My .svg crashes Inkscape!

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My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:20 pm

I am at the end of making a game for xbox indie games, I made some box art and I was really happy with it. I made 2 versions and saved them in seperate files (from the same source file originally). Now if I try to open either of them it crashes the Visual C++ 2005 runtime engine and says I should contact an admin.

Now, in these files I was using two Linked Offsets on text and some clip paths with blurring. Are these files really corrupt or can I salvage them some how?

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:23 pm

Ok I created a new one from scratch (I still want my original), I saved it, I exported as a bitmap, then I close Inkscape, tried to reopen the new file, same error.

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby prkos » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:15 pm

What file formats did you save them as, Inkscape SVG? What version are you using?

Can you upload one file so we can try it ourselves?

Try deleting preferences.xml file, maybe your preferences file got corrupted.
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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:03 am

Saved it as standard inkscape .svg from v0.47

I'm not totally sure I want to publically upload the files as its all commercial work. I'm willing to email it though if it helps solve issues with Inkscape. I opened the .svg in notepad and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the svg text, so I don't think the file itself is corrupt.

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby sas » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:34 am

Possibly the same issue as in this earlier thread: self made SVG crashes on loading.

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:28 am

Yes it sounds very much like it actuaully. I followed the stylised text tutorial, then added a bunch of elements from my game. I tried to reproduce it without using elements from my game but I haven't succeeded yet.

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:36 am

Ok I've managed to reproduce the bug, it's definitely stroked and scaled Linked Offset text as described in this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/345371

In my previous test to reproduce, I didn't add a stroke to the linked offset, and didn't get the crash. I did link and scale though, so it seems as though it needs all three of those elements to cause the issue. My text was just over 20 characters, 2 lines.

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Re: My .svg crashes Inkscape!

Postby BLiTZWiNG » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:15 am

I fixed the svg file by putting the text element before the paths, however when I opened it, the text was behind all the linked objects (I understand why). I put them back in place in Inkscape, took my screenshot, saved closed and reopened, crashed again because Inkscape has saved the text element after the paths again.

Oh well, at least I can manually fix it for now!


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