From experience, Access violation is usually because of a conflict with
another active program, as advised in the rules, it is generally good
practice to only have the GUI (diploware) running.
I am assuming that you have Windows 7, if so read on:
The is an identified issue with Windows 7, and doing a lot of homework
on it, there has been a recognised W7 complaint on file/folder
permissions, even if running as Administrator. A lot of references to
"UAC" in W7, but essentially there is a potential workaround that has
fixed it for some W7 users.
A player in the MD2 test game tried something out for me, and it
worked, so I am hoping that it works for all who have had a problem.
Since the diploware allows you to open a turn file from any chosen
directory, try saving the turn attachment from your e-mail, to your
Documents (maybe in a new MD2 or NAP folder?) and then try to open with
Similarly, when saving, change the directory to the one chosen above,
and save to there. This will facilitate attachment of the .sav file to
an e-mail to send in the turn.
This has not always worked, and the solution seems to be in changing
the folder permission for the game folder and the "saved old turns"
folder so that the diploware can save the turns (and even the user can
then do this). The process needs documenting and proving, and may still
be best done in a Documents workaround, rather than in Program Files.
>Date: 18/11/2011 16:29
>Subj: [ageofconquest] Problem Saving Move
>I am unable to save a move.
>It crashes and says
>"Access violation OF054B78"
> From: Darrell <darrell.lias@...>
>Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 1:54 AM
>Subject: [ageofconquest] Answers to questions raised (all groups)
>Q?: Where are the sign up links?
>A: The sign up pages are accessed from the individual scenario
pages within the main website:
>Q?: Cannot find the tutorial in my old version of the diploware, only
>A: No problem, as it is downloaded with the diploware in a new
download, but for the tests, just use the space to identify your
preferred realm, or leave blank
>Q: I have downloaded several diplowares but the when trying to open
the Tutorial file from within the program---get an "Access violation"
>A: Just like in Windows generally, the diploware goes to the last
directory accessed and so, if "Age of Conquest" was the last Tutorial
File opened, the diploware gives this directory again - not
surprisingly, that Tutorial File (or a turn file later) will not fit a
different scenario diploware. Please change the directory offered to
the correct one for the scenario you are trying to open. This is made
confusing by the Tutorial Files all being called just that - noted for
potential later improvements.
>Q: Cannot download the Dragonlords diploware?
>A: As mentioned in Update 5, the Dragonlords diploware download is not
currently functioning, will be sorted in due course, but priority given
to getting the four test games set up.
>Status at this posting for sign ups (9 hours on):
>Medieval - 7 of 23
>Napoleonic - 4 of 11
>Shogun - 4 of 20
>Age of Conquest - 2 of 19
>note: [Dragonlords - 2 but not running yet, unless enough people have
the diploware installed from before?]
>Hope this is of help,
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