During in game movies in nwn, excluding the Atari splash screen, my screen is filled with a mix of diagonal black blocky lines and various colors from the playing movie. The movies run fine when played in BinkPlayer outside of nwn, and with nwn-1.68 and nwmovies-0.1 the videos ran fine. (nwn-1.69 and nwmovies-0.1 results in a black screen for every movie.)
Which actual version does 0.2 corresponds to: the latest v3, or v4-rc1.
I have an ATI Radeon x1400 and I'm using the latest (8.501) version of the fglrx/Catalyst drivers.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Which actual version does 0.2 corresponds to: the latest v3, or v4-rc1.
It's right there, in the ebuild:
And we're using their binaries, not ours.
> I have an ATI Radeon x1400 and I'm using the latest (8.501) version of the
> fglrx/Catalyst drivers.
From the "Enter a bug" page:
"Add any additional information you feel may be relevant to this bug, such as what other programs you had running, and/or information about your computer's configuration. Any information longer than a few lines, such as a stack trace, should be added using the "Create a new Attachment" link on the bug, after it is filed.
Please paste all information from 'emerge --info' in this section!"
Please also attach the nwmovies.log file.
Is it only the Atari splash screen that works or do other pre-game movies work too ? Try using another version of the ATI driver. Try using the open source drivers to check if it's an issue with the closed-source drivers. I only have an intel integrated video card, so I can't help you more with this.
You may want to try and recompile the binaries yourself and see if that changes anything. Instructions are in the package tarball.
I'm at work right now so I'll post those things when I get home, but to clarify it is only the Atari splash logo that works, all other intro movies exhibit the corruption I described.
Portage 188.8.131.52 (default/linux/x86/2008.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.6.1-r0, 2.6.25-gentoo-r6 i686)
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Timestamp of tree: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 00:33:01 +0000
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As requested. I don't see anything unusual in it.
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> As requested. I don't see anything unusual in it.
Indeed. The only thing could be that -msse3 in your CFLAGS but I doubt it's the issue. Although you'll only know when you'll have rebuilt your system without it, which I highly recommend for the sanity of your system anyway. Replace it with USE=ssse3 (no typo, there's 3 "s"). While we're at it your CPU would certainly be more pleased with prescott instead of pentium-m, but this is for sure not the reason for your bug.
What's left... Well, your video card. So you know what to do here to try and identify the issue. The last thing would be recompiling nwmovies as explained in the tarball, but I'd be surprised if that changed anything. If nothing works I'm afraid you'd have to report that upstream. David is usually quite helpful and knows a lot more than me about all this.
Building nwmovies myself doesn't result in any improvement. At the moment I don't have time to build an old kernel and an old version of ati-drivers, but when I do I'll post the results here, assuming the bug isn't corrected upstream before then.
I emerged gentoo-sources 2.6.26 and switched to the xf86-video-ati radeon drivers. This fixed nwmovies. Unfortunately the drivers are still quite experimental for my card and I can't play the game with them, but it does isolate the problem.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I emerged gentoo-sources 2.6.26 and switched to the xf86-video-ati radeon
> drivers. This fixed nwmovies. Unfortunately the drivers are still quite
> experimental for my card and I can't play the game with them, but it does
> isolate the problem.
So it's confirmed then. Unfortunately I don't see ati fixing a bug with a hack such as nwmovies. Let's hope it happens someday while fixing something else.
In the meantime here's what you could do:
1- Report it to David and debug it with his help. He may be able to fix it in nwmovies or find a workaround.
2- Try the radeonhd driver  which I think works for your card.
3- If 2 above works and you want something faster you may want to checkout the CS branch of radeonhd  and build it yourself. It's supposed to be easy to install .
Let's keep this open for future reference. Please try and keep us informed of your progress if any.
 emerge x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd
I've managed to narrow the bug down somewhat more. When using the fglrx 8.501 drivers if I 'eselect opengl set xorg-x11' the problem goes away, and if I 'eselect opengl set ati' the problem comes back. So it has something to do with ati's opengl libraries.
I'm going to resolve this as upstream since it's an fglrx issue. (Works fine with free radeon drivers.)
ATI doesn't support my card anymore so they will never resolve the issue.