Rev stand-alone hangs on Win 98/Me

Chris Sheffield cm_sheffield at
Wed Apr 2 16:02:01 EST 2003

I tried that and it didn't fix the problem.  It still
takes forever for my window to display when running
from a CD.  If I copy the files to the hard drive and
run it from there it runs great.  The weird thing is
that my executable is only about 1.7 MB.  It should
not take 15-20 seconds for something of that size to
load.  We've experienced this problem on three
different computers: two running Windows 98 and one
running Me.

Just for kicks I tried creating a very simple
stand-alone with nothing but an answer dialog that
pops up in both the openStack and openCard handlers. 
The .exe is about 1.5 MB.  I burned it to a disk and
ran it from there.  It still took about 7 or 8 seconds
for the window to display and the first dialog to
appear.  This should not be happening.  There was no
other content in this stack at all.

If anyone else has any other suggestions, they would
be most appreciated.

BTW, I'm using Rev 1.1.1.


Chris Sheffield

--- Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:
> Recently, Chris Sheffield wrote:
> > Has anyone experienced this before?  I'm running a
> > small demo app from a CD-ROM.  I'm using external
> > graphics and sound files, but the app hangs even
> > before trying to load any of those from the CD. 
> It's
> > very strange.  Runs fine under Windows XP, but not
> on
> > 98/Me.  I don't think it's any code that's causing
> the
> > problem.  There's just not much code there to
> cause a
> > problem.  I'm using a blue backdrop, which
> displays
> > almost immediately.  Then the app hangs for about
> > 15-20 seconds before finally displaying my first
> card.
> > After that it runs just fine.  Does anyone have
> any
> > ideas why this might be happening?
> If you're relying on QuickTime to playback your
> media, there may be an
> initialization thing going on.  On Windows, the
> first time QT functionality
> is called in your stack can sometimes result in a
> delay before anything
> happens.  For myself, I've never seen a delay as
> long as you describe.  But
> if you are using QT, you might want to try a test
> where you explicitly set
> the dontUseQT to true before running your stack to
> see if there is any
> difference in performance.
> Again, I don't know if this is the problem, or even
> if the Rev/MC folks can
> do anything about this, but it would sure be nice to
> get rid of this
> annoyance.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
> Email: scott at
> Web:
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