Do you have
Howler 9.5 installed already?
This update is made for Howler
9.5. It replaces a dll (a library file:
DRMisc.dll) that already came with Howler 9.5. The
new version of this dll fixes a small bug that
prevented even distribution of erosion in 3D
Designer. This was particularly visible on round
domes or egg shells, where the erosion was
appearing only on about 3/4 of the surface. One of
the quadrants was not getting eroded.
Download the zip file from
exact file size: 690 KB
is a fix for the erosion as seen in the 3D
Designer tool, which requires a PC with support
for access to the GPU. There is also a
standalone erosion tool in the Style filters
group, which will also benefit from this fix.
This is meant for Windows 7 or 8. This will
not work on Windows XP.
It may also possibly work on Windows Vista too.
(but not tested/confirmed. If you test it, will
you let us and the Dogwaffle community know if it
worked for you?)
You will need a relatively new computer processor
chip. The old single-core chips probably won't do,
because they likely don't support GDI+. That is a
feature we started to use for displaying the
interface graphics since version 9.2. See what's
new in 9.2 - the world's cutest T-rex.
This is not an installer, and certainly not a full
installer. It is just a single file, to replace an
existing one in your Howler 9.5 installation
Right-click the download file to save the target
directly into your current Howler installation
folder. Before you replace the existing file
there, you may want to keep a safe copy of it.
You don't remember where you installer Howler 9.5?
By default, your Howler 9.5 installation on a
64-bit version of Windows should be found here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Howler
But that may be different on a 32-bit version of
Windows or if you chose a different location when
you installed it.
After Installation of the update
Here is a view of the list of files you might
see in your Howler 9.5 installation folder after
applying this update. We have sorted the files
by Modification Date. The most recently updated
file is highlighted at the top.
Important: In case of Error
If the Windows can't replace the dll file, it is
probably still in use by a running session of
Howler. Be sure to exit Howler first.
It is also possible that you might still have a
stale session of Howler running. You may then want
to launch Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Tab) to see if
any instance of Howler is still running, looking
for dogwaffle.exe or even perhaps for a zombie
process, or surrogate COM process... If you don't
know what to look for, it might be a good idea to
reboot the system in that case. It will be faster
than us trying to support your call for help and
trying to explain how, and what, and why...
Here is a sample elevation map with fairly regular
shaped domes, created with the filter: Render >
Here is a rendering with the
original DRMisc.dll from the v9.5 installer.
Notice how not the entire surface is eroded - the
upper-left quadrant of each egg is still smooth:
Now here is the new result, using the new
DRMisc.dll file - the surface is evenly eroded:
rendering in Puppy Ray with endless tiling:
Didn't work for you? Restore the old file
If for unknown reasons this didn't work for you
and you prefer to restore the old DRMisc.dll file,
you can reinstall the program. Or, you can simply
restore just the old file. In case you did not
keep a safe copy of the old file, grab it
(you will need to rename it from DRMisc-old.dll to
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