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IsardKennaby

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#1 8 years ago

So, I've asked for help before about this but I still can't resolve this. I'm using the Particle Editor downloaded off of one of the Petro-themed sites which name escapes me.. It was made specifically for EaW, EaW FOC and UaW. It starts up just fine, and I can edit things and all that. I've tried reinstalling it and redownloading it but neither help whatsoever. I can run the Aloviewer just fine and I finally got the Terrain Editor to work. But... Whenever I use the particle editor, the window inside it is blank. I press shift and it acknowledges that particles are spawned. But none of them actually show up on the screen. Ever. I can't change the background color and I can't get it to show the ground. I can rescale and edit particles and they work just fine in FoC but I don't get to see what the particles look like prior to that, which is really annoying and makes it all but impossible to work. I've scoured to the very ends of the internet but I can't find an answer. Even the tutorial made for the PE doesn't have any sort of troubleshooting. This black screen is annoying. It makes me upset. Unfortunately I can't post a picture or anything though. I know that's incredibly unhelpful. > > I can only hope for the best though. Kinda off topic.. Ending the message now.




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#2 8 years ago

What video card are you running?




IsardKennaby

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#3 8 years ago

I've got an NVidia GeForce4 of some sort. I could dig deeper and find out something more specific, if you'd like.




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#4 8 years ago

I can't be sure, since I am not Mike.NL, but I doubt that it supports your video card. The editor wouldn't run on my very old Radeon 9200 either, so I'm guessing the problem lies there. You could always ask Mike if you wanted to make sure, though. His email should be on his mod tools page.




IsardKennaby

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#5 8 years ago

Meh... Alright, I'll try that. Pending a reply I'd like it if you could keep the thread open, and I'll PM you if that's the case or just ask someone else to delete the thread or someit. In the meantime if someone has an answer that is more free-software related and less overall-expensive-hardware specific (if I want a better video card, chances are I need to overhaul the entire computer to get it to work), something like that would be great. Before I start making a sad face. > >




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#6 8 years ago

this sounds like a hardware issue for sure. and there is no free program that will help... so sadly the only way to get it to work is to upgrade your rig..

but i will send mike.nl a pm on another site and have him that a look at this thread

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#7 8 years ago

update i heard back from Mike and have some bad news

Well, he says he can run the AloViewer fine though. Ugh, that's what I get for having different graphics code bases in the aloviewer and particle editor.

Short story, it *could* be an hardware issue (it always can be), or I could just have forgotten something in the code. Issues like these are hard to debug remotely. So I'm afraid I can't do much more about it.

Thanks for notifying me though.

Regards, Mike

does not look like there's much he can do at this time but at least he know thou

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#8 8 years ago

I can say that this is definitely a hardware problem, because I had this same problem before I upgrade my card, so the only solution is getting a better card.




IsardKennaby

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#9 8 years ago

Ugh.. Ancient computer is ancient... I've heard enough. This many people agreeing it's a hardware problem and thus is unsolveable at the moment? I hereby declare this thread dead. ~.~ Thank you everyone for your help and the efforts expended helping me get further information.