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Dark GDK / dbEntry() / dbGetEntry() Crash Bug

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Gunslinger
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2013 21:30
Hello,
could somebody try out the following?

- Start your Application
- Dont press any buttons
- Call dbEntry() / dbGetEntry() with the button press of "^"

It should crash because of an invalid pointer.
Could somebody try that?

I'm opening my Game (/Engine) Console with that button, and if i press it directly after game start without pressing any others buttons before, it's crashing.
Rudolpho
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2013 03:10
Can you debug it to see why / where it crashes?
Sadly I have no "^" key (I have to hold shift and press another key for that) so can't test it myself.


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Gunslinger
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Posted: 24th Oct 2013 04:45
nope because its a gdk lib function.
Rudolpho
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Posted: 24th Oct 2013 10:57
It should still show you the exception type and from what function it fails with some stepping.
Also you can download the debuggable GDK source from here.


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BN2 Productions
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Posted: 1st Nov 2013 02:56
Ran into this myself. Looking into it, dbEntry() seems to return a NULL pointer (probably when the entry buffer is empty), which can't be interpreted as a string (since, you know, it isn't one).

Here's my workaround:



Hope this helps!

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