Old 26th February 2002, 19:40   #1
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Hi there,

So you have problems with MilkDrop as that is why you are looking at this forum. First of a couple things:

Download the latest version of MilkDrop (currently 1.04) from:

Read through Ryan's help file at: http://www.nullsoft.com/free/milkdrop/milkdrop.html

Look at the troubleshooting and known issues sections.

There are a couple of things that can cause problems with MilkDrop.


There a many settings within MilkDrop so please try and narrow down the options to get it working.
Try in all modes Full Screen, Windows and Desktop.
Try different Resolutions, Mesh and Texture Size. You card may not be about to use current settings.

Direct X

You require at least version 8 of DirectX to run MilkDrop but the latest version if recommended.

Run dxdiag.exe on your machine to find out what version you are running and run the basic tests there to see if it is all OK.

Any problems at this stage you may need to reinstall.

Latest version is 9.0b (August 2003)

Download it from

Maybe even reinstall Direct X because it could be corrupt.


Generally try installing (or re-installing) the latest drivers for you card.

You need a 3d card for MilkDrop but certain cards are known to have problems. Noticeably Voodoo 3/4/5 cards esp. under 2000/XP. There are problems with the drivers since 3dfx give up on the card - There are no official drivers. There are drivers at www.voodoofiles.com but we are unsure which ones (if any) work with MilkDrop.

**For Voodoo 4/5 users under Windows 2000 these drivers http://www.voodoofiles.com/5687 are the best option.

If you do find any that work then please post to these forums there are many here that will appreciate it.

Ge-Force 3 Ti cards sometimes have a problems the recent nVidia Detonator v23.11 drivers. If you use an older version of the nVidia drivers this normally solves the problem.

No info on the new Detonator v28.32 or v29.42 drivers. For the Ge_Force 3 Ti. If you have any info then please post to the boards and I will update this.

Winamp 3

MilkDrop has not been fully configured to run on Winamp 3 yet.

You can copy the vis_milk.dll into the Winamp 3 plugin directory and it will work but the winamp keyboard shortcuts and the playlist will not work. Hopefully fixed in the next version.

Please use Winamp 2.

Desktop mode

Hardward blit does not work with GeForce Cards. Nuff Said.


If the above does not help then search the rest of this forum for your problem. If you find it then add additional comments to that post with more details.

If it is a new or different problem then please create a new post.

When posting please give a detailed description of the problem and please post your system specifications (Operating System, Graphics Card and version of drivers used, CPU, Version of MilkDrop, etc)

Also please attach a debug file to the post. Go to MilkDrop options and tick the debug file box and then the debug file is created at C:\m_debug.txt.

And hopefully someone here can help you.


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