David van Hoose
davidvh at cox.net
Thu Jan 2 15:47:44 EST 2003
I bought UT 2003 this week and have thus far noted the following:
During installation, the installer probed every removable drive in my
fstab for each and every action during the installation. I had to remove
my floppy and zipdrive lines out of my fstab just for the installation
to not take 3 hours. The installer should *NEVER* read the fstab.
I proceeded to run the updater, which worked like a charm.
During runtime, I noticed the game got increasingly slower. Eventually
my sound core ceased to work and the game locked my system. I rebooted
and continued to play. The game once again got slow and the sound cut
off. I switched to tty1 and logged in root and checked my memory to find
that I was using 900MB of memory in my system with 512MB of physical and
1GB swap. Low and behold 'ps -A v' show the following line which pissed
2601 ? SL 138:40 6525 237 730758 378968 73.5 ./ut2003-bin
I figured something went wrong as no program is supposed to take up
730MB of memory. I couldn't quit the game because it had locked. I
killed the process with a kill 9 and rebooted to clear any crap out of
the system. I started playing again and once again the same problems
occured and I did another 'ps -A v' and got the following line.
1010 ? SL 97:23 4293 237 450058 276992 53.7 ./ut2003-bin
450MB of memory this time.
As a programmer, I am prone to declare a memory leak problem.
I am also having issues with the game NOT terminating when I quit the
game. After a kill 9, I have to restart the game. It doesn't start, but
clears the entry from the ps listing instead.
Can anyone out there confirm ANY of this. I have never had a problem
with any Loki or Id games. This includes Quake, Quake 3, Unreal Gold,
and Unreal Tournament. I have only had these problems with UT 2003.
-David van Hoose
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