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Problems after Tabbing[message #197593] Sun, 28 September 2008 18:21 Go to next message
RedWraith147
Messages:2
Registered:September 2008
Hello Guys !

Last week i bought a copy of JA2 Gold online on eBay.
Well, the installation worked fine and the game started right awaywithout patching it further.
Everything was fine and i could play for hours without problem.

You are probably asking yourself why i am telling you all this...
Well, i am running a copy auf Vista Business x64 and on Microsofts newest 'innovation' nothing older than half a year is guaranteed to run Smile

As i have already said everything worked. Until i ALT-TABBED back to Windows.
After that i couldnt use the keyboard for scrolling on the battle map anymore and, curiously, my Merc where always moving backward.
After saving the game and restarting it, everything was fine, but everytime i switch to windows and back, these errors occur.

This is a rather... strange bug, and trust me, i have seen my share on computer bugs.
(I own a pre-ordered copy of Gothic 3 and, hell, i hate me for it)

I have already tried patching up to v1.12 and i will try v1.13 next. I have also tried different modes of compatibility, but none of this did the trick.
As a matter of fact, i am clueless and hope that you can help me.

RW

P.S.:
Switching back to Windows XP is by no means a solution for me Very Happy
Re: Problems after Tabbing[message #197597] Sun, 28 September 2008 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Headrock

 
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Registered:March 2006
Location: Jerusalem
You're running a 64-bit windows vista? I'd say that's your problem right there... I don't know for sure though. After installing 1.13, let us know if it works.


Re: Problems after Tabbing[message #197616] Sun, 28 September 2008 23:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RedWraith147
Messages:2
Registered:September 2008
I solved the Problem. I came across a Solution when i read a list of shortcuts usable ingame.
Well, on this list i found the following shortcut:

Alt + Move Merc:
Make the Merc move backwards

Well, i entered the game, provoked the error, so i couldn't move correctly and couldn't scroll with the keyboard and then i pressed the Alt Key again... And voil
Re: Problems after Tabbing[message #197618] Mon, 29 September 2008 00:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Headrock

 
Messages:1774
Registered:March 2006
Location: Jerusalem
It's most likely a problem with A* pathing that was introduced a few months ago. A* allows great things as far as movement decisions go, but also creates deadlocks sometimes where an AI unit gets stuck. It's very randomal, and I sometimes have games where the problem never occurs, and at other times it occurs often. If you get this problem, and you're tired of waiting, try using CTRL-ENTER (or is it ALT-ENTER?). This forces the program to end the deadlock, but it too doesn't always work. So, there's no solution to the problem, I just hope you experience it less in the future. Smile


Re: Problems after Tabbing[message #199257] Thu, 16 October 2008 04:27 Go to previous message
Shatpanski
Messages:3
Registered:June 2008
Thanks a lot for this solution. I just got a Vista netbook (Asus N10J) and playing JA2 on it was one thing I was really looking forward to. I had this problem and was bummed, so thanks for the fix!
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