Version 5.5 > NOW what (DirectX problem)
For some months now, I've been using some of the Motion Background settings. I say some, 'cause some of the settings just seem to majorly freak the computer out.
Now, however I get error messages that say either "Catastrophic Failure" or "No Direct X Present"
But when I run dxdiag, it tells me that Direct X is present and is working just fine.
Comp is a Pentium IV - 3 GHz - NVIDIA Quadro FX 500/600 video card
SO I ask, "Huh?!"
When you restart SSP, it will run the test to determine if your hardware and software is sufficient to run full graphics mode. You'll have to respond to a couple of pop up boxes when SSP starts up to confirm this.
Sometimes this gets turned off, particularly if you start SSP right after booting WinXP.
If Full Graphics Mode is already enabled, then the option on the Tools drop down menu will say "Disable Full Graphics Mode"
Remember, all this is for version 7. I'm not remembering how, exactly, this might be different in version 5.5.
Also, I understand that the Quadro is not the best nVidea platform for SSP. The GeForce series is more what SSP is looking for.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand enoughtto exand on the technical reasons for that. I just know that I've heard it several times.
I was able to get things going again.
Now if I could only find out why Direct X got disabled . . .
10-Q & 10-4
Richard in Oxnard (CA)
At least that's been my experience.