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    I had RoadRunner running great on Win7 RC but reinstalled with the latest RTM build I could get hold of and it's now broken. I reinstalled flash and winamp and after a hiccup where RR gave the error 'Unexpected error; quitting now' at startup until I'd launched it once as administrator, everything seemed like it was going to work. But when I go to play music in RR, nothing happens. It transfer me back to the music page but the track list remains empty and winamp doesn't start playing anything.

    I initially used winamp 2.95 but tried 5.13 (which was what I'd had with the previous Win7 install). Both installs were from installer still sat on the local disk from when I set up Win7RC.

    Anyone know what's going on?
    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
    Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

  • #2
    Switched to the latest RideRunner and it doesn't have this issue. But it has other issues...
    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
    Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arathranar View Post
      Switched to the latest RideRunner and it doesn't have this issue. But it has other issues...
      Never heard of a "perfect" software ... in any case, RR must run with admin rights or some things just won't work, that goes for all: NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7...
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      • #4
        That isn't the problem here though. The older RoadRunner still wasn't talking to WinAmp even if I ran it as administrator. The newer RideRunner can talk to winamp fine even if I don't run it as administrator. Very wierd.
        Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
        Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
        Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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        • #5
          I also experienced problems after updating to Win 7 RC , It took several re-installs of RR, finally ran the installer in compatibility mode and things seemed to work, same with DFX4. Things are pretty much working now, but a few quirks here and there, considering going back to XP now that there is a new voice recognition plugin.
          TruckPC - gutted, being used for test setup
          BoatPC - All in 1 in cuddy, N7 using VNC on dash, RR
          BlazerPC - Nexus 7 with Timur's USBROM

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          • #6
            its not wierd.. its quite logical.. many improvements to RideRunner since, RoadRunner, including communictations to WINAMP

            use RideRunner, and all will be fine...
            on WIN7/(vista), set up the short cut to run as admin
            or turn off UAC
            -Thanks
            Mitch
            www.rush2112.net

            "Did you test it in carwings??"

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            • #7
              also no need to RUN the RideRunner installer in compatibility mode
              its already UAC Aware

              now... DXF4, is a messy installer. i prob wouldnt use that...
              that skins needs a big time refresh...
              prob if u run dxf4's installer as admin, it be ok
              -Thanks
              Mitch
              www.rush2112.net

              "Did you test it in carwings??"

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              Wind, Carry me home
              The fabric of reality is tearing apart
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                its not wierd.. its quite logical.. many improvements to RideRunner since, RoadRunner, including communictations to WINAMP
                True. But this is the exact same build of RoadRunner I was using successfully in the Win7RC install. Although thinking about it I've got a feeling I had this exactly problem when I was first setting it up then. I wish I could remember how I fixed it .

                The jury is still out on whether I'll switch to RideRunner. I'd coded up some nice improvements to RoadRunner to work with a custom skin (multiple variations on gps and video skins to enable you to move around in the UI and still see the video/gps and easily get back to the full view). I stopped using it when I needed a bug fix in a newer RoadRunner and found the code structure had change so much that my (somewhat invasive) changes were extremely hard work to port). But I was thinking of maybe starting over and re-adding that support. But that means I'm stuck with the old RoadRunner. Or alternatively I can scrap the fancy picture-in-picture style skin idea and build a new skin idea I've had that I think shouldn't require new support in the exe .
                Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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                • #9
                  maybe u can do all ur mods, in a Extension plugin... not sure what you got going, but there is just so many performance improvements in RideRunner...
                  -Thanks
                  Mitch
                  www.rush2112.net

                  "Did you test it in carwings??"

                  Sun, Come shine my way
                  May healing waters bury all my pain
                  Wind, Carry me home
                  The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                  The piece of me that died
                  Will return To live again

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                    maybe u can do all ur mods, in a Extension plugin... not sure what you got going, but there is just so many performance improvements in RideRunner...
                    Maybe. I've been away from the RR scene for a couple of years so it's all new to me .
                    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                    Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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                    • #11
                      once u install RIDERUNNER, the winamp.dll object is registered, and the old one becomes obsoleted by com. and if the com interface changed (it prob did).... the old .exe wont be able to use it
                      -Thanks
                      Mitch
                      www.rush2112.net

                      "Did you test it in carwings??"

                      Sun, Come shine my way
                      May healing waters bury all my pain
                      Wind, Carry me home
                      The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                      The piece of me that died
                      Will return To live again

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                        once u install RIDERUNNER, the winamp.dll object is registered, and the old one becomes obsoleted by com. and if the com interface changed (it prob did).... the old .exe wont be able to use it
                        Ok, so I should expect the old roadrunner to be broken at this point. That doesn't explain why I couldn't get it to work before I installed RideRunner though.
                        Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
                        Motion LS800 Tablet PC and dock.
                        Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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