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Unhappy Alice Malfunctions? - 01-12-2010, 09:21 AM

Hello, Alice community.
Okay, so my question is, why does Alice keep closing when I'm half way through finishing my program, so that I lose everything?
I'm a new user to the Alice website, and although I have some experience in computer programming (via a curriculum which instructed me through Python and HTML), I am new to Alice. I find that it is much easier to use and learn from, but still, I have this problem and I cannot figure out how to fix it. Is anyone else having this problem? And if so, have you figured out how to solve it? Please let me know!
   
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Default 01-13-2010, 08:18 AM

Does anyone know why Alice keeps shutting down on me?
   
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Default 01-13-2010, 08:54 AM

That's one of those unpredictable bugs that could happen for a variety of reasons. Your copy of Alice could be bad (re-installing might fix this), your world could be too large (try to keep it under 20mb if possible), there could be a corrupt resource in your world (like a bad sound or picture, if you've imported any), and you computer may not be handling Alice properly (my oldest computer ran XP and had a habit of closing Alice halfway when background applications, like an internet browser, were running).


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Talking Re: Alice Malfunctions - 01-14-2010, 02:51 PM

Hello, x2495iiii.
Thank you very much for your advice.
As for my response (to your suggestions), going in order from what you listed...;
I will try re-installing; I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
My worlds aren't usually very large. It's about halfway into the world (when I'm done adding all the objects, and all meaning the very few I use), and have started working on the actions that they do, does it crash. Usually it crashes after I click Play, to preview my work thus far.
I haven't imported any sounds yet, having not needed too.
My computer (a Toshiba Windows Vista Premium laptop) is fairly new, and is very compatible. Up until a few days after I got the Alice program downloaded, it was running fine when Alice was up, but now Alice keeps shutting down on me. Also, I don't usually have other windows up when I'm running Alice.

Thank you for your advice!
   
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Cool easy explination - 02-01-2010, 05:07 PM

alice is a memory hog that is its biggest issue.adding to much can cause this issue. you cannot have two alices open at once nor can you have a alice and a diffrent program open.these are sme of the most common issues.but do try t reinsatal for that works a lot to.also a laptop has a smaller procceser than that of a regular computer. alice is known not to work to well on laptops. it crashes easier because of the lack of "space" the processor has.pm any questions
   
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