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Old 04-21-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Crash - ED_Alloc: no free edicts

Hello everyone. My class is making a game and we've run into a problem. I will try to be as clear as possible.

One of our levels is a Hub area that the player has to return to a couple of times. Let’s call this level Hub_01. From Hub_01 there are two levels the player has to enter then return from back to Hub_01. Let’s call these Lvl_02 and Lvl_03.

To get to Hub_01 the player has to complete Lvl_01. The player cannot return to Lvl_01.

So the flow is as follows: Lvl_01 -> Hub_01 -> Lvl_02 or Lvl_03 -> Hub_01.

When transitioning between two of these levels a crash will occur with the error "ED_Alloc: no free edicts" but with only two of the levels:

Lvl_01 to Hub_01 = crash.
Hub_01 to Lvl_02 - no crash.
Lvl_02 to Hub_01 = crash.
Hub_03 to Lvl_03 = no crash.
Lvl_03 to Hub_01 = no crash.

I've searched and haven't found any solutions yet. If anyone has any ideas please post.
 
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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Have you tried lowering youre enteties in i think hub_01. After searching on google that was what mostly came up in all the hits.
I had the same error last week when i tried to run a testbox with a tower off 1500 exploding barrels stackt up. it was to much for the engine so it crashed after a few seconds with that error.

Hope that more people on the forum knows something for you.

good luck
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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It looks like it was a problem with the number of entities in Hub_01 because it is working again (for now).

Maybe someone should add this to the wiki.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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its good you found the issue, but im surprised that Lvl_03 to Hub_01 did not crash as well, every other instance of a level going into Hub1 did crash. wonder what was different about that one.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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Did you restrict the number of entities transferring over with trigger_transition? if you dont, youll hit this limit pretty quickly.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:43 PM   #6
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Did you restrict the number of entities transferring over with trigger_transition? if you dont, youll hit this limit pretty quickly.
I did not know about this, and I don't think anyone else in the class knows about it either. This should fix a lot of bugs we've been having.
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