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Problem with Arkos Tracker
« on: 03:57, 19 January 15 »
Hi!

I don't know if this question is in the correct place. Moderators, please, If this isn't the correct place, move it wherever this topic must be.

Now, my problem.

I have installed Arkos Tracker in my hdd since 2012 or 2013 (I don't remember exactly now) and running OK with Windows 7 Professional x64.

Some months ago, I changed my notebook. A new Windows 7 Pro x64 installation was made. Installed drivers, software... All running perfect, but... Today I tryed Arkos Tracker in my "new" computer and it refuses to open. A window appears with a message like this:

"Arkostracker.exe stopped to work. Windows is trying to find a solution for your problem".

.NET Framework 3.5.1 and 4.5 are installed. Tools are working OK (when I disable .NET 3.5.1 Tools doesn't work). WyzTracker (programmed with .NET too) is working.

Arkos Tracker just refuses to work in my new computer. I'm missing something?

Windows XP Compatibility mode doesn't work. Running Arkos Tracker from command line (searching for some kind of error code inside the windows console) doesn't helps. No errors there. Installed OpenAL, MONO instead of .NET Framework 3.5.1., deleted INI file, downloaded and "installed" again... The same results.

Arkos Tracker was running in my old notebook with the same operating system I'm using now, so, what can be the problem? Some kind of hardware or audio driver compatibility issue?

Any missing library?

I don't want to install a Virtual Machine with XP installed to only run Arkos Tracker on it.

Some ideas, please?

Thanks!  ;)

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #1 on: 09:40, 19 January 15 »
Try to put your system fonts at 100%, if you are using a bigger zoom Arkos refuses to start. But after the first successful start, you can change back to whatever font size you want.


Why? I have no idea  ;D

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #2 on: 15:04, 19 January 15 »
Hi,


Sorry for this. I use W7 64 bits and have no problem. Sadly, many people have problems with .Net, whatever their configuration is (old or new computers), and I'm afraid I can't do much... But... A solution may come sooner or later :).
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #3 on: 15:22, 19 January 15 »
The font size problem happens quite often, I've encountered it a few times (using the tracker on different computers) and other people I know had this same problem too (and the solution is always the same).

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #4 on: 15:27, 19 January 15 »
I will try to change zoom options as McKlain suggested me. My notebook has 1920x1200 resolution (higher than standard FullHD) and I need zoom in my desktop to see something.

As I commented, I don't think the problem was .NET Framework. NET 3.5.1 runtime is included inside Windows 7 (you only need to activate it) and all other Net framework apps (as Arkos Tools or WyzTracker) are running perfectly and there isn't any debug information when ArkosTracker.exe refuses to start.

When I disable NET Framework, all NET applications (including Arkos Tools) display some debug information in the console window about missing NET framework.

It seems a problem with "default" font in title screen of ArkosTracker app.

This afternoon I will try McKlain solution to confirm this.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: 17:12, 19 January 15 by DaDMaN »

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #5 on: 02:45, 20 January 15 »
Reduce resolution to 1200 * 800 or so, anything much bigger is insane anyway. So you should be cool having fonts at 100%  :)
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #6 on: 12:05, 20 January 15 »
Reduce resolution to 1200 * 800 or so, anything much bigger is insane anyway. So you should be cool having fonts at 100%  :)

You can't reduce resolution on an LCD!! It will be blurred.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #7 on: 12:59, 20 January 15 »
1920x1200 can be resized to 640x400, 960x600 and 1280x800 w/o any blur effect.
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #8 on: 13:31, 20 January 15 »
1920x1200 can be resized to 640x400, 960x600 and 1280x800 w/o any blur effect.

960x600 and 640x400 will work, but the 1280x800 would give blur:
1920 / 1280 = 1.5 so every third pixel is stretched across two pixels.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #9 on: 13:37, 20 January 15 »
Sure, I don't know why I have added 1280. :-\
(may be because my xbox360 display a nice 1280 on a 1920 LCD screen)
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #10 on: 15:08, 20 January 15 »
It's better to use the zoom feature.


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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #11 on: 18:00, 20 January 15 »
1920x1200 can be resized to 640x400, 960x600 and 1280x800 w/o any blur effect.

Right, I use 1280*800 on mine, and it looks great!  :)

EDIT: If one sees a blur, then the kind of beer is wrong.  ;)
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #12 on: 21:43, 20 January 15 »
Right, I use 1280*800 on mine, and it looks great!  :)

EDIT: If one sees a blur, then the kind of beer is wrong.  ;)

Then your screen isn't native 1920x120.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #13 on: 22:08, 20 January 15 »
Then your screen isn't native 1920x120.

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No it's 1920*1200.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #14 on: 22:16, 20 January 15 »
Then it's sharing pixels and isn't sharp. If you don't think it's blurred, you may need to visit your optician :D
(Or are you leaving it unscaled with a fat black border??  :o )

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #15 on: 22:55, 20 January 15 »
You are such a funny guy Bryce:


- You know that my SF2 can't alter ROM 7, but it can.
- You say that my pictures isn't sharp, but it is.


WoW! You are a god!  :laugh:  Because Bryce can't be wrong, right?  :laugh:

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #16 on: 23:04, 20 January 15 »
SF2 can alter ROM7, but only on a pre-ASIC CPC or Plus.

Technically a 1920 monitor can't be sharp at 1280. That's not my opinion, that's basic maths. You can't stretch a 1280 image pixel for pixel across 1920 pixels, so some pixels are either doubled or averaged across more than one pixel = Blurred.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #17 on: 23:22, 20 January 15 »
SF2 can alter ROM7, but only on a pre-ASIC CPC or Plus.

Now imagine I got a regular CPC 6128 with CRTC 1 (1987) and it works to alter ROM 7. And then imagine I got a 1986 CPC 6128 CRTC 0 and it works there too.

About the screen, it is no problem.
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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #18 on: 23:23, 20 January 15 »
Whatever...

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #19 on: 23:25, 20 January 15 »
I wonder if @DaDMaN managed to start Arkos without problems.

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Re: Problem with Arkos Tracker
« Reply #20 on: 23:27, 20 January 15 »
I wonder if @DaDMaN managed to start Arkos without problems.


Me too. But meanwhile he probably is listening to that crap here instead to Arkos tracker.  :-\
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