POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.bugreports : Failed to start render: Failed to parse INI file : Re: Failed to start render: Failed to parse INI file Server Time
14 Apr 2024 12:51:26 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Failed to start render: Failed to parse INI file  
From: Rob
Date: 17 Mar 2024 06:05:00
Message: <web.65f6bf9d840c449247f01b1d796430ab@news.povray.org>
"jartim" <tim### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> Thorsten Froehlich <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> > On 26.05.10 15:35, clipka wrote:
> > > Sounds familiar - I guess it is a variation of known bug FS#107
> > > (<http://bugs.povray.org/task/107>); a fix for that exists and will be
> > > included in the next beta release.
> > >
> > > Until then you'll probably have to work around by copying the files to a
> > > local directory and rendering from there.
> >
> > Actually, mapping the network share to a drive letter is sufficient.
> >
> > Interesting enough, there are lots of programs out there that cannot deal
> > with network share paths in Windows ... so at least we are not alone with
> > this (already fixed) bug.
> >
> >  Thorsten
>
> Thanks for the help, but I still have the problem.
> I tried changing the povray.ini location by mapping it to a drive and setting
> the POVINI environment variable to point to it - set POVINI =
> H:\POV-Ray\v3.7\ini\povray.ini
>
> This still makes no difference, in fact no matter what I set POVINI to point to
> I still get the same error! I have tried pointing to local folders on drive C
> and remote folders on drive H.

If you have changed directories like I have, you have to change the registry
too, go to the registry editor and go to
'Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\POV-Ray\v3.7\Windows'
There will be 'DocPath' and 'Home', change those to the path of the directory
you have installed it in


Post a reply to this message

Copyright 2003-2023 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.