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N.O.V.A. game and Crashing

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by magiclaffs, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    The Ipad game Nova, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/n-o-v-a-near-orbit-vanguard/id343596730?mt=8, went to .99 today. Bought it. Installed it. Did nothing but play the intro video clip then crash, going back to the springboard.

    I wrote customer support over at their website, but nothing yet. So after much searching I found a fix for a similar game and tried it: it worked. Since the game is large, the fix is to shut the Ipad down completely (hold power button for 3 seconds, wait for the shut off slide, then power down). Wait 10-15 seconds then power back up.

    Works fine.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    You'll find that this is a good fix for many apps that crash, especially on older hardware and lower RAM devices. The iPad doesn't really have as much RAM as it should, IMHO. Combine that with a game like NOVA and you get crashes, which is fixed by clearing the RAM which = restart.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Not enough RAM? Go back to 1998 where you were basically rich if you had 256MB RAM :D
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Yeah, times have changed. But really, the iPad should have more RAM. The iPhone 4 has 512mb, the iPad only has 256.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    How good is N.O.V.A.? I'm not really apt to spend $5 on a game that I might play as often as I clip my fingernails.
  6. macrumors member


    I like it- when I got it, it was .99 cents. THe graphics are great, though the controls take a bit to learn.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    I like it too, and I'm not usually a big fan of FPS games. I think I also bought it at the .99 cents (59p) price.

    I haven't had any issues with it crashing on my iPad by the way.

    - Julian

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