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Pico-8 will only run if I set it to run in 256 colors even after replacing the SDL.

P#73489 2020-02-26 19:49

:: Felice

You'd do well to give a lot more details about your runtime environment/platform/hardware.

P#73500 2020-02-27 11:25 ( Edited 2020-02-27 11:26)

Yea your right.
Windows 7 SP1
Procession: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz 2.79 GHz
RAM: 2.00GB
32-bit Operating System

P#73505 2020-02-27 13:49

I think the SDL part needs a little bit of explanation. I thought I had fixed this problem a while back when I had first bought Pico-8 (I was using it for a while with less legal means before that, but it was a less updated version) and it would just say that Pico-8 stopped working. No explanation. So then I did some digging around and found that I needed a different SDL to run the game. It ran smoothly until it didn't. Suddenly it stopped working again giving me the same message. So I was like,
"Oh, maybe that SDL got corrupted somehow!"(In short, it didn't) So now I'm kinda stuck.

P#73506 2020-02-27 13:54
:: Felice

When you say you replaced the SDL, do you mean you replaced the SDL2.dll in the PICO-8 folder?

If that made zero difference, maybe your system Path has a folder with a different SDL2.dll in it that's getting picked up instead.

Try deleting or at least renaming the SDL2.dll in the PICO-8 folder and seeing if the app still runs. If it does, that'll confirm that it's using a different DLL in a different location. Then it's a matter of, probably, fixing your Path so it looks in the current folder first. I think this is usually done by starting the user version of the Path variable (as found in System Properties → Advanced → Environment Variables → User Variables) with a blank sub-path, e.g. ";path2;path3;etc", with nothing before the first semicolon, so it always looks in the current folder first.

P#73529 2020-02-28 02:55 ( Edited 2020-02-28 03:00)

I'll try that! (In fact I'm such a noob I didn't even know that was a thing, guess even I have more to learn after 8 years of operating a computer, sheesh!) Thanks @Felice!

P#73579 2020-03-01 13:24 ( Edited 2020-03-01 13:25)

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