As I have had a number of people firing me off private messages here, asking how I produce the voice packs, I figured I'd simply post my response here for all to see.
Before I begin my explanation, I'd like to go on record by saying I am by no means a professional at this sort of thing. Anything I relay here is stuff I have learnt through my own research and experience. If you are interested in contributing voiceover work to Hedgewars, don't be afraid to do your own research and experiment. While this work process works fine for me, you may find one that better suits you. With that all said, lets get to the good stuff!
The problem is most likely that your graphics card can't load that particular file, that it is simply too large.
A workaround for this is as follows:
1) Download http://m8y.org/hw/Data.zip
2) Go to your Hedgewars installation folder, find the Data subdirectory.
3) As a user with permissions to write to that folder, go to one directory above that Data folder and unzip Data.zip. This should overwrite all the Splash files with an empty image.
If you are still having trouble after this, try enabling the Reduce Quality setting in Options.
Note. For everyone else, this is just a zip full of empty pngs, and won't actually help performance. Also, the issue has been fixed for the next version.
BTW, I'm slowly coming to the realisation that some people are running into this because they are running opengl in software mode.
C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\.hedgewars\debug0.txt (or whatever your user directory is)
If you see something like:
0: OpenGL-- Renderer: GDI Generic
0: |----- Vendor: microsoft corporation
0: |----- Version: 1.1.0
0: \----- GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE: 1024
You're running in software mode.
Try finding updated drivers for your graphics card.
The game will run a lot faster.
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