LCARS Screen Saver

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List of Reported Problems

Details of Problems
Flashes/flickers under Windows 98
Platforms:
Windows 98
Reported by:
Various users, Feb/March 1999
    Fixed in version 1.20

    Under Windows 98, the saver previews correctly, but flashes and flickers when it runs. It also seems to run two or three times faster than the configuration settings request.

    The problem is that Windows 98 (incorrectly) starts two copies of the screen saver at once. LCARS version 1.20 includes extra logic to stop the second copy from running.

    NOTE: This fix has a side effect for the 16-bit version (LCARS.scr). If an error occurs while the saver is running, subsequent copies may not run because they think the previous copy is still running. If this happens, you can reset it by displaying and then closing its "Settings" dialog.

     
Occasionally saver disappears
Platforms:
(all platforms)
Reported by:
Steve Bownas, 6/97
    Sometimes the saver just disappears when running. One time when this happened Windows 95 displayed an Access Violation dialog (from Kernel32). I have experienced this problem less than one out of 100 times on several platforms.

    I have not yet found the cause and there is no work around. I believe that these are all Access Violations (or General Protection Faults), although usually there is no dialog.

     
Repeated previews fail
Platforms:
Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0
Reported by:
Chris Vandergriff, 5/97
    If you "Preview" the screen saver from the Display Properties dialog over and over, it eventually fails with either "Register main window class failed" or "Create main window failed".

    I have not yet found the cause. To work around this problem, close the Display Properties dialog and re-open it.

     

     
Preview works, but saver will not run normally
Platforms:
Windows 95
Reported by:
Kishen Hawkins, 5/22/97
    The saver previews correctly (except for the Preview bug noted above), but it disappears almost immediately when it runs normally. So far this has been reported for one specific machine.

    I have not yet found the cause or a work around.

     


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