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by Ropelli
13 Nov 2016, 22:29
Forum: Problems
Topic: Bug in long lev
Replies: 19
Views: 3059

Re: Bug in long lev

it's probably eol related bug, not an elma bug.
by Ropelli
28 May 2016, 16:12
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Can this be of help to figure out what's going on? Well, it's already known what's going on. The editor is drawn in parts, and the driver doesn't return the newest bitmap(which is pretty essential so the rendering in parts makes any sense) but instead(afaik) the one before the newest one. So when t...
by Ropelli
13 May 2016, 16:16
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elmanager - Updated 18 August 2019
Replies: 637
Views: 118279

Re: Elmanager - Updated 24th April 2016

Drawing a huge grass poly that encloses the actual lev will also cause a crash. I don't know the exact reason behind that, but the offender in both cases is probably the same bug.
by Ropelli
23 Mar 2016, 01:06
Forum: General
Topic: Why is there so little elma theory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

Re: Why is there so little elma theory?

I thought zweq or someone tested teh and found a tiny effect... maybe it was something else. Anyone rimember? Well I made a little test case that shows there's no difference. When you merge the recs, it does show that the wspint2 rec is a little further away, but the same thing happens on the a ver...
by Ropelli
22 Mar 2016, 02:22
Forum: General
Topic: Why is there so little elma theory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

Re: Why is there so little elma theory?

Sla wrote:Ahh didnt know that. Cool! So, to keep the discussion, why do we get more speed doing that? I wouldnt do that move before trying to get speed to rotate (if i didnt see those recs).
I'd guess rounding errors.
by Ropelli
21 Mar 2016, 02:38
Forum: General
Topic: Why is there so little elma theory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

Re: Why is there so little elma theory?

You could even lose some thousandth by turngassing because the front wheel will rotate in the wrong direction and slow you down... right? Actually free(=no gas) wheel rotation doesn't have an effect on anything. Only the gas generated from the bike causes all the different effects. The wheel merely...
by Ropelli
17 Mar 2016, 03:49
Forum: General
Topic: Why is there so little elma theory?
Replies: 37
Views: 4483

Re: Why is there so little elma theory?

..."is it better to volt or turn in straight pipes?" I think that's a bit like asking whether it's poss to start moving on a flat surface using only volts. And as you can test it, that's pretty much impossible. Any kind of movement that might happen imo is just a result of rounding errors in the ph...
by Ropelli
12 Mar 2016, 08:48
Forum: Polls
Topic: Using Brake alias (aka using two fingers for gas/brake)
Replies: 52
Views: 7849

Re: Using Brake alias (aka using two fingers for gas/brake)

I use wasd(and e for alo volt), shift and space bar. Sometimes I use the S key for braking, but usually it's the space bar that I push down with my palm. So I guess you could say I'm using alo brake. For turning, I use the shift key with my left hand.
by Ropelli
25 Feb 2016, 16:12
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Yes that's a known bug but unfortunately the only solution is to update the gpu drivers and hope it will help.
by Ropelli
18 Jan 2016, 20:36
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Chris wrote:How can I enable vsync?
Orcc wrote:eolconf.exe

Image
You can't actually enable vsync if using ddraw.dll. It's always disabled.
by Ropelli
7 Jan 2016, 13:52
Forum: Problems
Topic: windows 8.1
Replies: 5
Views: 2665

Re: windows 8.1

np
by Ropelli
7 Dec 2015, 22:02
Forum: Problems
Topic: Elma freezes on startup
Replies: 24
Views: 3287

Re: Elma freezes on startup

Actually, it didn't really solve the problem after all.. I moved all levs and recs to another folder, and have tried starting the game with empty lev and rec folders several times since then, and it still freezes almost every time. The only thing that works really is waiting a really long time with...
by Ropelli
13 Nov 2015, 02:24
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

iltsu wrote:Tried to dl this to get higher fps, but now my eol doesnt open. I deleted ddraw, but still doesnt work. I guess ill now just quit elma and start go gym more. Bb.
not sure if srs or nat
by Ropelli
10 Nov 2015, 23:25
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Are you sure your ddraw.dll does not change anything else, when loaded? It still does not work after restart of pc. Maybe I'll try to be without elma for some time. Why not. I will dl clean EOL later and put all settings there again, when I feel like it. Yeah, I'm pretty sure. Why not choose a reso...
by Ropelli
10 Nov 2015, 22:56
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Are you sure the resolution is actually the same as your screen's resolution? Because I think the eol won't start simply because the resolution is set wrong, so eol without the dll cannot set it either. (have 1366x768 screen, which is not in eolconf.exe) The EOL started before the new .dll with no ...
by Ropelli
10 Nov 2015, 22:36
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

I downloaded this .dll to get more fps on laptop (I wasn't able to do int05 brutal, that I was able to do on PC, which I no longer have), but got half fps instead (had cca 600 at my laptop before, now 200-300 - it feels like fucking serious lag). Also the resolution didn't fit my screen (have 1366x...
by Ropelli
9 Nov 2015, 20:39
Forum: Non-Elma related discussion
Topic: What do you think about women in general?
Replies: 69
Views: 7306

Re: What do you think about women in general?

Fun fact: genetic difference between males and females is about 2% whereas the difference between humans and chimpanzees is about 1.5%.
by Ropelli
28 Oct 2015, 11:37
Forum: Advertising
Topic: EOL to IRC gateway
Replies: 62
Views: 9768

Re: EOL to IRC gateway

wrong link to recsource here http://elmaonline.net/battles/98117 . dunno if is it common error. That's more of an eolbot error than eol site problem. There seems to be something wrong with eolbot recsource uploading. The rec mismatches because it was uploaded late.. Probably your algorithm just ass...
by Ropelli
2 Sep 2015, 19:30
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Okay I found a setting from nvidia control panel where you could define which one it would use. It did default elma to the integrated card, but after I switched it to use the other one the fps became even lower, around 180. I tried changing few other settings I could define there, but it didn't hav...
by Ropelli
2 Sep 2015, 18:52
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Maybe the dll utilizes the integrated card instead of that nvidia one. Try to disable the integrated card in device manager. Dunno any other reason that could cause low fps.
by Ropelli
2 Sep 2015, 18:24
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

I just did some frapsing and noticed my fps is somewhere around 260 (with 1920x1080 resolution) which seems very low. I bought this laptop few months ago: https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G771JM/specifications/ with that i7 processor. I don't know if this really belongs in this topic, but is there an...
by Ropelli
16 Jul 2015, 19:05
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Nah, I installed GPU drivers from a CD right after installing Windows like I always do. Maybe some Windows updates did the trick? Well, in a one way or another you managed to update the drivers to newest (or nonbuggy) ones. I don't know if the drivers could be updated through Windows update, but I'...
by Ropelli
16 Jul 2015, 17:22
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Madness wrote:Now the editor started to work too. What did I do to deserve this? :D
You updated to the latest gpu driver when you reinstalled the os.

...or you've been extra nice to everyone lately :D
by Ropelli
9 Jul 2015, 16:08
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Madness wrote:What was the fix for alt-tabbing? I've recently reinstalled my Windows and it's stopped working since then. I've got the newest ddraw.dll I think (the same that's in the first post).
That's the newest one. How exactly the alt tabbing doesn't work? Also, do you use the resolution changing flag?
by Ropelli
1 Jul 2015, 17:41
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Mawane wrote:screenshots of the error messages i get
http://kopasite.net/up/0/ddrawdll.png
Not quite the "0x000000000c7" error code.

Well, I'll look at it if there's anything to do.
by Ropelli
1 Jul 2015, 10:31
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Those problems you listed should be fixed in the newest version. If not, updating the gpu driver is really recommended. where's newest version? 1st post? last updated on may, i guess the dl link get updated with same url maybe? and dled last gpu version and still doesnt work for us (trying to fix i...
by Ropelli
29 Jun 2015, 11:17
Forum: Problems
Topic: Resolution
Replies: 28
Views: 5961

Re: Resolution

Alright, I fixed the error in ddraw. To apply the fix, you need to download the ddraw.dll and create a file called ddraw_patch_elma.txt in the same folder where ddraw.dll is. It's just a simple fix that'll prevent the lev list growing too much which causes the internal error. More elegant solution w...
by Ropelli
28 Jun 2015, 18:16
Forum: Problems
Topic: Resolution
Replies: 28
Views: 5961

Re: Resolution

Yes. I've tried it with and without the ddraw.dll, and both in window and fullscreen. With what I said about not working with anything above 1080p I was referring to the resolutions shown in eolconf.exe, ie. 1920x1200 doesn't work. However, upon further testing, and entering my own custom resolutio...
by Ropelli
10 May 2015, 13:44
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Latest doesn't work for my complains about msvc120.dll that I have and if I move mscv120.dll from system32 folder to eol folder he says error 0x000000000c7 or something. You need to have the right runtime for ddraw. You can download it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.asp...
by Ropelli
10 May 2015, 01:32
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

For those having problems with the editor: try to update the gpu driver to the latest version. It actually fixed the editor for me on my laptop(the gpu being AMD Radeon HD 8240). I'd guess the bug affects primarily amd mobile gpus, unless those same buggy drivers are shared with other gpus aswell. I...
by Ropelli
29 Apr 2015, 00:30
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Yes, I understand that. I was referring to patches (v1.2, v1.3, etc.). But upon rendering, is it theoretically possible, to double the scaling? (doubling pixels on each axis)? Or would that just _overthrow_ the limits of dll coding? Yes. But you can already do that in eolconf with the zoom. It also...
by Ropelli
28 Apr 2015, 22:29
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

I really don't want to push, but I'm asking, mostly out of curiosity: can that dll control the scaling? The community versions permit that, but the grass is offset then. To scale the output 2x (multiplying every pixel by four), without interpolation. I'm curious. On top of that, I'd pay anyone for ...
by Ropelli
27 Apr 2015, 23:01
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Well, I actually managed to find out the reason for that instant termination of elma. For some extremely obscure reason, all memory allocation functions defined in the C/C++ runtime terminate the program when they are called in the context of ddraw in Windows XP. The actual termination probably is c...
by Ropelli
27 Apr 2015, 03:02
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

culinko wrote:I really want to know why I'm unable to run the dll so I tried the debug version. If I run it with ddraw_windowed.txt, it stops on 55, if I run it without it then it stops on 56. Hope that helps.
If all goes as expected, those are the numbers it should output.
by Ropelli
26 Apr 2015, 22:44
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

HatCat wrote:Oh, nice for a debug version. :)

You won't believe... the file doesn't even get created o_O


edit: no flags either, my dear.
Well, the problem is somewhere else then. That is, quite surely unrelated to ddraw.
by Ropelli
26 Apr 2015, 22:37
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Unfortunately, Elma still won't launch whenever ddraw.dll is called. What's your guess? Hard to say. There's nothing - at leats in my code - that causes the game to terminate without informing anything. What I'd have in mind is that it outputs to command-line window lines such as "step 1", "step 2"...
by Ropelli
26 Apr 2015, 21:48
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

HatCat wrote:Unfortunately, Elma still won't launch whenever ddraw.dll is called.

What's your guess?
Hard to say. There's nothing - at leats in my code - that causes the game to terminate without informing anything.
by Ropelli
26 Apr 2015, 21:04
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Alright, I uploaded the xp compatible version. You can dl it from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mtg3l7zcgng5td/ddraw.dll You also need the right visual c++ 2013 redistributable, so unless you've already downloaded it, you can get it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx...
by Ropelli
26 Apr 2015, 18:52
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

i've been trying this under virtualbox: no success! every other game works fine under it. elma (both eol and stock vanilla) start under virtualbox, but when using this dll, elma doesn't start anymore. no flags seem to help by the way. any clue? edit: guest system is xp btw. i've had to download msv...
by Ropelli
15 Apr 2015, 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Elastomania memes
Replies: 491
Views: 78673

Re: Elastomania memes

this was actually a nice thread once
by Ropelli
12 Mar 2015, 21:05
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

I tried to stream with OBS, EOL is only crashing. Made a workaround so that OBS doesn't anymore crash with ddraw.dll. You can enable it by creating a file called ddraw_patch_obs.txt in the same directory where ddraw.dll is. It crashes because the devs implementation of the capturing is buggy in a w...
by Ropelli
4 Mar 2015, 12:01
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Fixed a one more potential bug, so if you had the version that fixed the resolution changing, you should update to the current latest one.
by Ropelli
3 Mar 2015, 23:03
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Alright, I've now fixed the resolution changing bug. Everyone who uses the ddraw_change_resolution flag should download the latest version.
by Ropelli
3 Mar 2015, 21:17
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

dunno if reported already, but i get a bug, that sometimes when i alttab out of elma and then click somewhere on the task bar, that my screen resolution changes to the resolution that i use for elma. still get that bug, but only when i click on some folder/file in the taskbar with right click and t...
by Ropelli
23 Feb 2015, 01:03
Forum: Non-Elma related discussion
Topic: IQ test
Replies: 97
Views: 14414

Re: IQ test

Now I'm going for real test offline the 19. march to see whats the real deal. Anyway IQ is not directly how smart you are, but how fast you'll learn. These matrix type of test is only a test of fluid intelligence, which is the ability to find solutions to problems and think outside the box. Which a...
by Ropelli
16 Feb 2015, 18:00
Forum: Advertising
Topic: EOL nitro patch (UPDATED: 18.02.2015)
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

Re: EOL nitro patch

I just hate it when people tries to create tools to cheat in elma. If you know how to code, use that skill to help the community, not to damage it. Banning imo is just fair.
by Ropelli
30 Jan 2015, 19:59
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

My elma shutdown after a while and I get this message from the graphic-card. Could it be the .dll thats causing this? Yes it's probably the dll. Buggy gpu driver again. Funny how these 'advanced' opengl features cause so much problems on some systems. Of course, if none of those fps increasing feat...
by Ropelli
30 Jan 2015, 02:35
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Well, try run this version of ddraw(http://kopasite.net/up/w8353w82cyqw9rh/ddraw.dll) and if a messagebox appears, copy and paste the opengl error code it gives here. If a messagebox doesn't appear, there shouldn't be any error with opengl and the bug will be just a mystery.
by Ropelli
30 Jan 2015, 01:31
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

Oke, I guess that's just another form of a driver bug. Seems like every graphic related bug with ddraw happens on laptops.. I've reviewed my own code multiple times and haven't found anything that would explicitly cause such or raise an opengl exception. I also googled some about the pixel buffer ex...
by Ropelli
29 Jan 2015, 22:22
Forum: Advertising
Topic: Elastomania ddraw wrapper
Replies: 255
Views: 39302

Re: Elastomania ddraw wrapper

What gpu are you using?