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Error code -11 and inventory

February 12th, 12:49 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Why is it that sometimes, when "coming back" from the inventory screen after having just selected a new "weapon" that the Dink engine crashes with [Error code -11]? It does not happen with any particular item. Even the fist sometimes does it.

Is there any solution or workaround to prevent this that anyone knows about?

I don't recall this happening with magic items.
February 12th, 03:24 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I've never had this happen before.

Although I recall seeing one other person say they had this error a while back:
Error code 11

Obviously no one came up with a solution then either. Not sure why this has happened to very few people only.
February 13th, 12:42 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Well, that is distressing.

For now, I think I may have an effective workaround for the problem.

If it happens to you, try this workaround whenever selecting a "weapon" (or other non-magic item) from inventory.
a) Press the [Ctrl] key to make your selection.
b) Wait three whole seconds (just slowly count to 3).
c) Make that selection a second time, pressing the [Ctrl] key.
d) Now it should be safe to press [Enter] to leave the inventory screen.
February 13th, 12:45 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
In light of that solution, have you tried adding a wait before and/or after the "show_inventory" in "button4.c"?

Never know your luck, maybe even a wait(0) would fix it, just to give it time to process every other script in the queue. Not sure if it'll work but it's worth a go.
February 14th, 05:08 AM
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What are you using? FRED, HotDucks or vanilla?

I've never had this happen either
February 14th, 11:12 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@scratcher:
What are you using? FRED, HotDucks or vanilla?

I've never had this happen either.

I use (almost exclusively) freedink.exe for Linux (1.08[?]) and also occasionally I test using dink.exe for Windoze ((1.08[?])) on WINE emulating Windoze Vista.

February 14th, 01:08 PM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Hmmm.. is it possible to use FreeDink 109.6 through WINE and see if it happens there?

Although, I've never had it happen in vanilla 1.08 either.
February 15th, 10:18 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Hmmm.. is it possible to use FreeDink 109.6 through WINE and see if it happens there?

Although, I've never had it happen in vanilla 1.08 either.

I went to go do that and the game prompted me to download and install HD 1.91. I was unable to reproduce the problem there, but something weird happens coming back from the inventory screen. For some reason this version invokes the ultimate cheat script, which I have assigned to the [0] (zero) key. So, I guess that does not really tell us much.

I'll try the idea out to add some delays around the "show_inventory();" line in button4.c.


February 15th, 11:51 AM
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Robj
Jester Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
Wait what. FreeDink prompted you to download Dink Smallwood HD?
I must have read that wrong.
February 15th, 12:45 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
Wait what. FreeDink prompted you to download Dink Smallwood HD?

Um... no. One of the earlier Seth DinkHD versions prompted me to make that download.

I must have read that wrong.

Sorry if I was unclear. I have these 3 installed:

#1 Linux FreeDink
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 279264 Oct 24 2014 /usr/games/freedink

#2 Windoze original(?) Seth Dink
C:\Program Files\Dink Smallwood
2/25/2006 8:48 PM 315,392 dink.exe

#3 Windoze HD Seth Dink (the one that was just automatically updated)
C:\users\XXXXXXXX\Local Settings\Application Data\DinkSmallwoodHD
2/12/2022 1:16 AM 1,611,736 dink.exe

Oh, and by the way, I could not get any variation on the button4.c solution to work.
February 15th, 01:19 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
hd seth dink.