After updating to 3.5 today, whenever I launch the program with thumbnail generation enabled, it simply repeats the process over and over, seemingly accomplishing nothing except making the “thumbnail_generation.txt” logfile larger each time. This renders the program entirely unusable, as the thumbnail generation window will open constantly whenever the program is in focus. Letting it run for over a dozen consecutive times resulted in no change, and I have already attempted a clean install, including completely removing everything in the FW-Sim folder in Documents, which resulted in nothing changing.
Once thumbnail generation is disabled everything works fine other than not having any thumbnails for effects, however.
Thanks for the notice, let me look into it!
First, do you have custom effects on your computer, or only the standard effects?
Second, as an experiment - what happens when you try this:
- Close FWsim
- find the folder Documents → FW-sim and rename it to “FW-Sim backup”
- try starting FWsim again
Does the problem still happen if you do it that way?
I tried to do that and it didn’t work initially, but the problem has stopped happening and I’m not sure what exactly I did to fix it. I did notice the user.xml file went from 16KB to 15KB, although this didn’t happen when I first tried this fix. Either way it works completely fine now as far as I can tell.
Thank you, good to hear. If the problem re-appears, just let me know.