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Author Topic:   DXBall2 1.2 stops after option screens
Keith
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posted October 03, 1999 01:08 PM           
Hi,

I can't get to run DXBall2 1.2: the intro screens run ok, but once I've chosen the boards and clicked, it just stops.
No error msg, no system crash, the program just stops and exits and I'm back to my desktop...
I installed the game using the 2116ko exe from your site, have DirectX 7 run ok on top of W95 (DXBall 1 runs fine).
I tried selecting the 'black' backgrounds, tried windowed & full-screen, disabled sound in the cfg file... no way!

Any clue?

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LDA Jim
Administrator
posted October 04, 1999 07:24 PM            
Direct X 7 again...

Try closing any programs running in the background...virus checkers etc.

Try opening the dxball2\config.cfg in notepad and set forcewaveout to 1.

Try changing the sound output bits to 16.

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Kim
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posted October 05, 1999 07:39 PM           
I have been having the same problem as well. I have even reloaded Win95.
I shut down all of the background programs, and it still does not work.
Doe Dxball 2 have an uninstaller?
If not, if I use Add/Remove Programs will it remove every last bit of Dxball, or will there still be parts scattered all over the system?
Why I'm asking is I would like to reinstall Dxball to see if that will fix the problem, but there can be no remnants left from the old Dxball.

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Kim
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posted October 05, 1999 07:42 PM           
I have been having the same problem as well.
I have Direct X 5 and have tried Direct X 6. I have even reloaded Win95.
I shut down all of the background programs, and it still does not work.
Does Dxball 2 have an uninstaller?
If not, if I use Add/Remove Programs will it remove every last bit of Dxball, or will there still be parts scattered all over the system?
Why I'm asking is I would like to reinstall Dxball to see if that will fix the problem, but there can be no remnants left from the old Dxball.

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Keith
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posted October 05, 1999 07:45 PM           
Hi again,

Thanx for your info... I found out what was wrong: a shareware called WinTime!
Stopping it enabled DXBall2 to work just fine.

Now, I don't have the beginning of a clue about why it's not compatible with DXBall.

Keith

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LDA Jim
Administrator
posted October 05, 1999 10:15 PM            
Kim...yes you can remove all components of DX-Ball2 with Add/Remove programs.

Keith...glad you were able to fix it. Utilities, especially older 16 bit ones [i.e. usually compatible with win 3.1] can interact with windows in "weird" ways.

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Kim
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posted October 09, 1999 10:15 PM           
After deleting and then reinstalling Dxball, I decided to get Direct X 7.
Everything now works great!
Thanks for your help ;-)

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