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Using Cheat Engine to find memory leak?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Using Cheat Engine to find memory leak? Reply with quote

Hello, I want to try to use Cheat Engine to locate a memory leak. I know the leak is graphics related, as when i do certain things in my game that use many 2D images on screen, it often leads to a crash.
Are there any tools in CE that i can use to help me find where the memory leak is coming from? another CE-er was able to patch it themself but they arent so kind as to share their method for finding it nor the address the leak is located, so i know its possible, just not sure how to approach this.

Thanks very much for any help!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

something like valgrind might be easiet but oerhapsvthe 'watch memory allocations" function can be of some use
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by how you explained this, it sounds possibly like a release call not happening or similar causing the objects reference count to never hit 0 and be released properly. (Just a guess based on how you described the problem.)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would be simple depending on the game's size and debug information available to you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the replies, valgrind is Linux exclusive right? is there a good windows alternative or a way to use valgrind on windows?
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