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First check if your system is compatible then download needed software. When done restart IE and come back to this site.
Blaxxun plugin is quite easy to use, but you may find it helpful to read the user guide before entering our 3D worlds.
Typical Error Messages:
a) This program has performed an
illegal operation and will be shut down
b) IEXPLORE caused an invalid page fault in module "x"
c) Windows: An exception has occured at "x"
d) VRML syntax error: line "x"
e) access violation
f) any other error message or freeze or crash
g) see # 3) below for an error message that needs a different solution
(i) This is usually caused by damaged
or corrupted files in the cache. Clear the cache of both your browser and blaxxun
Contact and try again.* This helps in almost all known cases. This will also
happen if you interrupt the 3D download by trying to do something else while
the 3D world is loading or if it somehow gets accidentally interrupted. This
is a Netscape and Microsoft browser problem at this time.
(ii) In a few other cases this happens because another user has uploaded a damaged object or avatar into golden-dreams. As we find these we remove them.
(iii) Your 3D capabilities may not be adequate. Run the 3D-Test to check your 3D-capabilities.
Note: When such a crash occurs, it might happen that an instance of blaxxun Contact remains active in the background after the browser was closed. In that case you may receive the message that it is still open in another window. This should disappear after a moment or after rebooting your machine.
* HOW TO CLEAR YOUR CACHE:
One way to do this in Contact is to right-click on the 3D screen and select Preferences/Cache Settings/Empty My Cache. Unfortunately this will empty your cache of all worlds which will make them take longer to load next time you enter them. Better if you only crashed in one specific place is to go to your Windows (or other) File Manager (Windows Explorer) and find the Program Files/Blaxxun Contact/cache directory (usually on your C: drive), look for the www.golden-dreams.org subdirectory, select places, then the place where you crashed, then delete all the files in this subdirectory.
To clear your Netscape cache, choose Edit/Preferences, double-click Advanced and select Cache and then Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache.
To clear your Microsoft Internet Explorer cache, chooseView/Internet_Options, choose General and select Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.
I KEEP GETTING A "NO SERVER CONNECTED" MESSAGE OR THE 2D CHATS DON'T LOAD. THEY NEVER GET FURTHER THAN THE "Monday, November 01, 1999 CONNECTING TO COMMUNITY SERVER..." MESSAGE.
Maybe you have some problems with firewall or proxy-settings. Please run the multiuser-test. You should also take a look at blaxxun's firewall-FAQ and read carefully through all the hints.
I'M USING AOL AND GETTING VARIOUS PROBLEMS.
There are often lots of problems for AOL users when they try to leave their encapsulated AOL-world and try to gain unrestricted access to the Internet. Lots of these problems can be partially solved using an external browser instead of the AOL-built-in browser. Using the internal browser in AOL is not the best choice for running any applications on the Internet not to mention 3D graphics. Also AOL uses so much RAM and resources that there is hardly RAM left for our plug-in. You can check this using a shareware-tool called freemem (available from http://www.meikel.com/de/freemem or any shareware site). This tool lets you control the RAM in use. In addition you should clear the cache of both your browser and blaxxun Contact from time to time, as often damaged files in the caches lead to problems.
I AM EXPERIENCING VERY STRANGE VISUAL GRAPHICS, MISSING TEXTURES AND ALSO CRASHES. I USE AN ATI GRAPHICS CARD.
The current ATI RAGE graphics cards are not very stable for 3D even with the latest drivers. Until the drivers are improved there is no real solution other than than to use a more stable 3D card such as an STB nVidea. 16-32MB graphics RAM is also recommended. You should also use the current version of DirectX. You can check your DirectX settings. If you have installed directX properly there should be a file named dxdiag.exe somewhere in the Windows-System-directory. Double-click it to check your DirectX installation.
I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GO INTO 3D WITH MY MAC.
The Mac cannot currently do multi-user VR. The current blaxxun Contact (needed for 3D in golden-dreams) requires the Microsoft COM architecture. Microsoft has announced that they plan to port it to the Mac. However, until there is a solid COM implementation on the Mac, the Macintosh version is not likely to be developed. However, blaxxun Contact should run in the Windows 95 emulation on the latest Macs (e.g. G3) - albeit slowly.
I HAVE 32MB RAM - IS THAT ENOUGH?
With only 32MB of RAM it is hard enough to run only Win98 and nothing else. For 3D applications you need a lot more.
Note: There are also a lot more answers
at the blaxxun
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.x
CPU: Pentium III 450 Mhz
Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/2000
Memory: 64 MB
Free Disc Space: 100 MB
Display Card: 3D accelerated card with 16 MB of texture memory
Screen Resolution: 800 X 600
Mouse: Microsoft or 100% compatible
Internet Connection: 56K Modem (or higher connection)
blaxxunContact5104.zip : Click here
BS_Contact_VRML_6108.zip (without flying logo) : Click here
Direct X : http://www.microsoft.com
More info: www.revemonde.net/
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