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Posted by Balo   (8 posts)   bio
Date Thu 24 Jan 2002 07:46 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 Another thing you might try assuming you have the resolver.exe in your dawn directory is editing the gameset.txt (which was created automaticaly by the looks of things when you ran previously judging by your last post) just add the line WIN32_perform_local_dns_lookups top

Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (18,772 posts)   bio   Forum Administrator
Date Fri 18 Jan 2002 10:16 PM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Fri 18 Jan 2002 10:17 PM (UTC) by Nick Gammon

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 I don't understand why it is crashing at this point, but you can probably do without the resolver. Try editing resolve.cpp (around line 240), and make it boot without it, like this:  void init_resolver( char *mainpath ) { return; // add this line logf("Starting hostname/ident resolver process..."); #ifdef unix init_resolver_unix(mainpath); #endif #ifdef WIN32 init_resolver_WIN32(mainpath); #endif resolver_version=0; resolver_send_data("version"); }  - Nick Gammon www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com top

Posted by Kos   (24 posts)   bio
Date Fri 18 Jan 2002 09:47 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (18,772 posts)   bio   Forum Administrator
Date Fri 18 Jan 2002 07:58 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 Did you do what Kalahn suggested above? That should fix it. You can get a working executable from his download page, it is zipped up as:  dawn1.69o_win32bin.zip  It is the previous version, but should get you working. However if you download the resolver.exe file from his site, and put it in the correct directory, all should be well. You may need to manually copy the dawn.exe file from where Microsoft Visual C++ puts it (ie. into a Release or Debug directory) into the directory where it should be. That is the same directory that has the resolver.exe file, and the area, system, player etc. directories. - Nick Gammon www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com top

Posted by Kos   (24 posts)   bio
Date Fri 18 Jan 2002 02:08 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 I can not get into the game. When I try to run DoT I got the error message above. I am trying to compile this under windows 98 mirosoft C++ 6.0. Can you help me on this one. Once it is done I can send it to you for distribution. Thanks Kos top

Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (18,772 posts)   bio   Forum Administrator
Date Fri 18 Jan 2002 02:46 AM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 "gameedit" is an admin command, typed in when you are logged into the DoT MUD. - Nick Gammon www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com top

Posted by Kos   (24 posts)   bio
Date Thu 17 Jan 2002 09:37 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 I should of told you that first (what OS I am using) I am using win 98. but I will be using WINNT 4.0 sp5 Where do I type this gameedit? Thanks top

Posted by Kalahn   United Kingdom  (138 posts)   bio   Moderator
Date Thu 17 Jan 2002 08:28 PM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Thu 17 Jan 2002 08:32 PM (UTC) by Kalahn

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 You need to compile the win32 dns resolver. The source code for it is in src/extras/resolver.cpp (assuming your source was uncompressed into src) To manually compile this, make an empty win32 console application in visual studio, add the resolver.cpp file and compile. You can get a precompiled binary from http://www.dawnoftime.org/download/win32/resolver.exe Put the binary in the working directory, (the directory the areas, help and system directories are stored in) Note: The resolver system doesn't work with win9x, win me. But does work with WinNt, Win2k, WinXP. This is due to design flaws in the Win9x Operating Systems. If you want DNS resolution for a mud running on those platforms, enable the WIN32_perform_local_dns_lookups gamesetting option. If the option isn't on, it can be enabled by typing: gameedit confirm flag WIN32_perform_local_dns_lookups - Kalahn Implementor of the Dawn of Time Codebase http://www.dawnoftime.org/ p.s. if you still have the problem, put details about your OS version and I will release a fix. Kalahn Developer of the Dawn of Time codebase http://www.dawnoftime.org/ top

Posted by Kos   (24 posts)   bio
Date Thu 17 Jan 2002 08:15 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
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 I am having problems running this on micosoft 6.0 C++. I get the folloing message: :: Reading in game settings from gameset.txt... :: gio_generic_loadlist() reading in from gameset.txt... :: Finished gio_generic_loadlist [1]. :: Game settings for The Dawn of Time 1.69 successfully loaded. :: Allocated 3670016 bytes for string storage. (MAX_STRING setting) Jan 17 14:12:10:: Starting hostname/ident resolver process... assertion failed: r!=0, file c:\dot\dawnsrc1.69o\resolve.cpp,line 215 And it does not go on. Do you know what might cause this. Thanks top

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