Server crash problem - Direct precache of NPC_electro4

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Server crash problem - Direct precache of NPC_electro4

Post by Misfire » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:37 am

Hey guys,

I need some help, I've had this issue for a really long time now, but I've only just decided to post about it now (dunno why). But when everytime my server tries to play either oc_warmachine or coop_missile_silo_, it causes the server to crash and cause an ed_alloc: no free edicts.

I have no idea what the issue is, it crashes on a fresh install vanilla as well. I've also tried messing around with num_edicts setting to no avail. In addition, I have also set playercount to 32 to increase edicts available as well as setting it to a low number. I"m stumped because the map loads fine on my client and I remember some servers playing it just fine. These are the only two maps that cause this problem for me.

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Re: Server crash problem - Direct precache of NPC_electro4

Post by TESLA-X4 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:57 am

This problem can occur if you have server plugins that spawn entities, since these will typically be competing with the already heavy map overhead for edicts. Push things too far, and you get a nice little engine error popup. Raising the playercount too far also increases the likelihood of running into the edict limit since the server reserves more edict slots in advance (also factor in the weapons of all players, which are each individual edicts). It all adds up very quickly. There's little that can be done about this, since the limit is defined in the engine (and as modders, we can't change that).
Apparently, Valve can't make games beyond the number 2.
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Re: Server crash problem - Direct precache of NPC_electro4

Post by Misfire » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:02 pm

TESLA-X4 wrote:This problem can occur if you have server plugins that spawn entities, since these will typically be competing with the already heavy map overhead for edicts. Push things too far, and you get a nice little engine error popup. Raising the playercount too far also increases the likelihood of running into the edict limit since the server reserves more edict slots in advance (also factor in the weapons of all players, which are each individual edicts). It all adds up very quickly. There's little that can be done about this, since the limit is defined in the engine (and as modders, we can't change that).
Thanks, that explains a lot. Best thing to do I guess is to remove those maps.
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