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« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2013, 08:58:24 AM »

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  Running the program gave me an error message on startup, about a missing DLL.


I am not a windows7 user ,but very longtime linux user .

but win7 has a very nasty bug with programs installed to "c/:program files "
it is called MS's UAC
( other software i support has MS uac issues )

it is advisable NOT to install non Microsoft programs into "c/:program files "
but to C 
for example
c:/Mandelbulber

otherwise you might NEED to be the Administrator and use the "start" menu "r-click" - run as administrator- option to save config settings to the install folder in c/program files

windows "should" look in the folder that has the "Mandelbulber.exe" program FIRST before it searches MS's $PATH for a dll
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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2013, 01:28:54 PM »

I downloaded the program dated 2013-10-16 from Sourceforge and installed it.  My system is Windows7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1 with 16GB RAM.  Running the program gave me an error message on startup, about a missing DLL.  I tried re-installing, as advised, and got the same error message.  Searching for the same DLL in my existing programs pointed to GIMP 2.8.6 <<C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin>>.  I copied the file, ran Mandelbulber again, and got another error message, this time for a different DLL.  Copy, run again.  This was repeated until no error message was generated.
The list of copied DLL's:
libatk-1.0-0.dll
....
zlib1.dll
All were copied from the above noted folder, with the exception of <<libatk-1.0-0.dll>>, which was copied from <<C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\32\bin>>.
Now I get to play.  Thanks for your work!

Hi
I tried to reproduce this error. The only way which I found is to start some older 64-bit version from C:\Program files\Mandelbulber folder. I'm not sure which version you tried to start (32-bit or 64-bit).
Mu suggestion: uninstall 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Mandelbulber, clean up C:\Program files\Mandelbulber and  C:\Program files (x86)\Mandelbulber folders and then install Mandelbulber from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mandelbulber/files/Mandelbulber%2064-bit%20OpenCL-1.18-Setup.exe/download

I am not a windows7 user ,but very longtime linux user .
but win7 has a very nasty bug with programs installed to "c/:program files "
it is called MS's UAC
( other software i support has MS uac issues )
it is advisable NOT to install non Microsoft programs into "c/:program files "
but to C 
for example
c:/Mandelbulber
otherwise you might NEED to be the Administrator and use the "start" menu "r-click" - run as administrator- option to save config settings to the install folder in c/program files
windows "should" look in the folder that has the "Mandelbulber.exe" program FIRST before it searches MS's $PATH for a dll

Mandelbulber doesn't need to write any files (config, or other) to program folder, so this problem doesn't exits with Mandelbulber. I think under Linux you also don't store any config files in /usr/bin/...  This is the same.
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2013, 03:40:58 PM »

Hi Buddhi, just a quick question.

I'm still getting a few crashes in OpenCL mode. It's not constant, and it seems to happen when I go too close to a fractal, or try vaguely controversial settings.

I've just been taking the crashes in my stride, thinking that the OpenCL stuff is still in development and some instability is to be expected, but it's just occurred to me that you may want to know about these.

Would it help if I provided Process Monitor reports, or do you already have enough information on the subject?
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2013, 06:03:34 PM »

Hi Buddhi, just a quick question.

I'm still getting a few crashes in OpenCL mode. It's not constant, and it seems to happen when I go too close to a fractal, or try vaguely controversial settings.

I've just been taking the crashes in my stride, thinking that the OpenCL stuff is still in development and some instability is to be expected, but it's just occurred to me that you may want to know about these.

Would it help if I provided Process Monitor reports, or do you already have enough information on the subject?

Wait for next version. Will be much more error handling and should be more resistant for errors. Then we will see what further improvement I can do. Next release should be in one or two weeks.
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2013, 06:11:25 PM »

Wait for next version. Will be much more error handling and should be more resistant for errors. Then we will see what further improvement I can do. Next release should be in one or two weeks.

Okeydoke. No worries then. smiley

Great news about the release schedule as well. I'm just re-rendering one of my older animations, and I reckon it'll take about that long to finish. (I've rendered most of it in OpenCL mode, but it's having some problems with the last bit, so I'm just doing those in CPU mode).
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2013, 02:06:22 AM »

I seem to be getting significantly different colors when using OpenCL. Is that normal? how can I make OpenCL render with the same colors?

Thanks
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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2013, 01:30:45 PM »

Will be not the same. It is not optimal to use the same algorithms for OpenCL and for CPU. That's why there are some differences.
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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 09:22:05 PM »

Wait for next version. Will be much more error handling and should be more resistant for errors. Then we will see what further improvement I can do. Next release should be in one or two weeks.

Today I have released new version. I started new thread for Mandelbulber 1.19 http://www.fractalforums.com/releases-b233/mandelbulber-1-19-opencl-user-defined-formulas-management/msg68615/#new
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