MAKE SURE YOUR SYSTEM IS UP TO DATE. NO, WINDOWS XP SP2 IS TOO OLD - UPDATE TO SERVICE PACK 3.
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Accessing the save folder:
If you made a mess of the maps or need to reset your configuration, go to options, misc and select reset all mappacks or reset all settings. If you can't access the game, you'll need to manually get to the save directory:
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Love\ or %appdata%\Love\
- Windows Vista and 7: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\LOVE or %appdata%\Love\
- Linux: $XDG_DATA_HOME/love/ or ~/.local/share/love/
- OSX: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/LOVE/
Error: [string "main.lua"]:13: attempt to call field 'setDefaultImageFilter' (anil value) - You're running outdated Löve. You will need to use Löve 0.8.0 (package name love-unstable, for windows https://love2d.org/builds/ (download lowest - newest))
Pink pig and nothing happens - You modded the game and repackaged or ran it wrong. Try again.
Laggy game / Game worked fine before, now laggy - Make sure you've selected 32bit color depth in your display adapter settings.
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MSVCR100.dll - Make sure you've downloaded the latest release.
DevIL.dll - You have not extracted all files into a single folder. Make sure you extracted every single file from the archive into a folder and the run the game from that folder.
Mari0 running slow on Vista or 7 - try disabling Aero. This likely won't work if you're not using an integrated GPU. Thanks to jakobs98 - Likely fixed in 1.4
Game screen is black on start - Windows XP - no known definite fix. Installing windows and graphics card driver updates might fix the issue - Fixed for some in 1.2, still occuring - Likely fixed in 1.4
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Löve 0.8.0 is now the stable release - no need to install love-unstable.
------- OSX -------
Version 10.5 is the minimum requirement to run Mari0. PPC is not supported and won't be.
audio.lua:27:Could not read Ogg bitsteam - No known fix at the moment - Fixed since 1.2
Stutter while playing - Workaround: turn the sound off in the options/pause menu - This should be fixed
Can only shoot one portal - If you're using a single button mouse (why would you even do that) use Ctrl + click to shoot secondary portal. If you're using a touchpad, 2 finger tap.
------- NONE OF THESE THINGS WORK. WHAT NOW? -------
Before you make a thread in the TECHNICAL SUPPORT FORUM AND NOT HERE, make sure you get
- Any text that the game/anything else outputs
- Operating system, version of operating system
- System specifications