Installation Issues... Newbie.

Questions about the LÖVE API, installing LÖVE and other support related questions go here.
Forum rules
Before you make a thread asking for help, read this.
Post Reply
Vinreal
Prole
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:57 am

Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by Vinreal »

Hello Fellow Lovers,

My name is Angus & I'm new to Love. Love was recently recommended to me, so I downloaded the Installer File from Love's web-page. I've installed everything successfully, or so I think, but for some reason every time I open Love by clicking it's Icon, a transparent window pops-up titles *TANK* you for using LOVE 0.6.2 (Jiggly Juice). The window also reacts extremely slow. The reaction time of moving it is horrible. Unfortunately I'm new to Love, & I've never used this program before, so I don't know how to solve it... That's my first issue, & yes I have a second issue.

I read on the "Beginner" page of LOVE that dragging a folder containing your main.lua onto the LOVE icon will display your program. I did this with no success. I use the Geany Text Editor. All I saves was this:

function love.draw()
love.graphics.print("Hello World", 400, 300)
end

function love.load()
love.graphics.setMode(640, 480, false, true, 0)
love.graphics.setCaption("Hubfolio - Love Demo")
player = love.graphics.newImage("aron.jpeg")
end

function love.draw()
love.graphics.draw(player, 320, 472, 0, 1, 1, 14, 8)
end


I saved it as a .lua file in my folder. Then I dragged the folder onto my Desktop. Then dragged it onto the LOVE icon. Unfortunately this still didn't work. Could you please help me. I'm very new to this.

Thanks,

Angus
User avatar
ishkabible
Party member
Posts: 241
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Location: Kansas USA

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by ishkabible »

what did it say? the TANKS thing should not be transparent, try copying SDL.dll to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 if your using windows.
Vinreal
Prole
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:57 am

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by Vinreal »

Could you explain how I would do that? Sorry, I'm new.
Vinreal
Prole
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:57 am

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by Vinreal »

I copied the SDl file into the System32 folder. Unfortunately it's still transparent when opening love.
User avatar
Robin
The Omniscient
Posts: 6506
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:29 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by Robin »

Could we get a screenshot?

Also:

Code: Select all

function love.draw()
	love.graphics.print("Hello World", 400, 300)
	love.graphics.draw(player, 320, 472, 0, 1, 1, 14, 8) -- if you redefine love.draw, the old one is overwritten 
end

function love.load()
	love.graphics.setMode(640, 480, false, true, 0) -- this
	love.graphics.setCaption("Hubfolio - Love Demo") -- and this line are better converted to some conf.lua settings. No biggie, though.
	player = love.graphics.newImage("aron.jpeg")
end
I hope we can help you.
Help us help you: attach a .love.
Vinreal
Prole
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:57 am

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by Vinreal »

Thank You for all your kinds responsed. I managed to get it working by re-starting my PC. Thanks. :)
User avatar
zac352
Party member
Posts: 496
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:13 pm
Location: In your head.
Contact:

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by zac352 »

Vinreal wrote:Thank You for all your kinds responsed. I managed to get it working by re-starting my PC. Thanks. :)
Why is windows so obsessed with being reset? I mean, it's practically the start for any customer support script.
Hello, I am not dead.
User avatar
ishkabible
Party member
Posts: 241
Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Location: Kansas USA

Re: Installation Issues... Newbie.

Post by ishkabible »

and the start of any windows joke

how dose the Microsoft software engineer try to fix his car?

1) close all windows
2) restart the car
3) turn it off and wait for a while
4) turn it back on
5) press horn or alternately break
6) buy a new car
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 47 guests