I have numerous issues with my games since patch 4.xx was released...
- CTDs when reloading a saved game (from same game version of course)
- CTDs when scrolling the map East/West, or North/South
- CTDs when creating a commonwealth (especially if planet given by a friendly - but just destroyed - civ)
The CTDs have been reported automatically using the embedded reporting system.
But there are more bugs really game breaking.
I have now 1248 hours with this wonderful game, and use the same customized civs since between 300 or 400 hours of game. I had 0 problem for years, and about 600 hours of game !
I play godlike, from large to immense maps, up to 80 civs, and with both customized maps (by me - I take nothing from the metaverse), and regular maps, generated by the game.
1 mod that I use since 2015 : "Star Map No Nebula". It removes the annoying background. Problems are with or without this mod as I tried of course to re-instal (avec doing the "purge" as per the FAQ in this forum), re-validating the files, etc. Idem.
Here is the various issues I can encounter, 10, 20 or 40 hours into a game...
1- Enemy fleet/ship are able sometimes to come on top of my own guarding fleet, and this fleet just stay there, as if the same hex could be shared. Even if enemy, no battle is triggered by this unwelcome stack...
2- AI ships and fleets, friends and foes, stuck on top of my starbases (not inside - just displayed if I click on it, ship icon still visible if larger than starbase/planet)), and not allowing access to it with the mouses (but ok if use of command "go to"). I have to click several times for browsing through a 1 hex parking lot for accessing my starbase or planet !
3- ships, especially freighters, stuck in one of my planet and forbidding access to it, except using the "go to" command. Ships from different AI players can be stuck on top of each others and on top of my planet/starbase... what a party ! Note : I have not seen this happening with an hypergate.
4- events/news not correctly refreshed: 1 or 2 displayed on top, and a long blank, and a few displayed at the bottom. There are even turns where no event is displayed when I do know there are many !
5- stuck at the end of a game, during a civ turn, and never ending (stuck with "wait", even for hours!)
I have 2 saved game illustrating the points 2 and 5. There are large, and are hosted in my uptobox cloud :
STACKING (unfriendly parking ...)
BUG-you cannot declare war-multi levels parking-custom map Fort Knox.GC3Crusade
Beware, it is a large game, with many civs... (all very sexy, but you won't see them !! )
it shows the stacking bug. In this turn, it is with 2 starbases, but I had also the problem with planets. I also thought that my starbases where too close from an hyperlane and it could be the origin of the problem. Destroying a starbase and putting it a couple of hex on the left solve the problem ... during 4 turns and another foreign ship came parking on top of it ...
The games uses mostly my own civs, and opening the saved game will only bring "?" on most civs. For helping a bit, I took printscreens at various steps of the issues. The png are all in a 7z file:
I had this problem in 1 game out of 3 played during the last 300 hours.
ENDLESS END OF TURN (just wait, one more turn... for ever ...)
BUG-stop forever end turn Krelon Dominion-all features accessible-regular map.GC3Crusade
In this game, at the end of the turn (just pass on all actions, refuse trade if any proposed),
I had this problem almost in all my games, mostly around and over 80 turns.
The 2 printscreens are :
BUG reporting-B-wait wait wait.7z
I am now scared to start a new, lengthy game . In godlike, each decision is VERY important, and it takes time and energy. On top of it, I play often the opposite ideology, like alone as Benevolent (or malevolent) versus all other civs malevolent (or benevolent), greedy and cruels civs. Watch your steps ! and your head.
It is really game breaking.
Shall I stop this game after so many hours? When I started with the founders, I said to myself : minimum 10 years, and I need to find "my" star (when "founding", you could name your own star. I found it 1 time in more than a thousand hours!... so I want to make it 2000 ...
Any help with the bugs would be, at least, heart saving. Not sure if my English makes sense (not my language), but we are all aliens, are not we ?