Can't open emulator

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mforan89
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Can't open emulator

Postby mforan89 » Sat 10 May, 2014 3:35 pm

Just as the title says. When I double click to open, it flashes on screen for a second and then immediately closes.
The error log has the following message:

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CreateSurface back failed


I am running Windows 7 x64 Edition

Any ideas as to what's causing this?
Thanks.
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Re: Can't open emulator

Postby SarahWalker » Sat 10 May, 2014 4:25 pm

That's a DirectDraw issue, indicating that the emulator couldn't create the required back buffers. What graphics card and drivers are you using?
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Re: Can't open emulator

Postby mforan89 » Sun 11 May, 2014 1:46 am

My Graphics card is an AMD Radeon Sapphire R9 290 and I am using the latest driver which is version 14.1 released on April 14th this year.
I hope there's a way to get this working.
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Re: Can't open emulator

Postby SarahWalker » Sun 11 May, 2014 7:44 am

I don't have a Radeon so this may be difficult to reproduce and fix. As a temporary workaround, try the attached config - it should allow the emulator to start in Direct3D mode.
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Re: Can't open emulator

Postby mforan89 » Sun 11 May, 2014 10:42 pm

Thanks man, worked perfectly!

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