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Thread: Gridwars (unable to calculate tex size)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Woodstock, IL

    Gridwars (unable to calculate tex size)

    Hello, I'm trying to play gridwars and I keep getting this error when starting via command line. When starting via launcher nothing happens. I've tried changing the screen resolution via the config.txt file in ~/.gridwars to no avail. The error.txt in the same folder says Can not set graphics mode: Windowed - 800X600

    This is windowed or full screen for all the different resolutions up to my monitors resolution (1280x1024)

    Anyone else have this issue and get it resolved?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Re: Gridwars (unable to calculate tex size)


    I know this is a very old post but since I had to find the info the hard way myself, I'll post it here for Future Generations(tm) wanting to partake in the greatness that is Gridwars.

    The game will freak out with the error "Unable to calculate tex size" if the Config.txt resolution settings don't match your native resolution. e.g. I'm running dual monitors at 1920x1200 per screen and xrandr gives me the following mode output;

    Screen 0: minimum 3840 x 1200, current 3840 x 1200, maximum 3840 x 1200
    default connected 3840x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    3840x1200 50.0*

    So, setting the resolution in the config to 3840x1200 lets the game run, assuming you already have libstdc++5. If you want sound, run it through padsp. If you want the original music, play it in schism, it uses SDL for sound so it'll work with pulseaudio. But, take my advice, the original music sucks, bring your own trance.


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