|Kon-Tiki||As it seems alot of people have problems with XP, both with AGI Studio in it and playing the AGI games in XP, it seems like a good idea to make a sticky thread with all the known problems and their solution. Kinda like a database, which'd save alot of frustration and searching for XP-users that're new to the AGI scene. So, post the problems you know of here, along with the solution you know of, or point a problem or bug out that hasn't been mentioned before.|
These errors and problems appear on Windows 2k, too.|
I can't save logics in AGI Studio, so I save them "manually", I mean I edit logics in Notepad and save them there. You have to compile them in AGI Studio, though.
It's kinda annoying though, but I don't know any other solution to it.
I heard from people that agimouse, an agi hack let you to use mouse in the game like Naturette 2,3, Serguei's destiny 2 demo, does not work on XP users.|
And the new computer owners has in their computer xp is installed.
The only way to play some agimouse games is to use Nagi.
|rwfromxenon||I can't even open AGIStudio, apart from v1.34.|
|AGI1122||Well you could also use dosbox as well to run the AGI games without NAGI or Sarien.|
You're right Chris. But Dosbox runs many games even slower|
than on the older computers.
|rwfromxenon||That's easy to fix. CTRL-F12 should do it. Set it to 7000 and it should be fine.|
I've tried 1.37 and 1.38 beta and always get the same error when I try to create a new game:|
Error: Invalid directory "C:\first\".
(Or whatever directory I choose to start my game in)
There is a problem with creating a game in the main drive. You have to make it in a subdirectory.|
C:\first\ does not work
Dosbox is still too slow to play some games. I have a 500 mhz.
Peharps a faster computer will work better.
Chris Cromer wrote:
I just tried C:\Games\first\ and it gave me the same problem. Any more suggestions?
|AGI1122||Well there can be other causes behind that error as well besides what I just mentioned. I think there was a topic somewhere about it... you could use the search button at the top to find it.|
Theres another problem, you cant paste a cel in the view editor..|
It paste it right but after you save it it turns black.
|Kon-Tiki||That's a problem with the versions of AGI Studio after Peter Kelly's last version. It's nothing with XP or so. Just get AGI Studio 1.31 and do the views in that one. It ought to work fine :) Nailhead is aware of this bug and tried to fix it in version 1.38b, but it's still in there last time I tested it. Safest bet is 1.31.|
Interesting. I have personally never had problems doing anything AGI on XP (and I have tried on several XP computers), aside from having to be a bit more careful with large fill spaces. I think most problems that people have must have something to do with hardware or settings. But it does appear on my own machine that the AGI Mouse hack doesn't work. Or at least I don't see a mouse cursor on the language selection screen for 'rette 3.
'Course, I guess there's a reason we call it an AGI Mouse hack and not "standard AGI Mouse support." It's always possible a hacked program will stop working.
On the other hand, using NAGI is not a huge burden or anything (I actually have come to prefer it to running in DOS mode), so it's not like using AGI on XP is a big hassle or anything.
Hmmm, anyone besides me wonder if the problems are on XP, XP Pro, or both?|
My problem, which is the text in the menu and in the boxes are garbage and can't be read. I am on XP Pro.
I have to use NAGI to play them properly because all of them do it.
Chris Cromer wrote:
Hmmm. I don't have XP but I saw the same problem.
Be sure you are using a bootdisk without using smartdrv. It should fixe.
Chris Cromer wrote:
My own computer is XP Pro, and I've also run AGI games on several XP Home computers. Like I said, other than the apparent AGI Mouse issue, I've never had any problems. Even with AGI Mouse, the mouse still works for me, but you can't see the mouse cursor.
The only thing I can think of that the machines I've tried it on all have in common is that they have all been Dell PCs.
Mine's a dell as well. Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop.|
As for bootdisks, none of the Sierra boot disk programs run, they require autoexec.bat... but XP doesn't have that file. Plus XP doesn't come with DOS in the system. Only a DOS emulator.