Echoview crashes

[Posting] Echoview crashes
Thread opener, Player 5 (The Privateers)
Posted Fri, 2018-09-21 14:59 GMT

Hi all, when I get a turnfile with a combat, my Echoview crashes and i can not load it for that turn... any ideas? the problem is, without Echoview i am blind and deaf! In the first turns it is no problem - i know all ships/planets, but the later the game it is ridicolous to play without.

bye thomas

[Posting] Re: Echoview crashes
Posted Fri, 2018-09-21 19:14 GMT

Hi all, when I get a turnfile with a combat, my Echoview crashes and i can not load it for that turn... any ideas? the problem is, without Echoview i am blind and deaf! In the first turns it is no problem - i know all ships/planets, but the later the game it is ridicolous to play without.

What EchoView version do you use?

EchoView was always in the loop when we built the advanced features, so the most recent version (1.2.25) should not have problems with it.

If you cannot get it to work, your only choice is probably to hide the VCRs from EchoView: delete/rename your vcrX.dat file, or replace it with an empty file (12 bytes) from an earlier turn. This ancient MS-DOS utility will delete the VCR from your result even before unpacking if you want to go as far.

Speaking of EchoView, I noticed that its website is gone. Does anyone know of a mirror? But otherwise this is probably an indication you should make friends with PCC2 or VPA :-(

--Stefan

[Posting] Re: Echoview crashes
Thread opener, Player 5 (The Privateers)
Posted Sat, 2018-09-22 05:35 GMT

Hi all, when I get a turnfile with a combat, my Echoview crashes and i can not load it for that turn... any ideas? the problem is, without Echoview i am blind and deaf! In the first turns it is no problem - i know all ships/planets, but the later the game it is ridicolous to play without.

What EchoView version do you use?

EchoView was always in the loop when we built the advanced features, so the most recent version (1.2.25) should not have problems with it.

If you cannot get it to work, your only choice is probably to hide the VCRs from EchoView: delete/rename your vcrX.dat file, or replace it with an empty file (12 bytes) from an earlier turn. This ancient MS-DOS utility will delete the VCR from your result even before unpacking if you want to go as far.

Speaking of EchoView, I noticed that its website is gone. Does anyone know of a mirror? But otherwise this is probably an indication you should make friends with PCC2 or VPA :-(

--Stefan

hihi, my version is 1.2.21 beta :wink: but thanks, the workaround with deleting the vcr-file works !

[Posting] Re: Echoview crashes
Posted Sat, 2018-09-22 08:42 GMT

my version is 1.2.24 Beta - where did you get 25 from? Circus Maximus is dead too, there's nothing to gain. Though i dont know if the ftp server still provides something, since i dont know the password... ftp://ftp.circus-maximus.com/pub/VGAPlanets/Player.Utilities/ev1224bv32.zip

couldnt find anything else so far on the web

Hi all, when I get a turnfile with a combat, my Echoview crashes and i can not load it for that turn... any ideas? the problem is, without Echoview i am blind and deaf! In the first turns it is no problem - i know all ships/planets, but the later the game it is ridicolous to play without.

What EchoView version do you use?

EchoView was always in the loop when we built the advanced features, so the most recent version (1.2.25) should not have problems with it.

If you cannot get it to work, your only choice is probably to hide the VCRs from EchoView: delete/rename your vcrX.dat file, or replace it with an empty file (12 bytes) from an earlier turn. This ancient MS-DOS utility will delete the VCR from your result even before unpacking if you want to go as far.

Speaking of EchoView, I noticed that its website is gone. Does anyone know of a mirror? But otherwise this is probably an indication you should make friends with PCC2 or VPA :-(

--Stefan

[Posting] Re: Echoview crashes
Posted Sat, 2018-09-22 16:04 GMT

my version is 1.2.24 Beta - where did you get 25 from? Circus Maximus is dead too, there's nothing to gain. Though i dont know if the ftp server still provides something, since i dont know the password... ftp://ftp.circus-maximus.com/pub/VGAPlanets/Player.Utilities/ev1224bv32.zip

couldnt find anything else so far on the web

I have a file ev1225bv32.zip in my archive that contains just an echoview.exe, nothing more, and is two weeks younger than ev1224bv32.zip. So I don't even know how they differ.

However, knowing the file names turns out a download location: Donovan's has a copy of the old EchoView page: http://echoview.donovansvgap.com/ It has version .24.

--Stefan