unresponsive

#1

As I try out the ColorSlide tutorial the Defold editor has hung up on me on two occasions - both times whilst I was adding new buttons to level_select.gui. Given that I am a newbie I probably clicked around a few times more than required but on each occasion it was whilst I was busy adding the third button.

It would be nice to have an autosave/backup feature here since I have had to start adding buttons from scratch after each crash.

  • Version 1.2.168
  • Platform: Windows 10
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Device: Not relevant
  • Editor SHA: 39749b921d8e37b9a669f4096a3faa6d7252dec5
  • Engine SHA: e22f6d2f81e7c53ebcbfefe703ff22ce5da252c0
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#2

Knowing your hardware would be useful, what is your graphics card?

Is Event Viewer showing any critical system errors?

Can you do steps which reliably gets the editor to hang?

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#3

The steps were pretty much these - I was still trying to figure my way round and I added, dragged, resized, deleted, added… UI components several times over while trying to create 4 level buttons in that tutorial. On both occasions the screen went grayish - like it was covered by a semi-opaque dialog overlay layer - and I could do nothing more. A bit more by way of hardware info

  • Intel i5-8500 CPU running at 3Ghz with 16Gb of RAM
  • Intel UHD 630 Graphics

I can’t tell you much more since in both instances I had to kill the process and fire it up again.

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#4

Perhaps you can check the log files to see if they contain anything relevant.

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#5

I found a cash dump (I wish) - but it was only a crash dump :crying_cat_face:. You can grab it here - https://a.uguu.se/rd0GXQuHUxhC_Defold.7z

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#6

The _crashfile is from the engine, not the editor.

Did you find anything useful in the editor logs?

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