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[Memory Leak] Game not fully exiting on close

FuhreakFuhreak
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edited June 18 in Tech Support
When exiting the steam version of the game, the game closes but doesn't actually end the processes.
This wastes about 1.3 GB of RAM for myself from the base game alone, the anti-hack system and a few other steam related things also still run.
Steam considers the game to still be running as does discord. Manually closing the main process closes all other related processes.

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  • polerpoler
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    edited June 15
    I have the same problem on the nexon launcher.
    Fuhreak
  • RexaarRexaar
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    edited June 16
    Also occur on my computer using steam launcher.
  • scholar624scholar624
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    edited June 16
    I noticed an occasion where Nexon Security did not close automatically after exiting MS.

    When NX Security remained active, I could not open MapleStory through NX Launcher.

    Only by closing NX Security via task manager and restarting my PC could I get the game to launch
  • MiraMira
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    edited June 16
    scholar624 wrote: »
    I noticed an occasion where Nexon Security did not close automatically after exiting MS.

    When NX Security remained active, I could not open MapleStory through NX Launcher.

    Only by closing NX Security via task manager and restarting my PC could I get the game to launch

    Yeah, this happens quite often. Sometimes the actual game itself is still showing as running in the Task Manager, and only through an End Process will you actually be able to a) close the game and stop the memory use and b) get back into the game via pushing play. B is particularly annoying because the launcher shows the blue play button, and gives you the prompt to accept, but never actually proceeds with the launching process due to Maple/Security still running from a previous launch.
  • StarryKnightStarryKnight
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    edited June 16
    This happens for me using the Nexon Launcher, I kept clicking "play" and the launcher would minimize, but game would never come up. Would maximize the launcher and the "play" button would be available again, I would click it and the launcher would minimize again, but again nothing would come up, a few seconds later I would check and the play button was available again... rinse wash and repeat.

    Finally opened task manager and found that Maplestory and related components (such as black cipher) were still resident in memory (using approximately 1.3gb). After ending process in task manager and re-clicking the play button on the launcher the game would load normally.

    So far, this has happened on every exit of the game, where I will need to load task manager and end the process manually before being able to re-open. the game. I can only imagine how many kids believe you need to restart your computer after every time you play the game...

    I am using Windows 7 64bit if that helps.
  • SnakeboxSnakebox
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    edited June 21
    Anyone have a fix on this? It's rather annoying to have to end it on the task manager each time. If you don't, it prevents the game from re-launching. Thought Nexon would get this right but guess not. Also, sometimes when it crashes or dc it stays on.
  • LuckyEagleLuckyEagle
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    edited June 23
    happens to me to.. if any one have any way to fix this love to know..
  • polerpoler
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    edited June 24
    This happens for me using the Nexon Launcher, I kept clicking "play" and the launcher would minimize, but game would never come up. Would maximize the launcher and the "play" button would be available again, I would click it and the launcher would minimize again, but again nothing would come up, a few seconds later I would check and the play button was available again... rinse wash and repeat.

    Finally opened task manager and found that Maplestory and related components (such as black cipher) were still resident in memory (using approximately 1.3gb). After ending process in task manager and re-clicking the play button on the launcher the game would load normally.

    So far, this has happened on every exit of the game, where I will need to load task manager and end the process manually before being able to re-open. the game. I can only imagine how many kids believe you need to restart your computer after every time you play the game...

    I am using Windows 7 64bit if that helps.

    Who here has also windows 7?
    xparasite9
  • FuhreakFuhreak
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    edited July 21
    Bumping this thead as this is still an issue. Also running Windows 7.
  • DollmobDollmob
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    Same happens to me on Windows 10, but quite often I cannot find Maple/NX Privacy still running but I have the icon of NX Privacy still going. Closing and reopening Nexon Launcher seems to clear it. Hope there's a fix to this soon.
  • VihearVihear
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    edited August 8
    They need to fix this because I have to task manager the thing every time I close the game and it shows the Nexon Security thing on my taskbar and when I check task manager it shows that maplestory.exe is still in memory.
  • ResetReset
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    edited August 8
    Same problem for me, but using Nexon Launcher on Windows 10.
  • FuhreakFuhreak
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    edited August 27
    Bump, this issue still exists and isn't listed on the upcoming patch's list of bug fixes.
  • JezJez
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    edited August 29
    yeah i have to close game via task manager 100% of the time
  • WONDERGUYWONDERGUY
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    edited August 30
    When you want to quit just go with
    Taskmanger - MapleStory.exe - right click end process tree

    Quit been broken for a while like that ( also you can avoid that survey/ad's ...annoying popup spams)
  • FuhreakFuhreak
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    edited August 30
    WONDERGUY wrote: »
    When you want to quit just go with
    Taskmanger - MapleStory.exe - right click end process tree

    Quit been broken for a while like that ( also you can avoid that survey/ad's ...annoying popup spams)

    An alternative way that you might find faster is to just type in "Maple" and hit Alt + E.
    Make sure MapleStory is the process you're actually ending though.
    WONDERGUY
  • IdiIdi
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    I am having this problem too
    HuskyDM
  • FuhreakFuhreak
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    edited October 4
    This issue still exists after both the main patch and unscheduled maint.
    If someone could forward/remind Nexon about this one.
  • DerekkuDerekku
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    edited October 29
    Still an issue here, too. This is really annoying and shouldn't be happening with a game that's ~14 years old...
    WONDERGUY