It's not a dead issue by any means. Just wanted to be transparent because it's a very valid question.
Is it the exact same deal with the outros Lyger? Could we have music play on the match result screen after the bout? I imagine it is the same issue there, but I have to ask. I genuinely miss having themes play. Hell, I'd even sign a waiver to get my hands on a 'system modal' version where I can't switch away to a different program until the intros have run!
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2019 18:32:21 GMT -5 by SockWulf
I installed TNM on Win10 last week and it's working GREAT! My only issue so far is intros, which.........take....................forever. I seem to recall this was patched with a new INTROS file that Oliver linked to on the old board but I'd need to dig through years of posts to find it. Anybody have any leads? This started with SE build 10 I think.
While we're at it, was the issue with battle royals (from the same version) fixed here or, again, do I need to go find that patch Oliver posted to the old board? The problem was that guys are eliminated super fast. Again, Oliver fixed it and linked to the file on the old board.
So... quick explanation. As you've probably realized, TNM is running inside DOSBOX now. The intros used to be a Windows-based program running in a console so it looked as if it had been TNM itself giving the intros when it was in fact a Windows program.
In DOSBOX, you can't run Windows programs so TNM interfaces with Windows through a database wrapper service. As a consequence, the intros had to be rewritten in DOS technology. When TNM sends a message outside the DOSBOX sandbox, it needs to wait for a while to ensure the message has been received and whatever needed to be done was done. This is, essentially, launching themes and controlling the crowd audio.
Since you're not using themes, what is usually a well-paced follow-along to what you'd hear in real life becomes a long and boring slog.
I've put in code that ignores the pauses if no theme is being played.
Okay, so I finally decided to enter the wild world of Windows 10. After a few weeks of getting myself far enough along to feel like I can handle stuff beyond the basics, I fired up TNM. The program itself started fine, but the first thing I tried to do was start up the export file wizard.
Oh, boy, does it seem like that was a mistake.
First problem is that instead of appearing in front of the TNM window, it popped up underneath it. Strange, but okay. Second problem is that every time I try to run it, it freezes -- and it brings any File Explorer windows I have open down with it!