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Leto85

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Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« on: July 22, 2011, 06:34:17 AM »
Does anybody know what's the purpose of a file with this name: xcpt KERSTEN-PC 11-06-09 00.22.30.mdmp ?
I have a few of those and I'm wondering if they share any purpose.

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Re: Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 06:42:15 AM »
I get those too, only mine say LAURA (the PC name) instead of KERSTEN. My game still runs if I delete them, but I don't know what they're for, so I'd like to hear an answer to this too.



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Re: Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 06:44:20 AM »
I believe those files along with their .txt counterparts are log files created when your game crashes. I have about 5 already, but, never mind, just created a new folder titled "Reports" and put them in it, just in case EA wants to take a look.
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Re: Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 11:27:22 AM »

I believe those files along with their .txt counterparts are log files created when your game crashes.

 
That's it, exactly. There is no need to keep them, except if you want to contact EA Support. You can also take a look at the .txt ones, they don't bite and can sometimes point to the cause of the crash.
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Re: Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 12:38:33 PM »
Okey, good to know. Than I can delete them if I want. Not that they take up that amount of space, but does someone know if these files can perhaps make your game bugged?

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Re: Weird file in Electronic Arts file
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 12:42:20 PM »
Okey, good to know. Than I can delete them if I want. Not that they take up that amount of space, but does someone know if these files can perhaps make your game bugged?

Firm answer: no. They are harmless.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 04:22:09 PM »
I think the game doesn't even read such extensions (.mdmp & .txt).
 
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