POV-Ray : Newsgroups : moray.win : Moray no longer works :-( : Re: Moray no longer works :-( Server Time
2 Mar 2024 11:48:19 EST (-0500)
  Re: Moray no longer works :-(  
From: Stefan Viljoen
Date: 13 May 2006 13:17:58
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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