OSG 3.6.3: Random crashes
Is the problem OpenMW specific or does it also happen in vanilla Morrowind? Problem appears to be OpenMW-specific and only started occuring with the latest update. I have never had any crashes previously and it generally performs better than Vanilla.
What version of OpenMW are you using? community/openmw 0.44.0-3 from the official Arch repository. It recieved a patch recently which caused this. I will probably revert to a build straight from the website for now. Could be a packaging issue, not certain.
What version of Morrowind are you using (i.e. retail CD or Steam)? Steam release, latest version.
What addons (Tribunal, Bloodmoon) do you have installed? Tribunal and Bloodmoon are both installed.
What language is your Morrowind install? English.
Do you use any mods? Yes, about 80 or so.
If so, does the problem also occur in a clean vanilla install without any mods? Yes, I deleted the Data Files directory and ran an integrity check via Steam to install a fresh copy. Started a new game and the issue persisted.
Are you using any Advanced settings in your settings file? Yes, this was deleted and a new file was generated for my testing.
What are the exact steps to reproduce the problem? Start a new game or load any game, "coc ald-ruhn", run around until game crashes. I'm unable to get an exact location with "bc" because the game CTD's. But it has happened twice within a few paces of where the "coc" command takes you (right on top of Ald'Ruhn-under-Skar). Other areas like Seyda Neen, Balmora, and Sadrith Mora were tested and seem to be fine, and interrior cells have no issues. Ald'Ruhn was consistently crashing the game.
Are there any error messages in the openmw.log file? No, but I do have a crash log: https://pastebin.com/vVmuHFdp
That's about as much info as I can provide. I did lots of testing to be certain it wasn't anything I did. I'm guessing it is a distribution issue, but I'm not 100% sure because I can't make any sense out of the crash.log. I hope this helps, let me know if there's anything more I can provide.
EDIT: Ran another test. Made a fresh Arch Linux installation in VirtualBox. Packages installed were: "base base-devel linux-headers gdb grub xorg-server xorg-xinit xfce4 xfce4-goodies openmw steam steam-native-runtime". I was able to reproduce the issue with fresh everything. I'm now pretty sure it's a problem with the Arch package itself.