SprWiz on WinXP

05-10-2003, 01:41 PM
In Windows XP, whenever I try to select a .bmp for my sprite with SprWiz (browse option) it says "Access violation" and won't accept it, so I can't create my sprite. The file is not open by any other program and I have never had a problem like this with any other operating system. Anybody else have this problem or know what to do about it?

05-10-2003, 01:47 PM
I use xp and have no prob's are you using an 8bit index bmp file..?

05-10-2003, 02:16 PM
I used SprView to create the .bmp then immediately after used SprWiz to read it as a test. It does the same thing with every sprite I try. I can look at and edit the file fine with Paint Shop Pro, but SprWiz can't access it. The exact message is

"Access violation at address 0043C3A4. Read of address 00F5B38C."

I get the same message every time, no matter which file I try. I also tried running it in various compatibility modes but it made no difference...

05-10-2003, 03:00 PM
I have problems even viewing sprite files now... the file association got messed up somehow and now I have to open sprites manually by drag and drop. XP doesn't recognize sprview as a legitimate program... anyone know anything about how to fix this?

05-10-2003, 04:11 PM
Sounds like you trying to save to a file that you have open.

Open the .spr in SprView.
Save to .BMP.
Open the .bmp in sprwiz.
finish save as different file.
rename as needed.

05-10-2003, 04:59 PM
As I said before, I did exactly that and still get the same error. I have no other programs or files open when I try it. I'm really getting sick of XP, let me tell you. I've never had so many problems with so many "simple" things in all my life.

05-10-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Bots
XP doesn't recognize sprview as a legitimate program... anyone know anything about how to fix this?

Make sure that Spriteview is in your Program Files folder. I had the same problem.

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