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Minwah
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 Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: v1.1.2 crash (low resolution problem) [SOLVED!] Firstly, I have an ArcadeVGA card capable of low-res modes. My AVGA is older than the current one (http://www.ultimarc.com/avgainf.html), but basically more or less the same. When I run PCE, I get the new setup screen, and all available video modes are listed fine. However if I choose a 'low res' mode (eg 321x240), and OK, PCE crashes (standard XP 'send log/don't send' etc screen). I have tried both DirectX and OpenGL renderers - same result. If I choose a 'normal' video mode (eg 640x480), it works fine, so clearly it is a problem with the video mode. Any settings I have made are lost (next time PCE is run they have reverted). My OS is a pretty barebones XP Home setup. Nothing else running at the same time. Any ideas? Thanks!Last edited by Minwah on Thu May 15, 2008 2:28 pm; edited 3 times in total
Chris
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 Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: huh ? everything works just fine here...both my Matrox and AVGA...you may try Stretch option "ON/1" in "pce.ini"...i think before i had a similar problem with my AVGA...it's not ME, rather it's likely their unstable/hacked AVGA driver...still i get crash with no obvious reason every now and then...not just ME..
Minwah
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 Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: thanks OK thanks, good to know it works . I will fiddle around with pce.ini...maybe I just need to set zoom=0. A bit OT, but relating to your comment, I must say that I have never found the AVGA driver to be unstable. Everything I run on this system (with the exception of Windows Explorer, and earlier version of Magic Engine) is in a low-res mode, and never ever had a problem before (built the system 5 years ago).
Minwah
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 Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:20 am    Post subject: OK I tried v1.1.2, and same problem I also played with some settings in pce.ini - again, no joy I disabled the setup window on startup, and just started MagicEngine in 640x480. Then I went into the Video options...if I pick a 'normal' mode like 800x600 or 640x480, the mode changes fine. However, if I pick a low-res mode, nothing happens, it just stays in 640x480 or whatever. If I run PCE with pce.ini set with a low-res mode, it just crashes before anything visible happens. Chris: what version of the AVGA do you have? I don't think it will make much difference, but could you please post your pce.ini file?
Chris
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Minwah
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 Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Thanks Chris, will have a look through tonight!
Minwah
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 Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Working!! OK I have it working! I think it was the screen ratio setting, I had set to 4:3. However, the GUI refuses to work in anything less than 640x480...but this is no big deal for me as I run pce from a FE via commandline. Thank for your help Chris, and thanks to the authors for your hard work, this is the final emulator I have been trying to run low-res!
dmichel

Joined: 04 Apr 2002
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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Working!!

 Minwah wrote: OK I have it working! I think it was the screen ratio setting, I had set to 4:3.

Oh, now you mention it I think someone else already had the exact same problem.

I have no idea why the ratio setting would make the emulator crashes though.

Anyway, nice that you found the problem.
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Chris
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 Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Yup...that was it "stretch/ratio setting" before i had exctly same problem...glad it's working fine now...
Paranoia Dragon
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 Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: Yipeee! I was having the same problem, though, with me, it would crash when I would load a rom or clicked on play. It works now though!_________________Sentience is the right of all freedom beings?
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