Just posting this in case anyone else has had the same problem. I
received a new PC late last year and had to reinstall all my software,
updates, patches, etc. I also changed at this time from Win2k to
WinXP. I duly installed Frame 6, plus the updates for 405 and XP, plus
my own customisations (keyboard shortcuts, maker.ini, plug-ins, etc).
All was well until last week when I tried to open a Frame file with
missing referenced graphics. I selected to skip the graphics, and Frame
crashed. To cut a long story short, I uninstalled Frame, then
reinstalled it, making sure I did install the 405 and XP patches, then
installed my customisations. I then tried to open the same file and got
the same result - Frame crashed.
At this point I remembered that after the first crash, I thought I might
have forgotten to install the XP patch after I got the new PC. At that
point I tried installing it again, and it came up with an error about a
file not being as expected. I was pretty sure the file it mentioned was
fmdlg.dll, so I then suspected that the crash might have happened
because I have edited fmdlg.dll to increase the size of some dialogue
boxes (using Resource Hacker). I replaced my edited fmdlg.dll file with
the original file and opened the Frame file with missing graphics
again. I chose to skip the missing files and it opened with no
problems. I went back to my edited fmdlg.dll file and Frame crashed.
I've chosen to keep my edited fmdlg.dll file as the expanded dialogue
boxes are very useful. But now I know I can change back to the original
if I need to open a file with missing graphics.
Has anyone else encountered this problem, or know of a way around it?
Is it fixed in Frame 7? I presume not many people have hacked around
with the fmdlg.dll file, so I may be the only person to come across this
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