Game hangs on character creation
issueid=4257 01-31-2016 09:45 AM
Ancient Member
Number of reported issues by _Ln_: 97
Game hangs on character creation

I can run tutorial/challenge games, but attempting to press G (generate new character) or X (fiddle with exploration mode) hangs the game outright (100% CPU usage).

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
Issue Details
Issue Number 4257
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category Linux
Status Fixed
Priority 1 - Highest
Affected Version ADOM r65 (v2.1.0)
Fixed Version ADOM r68 (v2.2.2)
Milestone Potential work pipeline
Users able to reproduce bug 2
Users unable to reproduce bug 0
Assigned Users adom-admin, jt, Zeno
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01-31-2016 08:46 PM
The Creator
Anybody else experiencing this? Works for me o_O

01-31-2016 08:51 PM
Junior Member
I have same issue

Arch linux 64bit (tested both ubuntu and debian binaries)

01-31-2016 09:06 PM
Junior Member
Same problem here, on a pretty fresh installation of Debian 8.

02-01-2016 11:34 PM
Senior Member
Same problem here. Ubuntu 12.04 64bit binary as well as Debian 8 and 6.0.5 (64 bit). Both I can play challenge or start a tutorial, but game hangs with 100% CPU usage when I try to 'G'enerate a character.

Last Steam release runs perfectly.

(Running Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela.)

02-02-2016 04:18 PM
jt jt is offline

02-03-2016 03:05 AM
Senior Member

Any chance of maybe a (2.1.0 Beta 2?) mini-release soon? ;) I can always boot up Windows 10 to playtest as well, but I figure half the value of all the players here who use Linux is to identify OS specific bugs.

02-03-2016 04:47 PM
jt jt is offline
I think we will release R66 soon, but first we need to fix some other serious bugs as well (e.g. the JSON problem with shifting dungeons).

08-08-2016 09:58 PM
Junior Member
Still hangs for me in r66 :(((

Edit: this is the 64bit ubuntu version on Mint 17.1 and Ubuntu 12.04.2 both.

This petition for a change to Confirmed was accepted
08-10-2016 05:20 PM
Junior Member
Bump for hopeful status update.

08-22-2016 03:15 PM
Junior Member
In case it's helpful, I noticed an odd thing: when the game hangs, all input starts going to the terminal. (You can see this if you ctrl+z to suspend - anything you type after "G" will be there on the command line.) You can type commands and they'll run. Interestingly, if you kill the adom process, it won't die until you suspend it and resume it again.

08-23-2016 07:39 PM
jt jt is offline
It seems the fix for R66 was incomplete, it is now finally fixed in R68 (tested on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS).

The problem was caused by different cursor handling behavior in the curses libraries.

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