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Re: [Bug-gnubg] [Fwd: NEED HELP!] (gnubg windows crash: freetype)

From: Nardy Pillards
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] [Fwd: NEED HELP!] (gnubg windows crash: freetype)
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 20:05:23 +0200

From: "Armando" <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 7:44 PM
> > > > hi,
> > > >  perhaps you guy's can help me get to try out gnubg.
> > > >  i am using windows me. first problem is after d/l and inst. when i
> > > > to open i get the error in freetype.ddl  also that error  or
> > > > about ole32.dll.
> > > > Armando
> > >
> > > Try the build without freetype from
> > >
> > > http://www.gnubg.org/win32/GNUBgW.htm
> > >
> > > (section 2c)
> > >
> > > QUick link: http://www.gnubg.org/win32/gnubg_nofree-030530Zip.exe
> > > you may need http://www.gnubg.org/win32/libsenzo/libartZip.exe as
> > >
> > > Jørn
> >
> > As Jørn said: get the build without FreeType.
> > (look under
> > http://users.skynet.be/bk228456/GNUBgW.htm#change_gnubg
> > to change gnub_nofreetype-yymmdd.exe to gnubg.exe)
> > (and yes: you need LibArt as well)
> > ...
> > and keep Øystein's installation (do not uninstall it!) of GNU
> >
> > I expect the problems with FreeType will be solved soon.
> > Holger mentioned the new release of FreeType not to crash anymore.
> > The only difference however with the 'normal' build: the digits (1 to
24) on
> > the board and on the doubling cube aren't that nice. You will have a
> > functioning GNU Bg.
> >
> > Nardy
> .well now i guess i'm back at square one,,ok here we go again what do i do
> the start? sorry to be a pain in the butt!! also do i get that libart
after i
> d/l gnu? is so confused HELP!!
> Armando

Your PC (Windows ME) crashes when you run GNU Backgammon for Windows. It
complains about 'freetype.dll'.

How to install a working GNU Bg for Windows?

1. Download the Installation Archive from Øystein's site.
URL: http://home.online.no/~oeysteij/
Direct access: http://home.online.no/%7Eoeysteij/setup.exe

2. Install the Installation Archive (run setup.exe) and try to remember (not
needed however) _where_ it is installed on your PC (the directory or

3. Browse to the directory GNU Bg is installed. ( most likely will be:
c:\program files\gnubg )
If you can't find it, right click on the gnubg icon on your desktop. You'll
get a window (tab Shortcut selected). Click on the button 'Find target...'.
That will open the directory, the file gnubg.exe being already selected.
Delete the file gnubg.exe (it is possible you don't see the .exe extension.
if so, delete gnubg).
*keep the window (content of folder) open*

4. Get the build without Freetype.
URL: http://www.gnubg.org/win32/GNUBgW.htm (section 2c)
Direct access: http://users.skynet.be/bk228456/gnubg_nofree-030530Zip.exe
Run that file. It will extract gnubg_nofree-030530.exe into the gnubg
Go back to the window 'content of folder' and rename gnubg_nofree-030530.exe
to gnubg.exe. (rightclick on the filename, choose 'rename' and handtype
gnubg.exe. press Enter)

5. Get the LibArt DLL (this one is needed for recent builds).
URL: http://www.gnubg.org/win32/GNUBgW.htm (section 2a)
Direct access: http://users.skynet.be/bk228456/libsenzo/libartZip.exe
Run that file. It will extract libart_lgpl.dll into the gnubg folder.

That's it.

Double click the gnubg icon on your desktop, and the program should run


To get a more recent build afterwards, just repeat 4.

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