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Planetdance crashes after installation
« on: August 09, 2021, 02:52:45 PM »
Hi, it's me again.
After having tried to update Planetdance with no succes as described in a previous post I uninstalled it completely (?) and did a new installation only to get the same results, only this time the program crashes after one clicks on the "Minimize" icon in the upper right hand corner.
Seems to me there is some configuration file that does not get removed, but I don't know. This is the first and only time I've ever had this kind of software problem, so if there is anybody out there who has had a similar experience I would very much appreciate any information on this subject.
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 07:11:32 PM »
Hi sorry for the late reaction, i'm not getting notifications from the forum about new posts.
Just as with your previous post i have no clue what causes this. It must be some glitch local to your ssystem because i hear this for the first time.
You could try deleting c:\planetdance completely, then download again but i'm not sure it will help.
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 07:50:04 PM »
Hi Jean.
Appreciate your reply. I tried a new installation as well, on two computers, but to no avail. Oh well, maybe I'll figure something out.
Best,
Bengt

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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2021, 08:04:23 PM »
On two computers?? Weird.
The problem is also a strange one, clicking minimize is a 'system action'. I did not program that, every program has it. Maybe it's the tool i use.
Just for the sake of it you could try with one of my other programs like https://jcremers.com/Oracle.html

ps, don't install to c:\program files\
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2021, 07:32:03 AM »
The same problem here: I used the maximize icon in the right upper corner and the application disappeared.
But here is the solution:
-Close the application (right click the Planetdance icon on the taskbar and close)
-Open the file c:\Planetdance\pd.ini and make a change in the section [MainForm]: Maximized=0 to Maximized=2
-Start the application


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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2021, 07:50:05 AM »
I see, this bypasses the mechanism where it remembers it's window size, so it just starts up maximized. Should also work with Maximized=1 ?
But i really don't understand why it crashes yet. And i hesitate to remove that functionality.
If you set [MainForm]: Left=0 does it crash?
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2021, 08:25:34 AM »
When using the Maximize-icon and close the application, the ini-file is changed to:
Maximize=0
Left=4099
and after starting the application again, the application is invisible.

The solution is then:
-change Maximize=1 or Maximize=2
-or change Left=0
to start the application normally.

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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2021, 08:39:52 AM »
You are starting pd on a second monitor? Do you have two monitors?
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2021, 08:45:46 AM »
No

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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2021, 08:52:56 AM »
After closing your pd.ini says left=4096, that's a very big monitor. Full hd is only 1920 and 4k is 3840, so i really wonder where that 4096 comes from..
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 09:02:59 AM »
Desktop with monitor Philips PHL 243V5
Resolution 1920 x 1080


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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2021, 09:39:46 AM »
The problem is not the monitor of my desktop.
I've now the application installed on my laptop, with the same problem.
After maximizing and closing, the application is invisible after starting.
The ini-file says also here:
Maximize=0
Left=4099 (not 4096)

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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2021, 09:51:20 AM »
That 'left' value is very strange, it says pd should start at horizontal value 4099 while you monitor only has 1920. So it will not be visible.
What happens if you change it to Left=1, and restart planetdance?

I changed something, could you please test if the problem persists?
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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2021, 10:29:20 AM »
Maximized=0; Left=1
Starting the application
The window is not maximized, but visible
Clicking Maximized button
The window is now maximized
Clicking Maximized again
The window is not maximized, but visible!!

The problem persists when the application is closed while the window is maximized.
I want test the application when sending it to me.


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Re: Planetdance crashes after installation
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2021, 12:33:48 PM »
thanks, please download this https://jcremers.com/pd.exe and replace c:\planetdance\pd.exe
This ignores the settings in pd.ini for the main window and just maximizes it.
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