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### Author Topic:  Cant load a m3p on PC version  (Read 602 times)

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#### markfrancombe

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##### Cant load a m3p on PC version
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:29:01 PM »
Hi,

I had so much fun on my mac using the wineskin version, (but it did have some interface issues). For a smoother ride, I loaded Mandelbulb onto my PC now expecting better results. Certainly no wobbly and hopping about windows anymore... but...
When I load (try to load) a demo m3p from the Open menu, the console window confirms Loading:BatJorge-Pong703 (for example) but the usual "Press "Calculate 3D" to render." notice DOES NOT appear, and if I click it anyway, nothing happens.

Is this a known bug? Fixable?

details
Windows 10 Home edition (version 1703)
Processor Intell(R) i7-6700K CPU@4.00Ghz
RAM 16 gb
64bit

running Mandelbulb 3D v1.9.1

Mark

#### spain2points

• Posts: 64
##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 06:53:27 PM »
that's strange... Maybe there's a particular formula -that's used by Batjorge in that piece- that you don't have in your pc.

#### markfrancombe

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 09:06:36 PM »
No that was just an example, I cant load ANYTHING via the m3p menu at all! I click it, select a file, I can see it is accepted in the "console window" but no message saying i must hit Calculate 3D, and no change on screen.(works on mac)

#### spain2points

• Posts: 64
##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 10:05:50 PM »
Maybe you could download the program again (even another version), and make sure that the routes to the directories are all ok.

#### WAUthethird

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 01:17:56 AM »
I've had issues with MB3D's interface disappearing in the past. It sometimes happens when I open the program one too many times. It's a weird bug, I'll agree.

My solution? Download it again. Some of the code might have become corrupted in the unzip process, which is usually the case. Try 7-zip instead of your built-in archive utility, if you aren't already.
If that doesn't work, I dunno.

#### Sonicbodhi

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 02:56:45 AM »
Actually I only have this problem with m3p files I have copied from other sites- it says 'parameters ok', but I get no 'calculate 3d' dialog, just as you described. But the ones that came with the program work just fine.

#### Caleidoscope

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 03:18:23 PM »
No that was just an example, I cant load ANYTHING via the m3p menu at all! I click it, select a file, I can see it is accepted in the "console window" but no message saying i must hit Calculate 3D, and no change on screen.(works on mac)

Have you tried to paste the parameters to clipboardd.
for example:

Mandelbulb3Dv18{
g.....s/...U2...w....2....kzK5JWxF1pz8pofvIXVi7E8xNkwbygaz9gMqqrGvowzaqF9MlmBbuj
................................Eog13KQ7g.2........Y./..................y.2...wD
...Uz6....EO..../M.0A.....Ul3...E1....E3......xOqA23pGlD/.......UeYh1dkpXm1.2MJO
//....kD12../..........wz.................................U0.....y1...sD...../..
.z1...sDUChDOP9PfvHycDngh4g.z2IAUoV1Y6ljCVounsH/IwnGn7knuo8sy2U0T45blBjDThzOSC45
kv1eIr5g3UZ2zekHRqmhl3kjU.....Ii9.............sD.6....sD..G.....................
.............oAnAt1...sD....z.Xcp9......................................w....k1.
.....CnAnz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.P....M/...EB....i/...kB....F....6/...I1....cDF52
...U.0.MzzDg./kz...Uz13...6.1c..zzzz............6YCpCckYcz1..........2U.8.UQgk0.
.wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0........../EU0.wzzz1...........s/...................E.2c..
zzzz.............0...................2./8.kzzzD............8....................
/EU0.wzzz1....................................C....wk1Dwzz/..wD.k1DwkvzD.U9...Dw
k1TzTpxe...wk1DwQs5s....k1Dwk1bTU1....Dwk1Dly/C....wk1DwMw5s....k1DwknqTU1....Dw
k1Dkz/C....wk1Dw...s..kEzz/..wD5yz1.s0EPxzJrf0kd................................
E../.2..F2E.....3....M....UEplaMjV5.U6oPs/UQ..........................k/9.E07...
...................../........yD........kz1........wz..........E..........2.....
................................................................................
........................}
{Titel: a glow in the dark}  (older version)

I opened it with 1.90 version as a m3p  and also from the clipboard, and both worked well.

#### Sabine62

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2020, 04:04:51 PM »
Might just work as a bypass, Caleidoscope But basically the program should just work!

So, let's begin at the basics:

This:

Code: [Select]
Mandelbulb3Dv18{g.....N....Y/...w..........JuoPHp3jA.j46GPB3VQ2ED370XBcuDzHAtwnKGxgmz6e5EvYzMpzj................................Kcn7PS/wEz1........Y./.........E........y.2...wD...Uz6/..........6.//.....UP/...J0....E.......2JZOucZGtD/..........m/dkpXm1.BnAHz.UaNadD12../.............................................U0.....y1...sD...../...w1...sDLSxcIYMwHyHaNaNaNa9rv2bOPx84UJrj.cNN1RLjXxPIkSYJf/ZYzkxhSMewe7sjl0G8CwQxmxXC913w33lUzsJ44xYek4tDU..../Y5..............kD.2....sD..G..................................oAnAt1...sD....zw1..............................................k1......Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.5....k1...EB....i....s/...UD....//...I1....Sw.52.....k7QAxDbklozG7chznk8T/6.lc..zzzz..UoK/nl2xvj6sM93P58iz1...........E28.UQgk0..wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0........../2X0.wzzz1...........s/...................E.lc..zzzz.............0...................2U.8.kzzzD............8..................../6U0.wzzz1...................................UTVR.kz.fozee0U.06.kzDwzHJJsnwF.UDn7VDmxVTVR.kz.fozQs5y3q/.z1gGz1bTsLM5.wDk8xDlyVTVR.kz.fozMw5y3q/.z1gGznqTsLM5.wDk8xDkzVTVR.kz.foz...y3q/bee0U.06UIJ3yATomwy5y3q/b................................E....2..F3E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQn/........................k/9............................/........yD........kz1........../..................................................................................................................................}{Titel: ABoxScale2Start}
is NOT a .m3p-file.

These are parameters you can enter into the program via the Clipboard button/TXT-button (depends on your version). You CANNOT paste them in notepad into a file and save as .m3p

@markfrancombe This is your issue: BatJorge-Pong703 from DA are Parameters, not an .m3p-file. I have attached an image below about the message I get when I try to open a 'fake' .m3p holding just parameters in MB3D. It says Loading:<file>

Mandelbulb3D is known to be fickle when files are placed in a wrong folder OR if the folder specified in the prefs/Ini-dirs is not the right one. It might work if you do not have this sorted, but it also might not...

If the paths are right and you cannot load any proper .m3p-file then reinstalling or installing another version might be the ticket.
To thine own self be true

#### Caleidoscope

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##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 04:14:58 PM »
Might just work as a bypass, Caleidoscope But basically the program should just work!

So, let's begin at the basics:

This:

Code: [Select]
Mandelbulb3Dv18{g.....N....Y/...w..........JuoPHp3jA.j46GPB3VQ2ED370XBcuDzHAtwnKGxgmz6e5EvYzMpzj................................Kcn7PS/wEz1........Y./.........E........y.2...wD...Uz6/..........6.//.....UP/...J0....E.......2JZOucZGtD/..........m/dkpXm1.BnAHz.UaNadD12../.............................................U0.....y1...sD...../...w1...sDLSxcIYMwHyHaNaNaNa9rv2bOPx84UJrj.cNN1RLjXxPIkSYJf/ZYzkxhSMewe7sjl0G8CwQxmxXC913w33lUzsJ44xYek4tDU..../Y5..............kD.2....sD..G..................................oAnAt1...sD....zw1..............................................k1......Ksulz1.......kz.wzzz1.U..6.5....k1...EB....i....s/...UD....//...I1....Sw.52.....k7QAxDbklozG7chznk8T/6.lc..zzzz..UoK/nl2xvj6sM93P58iz1...........E28.UQgk0..wUmc2beYz1.dA8E5Exwz0........../2X0.wzzz1...........s/...................E.lc..zzzz.............0...................2U.8.kzzzD............8..................../6U0.wzzz1...................................UTVR.kz.fozee0U.06.kzDwzHJJsnwF.UDn7VDmxVTVR.kz.fozQs5y3q/.z1gGz1bTsLM5.wDk8xDlyVTVR.kz.fozMw5y3q/.z1gGznqTsLM5.wDk8xDkzVTVR.kz.foz...y3q/bee0U.06UIJ3yATomwy5y3q/b................................E....2..F3E.....2....A....EEh3aSdtqNU6oPs/UQn/........................k/9............................/........yD........kz1........../..................................................................................................................................}{Titel: ABoxScale2Start}is NOT a .m3p-file.
These are parameters you can enter into the program via the Clipboard button/TXT-button (depends on your version). You CANNOT paste them in notepad into a file and save as .m3p

Yeah I understand, I just thought it was a manner to see if it would render it anyway.  And thank you for the very clear and informative information. I'm sure he will be glad to get a good answer!  Thanks Sabine!

#### Sabine62

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• Posts: 1241
##### Re: Cant load a m3p on PC version
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2020, 05:56:30 PM »
You were absolutely right! Testing if the parameters are at all accepted is the first step
Thanks, Caleidoscope, working all together up here we should get the gents get up and running after all;)

@markfrancombe if things still do not work and you cannot open genuine .m3p-files,even after reinstall/updating to the latest version, please give a shout here?

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