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From: Steve Shelby
Subject: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 13 May 2006 17:03:40
Message: <4466116c$1@news.povray.org>
I havn't done any 3D work in quite a while, but I decided to play with Moray 
today, and to my surprise, I found that Moray 3.5 or the updated 3.6 version 
won't open. The old 3.3 will open, and does work. When I try to open 3.5 or 
3.6 I get the following message: "Moray V3.5 For Windows has encountered a 
problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." I noticed 
that the 3.5 version opening window says it's the unregistered version; I 
don't know if that is a clue or not. Any ideas what could be wrong?
Steve Shelby


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From: Stefan Viljoen
Subject: Re: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 13 May 2006 17:17:58
Message: <446614c5@news.povray.org>
Steve Shelby spake:

> I havn't done any 3D work in quite a while, but I decided to play with
> Moray today, and to my surprise, I found that Moray 3.5 or the updated 3.6
> version won't open. The old 3.3 will open, and does work. When I try to
> open 3.5 or 3.6 I get the following message: "Moray V3.5 For Windows has
> encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the
> inconvenience." I noticed that the 3.5 version opening window says it's
> the unregistered version; I don't know if that is a clue or not. Any ideas
> what could be wrong? Steve Shelby

This happened to me when I upgraded my graphics card (and obviously the
drivers for it). I went from an Nvidia FX5900 based card to a Nvidia 6800LE
- and for some reason, then whe LE was in and the drivers installed, Moray
just wouldn't work. A temporary fix was to force it to use software
rendering. Check in the registry under SoftTronics, there is an option
(called ForceSoftareRendering, if I remember right) that you can set to 1
to make Moray NOT use OpenGL. The permanent fix for me was to reinstall
Windows and an older driver set for the card, and that fixed it and
everything is working now. (When Moray wouldn't work in OpenGL mode,
Blender wouldn't either. Post reinstall of XP and reinstall of the 77.77
Nvidia driver, everything works 100%, games are faster, etc. etc.)

-- 
Stefan Viljoen
Software Support Technician / Programmer
Polar Design Solutions


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From: Steve Shelby
Subject: Re: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 13 May 2006 18:05:25
Message: <44661fe5$1@news.povray.org>
"Stefan Viljoen polard.com>" <spamnot@<removethis> wrote in message 
news:446614c5@news.povray.org...
> This happened to me when I upgraded my graphics card (and obviously the
> drivers for it).....>
>
Hmmm, I recently upgraded my drivers for my video card at the prompting of 
XP when I was having a problem with deleting large numbers of emails at 
once, causing my screen to go to a resolution of about 400x300 and 8 colors. 
I wonder if I should try a system restore?
Steve


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From: Steve Shelby
Subject: Re: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 13 May 2006 18:47:55
Message: <446629db@news.povray.org>
"Stefan Viljoen polard.com>" <spamnot@<removethis> wrote in message 
news:446614c5@news.povray.org...
>
> This happened to me when I upgraded my graphics card (and obviously the
> drivers for it).....

Thank you Stefan!
I found I could "roll back" to the previous driver through control panel / 
system / device manager, now Moray works again!
Steve


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From: Stefan Viljoen
Subject: Re: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 14 May 2006 07:27:20
Message: <4466dbd7@news.povray.org>
Steve Shelby spake:

> 
> "Stefan Viljoen polard.com>" <spamnot@<removethis> wrote in message
> news:446614c5@news.povray.org...
>> This happened to me when I upgraded my graphics card (and obviously the
>> drivers for it).....>
>>
> Hmmm, I recently upgraded my drivers for my video card at the prompting of
> XP when I was having a problem with deleting large numbers of emails at
> once, causing my screen to go to a resolution of about 400x300 and 8
> colors. I wonder if I should try a system restore?

Hey! Exactly (as in -exactly-) the same thing happened to me. The newest
NVidia "ForceWare" drivers (88.??) do -exactly- the same thing on my
GeForce 6800LE based card. The only ones that work with my games, the card
(i. e. XP does resolutions above 400x300x8 with it) and works with Moray
and Blender is the 77.77 version drivers.

You might try a system restore - my Windows install was overdue for a format
anyway (some other stuff was also screwed up after trying to play Silent
Hunter III - which replaces some CDROM drive drivers to ensure copy
protection of the game) so I just reformatted the entire system, installed
the 77.77 Nvidida drivers and now everything works.

-- 
Stefan Viljoen
Software Support Technician / Programmer
Polar Design Solutions


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From: Stefan Viljoen
Subject: Re: Moray no longer works :-(
Date: 14 May 2006 07:28:12
Message: <4466dc0b@news.povray.org>
Steve Shelby spake:

> 
> "Stefan Viljoen polard.com>" <spamnot@<removethis> wrote in message
> news:446614c5@news.povray.org...
>>
>> This happened to me when I upgraded my graphics card (and obviously the
>> drivers for it).....
> 
> Thank you Stefan!
> I found I could "roll back" to the previous driver through control panel /
> system / device manager, now Moray works again!
> Steve

Glad to hear it! I'd still recommend a reinstall though - my previous XP
install lasted about a year, which is a -long- time for me. Nothin' quite
like reinstalling Windows to fix serious driver issues... :)

-- 
Stefan Viljoen
Software Support Technician / Programmer
Polar Design Solutions


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