I created a game in blender 2.59 which worked when I opened it in 2.48. However, if I open the game in blender 2.49 and press “P” the mouse disappears but game doesn’t start and the screen remains the same. I don’t know why a 2.59 game would start in 2.48 but not in 2.49, you would think it would be the other way around .
EDIT: So when I start blender 2.49 in Terminal and run the game it says that the game is starting and running properly and ending when I press Escape. For some reason it’s not showing in the viewport.
well, there has been massive changes from 2.4 to 2.5 regarding blender rna/dna which is well reflected on the blend files. you can try appendind models, the script part and animation part is not reverse compatible.
That sounds exceedingly wrong. Try setting the draw settings in the User Preferences panel in Blender 2.59 - I know that Blender was unresponsive to certain draw types for my computer awhile ago. The setting is in: File > User Preferences > System > Window Draw Method.
Hm. How high is the buffer size for the shadow set in 2.5? Try lowering it. Also, see if it’s the core Blender executable - just place a cube in the middle of the scene, set it to GLSL, set Framerate and Profile on, and play. See how fast it runs, and compare that to 2.49.
The buffer size is set to 2880 by default in both versions. I can get it to run faster (8.50fps) in blender 2.59 by lowering the buffer size to 512 (the lowest possible value). The setup with a single cube runs at 60 fps in both 2.49 and 2.59.
Try Enable All Frames, as well, on Multitexture mode - this really sounds off. Also try upgrading your graphics card driver. As 2.49 is older, it might use older OpenGL function calls, calls that your graphics card supports. However, with the upgrades to 2.59, it’s possible that the graphics calls have become newer, and that your graphics card is having trouble running it.
That’s probably what the issue is. Oh, well, I guess i’ll just have to stick to making games in 2.49 for now. Thanks SolarLune for helping me figure this problem out, it has bugged me for quite a while.
You don’t want to upgrade your graphics card driver? Even if it doesn’t help 2.5, it could at the very least speed up 2.49. You might want to try it out, or try out a newer build from GraphicAll or an older build from the Blender Foundation homepage.