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How to troubleshoot a theme crashing?
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:28:02 AM »
Sorry if this is a super easy question - I have been searching for an hour or so with no luck.

I have attract mode working on my build.  Windows 7, 64 bit Pro, using the 64 bit version.   Attrac-Man and some of the other basic themes work fine, but when I try to use flat-blue it just crashes. 

I tried setting --loglevel -debug to no avail.

Basically, everything loads and then Attract-mode just crashes, with a windows method that says "Attract-Mode is not working".  Where do I start troubleshooting this?

many thanks

Pete ( a noob)


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Re: How to troubleshoot a theme crashing?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 05:53:25 AM »
That's odd that attract would actually crash because of a theme.

Some general debugging things I do.
  • Set attract in windowed mode so you can see console/terminal at the same time.
  • Verify you have correct dependencies (modules) for theme.
  • Use debug plugin to reload layouts and show framerate.
  • Print to terminal a test string or variable to string to narrow down your error. If already using helpers module, there's a print function to include a line return making it easier.