downloaded vvvv and tried to run… theres only that DXRenderOut window - but thers no PATCH window :(
deleting ARGS.txt and re-run vvvv nothing happens. it opens and appears in my taskbar and if i click to minimize vvvv a small window from somewhere at my screen appears and minimizes to my taskbar… all video screens, directx-output windows are visible if i start a patch. herr inspektor is visible too - only patch window is invisible…
tried older versions of vvvv - unfortunately same problem. what kind of WINDOWS CONFIGURATION could hide program-windows? if directx and “herr inspektor”-windows doesnt appear- then ok. but these 2 windows are visible… so the problem MUST be a bug in vvvv, isnt? or am i wrong?
i have administration rights on my machine.
please - does anyone have another idea for my problem?
note that vvvv will quit itself when an instance of vvvv is already running. under some occasion a crashed vvvv may reside in memory and will not allow you to start a new one. use the task manager to quit vvvv.
apart from that: we had some problems with old midi drivers keeping vvvv from starting when the interface is not connected. are your multimedia drivers all up and running?
i had this problem twice at a friend´s pc when i wanted to show vvvv on a visit. it happened right after installing and i had no clue why this strange behaviour would take place on that machine. on my computers all the 4v does it´s work, but it seems not on every pc to do so.
dumb question: have u tried to unzip it to another location after having rebooted?
do you probably try to start vvvv.exe from a zipped folder? winxp has that function that lets you use .zip files as ordinary folders. but you can’t start vvvv.exe from such a temporary .zip-folder. extract first and then try again.
nkay. so this is really strange. since the program seems to start (you get renderer and inspektor) the problem seems to be coming from an extra activex control that vvvv tries to register on startup. the AddFlow3.ocx file you can find in the \bin folder. if it cant be registered you won’t see any patches.
you could try to manually install it and see if that succeeds. open a command prompt and navigate to the \bin path of your vvvv directory. there type:
nkay. so here we have the troublemaker. still… no idea what that could be…
cant find any hints about that error on the internet. if you are familiar with the registry (regedit) you could try searching for all entries conaining “AddFlow” and remove them. do this on your own risk! nothing much should happen though. could be that you have another software installed that uses the same AddFlow3.ocx control which could suffer from such an operation. highly unlikely though.
after you’ve removed all the entries just start vvvv.exe again.
and let us know. good luck.