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You should have received the info from the Dell Studio 1558 laptop. One correction, as it had a i5 processor instead of a i7. When running the EXE presentation, it never advances to the 2nd slide. It just sets there with no error message until you try to exit and then it crashes that the program must exit.
Also note, after running the EXE, the folder, SlideEffectLauncher, is present but running the diagnostics, does not complete, it displays the first two items in green and never advances.
As a test, we installed version, SlideEffect_1.12.5.exe, and opened the actual SEF for the project. After it failed, we ran the diagnostics again and it went through the entire process now that the \SlideEffect\tmp folder exists.
The EXE fails along with the actual SEF, with related files. We used my email and referenced the Dell Studio 1558.
Sorry for the delay in getting you the diagnostics info and let me know if you have questions related to the tests above.
RickApril 24, 2015 at 22:39 in reply to: Crashes a lot (Mostly when copying and pasting but can happen anytime). #9561
Earlier, I reported an issue with an I7 processor with 8GB of memory with a Dell laptop. I’m scheduled to look at it again this weekend so I can run the diagnostics tool. Hopefully it may shed some light if there is an issue with an I7 processor. The issue I reported is that it would not go past the first slide in a 5 slide EXE presentation.
To further the test, I may take a couple of projects and temporarily install SE1 to see what else I can experience, compared to the above. I will remove SE1 after running the projects and the report is generated.
I downloaded the program and will send it to the person having the Dell Studio Laptop and have them put my email address so you can find it easily.
No, there is no error messages displayed until you try to abort. This is after waiting well past the time the first slide should have advanced, that’s when we pressed the escape key to abort and the message that SE.exe had quit working.
I would like to be considered as a beta tester. I have programming experience but the LUA will be a new challange.
Thanks,March 18, 2015 at 14:32 in reply to: Display Issues with StarWar Effects and Rolling Credits #9552
Alain, both effects are now working as expected.
Thanks for the quick turnaround, much appreciated.March 14, 2015 at 13:42 in reply to: Display Issues with StarWar Effects and Rolling Credits #9549
I just downloaded the 1.12.5 and tested the same TestSideshow.sef I had sent earlier, and then created a new one with the same text. Both experience the same issues using the the 29 lines of text.
Line 1 starts approximately 20% from the top and and as new lines appear, they progress lower on the screen. The lines start to fade at the same 20% mark and progress lower as well, meaning the following.
This effects both the Rolling Credits and the Star War effects
Line 19 is the first line that appears from the bottom of the screen and fades out at mid screen.
Line 29 is the last line that appear from the bottom of the screen and fades after scrolling two lines.
I created a new test, TestSideshow2.sef, and added 20 lines more of text, 59 lines total. Slide 1 is the Stars War effect and slide 2 is the Rolling Credits effect. The font and size if the defaults and the length of the slides is 106 seconds to display each two times. Also note the following is based on a 4×3 screen viewing.
It appears, that the test is using an “invisible window” and that window progressively slides down during the presentation.
With the new TestSideshow2.sef and the Rolling Credits effect, the first line displayed fine is line 7, you never see lines 1 through 5 and barely see line 6. At the end, since the “invisible window” keeps sliding down, you barely see line 44 and never see lines 45 through 49.
With the new TestSideshow2.sef and the Stars War effect, you barely see line 41 and never see line 42 through 49.
Rolling Credits effect Assumption
I would assume, that the rolling credits would start appearing from the bottom of the screen and keep scrolling until the last line scrolls off the top of the screen with no fade effects at all. The creator would set the duration time based on when the last line scrolls off the screen.
Star Wars effect Assumption
I thought the original effect would start scrolling from the bottom of screen and as it scrolls to the top, the line gets narrower. They all would fade out about 10 – 15% from the top. Again, the creator would time it from the start of the first line until the last one fades out through the duration time.
Is it possible, since you can’t specify, during the creation of the SEF, whether a presentation is targeted for 4×3, letterbox vs widescreen, if this has bearing on the issues, with the “invisible window”?
I have sent the TestSideshow2.sef, via email. Let me know if you have questions, on the above.
Windows 7, SP1, x64
Slide Effects 1.12.5