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Chromium Embedded Framework toxic to Vista


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AmericanDragon #1 Posted Jun 12 2019 - 22:16

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Attempting to start the Chromium Embedded Framework crashes when CEF tries to reference an API endpoint that Vista does not have.

 

And yes, there are reasons we Vista users are still using Vista after all these years. 

Yes, I know Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft.  Thank you for that in advance.  "Upgrade your OS" is not an appropriate answer.  (Defensive?  Me?  What cause would I have? ;) )

 

At least at this point, the WOT use of CEF is not an essential part of the game.   Please do version checks and avoid invoking it if the version does not support it.    Alternately, if/when Vista is absolutely not supported, don't tell the user it is not supported by crashing out due to not having checked the version first.  (World of Warships, I'm looking at you...)

 

Thank you for continuing to allow us Vista users to play World of Tanks.

 



Letuk #2 Posted Jun 12 2019 - 22:22

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Vista and XP are not supported by anyone. There is 0 reason to be running it. 

 

So upgrade your OS.



ArmorStorm #3 Posted Jun 12 2019 - 22:31

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While we are here, can someone help me with my problem?  Chromium doesn’t seem to run on OS/2 Warp AT ALL!  I know, it’s no longer supported, but telling me to upgrade is unhelpful...

AmericanDragon #4 Posted Aug 09 2019 - 19:12

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View PostArmorStorm, on Jun 12 2019 - 21:31, said:

While we are here, can someone help me with my problem?  Chromium doesn’t seem to run on OS/2 Warp AT ALL!  I know, it’s no longer supported, but telling me to upgrade is unhelpful...

 

On the internet, nobody can tell if you are sarcastic or simply a fool.

 

Does World of Tanks run on OS/2 at all? 
Yes:  Congratulations, your problem is similar to mine:  the game code fails to detect your OS and take any appropriate action.

No:  Did it ever run on OS/2?

Yes:  Congratulations, your problem is still similar to mine, but sit down, I have bad news to tell you...

No:  Get off the line.  You knew this problem when you started.

 

 

If WOT wants to have the launcher say "you must be Windows 7 or later to play" that's their choice.  I'd be disappointed, but not outraged.  craphappens, y'know?  I can't play Fallout 4, Soul Calibre 7, or Mario Kart on my system.  That's okay.

 

My complaint is that the code could EASILY be modified to not throw a windows exception, and they have not taken that small step. 

 

 

View PostLetuk, on Jun 12 2019 - 21:22, said:

Vista and XP are not supported by anyone. There is 0 reason to be running it. 

 

So upgrade your OS.

 

Thank you.   I have given your words due consideration.  Do you have anything substantive to add to this conversation?

 


I will add that the Survey system now appears to rely on some element that ... does not work on Vista.  It does nothing.  No survey dialog.  No windows exception.  Nothing.    I'm okay with it doing nothing if the alternative is throwing unhandled windows exceptions.

 

But if you want feedback, and the feedback mechanism doesn't return "we tried and failed", you're missing an important data point that might be useful in your survey.

 



GeorgePreddy #5 Posted Aug 10 2019 - 05:09

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Vista... haha... hahaha.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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