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    Question Weird LCD character "Inversed P"

    I tried searching, but I didn't find anything that specifially addressed this topic, and there wasn't anything else too close to it. Basically I have a caharacter being displayed in the spectrum analyzer that is a square with what looks like a P in the middle. (a block is completely lit, except for the pixels that make a P shape). I have had this problem with both Lorty's plugin and what I am now using, Win LCD. It seems to be when the block gets completely lit up (as the frequency progresses a new row of pixels ina block light up) once they are all filled it turns into this character.

    Is there any way to stop this? Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be appreciated.
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    I get the same thing except with a y with 2 dots on top

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    Yeah, I have no idea what causes this... I've seen it with MPXplay also. I don't have the problem with winLCD when I'm in win98, but I have severe problems with it running in 95. These programs were designed in 98 and should only be run in it.

    About the "p" and "y", Maybe try different printer port settings. Also make sure that the printer cable is well insulated. Once I was testing with the cable in a coil on top of my tower and everything was fine, but it slipped around the tower and the characters started freaking out and the spectrum analyzer was ALL over the place

    -Miles
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    Well I am running Windows 98 with the preview edition of Win 98 Lite, and I have the windows 95 shell, do you think that could mess it up? I don't have time right now, but when I get home later I can try changing the port settings. Do you mean changing it through device manager, or something else, perhaps the BIOS. Because I have a weird bios and I don't think it will let me do anything to the ports beside changing the IRQ. I'll post if I can figure it out.
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    yeah, I meant through the BIOS... either set it to ECP or EPP (ECP first choice).

    It is possible that the 95 shell is messing things up. Try it on a clean 98 machine just to test it.

    Good luck,
    -Miles
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    Well before I even tested it, I tried the Markus Zehnder Plugin, and I like this one more because of the customizing ablility. http://www.markuszehnder.ch/projects/lcdplugin/
    Supposedly it has a spectrum analyzer too, but I haven't figured out how it works yet. But even without it it looks cool, you can position stuff in an exact place and display just about anything you would want from the comment on the iD3 tag to the current date.
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    ** Ditching work to go play with the new fun plugin **
    Near Completion: Intel P166 MMX, 32MB ram, 13GB Hard Drive, Keypad, 4x40 LCD. Sproggy MK2.6 ATX PSU. Win98SE with Winamp and Mark Zehnder Plugin. (Web-site: very soon)

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    hey caffeine buddy the Markus Zehnder LCD plugin is a great one ....

    using it and completly satisfied .. you can do so many things with it man...

    ok now you wanted to know how the spectrum analyzer works just press the menu go to player funtions and there you have it !

    Mastero

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    spec analyzer wont work on a 2x40 though

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    Alives the anylyzer works only on the bottum 2 rows from a lcd with 4 rows.

    As for the analyzer to work make sure there are no other vis.dll in the plugin directory.Because somethimes the analyzer won't work and you have to turn it on manuely, if there other vis.dll in the dir.

    I love this plugin and lookin' forward to see the next version, witch is comming soon.

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