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FlyingWren 11-04-2003 12:57 PM

Fullscreen mode is kaput
We're getting weird performance with both




on our Matrox Parhelia machines. When we run a script with this, everything at first glance loads fine, but then the main rendering window (the 'worldviz' window) immediately minimizes itself. If you click on the task bar icon of it, half the time the program will go on acting fine, and the other half of the time the display gets really, really distorted and bizarre, and needs a reboot to fix.

For now, we just start with viz.go() and press F2 (which is an equivalent workaround).

We run fullscreen modes on our GeForce4 card without incident, so I can check to see whether the same behavior is exhibited there (though I seem to doubt it will show up).

PS: are viz.go(viz.FULLSCREEN) and viz.go(viz.HMD) equivalent?

tobin 11-04-2003 01:10 PM

Just to be clear, you're saying that:

doesn't work, but

immediately followed by F2 works.

Also, what version of Vizard are you running?


FlyingWren 11-04-2003 02:33 PM

Yep, that's what I tried to communicate :)

We are using build 2.11 on all machines.

Just tried our GeForce4 and it isn't bothered by viz.go(viz.FULLSCREEN).

The Parhelia machines are using the latest driver from Matrox's website (the non-Windows certified one).

ulp :confused:

tobin 11-04-2003 03:18 PM

Thanks for confirming the problem. So that we can start troubleshooting, can you tell me what was the last version of Vizard you tried that worked with the Parhelia card?

FlyingWren 11-06-2003 07:02 AM

I don't remember ever trying it, so I can't really say :/

Would you like me to install an older version of Vizard and see whether it works? (Think I have a version 1.xx build installer around here, still.)

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