Links 2003 Crash During a Round

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1PuttJeff
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Links 2003 Crash During a Round

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I have noticed sometimes that while playing Links 2003, the game will momentarily crash with the monitor tuning black and it takes me back to the main boot-up page. Once this happens, I can resume play by clicking on the Links 2003 screen icon and the game will play normally after that. Has this ever happened to anyone else while playing the game and why would the game crash like that? I don't think it is probably anything serious, but it is kind of annoying. :helpsmilie:


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Still Linksing
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Re: Links 2003 Crash During a Round

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Do you mean it is minimizing to desktop? When you click the icon in the taskbar you can continue? What operating system are you using?
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And do you play full screen mode or not?

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My experience over the years (playing since 2006) on 3 PC's via 7 different Windows Operating Systems, has been Links will sometimes crash (I have always used full screen mode). In 90% of those cases it was to the desktop and in 10% I got a black screen of death. Regardless of the crash mode, when restarting Links I always got the "Links has determined that your game was terminated irregularly - would you like to continue your game YES/NO" message. YES has always taken me back to the shot I was making before the crash and the game has moved on from there without problems. This particular feature has always impressed me, and I can only wish that other games I play had a this feature. I play a Racing game (Asphalt 9) and when it crashes (which is often) I lose fuel tickets/coins and tokens. The game always seems to be in Beta.
Kudos to the original Microsoft programmers who obviously had a clue! :clapping:
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Only one, but you will be updating it forever. :pcwhack:

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Captain Nemo wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Kudos to the original Microsoft programmers who obviously had a clue! :clapping:
In all probability it was the original Access Software programmers that did it, Cap'n. I seem to remember crashes being handled that way long before Microsoft got their hands on it.

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Re: Links 2003 Crash During a Round

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The only thing I hate about the game is when you have a multiple monitor setup you cant do things on the other monitors while you play on the main screen.
I suspect it is because the game code is so old.

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