Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Illustrator CS3 Suckage

My first official tear has come in the form of a massive headache.

This one is just great. A hour's worth of work down the can because of yet another Illustrator crash:

This error is very clever, because you can close as many windows as you want and Retry will never work. Cancel always leads to a crash. Here's what happens when you try to save the file you're working on:

Oh dear, I hope my file is ok! No. Of course it's not:

I've got 4 gigs in this machine, and Illustrator at the time of the crash was only consuming 628MB. I've got one gig of physical free. I notice that the message is from VersionCueUI.DLL, which is interesting because I have Version Cue disabled (mostly because it sucks).

You know what else Illustrator sucks at aside from running? Hibernating and sleeping. Especially with files open on a network share which leads to crashes and corrupt files. This has been a problem since at least CS.

Suck it Adobe.


Joel Kientz said...
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Joel Kientz said...

Did you find a solution to your problem? I am having the same problem. Please let me know.

SM2K said...

Sorry, no. I ended up completely disabling Version Cue (even though I wasn't technically using it). I was not able to fix the broken artwork and had to restart from an older copy.

Illustrator is finicky. I use it and then get out of it as soon as possible.

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