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Offline Wraith-1

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DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:13:42 AM »
... It used to work fine, now whenever I click on it, the screen changes resolution, and I hear the intro movie, but all I see is whatever was on the screen when I clicked the icon. I'm running WinXP sp2, already tried rebooting/reinstalling, it still works on all our other computers that are nearly identical to this one, if anyone can help me with this I would be grateful...

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 09:22:27 AM »
Are your graphics drivers up to date?

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 11:18:05 AM »
Yeah, just as Karx says, but I would also add an extra testing step.

Try to run the program in windowed mode. On d2x.ini, put out the semicolon on ';-window', so that it ends as '-window'.

But yeah, one way or another, I think it must be a problem with your vid card drivers.

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 12:22:51 PM »
when you say "it use to work", what changed? a different operating system? DXX-Rebirth upgrade? new video card?

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 07:39:24 PM »
Putting it in window mode worked with D2 - for about a minute and now it's doing the same thing that D1 was doing, when I clicked on it, it shows the 'working in background' cursor, and you can see D1x-rebirth.exe in the processes tab in task manager, but that's all that happens. When I say it used to work, the only thing I can think of that changed would be that I installed a DirectX RTP recently, I know that I had this problem on my old computer, and I even tried wiping the hard drive and installing the drivers fresh, it only started working again when I powered up a hard drive with older drivers on it, kind of strange.

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 12:57:00 AM »
Does D2X-XL work on that computer?

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 05:59:22 AM »
it only started working again when I powered up a hard drive with older drivers on it, kind of strange.

That may be your answer right there. Sometimes the newer drivers don't work as well as older ones.
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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 10:26:29 PM »
*digs up topic and brushes dust off of it with one of those cool hats archaeologists always wear in movies*
I just found out what was wrong with it. After uninstalling everything that could have possible been messing it up, I found out that it didn't like the "Auto-hide taskbar" option in WinXP. Oops.

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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2011, 06:52:06 AM »
Well I am glad you found the issue and also thanks for posting the solution here so others might benefit. Am I correct to assume disabling auto-hide solved the problem?
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Re: DXX-Rebirth problems :(
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011, 08:22:45 PM »
Yeah, enabling "Lock the taskbar" seems to fix it, I'm just glad I found out what it was right before the thanksgiving LAN party  8)

 

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