Graced With Windows 7 ?
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 06:59 AM
GracEd is an altitudes editor for GPL.
It keep on crashing after a few movements of the mouse.
I've tried some compatibility options but I'v no clue of what they exactly even mean...
Who can help is very appreciated, I cannot edit track without this dear tool
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 08:58 AM
Just one Ginetto,
No-one like he,
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 01:42 PM
setup a vm running winxp and use it. make sure to grab one of the latter vmwares that have 3d acceleration included - i used to work with bob's trackbuilder like that for a time back when i was editing tracks for richard burns rally...
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 03:05 PM
But I'd first try to run the affected programs in Windows' "Compatibility Mode". Only if that doesn't work, and after checking Bob Simpson's GPL FAQs, I'd go virtual.
Isn't Windows wonderful?
Edited by Rudy Dingemans, Feb 23 2011 - 03:07 PM.
Jackseller - guest
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 03:06 PM
I did a test with Graced and... it crashed too .
Seriously, you should change for HeightEd. It is so much comfortable to use and at least it works on Windows 7 64, even if this program has some little bugs.
BTW, I suggest you to install Wincap to use old programs.
And if you plan to use ase23do, you will need Runtimes librarie :
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 03:55 PM
Then copied the sample files from the subfolder provided in the folder where graced was present.
Before i didn't copy those files it wouldn't run, probably because the data wasn't good enough.
Anyway, i let windows decide what settings for compatibility but found out it just worked without a problem
Just fiddled a bit with the pointer to have altitudes and stuff and got no error or ctd.
Had no clue what i was doing though apart from changing the curves of the the track altitudes.
Didn't read the readme properly
How are you using graced? Do you have all the accompanying files in the same folder and drop the track data in there?
Like the aleg40.dll and fonts.dat?
I checked the compatibilty settings afterwards and nothing was ticked in the settings, so it worked straight from the box.
Posted Feb 23 2011 - 07:57 PM
When it freeze you cannot save and you loose the changes.
Not using any compatibility options it doesn't even looks right, yo need to force 256 colors.
HeightED is even worse here; I can do all the changes to a trace but when I go to copy the changes to other traces, it CTD.
Basically it make you loose all the time you worked on it, at least with grace I loose 10 seconds work
Plus this it has a too weak zoom, I cannot fine tune anything with it
Edited by Ginetto, Feb 23 2011 - 08:01 PM.
Posted Feb 24 2011 - 12:51 AM
If you dislike M$ there's some alternatives to set up a virtual machine that could do this, like Virtual Box or VMware Player.
Anyway, let us know if this solve your prob and thanks a zillion for all your effort to gpl community.
P.S. Se preferisci ti riscrivo tutto in italiano o se hai bisogno di assistenza più specifica ti giro la mia email in PM.
Jackseller - guest
Posted Feb 24 2011 - 12:45 PM
Ah, you found the bug !
There is a bug with the last section with the 'copy to other traces' function. To avoid CTD, it's very simple. For exemple, if you have a track with 0 to 70 sections, you must type 69 in the 'to:' field. For the last section, you have to make the modifications manually on the graph or copy/paste the altitudes in the 'Height (m):' field.
I don't understand. Did you use the horizontal zoom ? If you push the cursor completly on the right, you could see a ass hair on the track...
Posted Feb 24 2011 - 02:05 PM
Do you have any more tricks to work better?
In the meantime today I wasted my free time installing windows virtual PC and XP mode.
I have home edition so I had to do all the tricks to make it work , just to find out that graced doesn't even start , it pops out lots of video errors that I didn't even bother to look into it further
Border Reiver - guest
Posted Feb 24 2011 - 04:00 PM
Plan B could maybe be to have an old PC/laptop running XP just for performing a few editing tasks now and again before passing back to your main machine?
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 01:09 AM
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 05:05 AM
EDIT: the bios only have HD option and I guess is the primary HD that is checked.
So only solutiion is a double boot.
Edited by Ginetto, Feb 25 2011 - 05:18 AM.
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 07:13 AM
It gives a blue screen of death installing XP from a CD disk with a acpi.sys error.
Should I just give up?
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 08:04 AM
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 09:20 AM
Normally you can do this setting boot drive into BIOS and choosing BOOT device or pressing a key while BIOS POST. Choosing device into BIOS set a permanent BOOT device while pressing key while POST pop a menu where you can choose boot device from a list.
Like Bernd, I dislike to have multiboot installed onto my primary disk, cause this could be a potential threat to stability and security, but I already experimented that not all programs like to run in a VM.
Actually I've installed 3 hd in my rig, one for seven x64, one for Ubuntu and one for hackintosh, primary is seven, so, doing nothing I start seven, pressing a key during post instead ,I can choose OS to run and natively, without multiboot or VM.
...by pressing down a special key, it plays a little melody...
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 11:57 AM
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 03:01 PM
I've included the SATA drivers in the disk wich works since I installed the same disk on my brother PC.
I've tried to DL the latest SATA host drivers from intel but the same error appears.
The double booting or other booting disk should be an option IF I can access the XP setup...
Posted Feb 25 2011 - 03:19 PM
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