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"I really perceive that vanity about which most men merely prate — the vanity of the human or temporal life. I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass."...

- 2 July 1844 letter to James Russell Lowell from Edgar Allan Poe.

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Annoying bug. There's a subtle dependency of the order in which certain objects get deleted because they can reference each other, but it's so implicit that you basically can't see it in the code.

I hope I fixed it, but I can't be 100% certain. Would appreciate it if you could test this executable, and let me know if you do find more crashes: https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/q614b4ojrmat3umc/artifacts/TheDarkMod.7z

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I couldn't find the appveyor for linux so I downloaded the source from here:

https://github.com/fholger/thedarkmod/tree/frontend_parallelization

and built my own executable.

Thus far no crashes but also no significant performance improvements to report. Briarwood just seems to cap at about 30FPS for my system.

I should do the profile thing...

Edit:

OK I seem to be mostly GPU bottlenecked in this scene.

A little more testing and 2.08 beta has drops to 24FPS whereas this build with all options enabled never goes below 30FPS

and is frequently at 35FPS.

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