!!! Import new patch NGD 1.2 fixed A5.51 bugs !!!

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!!! Import new patch NGD 1.2 fixed A5.51 bugs !!!

Postby Julio Jerez » Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:37 am

I realize that I was misleading the A5 users by saying A5 compatible when it was not. So I when back and debug the problem with A5.51
I was able to get the parcel to read A5.51, A5.551 and A6.xx,all comercial version or better.
I did not test it on versions lower than comercial but it should work fine.

on a5.51 the splash screen does not fade in and out. So during the fade in-out the screen is forzen for thee secods before the game start.

You can dowload the 1.2 patch here: http://www.physicsengine.com/downloads/newton1_20.zip

Note: for A5.51 users.

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The template for A5.51 has a sleep(1) after the call lo load level
the code look like this:

function main()
{
.....
.....
// center the splash screen for non-640x480 resolutions
   splashscreen.pos_x = (screen_size.x - bmap_width(splashmap))/2;
   splashscreen.pos_y = (screen_size.y - bmap_height(splashmap))/2;
// set it visible
   splashscreen.visible = on;

// wait 3(!) frames for triple buffering, until it is flipped to the foreground
   wait(3);

// now load the level
   level_load(office_wmb);
// wait the required second, then switch the splashscreen off.
   sleep(1);
...
...
}


When you paste the lcode frgamnet to add the Map to the dll
your code should look like this

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function main()
{
....
....
// center the splash screen for non-640x480 resolutions
   splashscreen.pos_x = (screen_size.x - bmap_width(splashmap))/2;
   splashscreen.pos_y = (screen_size.y - bmap_height(splashmap))/2;
// set it visible
   splashscreen.visible = on;
// wait 3(!) frames for triple buffering, until it is flipped to the foreground
   wait(3);

// now load the level
   level_load(office_wmb);
   wait(1);
   dll_handle = newtonHandle;
   NewtonAddMap (office_wmb, splashscreen);

   freeze_mode = 1;
   // wait the required second, then switch the splashscreen off.
   sleep(1);   
     splashscreen.visible = off;
   bmap_purge(splashmap);   // remove logo bitmap from video memory
...
...
}



notice that there is a wait(1) instead of sleep(1) between the lines
level_load(office_wmb); and NewtonAddMap (office_wmb, splashscreen);

this is important for A5.51 user, ony one frame way between those lines.


I hope this clear the problems with the differents A5 version. 8)

Good luck

Ps: Can we support anything bellow A5.51? No. I still own a IBM pc and I which Microsoft make window xp compatible with my IBM PC but the fact is that is not posible. :wink:
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