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Postby Darkstorm » Fri May 16, 2008 5:05 pm

I can't run Panda! On the Start Menu, I get: Panda Manual, Panda Website, Program Manual, and Sample Programs. How do I run the actual engine?
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Postby rdb » Sat May 17, 2008 1:20 am

You can't "run" Panda3D. It's a library, not a program or executable.
This question has come up before:
http://panda3d.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4039
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Postby treeform » Sat May 17, 2008 2:30 am

panda3d is not an engine, its a library you write engines out of.
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Postby Zot » Sat May 17, 2008 8:21 am

I've just installed Panda too. I would have thought the sample programs would work myself, but they ALL just bring up a black window, then crash out of site immediately, with no visible errors.
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Postby Akta » Sat May 17, 2008 8:44 am

@Zot

Assuming you got windows.

Maybe its because a dll is missing as stated here: http://www.panda3d.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4242

Just search your system for the MSVCR71.dll if you don't find it (in windows\system32) you can find it here:

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-f ... ml?msvcr71

Just copy it into windows/system32 directory.

If you have this file, it would help if you start a sample program with CMD by cd to the directory of the sample programm and invoking the command python demo-file.py. There you should see more infos about the failure.

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Postby Zot » Sat May 17, 2008 9:01 am

Yeah I've got that file in the right place. Thanks for the quick reply.
Sorry - but I have uninstalled it all now anyway. :(
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