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Old April 3, 2018, 15:34   #1
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Solution for Angband crash on startup when compiled with Visual Studio


Birth screens work fine, but Angband crashes with an access violation code 0xc0000005 in ntdll.dll just after displaying "Please wait..." in ui_leave_init().


Shortly after calling ui_enter_world(), Term_xtra(TERM_XTRA_REACT, 0) is called which then calls init_graphics() in main-win.c This calls ReadDIB2_PNG() in readpng.c to read in the graphic tiles. The crash occurs when png_read_info(png_ptr, info_ptr) is called at line 102.


libpng12.dll is multi-threaded and so requires Angband to be compiled with support for multi-threaded dlls. To do this you must set Use run-time library to Multithreaded DLL under Code Generation on the C/C++ tab in Project Settings. This causes the /MD flag to be set in the project Makefile.

Testing Environment:

Angband Version: 4.05
OS Version: Windows XP SP3
Visual Studio Version: 6.0 SP6

This very important detail should be added to angband_visual_studio_step_by_step.txt.
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