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Cadaver viewer

Postby Radiant » 14 Mar 2014, 23:12

Wow, excellent work on the Cadaver viewer! As a long-term Bitmap Brothers fan I really enjoyed seeing this.

I was wondering... since the data files have all the same format, it should be possible to run the second and third demo in The Payoff on Dosbox, yes? Simply swapping the folders didn't work for me, but I note that the Payoff's files are packed and the demo files included in the viewer are not. Is this something easy to do?
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Re: Cadaver viewer

Postby Kroah » 27 Mar 2014, 15:01

Welcome Radiant,

Unfortunately, data files are not compatible between platforms (atari, st, pc) and/or versions (demo, Payoff, etc.).
The viewer can handle these specificities because:
- I have extracted the data files when packed (some versions of Cadaver need to have them packed, otherwise it crashes).
- The viewer includes some specific code for a given version/platform.
- The viewer does not execute the code located in some data files (we can call them "libraries"): each of these libraries is specific for a platform (x86, 68k) and for a version (only the routines used for a version is included in the library with the game)). I have tried to build an "universal library" including all the routines for a specific platform, but i gave up after remapping hundreds relative calls...
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Re: Cadaver viewer

Postby sardaukar » 09 Jun 2019, 15:05

Hello!

Sorry for necrobumping such an old thread, but I'm trying to run the viewer in Windows 10 and I get a lot of error messages about the configuration system. Is there a way to fix it?

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Re: Cadaver viewer

Postby Kroah » 14 Jul 2019, 20:41

sardaukar wrote:Hello!
Sorry for necrobumping such an old thread, but I'm trying to run the viewer in Windows 10 and I get a lot of error messages about the configuration system. Is there a way to fix it?

Hi sardaukar,

I'm sorry it crashes for you.
I've just tested it, and it works fine on my PC.
I run the latest version of Windows 10.

Can you try to run it with administrator rights ?
Can you copy the full stack log here ?

Thanks,
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Re: Cadaver viewer

Postby sardaukar » 15 Jul 2019, 11:20

I got it to work with a change to the config file to change the runtime settings. I can confirm what changes after I get home tonight.
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Re: Cadaver viewer

Postby sardaukar » 15 Jul 2019, 21:57

I had to add:

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<supportedRuntime version="v3.5" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v3.5"/>
<supportedRuntime version="v4.0"/>


for it to work for me. I'm on Windows 10 64-bit.
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