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[SOLVED] New Fatal Steam Game Bug

#1 2020-02-12 18:46:27
This bug is instantly crashing about 6-8 of the steam players (that i've heard from) at the moment:
v1.3.0    1581390981476    events.js: 187    Uncaught Error: connect ECONNREFUSED
The internal IP varies and so does the error ID. Possibly a server glitch but it instantly crashes the client game.

If you are a My Colony player and currently experiencing this bug, you can:
1) Report it and wait
2) Download the Windows version off of the Windows store (free) and it will work
3) Play on a different device.

No other solutions have been found. Restarting, including network will not work. Reinstalling the game will not work.
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Edited by IzDaBait on 2020-02-12 20:50:06
#2 2020-02-12 20:18:41
Ok @IzDaBait can you tell me exactly at which point the game crashes? Is it instant, or when open an offline game, or when opening any game at all?

I do not believe that the ECONNREFUSED error is related to the crash, as I am getting that in my error log too, but my game is not crashing.

If you could, do this for me:

1) navigate to the C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Local\my_colony\app-1.3.0 folder
2) Hold down the shift key and right-click in the folder window (not on a file icon). The context menu should have a "Open PowerShell Window Here" option

3) type: ./'My Colony.exe'

the game should run like normal. When it crashes, see if there are any messages printed in the powershell window and let me know.
Owner of Ape Apps
#3 2020-02-12 20:27:29
Hello Bast,

No error messages show up after the crash. I only see
(electron) The default value of app.allowRendererProcessReuse is deprecated, it is currently "false".  It will change to be "true" in Electron 9.  For more information please check
while it is loading but I'm sure this is entirely not related to this bug. If I keep my mouse still it seems to not crash but after any game update or one microscropic mouse movement the game stops responding and a windows error dialogue comes up (window not responding etc.)

The game still works perfectly with the windows store version. Also, I corrected my 90% estimate, I'm seeing about 6-8 people with it.
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~ Creator of Leaderboard Colony "Bait" A Colony of the [{UNOB}]. ~
Edited by IzDaBait on 2020-02-12 20:28:40
#4 2020-02-12 20:31:28
@IzDaBait I am uploading a new build in about 10 minutes here, if you would be available to test it and let me know, that would be great!
Owner of Ape Apps
#5 2020-02-12 20:32:32
Sure thing, thank you!
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~ Creator of Leaderboard Colony "Bait" A Colony of the [{UNOB}]. ~
#6 2020-02-12 20:39:41

same here, nothing when the game close, only the same text when open.
#7 2020-02-12 20:47:44
@IzDaBait and @Ansom I actually believe I have fixed the issue server-side. The security certificate on the server got updated recently, but the in-game signaling server that handles trades and things of that sort did not get updated, and having an outdated certificate was crashing the app. Please check it again and see if it's working now.
Owner of Ape Apps
#8 2020-02-12 20:49:49
Yup! Post marked as solved.

Thank you bast!
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~ Creator of Leaderboard Colony "Bait" A Colony of the [{UNOB}]. ~
#9 2020-02-12 20:51:03
Just glad I could fix it without having to upload a new patch to Steam, although the next update will not crash if the certificate is outdated.
Owner of Ape Apps
#10 2020-02-12 20:51:54
Yep, solved :)
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