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MV19

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Attract Mode Crashing to Desktop on Windows 10.
« on: May 10, 2020, 01:23:06 PM »
Hi. When I run AM it starts up to the language select screen but nothing happens. I can't move to select a language and as soon as I press ENTER it drops to the desktop. If I check the LAST_RUN.LOG file it says

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Attract-Mode v2.6.1 (Windows, SFML 2.5.1 +SWF +7z +Curl)
avcodec 58.54.100 / avformat 58.29.100 / swscale 5.5.100 / avutil 56.31.100 / swresample 3.5.100

Config file not found: E:\AM\attract.cfg
 - Constructed 1 filters in 0 ms (1 comparisons)
Performing some initial configuration
 * atari800-5200[Not found]
 * daphne       [Not found]
 * dolphin-emu  [Not found]
 * dosbox       [Not found]
 * fbalpha      [Not found]
 * fs-uae       [Not found]
 * fusion       [Not found]
 * gens         [Not found]
 * mame         [Not found]
 * mame-nes     [Not found]
 * mednafen     [Not found]
 * mupen64plus  [Not found]
 * nestopia     [Not found]
 * pcsx         [Not found]
 * pcsx2        [Not found]
 * scummvm      [Not found]
 * snes9x       [Not found]
 * steam        [Not found]
 * stella       [Not found]
 * supermodel   [Not found]
 * vice         [Not found]
 * virtualjaguar[Not found]
 * windows_games[Not found]
 * zsnes        [Not found]
Done initial configuration

Problem is, it DOESN'T create the attract.cfg at all, so when I run it, I get the same problem. I've tried the daily build, running on different drives and folders, and setting it to run in administrator mode, but nothing works. I have an ATI Ryzen CPU and a NVidia 1080ti GPU with 16GB of RAM

Here's a video of what happens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9miINutC34

Does anyone have a fix? Thanks.

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Re: Attract Mode Crashing to Desktop on Windows 10.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 03:39:45 AM »
Thanks for replying.

I'm using the latest version of AM > 2.6.1

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Things to look at:
- video mode | AM--> Configuration-->General-->Window Mode = <try them all to see if any work>
- correct/latest video drivers
- correct/latest directx installed
- correct/latest Microsoft Visual C++
- try different layout/theme to test (not all layouts work with all versions of AM)
- run the "console.exe" version of AM to see what the errors are

I can't set the video mode because I can't get past the language select screen.
I have the latest Nvidia Drivers
Also have the latest DirectX and C++
Can't change the theme, not getting that far into the program
Ran both versions of the program, no difference.

It seems to be an issue with the config file and the fact it's not being created. Can anyone send me a default file so I can try creating it myself and seeing if that helps?

Thanks

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Re: Attract Mode Crashing to Desktop on Windows 10.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 10:56:40 AM »
You can try:

1)Compatibilty mode => (Windows 7, i'm using this on win10 lsc from external hd)
2)Check if Dir is in read mode only.
3)Run trough Attract-console.exe.
4)Run Attact.exe  --loglevel debug

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Re: Attract Mode Crashing to Desktop on Windows 10.
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 09:36:08 AM »
I managed to find a config files online and created it myself. AM works perfectly now. Don't know why it wouldn't create it. Tried it different compatibility modes, admin rights, different drives, folders ... everything I could think of. Weird.

Thanks for the help.