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6-16-2011 @ 2:49PM
Maybe you all can help with an issue I've been having: my game locks up. I wonder if it is addon related but due to not being able to reproduce it, the hang ups happening infrequently, and my own inability (ok, maybe "unwillingness") to play without some essential addons, I can't be sure.I don't know how to find the cause of it. It happens most often when I'm in an instance, but it has also happened while I'm hovering over a city AFK. It happens infrequently, like about once every 2 to 6 hours. So I can't reproduce it and waiting for it to happen is unproductive as well. I use Addon Control Panel and I've made 2 sets: my full list and a pared-down list just for instances (No Ackis, Carbonite, altoholic, archy, etc.). Everytime I hang up, I take one more addon out of the instance list. The problem is that that list is comprised of addons I use in instances so removing them takes away valuable functionality. There are some I just could not play without (DBM and Vuhdo, for instance).Is there any other way to track down what causes the game to hang? (Windows 7 x64, btw.) System dumps, process details, ... I don't know.
6-16-2011 @ 3:01PM
Turn your Add Ons on one at a time. Turn one on, play 15 Mins, if all is good, turn another on.Unless the problem is a combination of Add Ons that should flush the culprit.
6-16-2011 @ 3:48PM
Are you using recount? At the moment there's some bug in it that will eventually cause WoW to come to a screeching halt. You'll know if it's recount if you reset it and the problem goes away. If that's the case you can switch to skada. Once you learn to navigate the bars you get the same functionality out of it except for the real time graphs.
6-16-2011 @ 4:15PM
real reply:Since it happens on the time scale of hours, the odds of it happening in any 15 minute interval is small. My method thus far is if I crash, I turn one more off and keep playing. Then the next day it crashes, and I do it again. I'll eventually whittle it down to nothing, but a day or two per addon it will take awhile (remember I've gotten rid of the fluff already).Thanks for the recount info, but I've been using skada.
6-16-2011 @ 5:56PM
I don't know if it's been fixed yet, but the Altoholic Quest module used to do the same thing for me. Try disabling that and see what happens.
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