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Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« on: February 25, 2023, 10:30:27 am »
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Current Situation: Everything builds correctly but no application window is launched. I got rid of the ".a" extensions in Debug and Release. I've also noticed my std::cout message doesn't get printed to the console, so hm.

Here is a video of the problem...

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EDIT: Another day, another video. The same problem, application window won't display and my std::cout statements aren't printing so something is a disconnect. I'm not sure what exactly. I'm just not cool enough for this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPRpKegjjsk

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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 01:06:21 pm »
doesn't seems to be a big deal. take some printscreens to help finding the problem:
1- your folder containing the lib files
2- in project Build Options, print of "compiler settings", "linker settings", and "search directories"
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2023, 04:08:31 pm »
I've made a video just to demonstrate current behavior. Images of settings are in the spoilers below the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkcRsYwaPQ8
(I do apologize, apparently I didn't have the microphone plugged in. Shouldn't matter too much, I'm just showing the current setup.)

SFML location is @ "C:/SFML/2.5.1/", a pretty standard location.

  • Currently, the project loads and I get an exit status 0 (success.)
  • The window with the green circle (from the SFML tutorial) does not appear.
  • My console does not display the std::cout messages I've added for testing purposes.

This is a frustrating issue because I'm fairly confident I've done everything correctly. I've exhausted the tutorial and searches for similar situations via google. I'm laughing that I'm stuck on such a pedestrian issue, I've never spent so long on something so stupid lol

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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2023, 05:07:21 pm »
your code is getting to the point it returns 0. i cant be sure in the video, but didn't you typed
while (window.isOpen())}
instead of
while (window.isOpen()){
?
EDIT: NVM, its right. the video quality was confusing me about it.


try changing libsfml-graphics-d for sfml-graphics-d (and also do it for window, audio, and system) in linker settings.
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2023, 05:22:43 pm »
OK, I did just that and now I'm getting the exit code 5 again.

I switched it back so I get the old error (exit 0 success).

I notice it does say...

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"Starting the debuggee failed: No executable specified, use `target exec'."

So do I have to do something else? Sorry I'm rusty with the "setup" it's been a while lol. I'll have to get refreshed with the debugger again, I usually just do std::cout tests :3

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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2023, 05:33:35 pm »
when that happens, in the tabs in the bottom of Code Blocks you have one called 'build messages'. what is in it?
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 05:54:15 pm »
Without "lib" prefixed: When I get an exit code 5...

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With "lib" prefixed: When I get an exit code 0...

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NOTE : OpenAL32.dll is located in Global compiler settings and is also set in the Environment Variables Path setting. I don't know if this is relevant to the situation, it might not be, but I figured I'd put the info out there in case it is of relevance.
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2023, 06:01:49 pm »
try removing the audio libs from the linker settings for now. they are not in the right order anyway (the sfml-audio should be on top of window and system; order matters in this case). remove sfml-audio and the openall.dll and testing it again.
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2023, 06:09:30 pm »
Ah! You might be on to something, now I'm starting to get a lot more errors. (As odd as that sounds, this might be a good thing...)

Something is incompatible it seems. Hm.

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EDIT : I've switched from GNU GCC to TDM-GCC-32 because that's what I think it's *supposed* to use, if I'm not having tutorial amnesia lol

I'm using "GCC 5.1.0 TDM (SJLJ) - Code::Blocks - 32-bit"
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The two build logs may look similar, but the 2nd one appears to have less errors (6 skipping VS 3 skipping)
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2023, 06:19:43 pm »
yes, it may be related to incompatible compiled sfml and the compiler you are using.
lets see what G++ compiler you have. open the Windows prompt (cmd) and type g++ -v or g++ --version
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2023, 06:25:52 pm »
OK looks like it is 5.1.0

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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2023, 07:21:24 pm »
hmm... have you tried building SFML from source?

which SFML version did you download?

and what CodeBlocks version did you download? is it the one that includes MinGW for default?
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2023, 07:36:40 pm »
I got it from SFML and Code::Blocks (MinGW) tutorial. The compiler is the GCC 5.1.0 TDM (SJLJ) - Code::Blocks - 32-bit. This is the compiler installed at "C:/TDM-GCC-64" (which I've renamed to 32 just now.) For TDM, there is only the 5.1 on my drive, no 10.3 exists anymore.

In my previous thread (link) I was trying to build from source. That's not the case now. That's an unrelated topic (but I may return to it because I would like to learn how to do that (again?))
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2023, 08:42:55 pm »
it seems right to me... are you using SFML_STATIC?
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Re: Fresh Start II / Application Window Doesn't Launch
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2023, 08:45:43 pm »
No.