Tonight while debugging/testing Mysteries of the Ancients I realised
there is still something we haven't tried to do in order to track down
that blue screen error. Most of you don't know this but cross-platform
libraries such as SFML often out put error messages directly to the
console, or in Windows the command prompt. Since most of us are use to
dialog boxes, message boxes, and all the other Windows trappings I
doubt it ocurred to anyone before now to try and launch the program
from the command prompt to see if there are any error codes etc
printed to the screen. So that's what we need to do.
What I would do if I were you guys is copy the installation files to a
test directory like c:\test
and then open the command prompt window by typing cmd into the run
dialog box and pressing enter. Now, for you Windows newbies that know
nothing about Dos commands change to the test directory we created by
and pressing enter. Now, simply type tomb and press enter. The game
should launch and play. When you exit the game there should be error
messages printed to the screen if there were any encountered. Let me
know your results.
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