"Invalid Puzzle" Error Issues

Case number:699969-993337
Opened by:Selenaut
Opened on:Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 19:44
Last modified:Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:46

Hello all,

I'm new to actually playing FoldIt, but have known about it for over a year now. This is also a duplicate of my message that I accidentally placed on the forum. Anyway, I've just recently finished the tutorial levels, and so when I tried to open any of the science levels, they would open and run for a short amount of time before crashing. Sometimes I wasn't touching anything before it crashed; other times I had just finished sending a message in global chat, and only one time did it crash from me actually manipulating the proteins.

Here are the most recent lines from the log:

SRVR_THRD sending: 438444 602 group_score
SRVR_THRD error: Invalid puzzle (/Users/jflat06/foldit/mini-interactive-main/rosetta_source/xcode/../src/game/application/novice/boinc/Boinc.cc:416)
SRVR_THRD sending: 438444 602 score
SRVR_THRD error: Invalid puzzle (/Users/jflat06/foldit/mini-interactive-main/rosetta_source/xcode/../src/game/application/novice/boinc/Boinc.cc:416)
Autosaved puzzles/0000993329/0000438444/default/autosave.ir_solution.
Autosaved puzzles/0000993329/0000438444/default/autosave-best.ir_solution.
Autosaved puzzles/0000993329/0000438444/default/autosave-recentbest.ir_solution.
Autosaved puzzles/0000993329/0000438444/default/autosave-creditbest.ir_solution.

I haven't seen many recent messages on the forum or in feedback about this after doing a site search, so I'm not sure whether this is caused by something new.

Here's my computer specs:
-Macbook Pro with OSX Lion ver. 10.7.1
-Intel i7 processor (2.2 GHz quadcore)
-Radeon Graphics Card (6750M)


(Thu, 08/16/2012 - 19:44  |  4 comments)

Joined: 04/19/2009

This player was trying to communicate in global -

But was crashing so frequently and quickly that conversation was difficult. The crashing was within a minute or 2 after loading, from what we could see.

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Joined: 09/29/2010
Groups: Window Group

Which puzzle is this happening on?

Joined: 08/16/2012
Groups: None

Basically any of the science levels, although I did randomly crash on the tutorial levels after I had completed them all. Also, I downloaded the client and completed all of the tutorial levels today, and can't get any of the science levels to last for more than two minutes at a time.

Joined: 11/05/2010
Groups: None

Selenaut, has this been solved for you, can't talk about Mac O/S any, but will state in the case of a single active client, wifi/internet issues will invariably create disconnects, and often what appears to be a client crash also. Recommend not using IRC active clients except and I mean only except as a means to communicate on #global but not as use for playing the puzzles. Recommend non-active clients for playing puzzles, much more stable. Far better then an active client to #global, and the various issues that occur as a result, is the use of a external IRC client, not the one built into the Foldit client. Assuming you are having wifi/internet issues, you will see the same on the external client, although it might appear far less severe, as the clients tend to take a lot of BW to work well, i.e. getting server updates, recipes, and staying updated on the solo and evo listings.


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