3.21: 3d crashes

Boris Gaertner Boris.Gaertner at gmx.net
Mon Jan 20 20:06:30 UTC 2003

Ralf Bokelberg <squeak at bokelberg.de> wrote:

> Whenever i launch a ballon3d demo or open a Wonderland 
> my squeak crashes without a message after a short time 
> My system is a win98, geforce 256 mx 32mb, ram 512mb
> Since the swiki states squeak to be stable :) 
> i'm probably missing something ?  
> Kind regards
> bokel

On Aug,, 2, 2002, Andreas Raab answered to a similar question:

>>Update your display drivers - a crash at this points means that you got
>>poor drivers (and you are not the only one). Alternatively try to toggle
>>between OpenGL and D3D to see if it helps (press F2, go to "display and
>>sound", enable/disable "use opengl instead of D3D"). This *may* help but
>>there's no guarantuee.

>>  - Andreas

I just tried Ballon3D on Squeak 3.2.1 on a Win98 machine and it works.
However, I remember, that  this was not always so: I had to search 
the internet for drivers to get Ballon3D running. 

I think you should look at: http://www.opengl.org/users/downloads/
Alternatively, you may search the page www.microsoft.com for "OpenGL"
or "Direct X" I remember that I downloaded something like Direct X
a long time ago. When Croquet came I downloaded some drivers from
the above-mentioned site www.opengl.org  ( An executable file and
that program in turn downloaded additional stuff from the openGL site.)

So, please try this and tell us about the result on your machine.

Greetings, Boris

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