Win10 update/ eol won't launch

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Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Kiiwi » 20 Feb 2018, 08:58

So after yesterday i can't play.

There's no error message, changing resolution etc via conf.exe doesn't seem to effect anything.
I thought maybe someone has had similar issues and or can tip a quick fix. The game just leaves me with a small gray box on the upper left corner ofthe screen (as if the problem was resolution related) and control panel insists that the game is running (or at least using cpu).

Help, hjälp, hilfe, apuva perkele. thx in advance.

A small "update". Deleting ddraw.dll and or creating ddraw_change_resolution.txt (or enable windowed mode) for it allows me to play... But only on 1024x768 or lower resolutions, which i don't find very optimal... Dunno, maybe just learn to play on low res :D
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by bene » 20 Feb 2018, 09:29

Did you try the ddraw wrapper viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9256

Let me know if that helps :bear:
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Kiiwi » 20 Feb 2018, 09:40

bene wrote:
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Did you try the ddraw wrapper viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9256

Let me know if that helps :bear:
Yep. Was the 1st thing i tried. Sadly it didn't make no difference. Tried also updating display drivers, go through it's settings and allowing all related stuff (at least theones i think are relevant) for eol.exe on the system. The answer is probably obvious or ez, but orka more at this point.
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Zweq » 20 Feb 2018, 11:24

welcome to the twisted world of 4:3 resolution on 16:9 screen.

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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Kopaka » 20 Feb 2018, 13:15

Note there's two versions of ddraw, make sure you try both, you can find them here http://elastomania.wixsite.com/-sla/programs

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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by ile » 20 Feb 2018, 16:00

This is exactly why I didn't get W10 even for free. I knew they would fuck up old games.

W7 Works just fine, except no support for newest DirectX versions of course. That's the only bad side I can think of.

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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Zweq » 20 Feb 2018, 19:28

stupid obvious question: has anyone that had problems with w10 tried running eol.exe in compatibility mode?
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Kiiwi » 20 Feb 2018, 23:02

Got bored of the whole situation, so ditched everything but original files, set 1024x768 for reso and stared at recs for so long that the game didn't look as if it wasn't stretched out.

Now just need time to adjust to the settings. Back to basics.... Goddamit 8)
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by mena » 2 Mar 2018, 00:21

Did you try DXGL? Not sure if I actually use that or not, but I have a 285696 byte sized ddraw.dll and everything works perfectly on all resolutions, no compatibility mode needed.
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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Abula » 6 Apr 2018, 17:38

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Re: Win10 update/ eol won't launch

Post by Abula » 14 Apr 2018, 18:11

Anyone knows how to make Elma rendering when the window is not active? Can't go to IRC etc. and have a look what happens in EOL. This worked before the big evil win10 upgrade.

I use Smibu's DXGL method.
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