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jfellrath



Joined: 10 Nov 2005
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ScummVM Freezes 

Hi all,

I'm a new user and I'm trying to open ScummVM on my Windows XP machine. When I click the icon in my start menu, it opens up the Scumm window but it freezes and I can't access any of the controls on the screen. If I switch to another application and come back, the interface graphics are gone and I hae the remnants of the previous screen on my ScummVM window.

I'm running version 0.8.0 (just downloaded today).

Jamie

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Post Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:22 pm 
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md5
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Joined: 03 Nov 2005
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Location: Athens, Greece
 

What are your system specs?
What version of Catalyst/Forceware drivers are you using?

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Post Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:03 pm 
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apfelsaft



Joined: 18 Nov 2005
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Re: ScummVM Freezes 

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Originally posted by jfellrath
ScummVM on my Windows XP machine. When I click the icon in my start menu, it opens up the Scumm window but it freezes and I can't access any of the controls on the screen.


I've got exactly the same Problem. My specs from the Intel Display Driver tool:
code:
   INTEL(R) EXTREME GRAPHICS REPORT


Report Date:      11/18/2005
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]:   10:02:58
Driver Version:      6.14.10.4020
Operating System:   Windows NT* 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Default Language:   German
DirectX* Version:   9.0
Physical Memory:   503 MB
Min. Graphics Memory:   8 MB
Max. Graphics Memory:   64 MB
Graphics Memory in use:   6 MB
Processor:      x86
Processor Speed:   2192 MHZ
Vendor ID:      0x8086
Device ID:      0x2562
Device Revision:   3




3 days ago I played successfully Loom, but this was before I reinstalled WinXP.

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It seems to be a problem with directx, because I tried to "set SDL_VIDEODRIVER=windib" and it works.
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Post Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:05 am 
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Herrscher



Joined: 30 Oct 2005
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I'm not sure whether this help, but I had a similar problem with a recent Java Installation some months ago.

The Java Control Panel in the Windows Control Panel had the same problem: The controls were not clickable, and ALT+TABbing brought just a white defunct window.
There was a workaround in unsetting some obscure DirectX setting IIRC (DirectDraw.blah = false), so that Java doesn't use DD-acceleration or something.

Maybe these problems are similar.

After a reinstallation of WinXP, I didn't have these problems anymore.

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Post Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:28 pm 
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Dark-Star



Joined: 30 Oct 2005
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Location: Reutlingen, GERMANY
 

I have the same problem with an integrated Intel Chipset (915), seems to be driver-related (DirectX)

As a workaround, try setting the environment variable SDL_VIDEODRIVER to 'windib' to disable DirectX acceleration for SDL.

Or create a file named "scumm.bat" (or whatever) in your ScummVM directory with the following contents:

code:

set SDL_VIDEODRIVER=windib
scummvm




This fixes it for me (although ScummVM will most probably require more CPU power for running unaccelerated -- YMMV)

--Darkstar
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