I'm writing a fairly straightforward DX8 screensaver using the sample
provided with the SDK. However, I'm getting a strange crash in the DX8 dll
when I try to run the program outside of the de*.
Whilst developing the app everything works fine for both debug and release
builds. But when I simply run the .scr from explorer or a DOS prompt it
crashes with an access violation in the DX8 dll. Using a debug build and
choosing to debug it, there's only one line on the callstack and so I can't
determine when the crash occurs. The strange thing is that running it from
Visual Studio, even using "Start Without Debugging", then it runs without a
Anyone seen this behaviour before ? otherwise I have some very tedious trial
and error debugging to do...