Workaround for crashes when running experiments in OpenSesame 3.2 (Windows)
It's come to my attention that quite a few people are experiencing crashes when launching experiments in OpenSesame 3.2, which did not occur in OpenSesame 3.1. This affects Windows users, apparently mostly (or only) Windows 10.
You're running OpenSesame 3.2 on Windows, and are experience one of these two symptoms (or both):
- Immediately and always when you start an experiment, you get a "Python seems to have crashed" error.
- Immediately and always when you start an experiment, you get an "Oops, I did it again" error and the interface is disabled and cannot be closed normally.
- There was an issue in the original Windows, Python-2.7-based installer of 3.2.1, which has been fixed in a repack (
3.2.1-py2.7-win32-2). So there's a good chance that re-installing OpenSesame 3.2.1 with the latest installer fixes the issue.
- If this does not fix the issue, then you can try to select the "external" runner, under Menu -> Tools -> Preferences. The downside of using this mode of execution is that you must always save your experiment before you can run it, and that the live variable inspector does not work.
- Alternatively, you can downgrade to OpenSesame 3.1.9.
There's much bigger issues in the world, I know. But I first have to take care of the world I know.