Sunday, October 17, 2010

ATI crash solution: "triple buffering" issue.

If you have recent ATI card and have trouble launching The Polynomial, check your driver options. Disable the "triple buffering" setting. It is not compatible with standard. I'll try to see if I can workaround in game, but of course the correct solution is for graphics card manufacturers to stick to the OpenGL standard.


  1. Hi Dmytry, thank you for your hard work fixing everyone's problems! I am greatly enjoying the game! I have a question, is it possible to change the font which the game uses (DejaVu Sans)? Or, to ask differently, is there a way to make the game display Unicode text? My music titles and scoreboard name do not display correctly right now because they are in Japanese.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Unicode is supported - works for my Cyrillic and Lithuanian ;-)

    Hmm maybe put some other TTF font with same name? I think my version of DejaVu Sans lacks Japanese.

    Or edit style.txt in the data folder and replace the font setting here. Possible to set separate font just for the playlist. Make sure you write about changes, can be useful for others!

  3. Thank you Dmytry, I edited style.txt to point to a different font file in my system directory and everything displays correctly now!

    I don't know if this is the appropriate place to put the information, but I will write it here in case it helps anyone.

    You need to open style.txt, which is by default in Steam\steamapps\common\thepolynomial\data\, and then search within and find "font_name=$$data/DejaVuSans.ttf;" near the beginning of the file.

    Edit this with a path to an appropriate font on your system for your language, in my case it becomes: "font_name=c:/windows/fonts/meiryo.ttc;"

    Make sure that the path contains forward slashes instead of backslashes, otherwise the game defaults to a basic font which is very limited.

    I don't use Macs so I can't say how this works on a Mac system.

  4. I'll put the instructions in Japanese as well, in case someone needs it. Again I don't know if this is an appropriate place to put it, I hope you don't mind.

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  5. There's some unnecessary whitespace there, sorry. It's hard to edit in this small comment box :]