#12 White framed movies with Tomb Raider I

who me?

All movies in Tomb Raider I that appear within the game as well as the
movie played before a new game and before the training level have a
white screen surrounding the movie. If "Skip Lines" is checked also the
skipped lines are white (see attached screenshot).

The intro movies (played before the main menu appears) are black framed
as they should be.

This problem appeared with MacGlide 0.11 as far as I remember.

OS 10.4 Classic, Tomb Raider 1.0 english, MacGlide 0.11,
on several Mac's.


  • who me?

    who me? - 2006-01-18


  • Jens-Olaf Hemprich

    • assigned_to: nobody --> jens-olaf
  • Jens-Olaf Hemprich

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    This also affects other games that switch to the Mac display
    to show in-game movies on the mac display. The original 3Dfx
    hardware was using a passthrough cable to either display the
    Mac or the Glide video output on the same monitor.

    MacGLide uses a window on top of the game's window. So
    instead just switching the signal, the window is moved
    off-screen, leaving behind the white pixels. If the game
    doesn't care about window update messages (there was no need
    to update when using the original hardware), the pixels stay
    white until overwritten.

    There is no "real" solution, but probably it's suitable to
    just set the pixels to black.


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