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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001736FSSCPmultiplayerpublic2008-09-05 18:04
Reporterkarajorma 
Assigned ToWanderer 
PrioritynormalSeveritycrashReproducibilityalways
StatusresolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformWindowsOSWindows XP HomeOS VersionSP2
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001736: Standalone crashes due to EFF error.
DescriptionNot seen this one before since I have been coding using only retail data for ages but any attempt to run the standalone using the media VPs results in an Int3().

Here's the last few lines of the log which make it pretty clear what the problem is.

TBM => Starting parse of 'mv_effects-wxp.tbm' ...
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp20.eff) with 64 frames at 35 fps.
DDS ERROR: Couldn't open 'exp20_0000' -- DDS is compressed but compression support is not enabled
WARNING: "EFF: No frame images were found. EFF, exp20.eff, is invalid." at bmpman.cpp:1800

I'm simply not familiar enough with the graphics code to know where we should be telling the game not to bother loading EFFs for the standalone. But I did notice that bm_load() returns a bogus file on line 1388 for the standalone.
Steps To ReproduceRun the standalone with the mediavps active.
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~0009654

Wanderer (developer)

Changed original standalone filename replacement to point to files that are required to exist for the freespace to start. 'cursorweb' (ani mouse cursor) and 'bracket_right' (pcx help screen right bracket).
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-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2008-07-25 15:44 karajorma New Issue
2008-09-05 18:00 Wanderer Status new => assigned
2008-09-05 18:00 Wanderer Assigned To => Wanderer
2008-09-05 18:04 Wanderer Status assigned => resolved
2008-09-05 18:04 Wanderer Resolution open => fixed
2008-09-05 18:04 Wanderer Note Added: 0009654
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