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F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:16
by Rex Claussen
After getting these scary messages about MS Windows support for my version of Win 10 Pro coming to an end soon, I decided to update/upgrade the operating system to v20H2 (OS Build 19042.867). In all other ways the update/upgrade works fine. But GZDooM runs like molasses on a cobblestone street. [This is the hot-fix version that drfrag ginned up, as outlined in this ZDooM thread.] I tried to run LZDooM, in the hopes that I'd be able to run DooM in some form. However, I get the dreaded "Execution Could Not Continue" error. I suspect this is being caused because it it looking for a specific library that I needed to replace with a newer version required to run Chocolate DooM.

So, basically, I can only run DooM with Chocolate DooM. Not GZDooM. Not LZDooM. Not ZDooM. At this point, I'm f*cked. And not in a good way.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 21:37
by Rachael
For GZDoom you should be able to start the modern version using the following shortcut:

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gzdoom +vid_preferbackend 2 +vid_scalemode 1 +vid_scalefactor 1 -iwad doom2
Note that this sets a couple of preferences that you will have to undo once you get access again to a fully accelerated renderer.

In the meantime, please post your issue here so that I and others can help you fix this problem.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 19:25
by Rex Claussen
Thanks, Rachael. I'll do what you suggested and report back here.

Meanwhile, I got LZDooM to run in its own folder. I think I was using a different dll file than the one LZDooM requires.

[EDIT: No luck. I tried running GZDooM with the command line parameters you suggested, but GZDooM remains unplayable. Per your suggestion, I have posted about the problem in the ZDooM forums.]

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 17:03
by Rex Claussen
All is well now. drfrag suggested I switch back my graphics drivers from Win 10 to Win 8.1 I did, and GZDooM runs fine now.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 15:44
by Rachael
Excellent. :)

Re: F*uckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 23:22
by mattbratt11
I knew Rex could make it alive. I'm proud of that. Keep it up, bro.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 17:07
by Rex Claussen
@mattbratt11: Except for my work computer at my desk (on which I won't do any DooM-related stuff) my other computers are dinosaurs. I have been looking into doing piecemeal upgrades to my hardware, but the consensus is to abandon my old hardware and build a custom rig from the ground up. We'll see how that goes.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 17:44
by Enjay
I usually used to build my own machines. These days, however, there are several suppliers who basically allow you to specify a machine component by component and they build it. What's more, they do it for a very similar price to what I would have spent on building the machine myself and they provide a warranty and service support too. So, I just go for that nowadays.

Re: F*ckin' MS Windows Updates!

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 3:24
by Rex Claussen
@Enjay: Yes, I have been corresponding with a computer builder/repair guy about assembling a custom rig. At this point, however, I'm questioning the need for sinking hundreds of dollars into an item of hardware I'll be primarily buying for its GZDooM capabilities.