View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:23 pm



Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Snes9x is weird? 
Author Message
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Snes9x is weird?
On a few XP systems I have tried, the Snes9x application (1.53) comes up the usual missing DLL thing, and a bunch of other errors if you put the DLL in there even if DX9.0c is installed.

However 1.52 and 1.51 do not seem to create this error at all.

Any reasons why?

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:55 pm
Profile WWW
Official tech support dood

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:57 am
Posts: 2086
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
you don't have the latest (post 9.0c) updates - see here and here.

_________________
Why yes, my shift key *IS* broken.


Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:06 pm
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Oh. Funny how when I ask the same question somewhere else, nobody actually tells me that.

Thanks, I'll go and do it now.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Profile WWW
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Termingamer2-JD wrote:
Oh. Funny how when I ask the same question somewhere else, nobody actually tells me that.

Thanks, I'll go and do it now.

It's an insane situation, no one knows why MS continued updating DirectX 9.0c without incrementing the version number or including it in Windows Update.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:33 am
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
I can't download it in Windows XP, it just gives me the trashy message from Microsoft that XP has ended support and there's no link there.

I'll try getting every DLL manually and doing that way, seeing as Microsoft are idiots and WANT me to upgrade to that trash known as Windows 8.1. No thanks, I'm staying with XP.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:52 pm
Profile WWW
Official tech support dood

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:57 am
Posts: 2086
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
the very first search result on Google for "directx 9.0c xp" is Microsoft's download page.

and xp is ancient... even ignoring Vista, Win7 is over 6 years old.

_________________
Why yes, my shift key *IS* broken.


Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:18 am
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Oh well, there's still a lot of people who like XP for being better than the ones after it, anyway

7 reminds me of Vista with bug fixes, a couple of removed/hidden programs (Windows Mail etc) and nothing else, 8 is bad and I never tried 10.

I'll run that for the 4718th time and see if it works, again, I'll replace snes9x 1.52 with 1.53 and hopefully it does. If it doesn't then I'll have to throw it under a bus.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:24 pm
Profile WWW
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Termingamer2-JD wrote:
Oh well, there's still a lot of people who like XP for being better than the ones after it, anyway

But real men prefer 2K for being XP's stronger, smarter, better-looking brother.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:08 pm
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
I heard 2K was better than XP, but XP might be better for home use. But I do not know.
Anyway this case is solved.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:53 pm
Profile WWW
ZSNES Shake Shake Prinny
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:15 pm
Posts: 5615
Location: PAL50, dood !
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Gil_Hamilton wrote:
But real men prefer 2K for being XP's stronger, smarter, better-looking brother.

Brothers. Right.
Image

_________________
皆黙って俺について来い!!
Code:
<jmr> bsnes has the most accurate wiki page but it takes forever to load (or something)

Pantheon: Gideon Zhi | CaitSith2 | Nach | kode54


Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:38 pm
Profile
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
2k-tan is also better than XP-tan.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:57 am
Profile
16-bit Corpse | Nyoron~
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:14 pm
Posts: 3534
Location: Nokia Land
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Does Windows 10 have its own, errr... "-tan"?

_________________
whicker: franpa is grammatically correct, and he still gets ripped on?
sweener2001: Grammatically correct this one time? sure. every other time? no. does that give him a right? not really.
Image


Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:18 am
Profile
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Agozer wrote:
Does Windows 10 have its own, errr... "-tan"?

Probably. I haven't checked. Vocaloid fans ruined the world of cartoon girls based on software.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:45 am
Profile
ZSNES Shake Shake Prinny
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:15 pm
Posts: 5615
Location: PAL50, dood !
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Agozer wrote:
Does Windows 10 have its own, errr... "-tan"?

Of course!</raul>
It's pretty much impossible to avoid it now - fans come up with a design months before actual release. There even are officially endorsed avatars (like 10-tan):
Image


Of course, she was instantly meme'd because of her stupid colour scheme:
Image

STR➈NGEST

_________________
皆黙って俺について来い!!
Code:
<jmr> bsnes has the most accurate wiki page but it takes forever to load (or something)

Pantheon: Gideon Zhi | CaitSith2 | Nach | kode54


Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:09 pm
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Gil_Hamilton wrote:
2k-tan is also better than XP-tan.


Both are superior to 8-tan, 8.1-tan and 10-tan, though, if we settle on both opinions.
Windows Me is the dead baby brother to 2k and XP.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:14 am
Profile WWW
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Awww, Me-tan tries her best. She's clumsy and not very smart, but she tries.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:51 am
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Gil_Hamilton wrote:
Awww, Me-tan tries her best. She's clumsy and not very smart, but she tries.

Could be true - at least she shares the look of 2k-tan.

iOS is nothing either. iPads are the same as laptops only you can't run what you want to and it's too limited. And the keyboard is stupid on those things.

(I was only taking the mick of ME because everyone seems to do so, a bit like Vista)

And as for Vista and 7: Vista is the one with the pretty looks, but she isn't liked by many. However 7 is loved, although it looks the same, and IS the same with different things on it.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:07 am
Profile WWW
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Termingamer2-JD wrote:
Gil_Hamilton wrote:
Awww, Me-tan tries her best. She's clumsy and not very smart, but she tries.

Could be true - at least she shares the look of 2k-tan.

https://i.imgur.com/AosJ7Fy.jpg

I'm not seein' it.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:35 am
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
ME is different to 2k's look? I was referring to 'windows standard' style on XP which on wikpedia says is the 2k/Me style, and 'classic' is 95/98 style

But ohwell

And I can't see the image right now, I can check later and revise this post.

---
OK, I thought we were discussing the OS at one point, lol, but whatever.
Anyway I found Vista-tan on google... the one that was hard to get used to, but great if you did.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Profile WWW
Buzzkill Gil

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:14 pm
Posts: 4247
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Termingamer2-JD wrote:
OK, I thought we were discussing the OS at one point, lol, but whatever.
Anyway I found Vista-tan on google... the one that was hard to get used to, but great if you did.

At one point, yes. The precise moment at which we changed was when Grinvader posted the pic of MAI WAIFU and XP together.

_________________
Squall_Leonhart wrote:
Quote:
You have your 2s, 4s, 8s, 16s, 32s, 64s, and 128s(crash course in binary counting!). But no 1s.
DirectInput represents all bits, not just powers of 2 in an axis.


KHDownloads


Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:02 am
Profile
can't make up their mind
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:51 pm
Posts: 79
Location: England
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Oh, yeah.

Anyway the problem is fixed now except that Direct3D doesn't work, but DirectDraw and OpenGL seem to. I don't know why, though.
And anyway I used to think snes9x was called that because it required v9 of DirectX, some reason.

_________________
Dell XPS M1530 PP28L | Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GhZ) | NVIDIA GeForce 8600M | 4GB RAM | Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Gaminable - sadly doesn't have a snazzy UI like ZSNES's


Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:47 pm
Profile WWW
Official tech support dood

Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:57 am
Posts: 2086
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
Termingamer2-JD wrote:
And anyway I used to think snes9x was called that because it required v9 of DirectX, some reason.
snes9x was named as such because it was the merger of two previous projects, snes96 and snes97.

_________________
Why yes, my shift key *IS* broken.


Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:12 am
Profile
Gecko snack

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:06 am
Posts: 2372
Location: Australia, QLD
Reply with quote
Post Re: Snes9x is weird?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... aspx?id=35 contains a broken link to the DirectX Web Updater which is what I strongly recommend people use. There's also this problem: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... x?id=34429 is an old 2007 copy of the web updater and https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... g=en&id=35 is a newer 2011 copy of the program.

I also don't know why almost every game available on Steam includes a separate copy of the 150MB "DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime" instead of separate copies of the 300KB "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer", you literally need a internet connection to download the game you're installing so I see no reason to not include a DirectX installer that requires the internet (Exception for physical disc releases)! This would save gamers several gigabytes of space on their HDD's and shorten the download size of most games by 150MB! Heck Steam/Valve could go a step further and implement a central repository for dependencies stored on each users computer and have game installers check the repository for the necessary dependency installer, if it doesn't exist in the users repository it only then downloads it (1 copy of each dependency instead of a copy in each game that demands it). Oh also, using the web installer would drastically reduce installation time for games too!

_________________
Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHZ | ASUS P6T Motherboard | 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM | Gigabyte Geforce 760 4GB | Windows 10 Pro x64


Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:49 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 23 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software.