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MattSoufi
03-12-2012, 12:49 PM
When I run Alice 2.0 or Storytelling Alice, it doesn't load. The splash screen is on for a couple of seconds and then it disappears. I tried the file "IfAliceFailsTryThis" and it generated three hs_err_pid something files. Here's what they say:

An unexpected exception has been detected in native code outside the VM.
Unexpected Signal : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION occurred at PC=0x7C9114B6
Function name=wcsncpy
Library=C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll

# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
#
# Internal Error (0xe06d7363), pid=3140, tid=3840
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0_05-b05 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C [kernel32.dll+0x1eb33]

An unexpected exception has been detected in native code outside the VM.
Unexpected Signal : EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION occurred at PC=0x6D043C7A
Function name=Java_sun_java2d_loops_DefaultComponent_IntIso morphicCopy
Library=C:\Documents and Settings\caitlink\Alice\Required\jre1.3.1_10_win32 \bin\awt.dll

Help would be much appreciated, thanks in advance. :D

zeekthegamer
03-12-2012, 02:46 PM
I had the same problem too:(. just download the 2.2 version.

legodudeZU
05-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Yeah, I have 2.2, is there any better way of starting Alice 2.2 up than going and clicking on "IfAliceFailsTryThis"? Also, try re-downloading it.

jediaction
05-31-2012, 06:40 PM
Try re-downloading the program again. It might have been a download issue or an extraction issue. If you get the error again, post it here and one of the members or I will look at it.

djslater107
06-01-2012, 03:25 PM
From the Alice Team... Storytelling Alice was created as part of a PhD dissertation research project... When the research was completed, work and support for Storytelling ceased... It still runs well on many machines, but it is not all that surprising as technology advances it will run on fewer machines... Sometimes updating video drivers helps (and this is true for any system having difficulty running one of the versions of Alice.)

The team responsible for Storytelling is now at Washington University in St Louis, and they are working on a new project called Looking Glass which you may want to check out.

http://lookingglass.wustl.edu/

Cheers!

arty-fishL
06-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Not often that we get an admin posting on the forums.

"Looking Glass" actually looks quite interesting. It is evidently based off of Alice/Storytelling Alice, but it looks more like Alice 3 (just judging from the videos of the worlds).

I'm downloading now to check it out.

jediaction
06-02-2012, 06:13 PM
From the Alice Team... Storytelling Alice was created as part of a PhD dissertation research project... When the research was completed, work and support for Storytelling ceased... It still runs well on many machines, but it is not all that surprising as technology advances it will run on fewer machines... Sometimes updating video drivers helps (and this is true for any system having difficulty running one of the versions of Alice.)

The team responsible for Storytelling is now at Washington University in St Louis, and they are working on a new project called Looking Glass which you may want to check out.

http://lookingglass.wustl.edu/

Cheers!

Thank you for the response. Agreed with Arty-fishL. We do not get Alice Team administrator comments often.